Happy Monday to my Chasing Excellence family! I trust that your 2017 is off to a good start.
Did you make a new year’s resolution? Are you trying change an undesired trait or behavior? Are you challenging yourself to step out on a limb and start something new? Or, do you know any resolution you make would be broken by the end of January. Yeah, I usually fall into that category too.
This year I’m not making a resolution, more like setting a goal. My goal is to read more. Check out this week's episode to learn more about my goal and the new books I'll be featuring on Chasing Excellence this year.
Let’s continue our quest for excellence together…. in 2017 and beyond!
Now that football season is in full swing, I started thinking back on the many years I spent as a youth football coach. This week on Chasing Excellence I reflect on what those young men learned from me, and more importantly, what I learned from them.
Today, I have the pleasure to manage a salesforce and my ability to push them - to coach them - to do more than they ever thought possible is more fulfilling than I could ever explain.
This past Saturday I did something that I NEVER thought I would do. Let me back up, eight weeks ago my daughter announced that she was working on her company's annual race, the Digital Dash 5K. She jokingly (I think) said that I should run it. Then, the rest of my family poured it on a little more and proclaimed there was no way I'd ever start exercising, much less run a 5K.
Well guess what: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! I'm proud to report that since July 2 I've ran / walked more than 120 miles, including completing the 5K in under 36 minutes (while pushing a stroller with a 40-poud child in it!). Watch this week's episode to hear about my journey, and why I'm not stopping any time soon!
"It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself." Muhammad Ali
You know those emails you get that you quickly glance at and then move on? Yeah, we all get a lot of them. But, here's one I came back to. A friend recently sent me an image that said, "10 Things That Require Zero Talent." I was moved by how simple it all seems, but how hard it really is.
I started thinking – what if everyone lived by these 10 seemingly simple traits? We’d be incredibly successful – personally and professionally – and I guess we wouldn’t need blogs like Chasing Excellence. Check it out and see which items you're great at, and which you could work on. Have a great week!