Ski in the Tracks of Someone BETTER

If you want to improve any area of your life, use the trick my big brother taught me – ski in the tracks of someone better! I apologize for the sound… I was trying to keep up with someone better –  my big brother. 😉

Think about the major areas of your life and consider this question. “Who you are consciously following?”

Who are you following in the tracks of when it comes to the leadership area of your life? (As an example, I follow Dan Rockwell, Leadership Freak.)

Who are you following in the tracks of when it comes to the financial areas of your life?

I follow my wife, Andrea McBreen , in the health and fitness areas of my life.

How about your romantic relationships? (Hint: If you are taking relationship advice from your buddies you may want to consider skiing differently.)

mentor |ˈmenˌtôr ˈmenˌtər| noun an experienced and trusted adviser

You need a mentor in ALL areas of your life.

Actually, you already have mentors in all areas of your life; I’m asking you to consciously CHOOSE to ski in the tracks of mentors who inspire you.

Rock on, and (as always) be the best version of yourself by taking action before you are ready and focusing on your progress, not perfection!

Here’s a picture of my big brother and daughter #1.

Power Tip: Start BEFORE You Are Ready

Why aren’t we living as fully as we can?

What is holding us back?

One “power tip” I’ve recently adopted in my life is the idea of starting BEFORE I am ready. (read: take action regardless of how I ‘feel’).

I’ll always be able to justify delaying for (seemingly) legitimate reasons but, in the final analysis, it’s better to take imperfect action than delayed someday-it-will-be-good-enough action.

(Like this blog post, which I’ve been putting this off for too darn long.)

Perfect?

Nope.

Progress?

Yup.

Think progress, not perfection.

Take Izzy’s Advice – Don’t be a Grump

First, thank you for your truly amazing support over the last few months. Your love and condolences are very appreciated.

Izzy’s Advice: “Don’t be a grump. Nobody wants to be around a grump.

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Thanks, Mom. For everything.

Love,

Joe