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Larry Cockerel
Encouraging change, inspiring action and helping you maximize your potential
Interests: music, travel, reading, making a difference and adding value to professionals who will go out and add value to others
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Our newest book on what cancer has taught Debbie and I on living our best life, making a difference and inspiring others to never give up. No one fights alone. We've discovered the power in compassion, showing sincere appreciation and to be encouragers to each other through the battle and towards others. Life is good no matter how rough the road. We offer our book free at American Cancer Society Relay for Life events that we speak at. It's our gift to inspire them to keep moving forward and just maybe sharing their story to encourage someone in their world. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
All we've got to do is make a few good decisions that can make a big difference in the lives of others. We have two choices in life; Take more than you give, or give more than you take, When facing cancer or in any life challenging obstacle or set back, I've found that giving is more fulfilling than taking, it's like the best medication. So how do we become better givers? Change, acceptance of change, and looking for the opportunities to give and help others. During my cancer fight, I found it to be an inner strength to be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
The best thing you can do for another is; listen, forgive,thank, encourage, love, be nice, be helpful, be supportive, just pick one or two and my guess is you will make a difference in the world. It's that simple! Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
Never give up, never give up, that's all I'm saying. What I know is this; no matter what crosses your path, you have a choice to make, those cross roads can be tough, confusing and as scary as hell. I'm not kidding, but at the end of the day the choices we make, make us and can effect those we love and that love us. We have a responsibility not just to our own well beaing, but those we love the same. My best friend, bride, business partner, life partner and cancer-fighting partner! After a 7 hour surgery we are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
The Journey Together Only Get's Better As a couple of Cancer-Fighting Specialist what we know is that no matter how tough it may seem, how lonely the days can feel in a hospital room, or the fears of surgeries, treatments, what awaits us is, tomorrow! The journey only get's better when we want it to get better, our day's are filled with hope when we decide to think of hope not fear. Our journey together only get's better because no one fights alone, our journey together get's better because we know our faith can be bigger than our fear and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
We are in need of a few important things in life that I'm sure no one would dispute. Following are the few things you've just got to have to truly live and love life! Love Faith Hope Others Food Water Hugs More Birthdays Encouragement A daily bath or shower Motivation! As a cancer survivor there are a few things that cancer taught me about enjoying my gift of life and my purpose. And that is to share with as many people as I can, at Relay for Life Events, Conferences, Workshops, through our Books and just by simply inspiring others... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
Two Cancer-Fighting Specialist Making a Difference on Purpose! Our mission is to inspire and offer hope and encouragement to everyone we meet! Whether at a American Cancer Society Relay for Life, your company conference or someone we meet at the coffee shop. It's our purpose, this is what cancer has taught us about enjoying our gift of life-encourage and inspire others at every chance we get! Allow us to help you inspire your people and have fun along the journey! At the end of the day, it's all about making a difference, we just choose to do it on purpose.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
Everyday can be a gift! It's all a choice the way I see it. No matter what we are facing in life, no matter what side of the bed you woke up on, by choice it can be a gift or you can be a gift o another. Maybe just your smile, kind words a helping hand, it's all really simple. Oct 12, 2013 Get Your Rear in Gear Walk, Debbie's Birthday and my sister Rene's gift to her was the surpirse viit from Arkansas to Wisconsn to celebrate another birthday! we all like to celebrate birthdays, don't we? Every... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
Have you thought about the value of listening lately? Not just listening but the value of listening, the benefits for you and the one you are communicating with are unlimited. There is a difference in listening and understanding the value of listening. The value you gain from sincerely listening with your heart as well as your mind is transformational. The Value of Listening offers you the following 5 life changing opportunities: You fully focus your attention You don't miss out on understanding You truly connect with the other person Learn to set aside internal and external distractions You develop mutal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
Great news! You never know how far a relationship can take you. So knowing that I highly recommend being considerate and nice to people. Most people care about other people and have a true desire to make a difference. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
Making a Difference On Purpose! There is nothing greater than being able to share your message of hope and encouragement with others. This is what we do! We had the opportunity to kick-off the first American Cancer Society's Relay for Life for S.E. Wisconsin in March 2013 with our message of "Never Giving Up" and Keep Living and Enjoying Your Gift of Life. When you look into the eyes of those listening and you can see the connection, you know then you made a difference on purpose! Two Cancer Survivors on a mission to offer hope and encouragement to everyone... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2013 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
Have you ever experienced that special time when you realize your purpose in life is to be someones passenger? Let's define "passenger"; you're riding along in the passenger seat of someoné else's life situation. This someone could be a loved one, spouse, child, friend or co-worker. There you are and you realize that you're in the seat, your purpose is to just to ride along, offer encouragement, inspiration, or just a shoulder to lean on. February 13, 2013 I found myself in that seat, after many visits to the Cancer Clinic with my best friend, wife and business partner Debbie,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
Fighting Back. Never Giving up. When cancer comes a knocking, you suit up for battle, gather your team, your "Cancer-Fighting Team" at home, as well as work and your Physician Fighting Cancer Team. Know you're ready to fight back. Everyone has a story, my story. A 4 year "Cancer- Fighting Speacialist" winning my battle daily, and a "Cancer- Fighting Caregiver" to my best friend, wife and buisness partner, Debbie. Together we fight again! As we shared in our first book; It's not about cancer, it's about you; six reasons to keep living and enjoying your gift of life, attitude is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
Have you ever had one of those "chance" meetings that changed your life? I have, and call this a "Purposeful" meetings now, and allow me to share why. I don't want to think of things that change the direction of my life as "chance" I would rather take the attitude that these meetings are "Purposeful" we just may not know at the time. In my short video I share a piece from my book; It's not about cancer, it's about you; six reasons to keep living and enjoying your gift of life, about a meeting I had with a friend... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2013 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
With the New Year here, many new doors will open for the opportunities to offer hope and encouragement to everyone we meet. Our mission is to encourage and inspire others to enjoy their gift of life and live their life to their fullest potential daily. As two Cancer-Fighting Specialist on a journey to share what cancer has taught us through our books and inspirational and motivational keynotes. What appeared to be the worst thing that could have happend to me 45 months ago, helped to prepare me for my partner, best friend and wife (Debbie's) cancer journey today, 222 days... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
How many of my readers have visited their "Faith Department"? I believe we all have one and need one sometime in our life. After 53+ years of loving my life and all that life has to offer both bad and good, I've learned that what we need most waits us. Sometimes we just get all tied up in what's going on, hanging out a little to long at the "pity party", or "poor me" room that we lose focus on what we need the most in our darkest days, like the following: Love Hope Self-esteem Self-worth God Family Friends Direction... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
Yes your "Best Days" are in front of you, they are waiting for you, it's going to be GREAT! As a cancer survivor and a cancer caregiver, I can tell you that your best days are in front of you, because what's happened is in the past, it's behind you! We can only go back in our mind, feelings and thoughts, what's in front of you is going to be much better. As a 42 month cancer survivor and a 182 day cancer caregiver to by best friend, wife and business partner (Debbie) we know about not living in the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
Hello my name is Larry, and I am a 4.5 year Head & Neck Cancer Survivor and a 8 month Cancer Caregiver to Debbie my best friend, wife, business partner and co-author of our next book coming out in Spring 2013 so stay tuned! Are you running your race in life? Well, we are and we are enjoying the journey, even though cancer has become a common denominator in our life, it's not slowing us down from conquering our dreams and enjoying our gift of life. This is what cancer taught me and as we shared in our first book;... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2012 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
Hello my name is Larry also know as The Cancer-Fighting Specialist, 42 month cancer survivor, today a 111 day cancer caregiver to my best friend, wife, business partner and love of my life-Debbie. Daily we understand the meaning of burning bridges, crossing bridges and building new bridges, something that cancer is teaching us daily. Allow me to share a few bullets with you. Burning Bridges; after each completed treatment, surgery, medication we hope through faith and luck this stage of fighting cancer is a bridge we burn. Crossing Bridges; chemo day, radiation treatments, surgery, fear, guilt, these are bridges we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
Every day an opportunity awaits you in life's moment to give. Give of your smile, your time, money, encouragement, love, heart, ears to listen, a shoulder to cry on, a hand to lift another, a compliment and words of inspiration. You, me, everyday the chance to give awaits you and me. Are you ready when that chance comes across your path? I believe that the moment we wake in the morning until we lay our heads down at night, at home, at work, no matter where you walk, you have the chance to give. Are you willing and able? Do... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2012 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
News Alert!!! featured in Coping with Cancer Magazine for July/August edition. Great piece from our book; It's not about cancer; it's about you check it out at click on Coping with Cancer cover. Thanks to all that have invested in our book for a gift for others. Our mission is to offer hope and encouragement to everyone we meet! Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2012 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
Two travels along life's journey, two people seeking purpose, hoping for a good life. Two travelers complimenting each other, helping each other, supporting each other and loving each other. Two cancer survivors, enjoying our gift of life, each other. Life can bring about some pretty mighty, scary and life threatening storms, cancer being one of them. As a cancer survivor and now a cancer caregiver to my best friend, I'm discovering that life is truly about others, helping them, encouraging, offering hope and a shoulder to lean on in troubled times. We all face a storm in our life, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2012 at The Cancer-Fighting Specialist
Order Closing Time Online Today! As I note on the back cover of the book; Features Tell, Benefits Sell! And now you have 123 benefits to help your salesmanship, relationship building, prospecting, time management, presentation skills and follow-up and follow through skills. I believe every sales professional is a work in progress always looking to grow, get better at the sales process and things they do best, build stronger professional relationships. The best way to achieve these is through “Continuous Rapid Improvement” (CRI), and today you can get your hands on the bestselling book on 123 Simple Strategies to Achieve... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2012 at
I've found that the best of the best sales professonials that roam this opportunity filled Earth, are the ones that keep learning, growing and equiping themselves to be the best they can be for their organizations and their customers. So how do you achieve this? I was told once upon a time that the books you read and the people you meet will help you be the person you want to be five years from now. So why not start today, if one new idea, tip or strategy could help you, then why not invest into 123 Simple Strategies for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2012 at
What if you had one more great idea or strategy to help you increase your sales projections for the year? My new book: Closing Time! 123 Simple Strategies for Achieving Greater Sales Success, may just help! Order now and save! Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2012 at