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The Element: Chapter 15

YOUR MISSION, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT……Tony’s Restaurant

Test Drive is in the Team Leader position, leapfrogging to it from last meeting where he lead them through a discussion on how the team roles operate together in an ideal state. His job now was to wrap-up the documentation from the previous meeting, and support oversight and documentation of the current meeting.

“Where are we now?” Test Drive asked. “We have identified the moving parts of the Element, an elite 5-Man Team. These are the roles we execute. We also have a good understanding of how the roles operate together.  Today’s meeting is at Tony’s Restaurant in Birch Run, Michigan, because I felt that size might be relevant for today’s discussion.”

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The Element: Chapter 14

YOUR MISSION, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT……The Bowery

Test Drive led the way toward a heavy wooden door that took both Rusty and T back a few years, twenty-five to be specific. In 1993, they were a young couple on their honeymoon, exploring the Mission Peninsula in Traverse City, Michigan. They remembered walking through this very door, wondering what future they would create together? Instead of focusing too deeply on what could be, they lived in the moment of what it meant to spend a few hours in what was then called The Bowery.

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The Element: Chapter 13

YOUR MISSION, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT……Old Mission Peninsula

T led the team as they walked through the Old Mission Point Lighthouse Park in Traverse City, Michigan. It was a crisp morning with small flurries of snow falling in early April. The cold was lingering far longer than most wanted, but the cold was sheltering the 5-Man Team from an onslaught of tourists.

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