Photo on 2012-04-12 at 08.45Welcome.

I am Jc Mackenzie, RRT,RCP and I’m glad to¬†welcome you here.

I am a Respiratory Therapist, ECMO Specialist and have been for almost twenty years now. Before that I was a Supervisor in the retail industry [ 2o stores, over 100 employees.]

And BEFORE that:

-> Bartender, Construction worker, Museum Guide, Intake Specialist, Manufacture’s Representative, Inventory Specialist, Theater Manager……to mention a few jobs I’ve had.

My point?

Almost everything I have ever done has involved “people skills.” I am still surprised how many of the skills I used as a retail supervisor, museum guide, bartender, [ not to mention all the other jobs I’ve had ], I ended up using in the hospital as an RRT, RCP.

However, there is one truth that has been consistent through it all..

From my very first job [ delivering papers in the Ohio countryside at 12 years old [21 customers spread out over about 5 miles ]…to right now:

Just about everything you want in this life requires the cooperation of another person.

Even saying “Hello” or “Have a good day” requires an answer, an exchange¬† of some sort.

I can’t recall who first said it but it’s true:

Nothing happens until SOMEBODY sells SOMETHING to SOMEONE.

Product. Service. Vows. Allegiance. Best wishes. You name it.

What you will find here is observations,

Stories, Insights,

Practices, Tips,

Stuff I have taught and used since I was twelve-convincing Mrs. Wilson that I really WOULD get her paper there by those railroad tracks, every day-rain or shine [ or snow] if she would give me a chance. [ She did. And I did.]

But, in the end, I sincerely hope you find something here that is useful and applicable to who you are and what you do.

Who knows? I might be able to generate a chuckle, a thought, or maybe even an action :

“Hey, if THIS guy can make an impression, maybe I can too”.

Enjoy. And thanks for coming.

Jc MacKenzie, RRT,RCP

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