In today’s episode, I am going to delve into something called Kekich’s Credo, which consists of 100 “success secrets” compiled by a gentleman named David Kekich as a result of his life experiences. These 100 secrets are awesome insights into better living and success that will give you insight, clarity, and a positive effect on every aspect of your life.
But aside from the Credo, I got curious to know who David Kekich was. Turns out he was paralyzed in an accident when he was 35 years old, and despite spending the next 43 years in a wheelchair prior to passing away in 2020 or 2021, David devoted his life to understanding how to extend his life (and all lives) and to being able to walk again. Sadly, that did not happen…yet.
Listen to this episode to learn more about this fascinating individual; you can check out the book David published called Master Life, which you can find on Amazon. And definitely check out Kekich’s Credo, which you can download here.
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Mike Malatesta 02:10
Hey everybody, welcome back to a Friday solo episode with me and today I am going to talk to you about Kekich’s Credo. So I have this important drawer in my office, and it’s one of those like, big pullout drawers like a credenza-type drawer, and in that drawer is where I put things that I find interesting. If I print out or I cut out something for some reason, but I don’t know yet what to do with them, it’s a very useful drawer for me, it’s kind of like a junk drawer in a kitchen, where I put stuff that I know I’m gonna have a use for, or I think I’m gonna have a use for. But then a lot of times I actually end up forgetting about that. I first heard about and read David Kekich’s Credo last year. So 2021. And I thought it was interesting enough to print and put in my important drawer. And, and that’s as far as it went. Until last week, or two weeks ago, maybe it was, and I was in that drawer. I was looking for some other important thing that I knew I had not saved in there. And when I was looking, I found this Credo, which I had printed out, as I’ve mentioned, and I began rereading it.
And that’s when I got curious, like, who was this Kekich guy? And why did I save this? So I did a little research and came to find out that David was paralyzed in an accident when he was 35 years old. And he spent the next 43 years in a wheelchair before passing away in 2020 or 2021. What was so interesting is that this guy did not feel sorry for himself or his “bad luck.” Instead, David devoted his life to understanding how to extend his life and all lives and to being able to walk again, which sadly did not happen. At least not yet.
David’s body has been frozen and has been preserved at a company called Alcor, LLC, or with the hope that a future medical breakthrough can bring him back to life and heal him as well. I’ve heard about these places; I’ve never actually looked at what’s involved doing it, but it got me thinking that maybe I should and maybe you should, because I mean, when you think about it, there’s a pretty good likelihood that somewhere down the road, 10 years, 20 years, 30, 100 — there are going to be a lot more cures than there are now. And this cryogenic or frozen thing, maybe there’s something to that if you can afford it, and if nothing else, it’s an interesting experiment in the future.
But anyway, David’s story reminded me of Sam Schmitz. And if you haven’t heard of Sam Schmidt, he is an ex-IndyCar driver. And he’s a current IndyCar team owner as well. Arrow McLaren is the name of his team. Sam was paralyzed in, in an accident, a car accident around the same age as David, and he’s committed his life to conquering paralysis. So Sam is paralyzed from the neck down. And he’s, well, first of all, you can learn more about Sam in the podcast that I did with him, Episode number 128, Sam Schmidt. And it got me thinking, you know, the connection; he’s more focused on, you know, how to conquer paralysis. Now. David’s already passed away, he’s frozen, he did a lot of work to try to get to the point where he could walk; Sam’s goal is also to walk. I imagine everyone who is paralyzed or has a spinal cord injury is, is looking to walk or certainly have more mobility than they have presently. And it got me thinking that maybe Sam’s work, and his nonprofit’s work will actually help make David’s wish happen at some point in in the future.
But if you want to learn more about David Kekich, here’s an example. Here’s his credo number seven, and he’s got I think it’s 100 of these. “You’re successful when you like who you are and what you are. Success includes achievement by choosing and directing your own activities. It means enjoying intimate relationships and loving what you do.”
Believe me, this is worth checking out. You can find this in his book is called Master Life on Amazon. You can find it there, the credo is in there, but you can also find it for free. Online, Kekich’s Credo, K-e-k-i-c-h’s Credo, Genius Network – he has a website that has a very nice presentation of the hundreds. So it’s well formatted. You can print it out and read it very easily or read it online, as well. So Kekich’s Credo, something to think about checking out. I’ve got it out of my junk drawer or my save drawer now, my important drawer now, and now it’s out in the world to you. So please do check it out.
And before I sign off, I have 2 asks for you. If you like what I’m doing my Monday episode where I interview and have conversations with really high-performers to try to get to the root of how it happened for them and why it matters. And in my Friday episodes, the solo episodes, these short little nuggets of just me sharing something that I hope will be valuable to you. If you like what I’m doing there, please consider subscribing to the show or following the show on Apple or Spotify or wherever, you can subscribe to my YouTube channel as well. So that’s as number one. Number two is if you want to experience more of my thinking. I invite you to subscribe to my newsletter, which you can do at my website, which is my name, Mikemalatesta.com. You can subscribe right there and every Thursday you will get my Inspire, Activate and Maximize Greatness blog/newsletter, and I’ve got sort of five bullet points in there. It probably takes five minutes to read it — there’s always a video component to it. So there’s a video clip that’s usually short, that you can check out as well. I hyperlink to the things I’m talking about and, you know, check it out and let me know what you think.
So that’s it for today. Thank you for joining me for this episode and until next time maximize