Meritorious Service Medal – Presented by the Governor General of Canada
Order of Ontario — Presented by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Guinness Book of World Records — World Record Holder — Fastest crossing of Canada on foot
King Clancy Award – Canadian Foundation for the Physically Disabled
Rick Hansen Award – Ontario March of Dimes
Paul Harris Fellowship – Rotary Club of Canada
Mel Osborne Fellowship – Kiwanis Foundation of Canada
Helen Keller Award – Lions Clubs of Canada
2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics – Final torch bearer on Christmas Eve. Carrying the torch for Jesse.
Canadian Association of Broadcasters – Gold Ribbon Award for Outstanding Community Service
The ability to be an Ordinary Hero is open to everyone. It’s not some kind of mysterious category reserved for only a few.
Being that person can sometimes result in some kind of honour or award. If it doesn’t – don’t worry. Being an Ordinary Hero is its own reward.
Recognition comes in many forms. It can come in medals and ribbons, certificates and acknowledgement from others.
These things are very humbling for the recipients. People who receive these kinds of tributes, while appreciating them very much, know full well that they did not set out to seek recognition.
Real leaders know that regardless of what they are being recognized for, they did the things they have done in life because it was the right thing to do.
People who are the recipients of these kinds of compliments and gratitude are people who have kept their promise.
Amidst the cheering, the jubilation and the standing ovations, real leaders understand that in order to rise to the top in your field, you must fulfill the promises you make.
We can discover the Ordinary Hero in you.
Remember that you are never too young to make a promise and you are never too old to see that promise fulfilled.
I’d be happy to speak at your organization’s conference or meeting. Give me a call at (519) 472-2536 or e-mail me at: John@OrdinaryHero.live