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Hear Mary read an excerpt from Chapter 9 where she shares her Father’s Wisdom: “Nobody Can Make You Happy but Yourself” and “Celebrate Every Chance You Get” and even adds a bit of her own wisdom when she closes the chapter with “Send Yourself Flowers”.

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Chapter 9 Celebrate Life’s Milestones

Lunchmeat & Life Lessons: Sharing a Butcher’s Wisdom

Mary B. Lucas, B.D., tells the story of how she earned her B.D. (which stands for “butcher’s daughter”) by spending hours at the butcher-block table in the family kitchen, listening to her father’s stories about how he achieved success by making deep connections with the people around him. In turn, Mary used her father’s advice to find the passion and perseverance to rise to the top of the staffing industry. He used to say, “Remember to put the `comeback sauce’ on everyone you meet.” In Lunchmeat & Life Lessons, Mary offers a healthy dose of that sauce, which will empower everyone who reads this book to reach their full potential.