Turley & Mara Law Firm April 2018

Watching Your Wages So You Can Watch the Road

APRIL 2018 Local 619.407.9902 Toll Free 888.855.8658 I Have a Confession: I ’ mReally a Failure

I was a normal kid growing up as far as I knew. Other than the fact that we moved around a lot. Because of my Dad’s work, we ended up moving every few years. I certainly didn’t feel any different than the other kids in my third grade class. I liked to collect baseball trading cards, play baseball and basketball.

figure out a way to fix it. To work harder. It’s true of reading and it’s true of life.

I was finally able to get past my stuttering problem. But it certainly wasn’t easy. I did it without any professional help. I practiced reading aloud at home with my mom and dad. I used to ride with my Dad, singing along together to songs on the radio. I don’t think my Dad liked to sing too much, but he was trying to help me. Today, I can walk into a courtroom now and literally take over the courtroom. What you’re going find is that some of the greatest stories come from people that were misunderstood, misconstrued, misjudged and/or simply underestimated by those that were evaluating their talents. No, it wasn’t the best start to being considered the best wage and hour lawyer in my field. But I didn’t let it stop me. And whatever thing you have that may be holding you back from your dreams doesn’t have to stop you either. Famous Failures STEVE JOBS

So here I am, the first week of school, in a new class, with kids I don’t know. When Mrs. Bauer starts to go around the room having each kid read a few paragraphs of the story aloud, I instantly break into a sweat. She’s going in alphabetical order, and it’s going to take awhile to get to the “T’s.” As it gets closer to my name, my knuckles are white from gripping the book. I want to get up and run out of the class. But I can’t.

When Mrs. Bauer calls my name and it’s my turn to read aloud, I know I can’t. My mouth moves, but I can’t get past the first word in the paragraph. I can’t get past “The...” I keep saying “The... the... the....” Of course, the other kids start laughing. I try again. “The... the... the,” is all I can manage. I tell myself I’m not going to cry. I want to cry. But nothing would be worse than crying in front of all the new kids. I look up from the book and pleadingly look at Mrs. Bauer, doing my best to blink back tears. In case you may have accidently glossed over that first paragraph, I’m in third grade. I’m 8 years old, unable to read aloud in class. Mrs. Bauer adds to my humiliation when she exclaims, “I can see we’re going to have to put Billy in remedial reading.” All I can hear is the other kids laughing, as I stare down at the book. Not exactly the best start to a legal career. What Mrs. Bauer hadn’t realized was that I actually could read, but that I stuttered so bad that I couldn’t read aloud if my life depended on it. And when I got nervous, forget it. But you know what? Right then and there I decided I was going to be the best reader in that class. And I did. I became a voracious reader. I could have quit right there, with all the other kids laughing and making fun of me. Sure, it would have been easy to quit.

This is the guy that started Apple in a garage. Yet he was fired from the very company that he started. “I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that ever happened to me,” Jobs said in 2005.

Have you lost your job? Don’t give up, and you can be like this dude.

ALBERT EINSTEIN Talk about a slow start. He couldn’t

speak until he was 4 years old and didn’t read until he was 7. Heck, he even got thrown out of school. And he was refused admission to college. None of this stopped him from winning the Nobel Prize in Physics and being considered one of, if not THE most brilliant man ever. And ever is a pretty long time. After all, Albert Einstein believed that “success is failure in progress.”

Mrs. Bauer putting me in remedial reading was the impetus I have held on to for the rest of my life. That when things really suck,

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COME-BACK STORIES I don’t know about you, but I love these kinds of stories. The journey of some underdog (have you seen the movie “Rudy”? If not, you should check it out on Netflix) clawing their way to the top is my kind of story. I like those stories much better than the golden child story where the star starts out as the whiz-kid from the get-go. Like the kid that was born on third base and thought he hit a triple. THANK YOU, MRS. BAUER So maybe Mrs. Bauer knew what she was doing all along. Maybe she knew what she was doing when she yanked me out of third grade and put me in remedial reading. Now I tend to think I can overcome just about anything, that I can do whatever I want to do. And at the end of the day, so can you. I realize that you didn’t sign up for a motivational course. But I’m here to tell you that if something is between you and your dreams — if you have something in your head telling you that you can’t do what you want to do — I would like to tell you that you can overcome it. That you first need to believe that you can. As Theodore Roosevelt said, “Believe you can and you’re half way there.” I can’t promise you that life won’t serve you some bad stuff. Sometimes, it’s really bad stuff. But I’m positive that if you work hard and never quit — that you keep standing back up every time that life throws you down — good things will happen to you if you just gut it out. I don’t know what purpose you have, but I know you have a purpose. You shouldn’t be what gets in the way of your purpose. So, whatever it is, fight your way around it or through it. Go get it. The failures over here are rooting for you. -Bill Turley

MICHAEL JORDAN He got cut from his high school basketball team. Don’t you think he might have got motivated by that? You think? Now he’s a legend. It was all about not being a quitter. Truth is, it was years of hard work, practice, and effort that made him into the greatest basketball player ever.

WALT DISNEY He dropped out of school at a young age. They wouldn’t let him join the Army. One of his first companies went bankrupt due to his inability to run a successful business. He was fired from one of his jobs for “not being creative enough.” You have to ask, really? Yep. This is the same guy that is now considered one of the most creative geniuses in history. None of this would have happened if he had given up when he had a setback in life.

OPRAH WINFREY She was fired from a job because she couldn’t separate her emotions from her job. She was told she was “unfit for television news.” Guess what? That same inability to separate her emotions from her work is why so many people fell in love with her. It’s what makes her authentic. Do you think it stopped her from being successful?

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Kai and Wai getting ice cream

Waian got second place and Kai got third place at Coronado beach volleyball tournament

Kai leaving for her sixth grade trip

Kai winning the beach volleyball tournament at Ocean Beach

Kai celebrating getting accepted to The Bishop’s School

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Pasta With Turkey and Broccoli Mayumi Turley’s Recipe of the Month :

This simple, delicious recipe only takes 20 minutes from start to finish. It’s also a great way to encourage kids to eat their broccoli. The next time you make pasta, leave the canned sauce in the pantry and make this instead!


3/4 pounds pasta (shells or orecchiette)

2 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

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2 cups broccoli florets 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound ground turkey

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Parmesan cheese

1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Add broccoli when pasta is 1 minute from done. Drain both and return to pot. 2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey, garlic, crushed red pepper, and a pinch of salt. Cook while breaking up meat with a wooden spoon for 3–5 minutes. 3. Combine turkey with pasta and broccoli mixture, adding the remaining olive oil as you stir. Serve in bowls topped with Parmesan. Instructions

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