Why We Need to Share The Road! Message From the Road #90

Life is wonderful, isn’t it? It’s a spectacular adventure, filled with exciting, dynamic and diverse groups of people. Watch this weeks Message From the Road and then let’s discuss this awesome adventure called life.

“Life is a daring adventure or it’s nothing” -Helen Keller

What’s happening on your road? Feel free to comment below so that we can all share in each others journey. 

Below is a full detailed script of this weeks Message From the Road

What a spectacular day! As I was out riding this morning, up hills, down hills, and riding the flats, I encountered a lot of people on the road with me.  Some of them were running, some of them were walking, some of them are out cycling just like me. And the one thing that popped into my brain, was that I was sharing the road with all these different people from all walks of life, doing all kinds of different exercises and everybody was just out having fun.

That’s the thing about life, we have to share the road with people. We’re on this journey and it’s all going to end in the same place, right? So why not enjoy it and recognize that everybody is at a different place on that journey.

We’re all at a different place on that road. So as we’re sharing the road with them, it’s important that we recognize that everybody’s not like us.

Boy, what a boring world it would be if everyone was like me! No, it’s the uniqueness of everybody that makes life so spectacular.

I happen to be blessed with a wife, Christie, who I just love!  She is different from me, but in many ways similar. We have a great time because we recognize our differences as well as our similarities. We recognize our strengths and we recognize where we are weak.

Areas that I’m strong in, she may not be. Areas that I’m weak in, she’s definitely a lot stronger. That’s really a key aspects of life, recognizing that we have to share the road with other people and recognizing the unique talents that everybody has.

I love the quote that says, “The one who has the most information or knowledge, has the greatest responsibility.”

That’s something I remind myself of all the time. As someone who promotes being a resource for healthy leadership, we have to lead ourselves first, and I look at myself to see if I’m being congruent in my talk and action.

I also want to thank you because by doing this video blog and getting your comments, you are helping me become a better, stronger, healthy leader. I hope I can be a resource for your growth as well.

That’s been the point of doing all these crazy little videos. They’re fun, and hopefully beneficial. Life is too short not to have fun, right? Let’s share the road with people. Let’s encourage them to enjoy life and give them a boost if they’re down and out.

So until next time, this is Greg Drolet saying, “Keep on learning, keep on growing and keep on leading!”

What’s happening on your road? Feel free to comment below so that we can all share in each others journey. 

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Why We Need You to Join! Message From the Road #89

It’s time to join the REVOLUTION! Watch this weeks Message From the Road and come join me. Your life will never be the same!

What revolution am I talking about? I’m talking about a health revolution. The whole point of this blog is to encourage adventures in healthy leadership. When I talk about healthy leadership I’m not just talking about getting healthy physically.  When we talk about being healthy we have to look at our entire life.

When I look at leaders I look to see how they’re doing in all aspects of their life. Are they congruent with what they’re saying  and what they’re doing? I believe it’s very important that we analyze the different areas of our lives and ask, “How can I get better? How can I become the best version of myself in every area of life?” Why not utilize all the gifts and talents that God has given us so that we can pay Him back for this magnificent life that we’ve been given?

So as we go through the rest of this week and year, I’d like you to come join me. Just make the decision today, get committed to becoming healthier. Become the best version of you! What would your finances look like? What would your spiritual life look like? What about physically, emotionally, mentally, all your relationships? What would your life look like if you were living at peak performance and living a life of abundance?

The recurring theme is gratitude, abundance and becoming the best version of ourselves. That’s what it means to get healthy and I want to challenge you to come join me on this amazing quest! Let’s do it together! Teamwork makes the dream work! Nobody has ever accomplished anything really great by themselves.

So when you’re looking at how you’re going to become the best version of yourself, ask yourself, “Who’s my coach?” In all the different areas of your life, do you have coaches? Sometimes these coaches come in the form of books, audios or seminars until we have the opportunity to actually meet these people and be able to invest.  We definitely should be investing in ourselves by what we read, listen to, and who we associate with.

Let’s make the choice that we’re going to get healthy. That we’re going to become real healthy leaders, not faux leaders but true healthy leaders. We all know that the first person we have to learn to lead is ourselves, Right? That’s why I get out on the road and work at becoming the best version of me physically. It helps me mentally, emotionally and gives me the energy that I need in order to do what I want to accomplish in life.

So, until next time, keep on growing, keep on learning and keep on leading! Make the decision to become a healthy leader!

Be a river not a reservoir! If you like these videos and blog and the message has been helpful to you, feel free to pass it along to the people you value in your life. It’s all free to join and we have an amazing and growing community of healthy leaders! My goal is add value and be a resource for you.

JOIN THE REVOLUTION! IT’S FUN TO GET HEALTHY!

Question: What action, if you do it today, will start you on your journey? Let me know in the comments below.

Your LEGS Are Vital: Message From the Road #88

How important are your LEGS? That was my thought as I was riding today. I’ve been riding hard the past couple of days and so my legs are a bit tired and sore. The pain brought awareness to my body and I started to think of my legs in a different manner. Watch today’s Message From the Road as I explain my thoughts!

How important are your LEGS? No, I’m not talking about the legs I’m peddling my bike with, but something far more important.  The LEGS I’m talking about is the acronym LEGS. I’m reading a book by Allen R. Hunt, Life’s Greatest Memories and he asks his readers to consider LEGS in this manner.

L=Love all you canIn the Bible it mentions, Faith, Hope and Love, and the greatest of these is LOVE. Why not look at our every day life and all the people we come in contact with, and just exude love to all. Remember, we get back what we are becoming so why not be love. We get so wrapped up in our everyday life that we often forget the importance of love and how to treat people.

E=Earn all you can: Money is not the most important thing in the world (love is) but next to air it has a fairly significant impact, right? Most people around the world are struggling due to a lack of money and economic stability. So what action do we need to take to change our circumstances and begin to earn more? If you need guidance, give me a call and I will be happy to coach you.

G=Give all you can: We get back what we put out into the world and we can give with our heart, with a smile, a kind word, or a compliment. It doesn’t have to be with money alone. We can give of ourselves with our time, our energy, and give our love and in return love and abundance will flow to us.

S=Save all you can: We are an over consuming society and we let our emotional wants get in the way of living the kind of life that we really want because we’re not saving enough. There’s a classic book, The Richest Man in Babylon, by George S. Clason and in it he talks about the importance of tithing and paying yourself first, then paying your bills. If you don’t you will never have money in the challenging times.

So get the LEGS that will help you live a life of abundance, live a life of LOVE, have the things in life you want and have the kind of success you desire.

So my friends keep on learning, keep on growing and keep on leading!

Consider this exercise: Look at your life and what can you do starting now, to make your LEGS more attractive?

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You Deserve This Wonderful Gift! Message From the Road #87

Start looking for this and you just might change your life! I believe it will! Hey I was out riding today and I thought I’d share a little habit I’ve created as I’m out on the road. Watch this Message From the Road and let me know how you think it will change your lifestyle.

The habit I’ve created started a few years ago. If I see some money laying on the ground, I’ll stop and pick it up. I did that twice today and in doing so, I found 2 pennies and a dime, 12 cents. WOW! It’s not so much that I collected this massive amount of money, but what I do as I’m picking it up. As I pick up the money, I will say  this little prayer, “Thank you God for this symbol of abundance that continually flows to me.” Each time, as silly as it sounds, I am just so grateful for having spotted those few coins.

Now, abundance can come in a lot of different ways, can’t it? It can definitely come in the form of money. It can come in the form of being abundantly healthy. Abundance in having magnificent relationships, right? Abundance continually flows to us if we’re doing what? Constantly looking for it and being grateful for what we already have.

Abundance will come in its appropriate time. So I want you to start thinking about that. Start intentionally looking for the abundance that’s all around you right now! Abundance that we go right by every day without taking notice. I imagine that hundreds and possibly thousands of cyclists went by this same 12 cents, but never stopped. I saw it, stopped, and picked it up. Why? Because I’ve become aware, and I look for it on every ride and I’m rarely disappointed. It is only a symbol, but I’ve created the habit of looking for it.

That’s the key! When we start looking for the gifts that are out there, you are going to find them. So what are we looking for? Are we focusing on the big picture or are we looking at the small details? The stuff that really is going to allow us to live the kind of life that we want.

So until next week, this is Greg Drolet saying, “Keep looking for the abundance that surrounds you daily, be grateful for what you have in your life, and keep on growing, keep on learning and keep on leading.

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Point to Ponder: What symbols of abundance are around you that perhaps you’ve been overlooking? If you became more aware and intentional, what would you find?

 

How to Become World Class-Message From the Road #86

I’ve got a question for you. What if you could become a world class athlete? What if you could become world class-period? What would you want to become world class in and why would you want to become someone that was that great at any one aspect of life? Take a few moments to watch today’s Message From the Road and then let’s discuss these question further.

Well, that’s what I’ve been thinking about as I’ve been out riding on the road as well as watching the 2014 Olympics. It’s always inspiring to watch all the World Class Olympians, they’re amazing aren’t they? And as I’m watching, I’m thinking, “What’s the one area of my life that I really want to become world class in and what’s the formula?”

I thought I would share what I believe is the formula that these athletes and any super-achiever follows. Now, I have to believe that some of you must be looking for that formula as well. Whether it’s becoming a world class father, mother, husband, wife, entrepreneur, or world class in your personal fitness. So, what’s the formula?

Number One: Every one of these Olympian’s had a dream! A massive dream that’s driven them for years. What’s your dream? Do you own your dream? Is it your dream and are you pursuing it with passion?

Number Two: They have a plan! Years ago they laid out a plan for what it would take to become an Olympian, to fulfill that dream. For some of them they’ve had that dream since they were little kids and it was that seed of greatness that they pursued. They had a game plan in place, they worked with coaches to strengthen themselves mentally and physically and they executed the plan of action on a yearly, monthly, weekly and daily basis. They were consistent in their efforts! Over and over again!

Number Three: They have focus! They’re focusing on the dream, focusing on the action plan, and they learn to say, “NO” to things that are going to distract them from becoming world class. They say no to parties. When everyone else is out partying and abusing themselves with alcohol they are at home eating properly, getting sleep so they can perform at peak performance.

So, they have a dream, they have a plan, they focus and they are willing to fail! They know they’re going to fail and often for many years, but the dream is so strong it drives them on to go out and succeed. Failure is a steppingstone to greatness. Each time they fail, they get up, dust themselves off and they go at it again. Now do they get frustrated? Absolutely! Do they sometimes feel like quitting? Absolutely! But they keep pursuing the dream. If they get hurt, they mend themselves, take time to recover, and they workout other areas of their body or mind that they will need to be that world champion.

So what is it you want to become world class at? Identify that right now! What is it and let’s move forward with it together and make your dream a reality! That dream of being a world class father, husband, wife, entrepreneur, or just becoming the Best Version of You is all possible.

Get a strong dream, own your dream, create a game plan, focus on it, be willing to fail, get up and keep moving forward, and ultimately you will become WORLD CLASS!

Stop right now and identify that one area of your life that you have a burning desire to be world class in. Love to hear your comments!

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7 Keys to a HEALTHY Life! Message From the Road #85

Imagine having the health and energy that would propel you to achieve all your dreams and goals! It is possible if you understand the key ingredients and the actions that you need to take. Pay close attention to the video and learn the secrets to a HEALTHY life!

What does it take to truly live a HEALTHY life? If you watched this weeks video I gave you my philosophy which uses the word HEALTHY as the foundation to begin structuring life changing behavior. Let’s see if we can’t break it down a little bit more and help design a method by which you can begin to live life at peak performance.

H-Holistic: Taking a holistic approach simply means looking at all aspects of your life as a whole. Every area is interconnected and impacts the others. As I mentioned in the video, I’ve broken life down into six simple area: Spiritual, Family, Physical, Financial, Intellectual, and Emotional. Now you may decide that you want to add or subtract from this and I encourage you to do so if it is going to help you get a better handle on creating a more effective way of designing your life. If you take a sheet of paper and write each segment of life at the top, you would have six (or more) pages. Now take the time to do a “brain dump” or “mind-map” of free flowing ideas of what this part of your life would look like if you were completely fulfilled. What would the best version of you look like? Remember, this is an on-going process and this is only the beginning.

E-Energy: Where does yours come from and do you have awareness and intentionality around how you create positive energy flow? Do you have boundless energy that allows you to fulfill all your daily goals in a passionate manner?  Or do you come to the end of the day or even mid day and realize your energy has waned and you have no more to give to your family or career. What are you doing to maximize your energy at the physical and emotional levels? Prayer, meditation and exercise are spectacular ways to tap into a positive energy flow, so take time to design a system that works for you. Also, surround yourself with people who have high energy and positive attitudes. We have a choice so let’s make our associations ones that will support our energy expectations.

A-Action: What do you need to stop doing to make room for what you should be doing? Often we try to be everything to everybody and in the process get very little accomplished.  Do you have a comprehensive game plan for life that’s written and specific. A game plan that is specific, measurable, action oriented, results driven and time sensitive? If not, I can help you get where you want to go with my Game Plan For Life Coaching System™  (more on this in future blogs). For now take these simple hints I’m giving you, put your ideas in writing and start taking action. Remember this simple mantra, “motion creates emotion”.  So get out there and Do It NOW! Life is always changing and you will make adjustments along the way.

L-Lifestyle: What is the lifestyle you want to live? What are the dreams you have for your life? Are you still connected to those dreams or have you let life’s circumstances beat the dream out of you? You have within you the power to design and live the lifestyle that has been growing within you. The world is changing and we have so many resources to help us achieve that dream if we will only become that constant learner who surrounds himself with like minded individuals who are passionate and driven by a passion for excellence. The seed of greatness was planted in you at birth, so cultivate, water and fertilize it with a grand vision and that lifestyle you’ve envisioned will appear.

T-Time: We are here for only a short time so what are we going to do with this gift of today that we’ve been given? Let’s take time out of our day to design how we want to live. If you want to get physically fit, how much time are you allocating to exercise? If you aren’t making enough money, how much time are you focusing on learning a new craft or getting better at your current career so you can increase your marketability?

H-Humor & Happiness: We take ourselves way too seriously! Life can be quite funny when we look at all the things that happen on a daily basis. Comedians make careers out of every day events that leave us laughing at ourselves and fellow planet dwellers. I’ve chosen to claim myself as a “Humor Being” it’s a lot more fun. Don’t we all love a good laugh? We love the unspoiled laugh of a child or that gut wrenching laugh we have when something really tickles our fancy. I love to hear my wife laugh! She loves to laugh and we laugh at ourselves and each other many times a day. Laughter is healthy, so let’s all start finding the humor in life! Become a Humor Being! Likewise, choosing to be happy will lead you to success.

Y-You: The life you design and live is all up to who? YOU! So if you don’t design it, someone else will. Join me in becoming HEALTHY HUMOR BEINGS, and I know we will all become the Best-Versions-Of-Ourselves possible!

Keep on growing, keep on learning and keep on leading. The world needs your HEALTHY LEADERSHIP! It’s an adventure.

Action Step: What is the one action that you know you need to take today that will begin to put you on the path to a truly HEALTHY life?

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Embrace This and Change Your Life! Message From the Road #84

OK, it’s now February and we’re 1/12 of the way into 2014. How are you doing with your vision and goals for this year? What’s been holding you back? Hopefully nothing and you’re on your way to fulling your dreams. Most people though have already abandoned their quest for a renewed lifestyle and it’s all due to one word. It’s the one word that limits our achievements, causes us frustration, and forces us to live lives of quiet desperation! And that one word is:

Watch the video below and find out!


Now, as you watched the video, what were you thinking, how did you feel, what emotions were coursing through you?  I’m sure you’ve been asked this question, “If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you attempt?” Or, “If you had all the time and money, what would you do with your life?”

Unfortunately, we don’t have all the time.  Our time here is limited, we know the beginning date, but not the ending. So doesn’t it make sense to manage our emotions in such a way that we can live a life of purpose, passion and adventure?

Embrace your fear, reframe it’s meaning to Freedom, Energy, Action and Rewards! You have the gifts and the talents, now believe in yourself, find a coach and live with passion.

Questions to Ponder: What has been holding you back? What have you been afraid to attempt due to disempowering beliefs about your capabilities? What are you willing to change?

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Message From the Road-#83

So what’s your message? Listen to this weeks Message From the Road and then let’s have a chat!

So after listening to this weeks Message From the Road, what do you think? How successful have you been at being aware of life’s messages as they come your way? Some of those bits of inspiration are subtle and others not so subtle. Do we recognize them when they drop in on us? Do we take the time to document these amazing ideas so we can recall and implement  them at sometime in the immediate future or long term?

I truly believe that we will live lives that are much more fulfilling if we will slow down and practice listening to the messages of inspiration. Hold on there! Here’s the kicker! Now you have to ACT on those inspiring messages. They may be actions that need to be taken NOW, or they may be future actions.  In either case if we develop the habit of listening and then consistently taking an action, eventually you will live an uncommon life.

So there you go! Some food for thought that can have dramatic impact in our lives.

Exercise: Stop right now and write down any ideas that came to you while watching this weeks Message From the Road, or while reading this blog. Do it now! It’s easy and potentially life changing. 

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This One Idea Will Change Your Life!

What if you had an opportunity to change not only your life but the life of another? What if by one random act of kindness you could start moving your life in a whole new direction that would dramatically change the impact you had on the world?

Most people would say, “YES what do I need to do?”  I say, “Let’s have fun and watch this video and then have a discussion.” So click and watch the video now!

What are some of your dreams, goals and strategies that you have a burning desire to fulfill? Let’s get started working on them together. Let me be your vessel assist vehicle and in the turn, you can become one for someone in your life. The principle is simple, learn, do and then teach.

There are two laws that John C. Maxwell has written about in his book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth,  that continually play out as we look to design our lives. The first is the Law of Awareness: This simply asks, “Who are you? Do you have a sense of direction? Are you aware of your strengths, weaknesses, your interests and your potential opportunities?” To reach your full potential you must know where you are, and where you want to be. Being aware of these questions allow us to make the most significant impact in our lives and the lives of others. The second is The Law of Intentionality: Personal growth is not a natural process in most people’s lives, so we must begin to build our futures on the foundation of taking intentional actions.

Through this vessel assist program, we touch the lives of one person at a time, in doing so we use  The Law of Explosive Growth: to add growth, lead followers–to multiply, lead leaders. When you enter the world of leadership, you will find the greatest rewards, the greatest challenges, and fulfillment beyond belief.

Think about this question: What are the two most important areas in your life that if you let me help you achieve change, would have the greatest impact in your life in the next twelve months? 

Let’s team up and begin to change the lives of people, starting with yours.  There are many vessels that need assistance, the world needs your strengths and talents to define a brave new world. Join the Vessel Assist Team!

Rabbi Harold Kushner stated, “We are here to change the world with small acts of thoughtfulness done daily rather than with one great breakthrough.”

Ponder this: Who do you know that needs some kindness, love and assistance that you could engage with TODAY? That’s awareness! Now, what intentional action can you take now, today that will begin your vessel assist program? Don’t be shy, reach out and see how special you can make someone feel.

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My Inner Circle – A Gift to You!

Nobody does anything great alone! A leader and any individual’s potential is determined by those closest to them. What makes the difference is the leader’s inner circle. Leaders have to deliver. There is no substitute for performance. But without a great team, they often don’t get the opportunity. Their potential is determined by those closest to them.

On January 5, 1985, I began to assemble an amazing team. I had actually started about ten months earlier on a trip to Banff Canada where I was headed to ski for a week. It was a “guys trip” or so I thought. Somewhere along the way a member of the opposite sex had weaseled her way onto the team and that was where the adventure began.

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Twenty nine years ago today, January 5, 1985, is the day I married my amazingly wonderful wife, Christie! It has been a truly WOW adventure and I wouldn’t trade one minute of it. She has been my greatest supporter of all the crazy ideas I’ve had over the years and picked up a lot of the pieces along the way. Where I can be impulsive and creative, her greatest strength is rational thought and a phenomenal love of laughter.

I have been extremely blessed to have her in my life as a guiding light, my greatest friend, an amazing business partner, spectacular mother to our son, and a wonderful example of what true love is. Christie is the foundation of my inner circle and the glue that holds my life and team together and I am forever grateful that she “weaseled her way” onto that ski trip so many years ago.

I am a firm believer that teamwork begins at home and if life at home is harmonious, the rest of the world falls into place.  We have been challenged by life as everyone is, but we  collectively looked upon these challenges as ways to learn about ourselves and grow. This is what makes our inner circle so strong, the willingness to analyze how we contributed to the challenge, grow through the chaos and learn to laugh at ourselves.

For more than twenty nine years, I have been graced with the opportunity to live with one of my greatest teachers, my wife. I hope that your life will be blessed with someone who lives in the same spirit of love, laughter and harmony.

So you now have an insight into the power of my inner circle and why I am so grateful. Remember, a leader’s potential is determined by the people closest to them.

Ponder This Question

“Who is the center of your inner circle outside of yourself ?

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