Posted by Robert Lorsch
The definition of “Fear” is being afraid of something that has not happened yet. As CEO of MMRGlobal, a publicly traded company (OTC:MMRF), I live my life under the microscope of the shareholders our management team works for. Unfortunately, some shareholders spend much of the day in fear of what has not yet happened, while I spend my days in the belief that as long as one foot keeps moving in front of another, the best is still to come. Yes, I am an eternal optimist and I do not quit. That is why a sign sitting in my office for the past 30 years says, “To be Average Scares the Hell Out of Me.”
As the end of the year approaches, I have been getting my annual report cards from many of you who are shareholders, partners and vendors, telling me your thoughts on how the last 12 months have impacted our relationship and our lives. Although I get my share of A’s, B’s and a few C’s, my resolution next year is to continue working to turn them all into A+++’s, similar to the one from Hillary Clinton to her husband President Clinton, President & Mrs. Gerald Ford and others in entertainment and business, including me [click to watch Senator Hillary Clinton].
As I say goodbye to 2011, and look back at the events in my life and those events that impacted MMR, I think about what has happened and what I can do to make 2012 better.
I have lived through and witnessed numerous events that were considered to be crises at the time, which, through perspective, now seem to have been opportunities and lessons for the future, which I will now borrow for 2012.
However, I am unusually lucky to be in the right place at the right time. For example, in the case of MMR, we will begin to reap significant benefits from the HITECH Act. It stipulates the conversion of paper-based medical records into digital Electronic Personal Health Records for all Americans by 2014.
As a result, our MyMedicalRecords.com PHR allows patients online access to all their medical records and other important documents in one secure place, anytime, from anywhere in the world, well in advance of the 2014 deadline.
Some of my perspective also comes from my willingness to not only learn from events in my life, but also to look inside my life. I spent many years looking inside in numerous ways, amongst them in a program called Lifespring. In one of my advanced trainings, my then-trainer (today an MMR Board Member), took a Styrofoam cup and drew a circle around it. His point 30 years ago was to remind me that the cup was half full, or maybe half empty. I look at that cup every week, since I keep collar stays in it, and after 30 years, I am convinced it’s still half full. However, as I have every year, I will continue on working to fill the other half.
I sometimes ask myself when is enough, enough? I am not sure if there is such a thing. Perhaps that is why philanthropy is such a big part of my life, because the more results I seem to create, the more I am able to give back to those less fortunate; children, America’s Veterans, the physically & mentally ill and, as many of you know, wild, exotic and domestic animals. My perspective is that the more you receive and put into the universe, the more you will undoubtedly get back.
Accordingly, as a make-it-happen guy, my resolution in 2012 is to continue working to turn my 70 million plus shares in MMR into my next 100 million dollars. This way, I can continue achieving the level of success I had with my last publicly traded company, with the sincere hope that I, along with all of MMRF’s shareholders will be successful enough for all of us to make a difference in this world.
Happy New Year and remember to use “Perspective” so you don’t lose perspective.
Robert H. “Bob” Lorsch, CEO, MMRGlobal
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