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The Chronicles of Mikey & Me

Or, How I Learned to Partner with my Difficult Duck Dog

“This is a story I’ve been wanting to tell for a long time. It took shape over 10 years in the life of our first family dog, a duck-hunting, Yellow Labrador Retriever named Mikey.

The seminal stories from that time remain fixed in my memory to this day. This book explores the questions of how to deal with a dog with a difficult temperament, and still come out a winner. If you’re a true dog enthusiast, you’ll get it. For those who want to become so, you will walk away with new appreciation for what it will take to align with your new companion.”

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Rick Stecker

“… Every chapter kept me wanting to see what happened in the next one!”
Alan S. – Merrill, Wisconsin

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About the Author

Rick Stecker is a personal growth specialist, writer and speaker helping entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Rick's first job was as a reporter covering crime for a daily newspaper. Then came a stint on the high seas in Navy public relations aboard an aircraft carrier.

What followed was 25 years in corporate communications. Yet when a buyout forced a career change, Rick took his accumulated experience and built a consulting business, Grounds to Grow Coaching.

Rick authored his first book "Making Choices Like A Champion" to help others grow their capabilities. His second book, "The Chronicles of Mikey & Me" reflects on lessons learned out in the marsh with his first duck dog. In the works is Rick's next book, "The Benevolent Merger" aimed at helping those looking for personal growth to be victorious in their thinking. Rick's writings for the Internet can be found on Substack at ‘Rick Stecker’s Rising Tides’ (rickstecker.substack.com). Be sure to subscribe!

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