Perseverance

perserverance

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Thank you for clearing my lenses and adjusting my Eyes
Sometimes our ego’s and insecurities tell us inner Lies

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Oh I appreciate breakfast as Well
Your ideas, our meeting, here I will Tell

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No wonder any more where is GDS today
Thanks to you here is what I have to Say

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Have you ever had minutes in a Poem
My artistic talents and poetry here will be Shown

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Reach your Potential Reminders for Me
Capital investment helps me now See

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The Reach Your Potential model is here to Stay
Dire Needs, a solution, a model, plug in and Play

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Assets, intellectual monetization and Fees
RYP, a skill set we have developed to See

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Investment for 16 years of funds and Time
Hitting the wall was an important Sign

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We had to curtail programming for the same reason that most Did
Proven success, leadership, infrastructure, transparency, nothing we Hid

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We made it through the fiscal crisis for our Teens
Youth and families need our program as much as it Seems

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It is actually remarkable that we made it through June 2010 we made it in Full
With our full level of service others unfortunately other had to close down, Null

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Fall of 2010, the recession, eliminating staff and some programs,
it was a tough Force
Theo at the Helm, our volunteers and me
we ran the program without a Hitch of Course

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Most had to cut back during the recession in 2008-2009.
Somehow we made and still did Shine

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Our reputation speaks for itself check our Press
Re-load, re-vision, GDS is now better, not Less

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New ponds we will seek from the family offices and More
New and old believers have heart and integrity at the Core

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Wealth advisors and bankers we can find
No person who can help will be left behind

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Honest, ethical, proven success, the positive the Gift of GDS
A prize, a love, a passion, not a monster Mess

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The skill set we had developed over time, we evolved to Be
We now have the formula developed, to Reach your Potential, you See

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Community Resources, the Collective our utilization of other we Increased
Recruited more volunteers and interns our help for our others never Ceased

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From NYC to Westchester we are mission Ready
Camp Excel, Counseling slow and Steady

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Build your model and manuals we have Done
Use them and the light guided by the Sun

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When you stop chasing the wrong things look Anew
You give the right things a chance to catch You

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A sign like the story of the old and young Bull
We need to slow down and make our tank Full

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6 million dollars invested and people Power
No reason to upset, be proud don’t be Sour

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GDS’ RYP Model will be marketed in a positive Light
Leave the baggage at the door regarding past Fight

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No more negative with Lead
Advocate and plant the positive Seed
Extenuate the success and the Need

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No need to focus on a past Mistake
They make a bad tasting Cake

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The GDS elevator pitch and Dr. Gary Altheim’s Passion
Education level, experience in an Intellectual Fashion

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Don’t lose your validity by letting the past get in you Way
Do not cut off your legs before you have what to Say

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We can do it easy when it comes to a Teen
Apply the same in leading, as thousands have Seen

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Now do it as the Founder and E.D.
Stand tall, slow down, take a Knee

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We had to curtail programming for the same Reason
Mostly everyone had to cut back it was a bad Season

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During the recession it was amazing that through 2008 thru 2009
It is actually remarkable that we made still made the program Shine

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A winter retreat, reunions and graduation in June 2010 we Had
The teens graduated that year and they were proud and Glad

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We maintained our full level of service open was still the Door
The clients were happy they had a CBO a home for Sure

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Funding dried up with the economy and we still did our Thing
Groups and counseling the campers, the community still did Sing

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A New level of service was established for Us
Right sized and we stayed on the Don’t Give up Bus

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Even though donors were struggling they still found a way
Through tough times, their loyalty to support our cause, what else can I Say

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Yes we had to eliminate staff due to decrease funds and Monies
At the same time we increased our utilization to keep GDS Sunny

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We deployed other community resources and recruited more Troops
Our development and counseling interns kept making the Excel Soup

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We survived through tough times, evolved our model over the Past.
Our model will be branded and always help others it will long Last

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The GDS story and Dr. Gary Altheim’s passion will Succeed
Education level, intelligence, team leadership is what we Need

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A gift to match a need will be marketed in a positive Light
Return to investment and then we have the vision in Sight

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We have the solution to your Woes
GDS model the way out we Know

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DOE, schools, contracts and CBO’s we can fulfill your Mission
Our RYP plug in and Play GDS we can help fulfill your Vision

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For GDS and RYP the key now is Revenue to Time
Raise $, Perform our unique services and we will be Fine

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We have a huge asset and now we need it in the Market
Every human service agency will want in their lot to Park It

Past mistakes should teach you to create a wonderful future; not cause you to be afraid of It.
Adversity makes you stronger so don’t have a Fit

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Conflict is good according to Mr. Parry’s Warriors Heart
Became insightful, follow the rules of engagement and we will not Part

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by Dr. Gary Altheim

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