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The Echo Hall of Fame: Elisabeth Margreth Andersson…. March 11, 2016

March 10, 2016

The Echo Hall of Fame: Elisabeth Margreth Andersson from Dr. Eric Lane on Vimeo.

On March 10, 2016 the world lost one of it’s angels. Our sweet mother, wife, grandmother, and friend was taken way too early. In today’s Echo we induct Elisabeth Margreth Andersson to the “Echo Hall of Fame”. I met my future mother in law 29 years ago. Her angelic smile and wonderful laugh created a bond between us that became second, only to my own mother. Although we didn’t speak the same language we “spoke” a different kind of language. Through the years I understood why I had married such an angel myself. All of the wonderful qualities my wife has, I saw in her mother. Her love and compassion is the glue that has held her family together. Elisabeth never once thought about herself. She was always doing for others with that smile on her face. Many times that smile would be accompanied by a girlish laugh and a hug. Her husband Sonny, her children Inger, Robert, Maria, the many grandchildren, and her great grandaughter will forever be blessed because of her. As the great Winston Churchill said, ” We make a living by what we get, BUT we make a life by what we give”…. Our Sweet Elisabeth your Legacy has and will continue to make a difference in the lives of those that follow. You have truly given all you had. We all look forward to the day we can once again see that angelic smile, accompanied by the girlish laugh, and I’m sure a warm hug… We Love You…

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The Daily Echo: Heaven needed a HERO. Echo Hall of Fame. Jeffrey Scott Lane….. December 18, 2015

December 18, 2015

The Daily Echo: Heaven Was Needing a Hero… The Echo Hall of Fame… Scott Lane from Dr. Eric Lane on Vimeo.

Today’s Video was the hardest I have ever put together. 16 years ago today the world lost one of the greatest men I have ever known. The same day Heaven must have needed a HERO….. Today’s echo is dedicated to my big brother “Scotty” the newest inductee into the “Echo Hall of Fame”. You have to look no further than our second son Landon “Scott” Lane to know the impact he had upon me. Scott’s influence was felt by everyone he crossed path’s with. The infectious smile, the humble heart, and the unconditional love he brought to everyone. I find myself almost daily thinking of him, asking him his thoughts on important matters. At times he takes time out of the HERO work in Heaven and helps lead and guide me. I have felt his spirit many times over the years. Take time to watch this small production in comparison to this larger that life Son, Brother, Uncle, Husband, Father, and Friend. Love you Brother… Jeffrey Scott Lane. Always a Hero on earth and surely in Heaven. Special thanks to Jo Dee Messina for her musical talents of “Heaven was needing a Hero”.

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The Daily Echo: Echo Hall of Fame newest inductee, Sue Lane. Happy Birthday Mom. Dec 9, 2014

December 9, 2014

The Daily Echo: Echo Hall of Fame, Sue Lane. Dec 9, 2014 from Dr. Eric Lane on Vimeo.

On this special day I pay tribute to a living breathing angel. Adrianne Sue Kramer was born Dec 9, 1940. She has had an impact not only in my life but in thousands of people who have been touched by this special women. I remember growing up in a family of 7 children and the most important part of my day was coming home from school to my mother’s arms. In today’s world mothers are sometimes looked down upon as not able to “cut” it in the executive world of business. I couldn’t disagree more with this type of mindset. In my mind a mother has more of an impact upon this world than any other vocation. A quote I read a few years ago says it best, “I believe in love at first sight because.. I’ve been loving my mother since I opened my eyes..” Another stated perfectly, “Your son will hold your hand only for a little while.. but he will hold your heart for a lifetime..” Thanks mom for always being there for me. Your unconditional love is felt when I have been next door or thousands of miles away. I salute you today in this daily echo but know I have saluted and honored you since the day I was born. I love you mom.

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Zig Ziglar

September 8, 2014

For anyone who knows me knows my love and admiration for Zig. Since my teenage years I have loved hearing Zig tell stories that would mesmerize me. I have turned to Zig many times in my hours of need. Not on a personal level but by listening to a Cassette, then CD, and now MP3. Zig has always been there to lift me up and motivate me. The “Echo hall of Fame” was an automatic and easy decision for me. Zig teaches principles that are timeless and always apply. You can go back and listen to Zig 35 years ago and the message still applies today. Thank you Zig for not only teaching me so many valuable lessons all these years, but by showing me by the life you lived.

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The Daily Echo: Echo Hall of Fame newest inductee, Jack Lane. Happy Father’s Day Dad. June 15, 2014

June 15, 2014

The Daily Echo: Echo Hall of Fame newest inductee: Jack Lane–Happy Father’s Day Dad, June 15, 2014 from Dr. Eric Lane on Vimeo.

I thought it fitting on this father’s day 2014 to induct my greatest hero and mentor. I think most boys growing up envision becoming like there fathers. At least I have and still do. Jack Elmer Lane was born December 17, 1937. He was the 5th child of 10. He was not born into a life of wealth or stardom. However he was given a much greater gift than any of that can bring. He was molded by the kind of love from parents that produces charachter rarely seen in life today. It was not an easy life moving from place to place. Leaving home at an early age and continuing to support his distant family with any funds he happened to earn. At an early age he was determined to change his “stars” and make an easier life for his future family. He met one of God’s angels and through persisentent effort finally convinced Andrianne Sue Kramer to marry him. Looking back I am sure she saw greatness while still in it’s early stages in this man. They struggled financially as most young families do. Work was hard to find, but he always found a way to provide for his young family. There love grew as they began to welcome children into their home. I was number 4 trailing 3 brothers. My entrance into the family came at a time they were contemplating moving and starting a new direction in lfe. Up to that time my dad had done a variety of jobs to support his family. Logging trees and the demanding physical effort it took was not his long term vocation in life. He knew that to accomplish the dreams and goals he had for his family he needed to change direction. Around my 6 month mark of life they sold all they had and loaded up the car with all their early possesions and moved. The fear of failure would keep over 99.9% of the world from every packing up all they owned and having the confidence to know that it will all work out. This pattern of success has been a constant theme in my Dad’s life. The humble confidence he exhibits knowing he can work his way out of any situation. I have seen it hundreds of times from any business venture he took on. Most people would look at him today and pronounce luck or good fortune as the bearer of his success. Those who know success understand the only luck involved is when opportunity meets preparation. I have never seen a harder worker in my life. I have never seen selflessness like my father exhibits in his drive for accomplishment. Never have I seen him do any of this for his own gain or satisfaction, but always to improve the lives of others. His calling and cause are alway for others. I have been the benefactor of these gifts for 48 years now. But I would say the greatest of gifts is the legacy he has created. They say the greatest achievement we will have in life is to leave this world better than it was when we arrived. When this mount rushmore of a man finishes his work here on earth he will have left this world much greater because he gave all he had. I love you Dad and Happy Father’s Day 2014.

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Jack Elmer Lane

June 14, 2014

I thought it fitting on this father’s day 2014 to induct my greatest hero and mentor. I think most boys growing up envision becoming like there fathers. At least I have and still do. Jack Elmer Lane was born December 17, 1937. He was the 5th child of 10. He was not born into a life of wealth or stardom. However he was given a much greater gift than any of that can bring. He was molded by the kind of love from parents that produces charachter rarely seen in life today. It was not an easy life moving from place to place. Leaving home at an early age and continuing to support his distant family with any funds he happened to earn. At an early age he was determined to change his “stars” and make an easier life for his future family. He met one of God’s angels and through persisentent effort finally convinced Andrianne Sue Kramer to marry him. Looking back I am sure she saw greatness while still in it’s early stages in this man. They struggled financially as most young families do. Work was hard to find, but he always found a way to provide for his young family. There love grew as they began to welcome children into their home. I was number 4 trailing 3 brothers. My entrance into the family came at a time they were contemplating moving and starting a new direction in lfe. Up to that time my dad had done a variety of jobs to support his family. Logging trees and the demanding physical effort it took was not his long term vocation in life. He knew that to accomplish the dreams and goals he had for his family he needed to change direction. Around my 6 month mark of life they sold all they had and loaded up the car with all their early possesions and moved. The fear of failure would keep over 99.9% of the world from every packing up all they owned and having the confidence to know that it will all work out. This pattern of success has been a constant theme in my Dad’s life. The humble confidence he exhibits knowing he can work his way out of any situation. I have seen it hundreds of times from any business venture he took on. Most people would look at him today and pronounce luck or good fortune as the bearer of his success. Those who know success understand the only luck involved is when opportunity meets preparation. I have never seen a harder worker in my life. I have never seen selflessness like my father exhibits in his drive for accomplishment. Never have I seen him do any of this for his own gain or satisfaction, but always to improve the lives of others. His calling and cause are alway for others. I have been the benefactor of these gifts for 48 years now. But I would say the greatest of gifts is the legacy he has created. They say the greatest achievement we will have in life is to leave this world better than it was when we arrived. When this mount rushmore of a man finishes his work here on earth he will have left this world much greater because he gave all he had. I love you Dad and Happy Father’s Day 2014.

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Stephen R. Covey

April 22, 2014

As I look back in my life and see those people who have had a tremendous impact I cannot forget Stephen Covey.  I remember reading “Spiritual Roots of Human Relations” many years before his cornerstone book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” was released.  I was hooked on the writings and teachings of this great man.  As a missionary at 20 years old in London England I had the opportunity to work with one of Stephen’s son’s.  What a great missionary he was and he credited much of his passion and principle centered life to his parents.  I have always admired Stephen Covey and tried to emulate his teachings.  All of Stephen’s teachings reflected reaping what you sow and getting what you give.  Not only did he teach effective principles he lived them as well.  My life is better in every way because Stephen Covey devoted so much of his life to the teaching and living correct principles.  If you have never taken the time to read or listen to one of his DVD’s or audio programs prepare to be uplifted.  He was able via text, or speaking live make each of us want to be a better person.  He will be missed.

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Ed Foreman

April 19, 2014

The picture above is August 2013 when Inger and I were able to spend 3 days with Ed Foreman.  What an incredible time learning from one of the great men of our generation.  Ed is still going strong at 80 years old.  I would encourage everyone to go to edforeman.com and use the helpful tools he has on his site.  Ed still teaches the SLC (Successful Life Course) a few times during the year with Earlene Vining.  It is 3 days that you will never forget.  Ed Foreman easily makes the “Echo” Hall of Fame.   His life is an example of reaping what you sow.  I am honored to call Ed a friend.  Thank you Ed for teaching all of us by the way you have lived your life.

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