Is Passion Enough? 23


Note: Updated from an original article I wrote about Miro Grudzinski and his passion on September 8th, 2011 as he was returning to New York City to support uniformed service personnel who served after the the disaster of 9/11.

On Friday, January 27th, 2012, Miro took his own life in his home.  Miro was a friend and tireless supporter and member of the Impact and jvAlert Live Family who served his adopted country faithfully and uniformed service personnel around the world with a passion that will be impossible to be replaced.

He will be missed.

Ken McArthur

Miro Grudzinski Was Scary

I first met Miro coming off the stage after speaking at Brendon Burchard’s “Life’s Golden Ticket Event”

Stacks of boxes of blindingly bright T-Shirts were all around him announcing “Side By Side We Are One” and before I could turn around, Miro had me in one excitedly snapping my picture.

 

Miro was on a mission …

His passion was to promote the spirit of unity, brotherhood, friendship and solidarity between Canada and the United States of America, and to honour all uniformed public servants.

And he was very intense.

Literally, Miro Wanted to Change the World

How he was going to do that, I wasn’t sure, but it wouldn’t be for lack of passion.

Miro decided that he should go to my jvAlert Live event in Las Vegas despite the fact that he really didn’t have funds to do it.

He seemed to think that the funds would magically appear.

Who knows how he did it, but when jvAlert Live started, Miro was there.

He was staying over a half hour away from the event location to save money, but

He was buying everything in sight with a borrowed credit card.

Every speaker’s program was exactly what he needed for his grand vision.

Finally, I had to talk to him and tell him that he really shouldn’t be buying all of these packages.

Miro argued passionately with me that I didn’t understand and pleaded with me to meet him very early the next day so he could talk to me and show me his plan.

I wasn’t the only person who was concerned about Miro.

His passion was making some of the attendees cringe a bit.

Ever meet someone with too much passion about something?

Early, early the next morning I met with Miro and discovered that he slept overnight outdoors so he could meet with me.

Miro pulled out a stack of papers and pictures.

He had a massive plan, business structure and pictures of hundreds of officials and people he had met who were involved in his project including the Prime Minister of Canada and Members of Parliament.

And then he told me that he would have his own trailer by the time we met next.

That was hard to believe.

He was standing there with no money in his pockets, and thousands of miles just to get back home.

And he did it …

At the next jvAlert Live, he was there with his brand new truck and trailer.

Where Did This Extraordinary Man Come From?

Miro was born in Poland into a middle class working family. After losing his father at age fifteen he grew quickly in his life experiences and was forced to look after his mother and two younger sisters.

Miro went to Electrical Engineering School and later studied economic organization and management.

In December of 1983, together with his wife Barbara, they successfully completed their Masters Degrees.

After university, due to the political and economic situation in Poland, Miro returned to the Electrical Engineering field, taking again employment contracts abroad and later started his independent trading and property renovation business.

Landing as a permanent resident in April 1992, Miro immediately started working as a building supervisor and operator of numerous properties and then started an independent business. Always aiming for excellence and perfection, Miro found himself among business, community and political leaders receiving their acknowledgment support and guidance.

In 1995, Miro and his wife became Canadian citizens a fulfillment of his childhood vision and dream as a nine year old boy, when in 1965 seeing a Canadian flag for the first time during an international fair in Poznan, Poland, a deep desire to visit and complete his destiny in Canada was implanted in his heart.

Miro was involved in the community work and established and registered a foundation for families and children with special needs “HOPE FOR THE FUTURE”.

In July 2002 with a group of strong supporters he started his stewardship mission and organized the first annual Hope for the Future Family Picnic with the attendance of the Mayor, Federal and Municipal politicians and the famous Canadian icon, the artist Charles Pachter.

Loyal to his citizenship and civic commitments, Miro also dedicated countless hours during previous and recent elections to support federal, provincial and municipal politicians regardless of their political affiliation. He always takes a stand to support those, whose major mandate is the welfare of the needy and less fortunate.

Meeting Mr. Charles Pachter and seeing his art in January 2002 he was inspired by the now famous painting “Side, by Side ­ The Painted Flags” dedicated to Ralph Gerhardt of Toronto and all victims of 9/11 disaster. Miro started his new life journey to promote the spirit of unity, brotherhood, friendship and solidarity between Canada and the United States of America, and to honour all uniformed public servants.

Using art in different forms and formats as the most powerful expression of the human spirit, and engaging art as the driving force to create financial resources, to support those in need, is the main direction of the development and teamwork of the devoted professionals who have joined in this great and fascinating life voyage.

Miro’s “Side By Side We Are One” is a nonprofit foundation specializing in raising money and providing programs for 9/11 victims and service personnel on a global basis.

It raises critical support funds and awareness organically, and in conjunction with global not for profit (NFP) foundations supporting similar causes.

Miro in New York City on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Since I met him, Miro has been tireless in supporting our uniformed service personnel and the relationships between countries and peoples.

To help commemorate the united efforts during the 9/11 crisis, Miro traveled back to where it all started to participate in a number of activities in New York City.

All the best,

Ken McArthur

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23 thoughts on “Is Passion Enough?

  • Deremiahcpe

    Heeey Ken I remember Miro too…as a matter of fact I have one of his red T-Shirts with the flag on it.  He was very driven and while I have a lot of passion too…it appears people feel comfortable with the love and compassion I share so PASSIONATELY…I love you an interesting.

    Lovingly Deremiah *CPE

    • Anonymous

      Deremiah, you are definitely on my list of passionate people.  It’s amazing to see true passion at work when it is used to better the world and to spread joy and kindness around the globe.

      You certainly do all that in a very passionate way.

      All the best,

      Ken

  • Miro Grudzinski

    KEN MY DEAR FRIEND;

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR GOOD WORDS. TO GO THROUGH YOUR LIFE WITH THE CALL IN THE HEART, WHICH IS DIFFICULT TO BE ACCEPTED BY SURROUNDING YOU WORLD, IS NOT AN EASY TASK.

    TO COMPLETE SUPPER MISSION AND MAKE AN EXTRAORDINARY IMPACT, WE CAN ACHIEVE IT ONLY WITH THE SUPER TEAM, GROUP OF EXPERTS AND TOTALLY BELIEVING IN CAUSE DEVOTED VICTORS.
     
    WE GROW AND LEARN TO IMPROVE OUR SKILLS, COMMUNICATION AND WORK VERY HARD TO BE ACCEPTED IN THIS NEW WORLD, WHICH WE TOGETHER WITH MY WIFE DECIDED TO LIVE.

    I AM BLESSED TO MEET YOU AND MANY EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE. BY LEARNING FROM YOU AND OTHER EXPERTS, OUR TEAM EXPENDS, AND GAINS MORE GROUND AND STRENGTH FOR SOLID START UP.

    I THANK GOD FOR A GIFT OF YOUR FRIENDSHIP, AND BE THE PART OF YOUR MIRACULOUS CONSTELLATION.
     
    WE LIVE TO NEW YORK CITY IN A FEW MINUTES. THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE WE BELONG. UNITED IN THE SPIRIT WITH THE FALLEN HEROES, VICTIMS OF TERROR AND THEIR FAMILIES, WE PAY THE TRIBUTE TO AMERICA AND ALL AMERICAN PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED AND SERVE ON THE FRONT LINE OF DUTY, PROTECTING OUR FREEDOM, PEACE, DEMOCRACY, SECURITY, SAFETY AND PROSPERITY.
     
    PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR MISSION AND PEACE IN THE WORLD.
     
    miro

  • Tracy Repchuk

    So sorry to hear about Miro. I met him of course at a JV Alert – he was enthusiastic and positive minded. I wish his family, friends and followers my prayers at this time.  

    Tracy Repchuk

  • Anonymous

    Respected Friend!

    ” With a
    friend with you
    any time not too long” says an
    old Japanese
    proverb. When you are thinking about the people who surround us, your friends? Which only provides a wealth friendship! A friend who goes with us shoulder to shoulder, gives us the strength to continue despite difficulties in the way. We know that Jesus is our best friend, who understands the troubles any time of life journeys, but apart from him, how
    many of us
    have friends who listen, understand,
    encourage, advise and warnings when necessary? If we want to do an open and sincere friendship? I know plenty of them who only support the other, and
    thus claim to
    have true
    friends without
    ever warning
    or point out the mistake due to certain hazards. These are
    not real
    friends. A friend is one who motivates us to dare to engage in the struggle of life, who would say to correct certain things, sometimes we will be for friends and hurt … No friends are in danger of losing ground. Have you, are you
    a friend to
    someone?
    Sincerely

  • Bmahone

    I’m not sure how to take this article you’ve written.  It was obvious the man was in dire straits and it sounds like you were capitalizing on it by bragging about how much he needed to see YOU and others in the program.  It saddens me that someone would want to capitalize off of anothers death.  Now that may not be how you meant it, but it’s certainly how I read it.

  • Suppportourtroops

    i cant belive he did it he called me alot we talked and then i was dealing with my Complex PTSD and shut him out then this i feel like shit so bad

  • SandroMarino

    So tragic, I also casually knew an associate years ago whom every time I saw him he had the biggest smile on his face at a conference and shook everybody’s hand coming through the door.

    Next thing I hear, he hung himself. I went to his memorial where his wife, son and best friend spoke. Serious breakdown in the system! How could 3 of the closest people to him could not see the sign of distress?? It’s a huge eye opener to seeing how much we really pay attention to and care about our fellow man.

  • Lt. Ray McNamara, Sr.

    Miro,
    You were a true CHAMPION.  I just wish I could have been there to help you with whatever you thought was so horrible that you needed to take this drastic measure.  I remember walking through the crowd at Ground Hero every year with your flags and I will never forget the last time I saw you when I got to drive the Mobile Unity Tribute Center rig in the Labor day parade in New York City.  Your smiling face will live on forever in my memories.  I would have been at the memorial, but no one ever contacted me and I just learned of your passing today.  If Barbara or Roman reads this, please contact me.  I look forward to seeing you in a better place my brother.  May God watch over your soul and accept you into his kingdom.

    Your Brother,
    Lt. Ray McNamara, Sr.
    718-843-9133

  • online reputation management

    Heeey Ken I remember Miro too…as a matter of fact I have one of his red T-Shirts with the flag on it.  He was rather driven and while I have a lot of passion too…it appears people feel comfortable with the adoration and compassion I share so PASSIONATELY..

  • hydraulic power unit

    Heeey Ken I remember Miro too…as a matter of fact I have one of his red T-Shirts with the flag on it.  He was very driven and while I have lots of passion too…it appears people feel comfortable with the adoration and compassion I share so PASSIONATELY…i adore you an interesting..

  • hydraulic power unit

     When we are thinking about the people who surround us, provide a wealth friendship! A friend who goes with us shoulder to shoulder, gives us the strength to continue despite difficulties in the way…thank you so much for your nice words…

  • wedding limousines

    wow…it’s an amazing post regarding the passion as everyone wants to look for the different and gone for the big ideas. When it comes in to the reality then you have to give the more value and all it happens due to the passion.

  • online reputation management

    To become passionate for something is not enough because without labour and attitude we cannot achieve anything.

  • online reputation management

    Without passion a person cannot do anything in his life.It is ture that without obsession life is nothing.People have passion about their work by which they can easily complete their work.