2018 an exciting year of growth!

What's coming your way!

Wow! 2018 is in full swing and boy have my team and I been busy. What’s been happening?

Well, I took a bit of a hiatus from writing this blog and wasn’t quite sure how it was going to fit into the equation for the future. I was wrestling with moving away from blogging but I found out that too many people wanted me to continue, so I’m back in with focused commitment to bringing you the highest quality information possible.

This is going to be an exciting year and I thought I would kickoff our new efforts by letting you know what is coming down the line in 2018.

The Mastermind programs will be in full swing beginning in March with new content and formats. We will be announcing the specific dates for the March Masterminds on Friday February 23rd, so stay tuned.

The 2018 Mastermind series will give you an opportunity to participate in a variety of different masterminds of your choosing. Many of you are veterans of our Mastermind series and you are going to love the new material. For those of you who have never been involved in a our Masterminds, WOW! Are you in for a great experience and we can’t wait to meet you.

Just as a point of information, all the Masterminds are done via teleconferencing at times that are convenient for your schedule.

We are really excited about the launch of The Inspired Life Academy. This is an on-line academy designed to help you move past any challenge you may have in your life and achieve all your dreams and goals. The Inspired Life Academy will be launching very soon and we will be offering some special incentives that you are going to love. Stay tuned for more information because you are going to fall in love with this learning process.

Many of you have been fervently asking if The Optimal Health and Lifestyle Summit is going to be offered again this year and the answer is ABSOLUTELY! The requests have been overwhelming and we are currently working to secure the speakers, location and dates for the workshop.

My team will be offering additional workshops to provide you with ongoing training to help you continue to grow in 2018 and beyond.

We are excited to bring you the top resources that will support you on your journey in 2018. Life is truly an adventure, and any journey requires the best tools to make it a success and a road map to give you direction and guidance. Together we can all achieve more so stay tuned for all the upcoming announcements.

Now, you are probably having a good year already. We want to be your guide to making it a GREAT LIFE!

My mentor, John Maxwell says,“That nothing is great until it changes a life.”

I love this quote from John, because that is what I am passionate about. Helping YOU change your life for the better. Helping YOU achieve all of your dreams. Helping YOU to create and live an Inspired Life!

Also, who do you want to take with you on this amazing journey? Please share this email with your family and friends who are as passionate about growing into their potential as you are. Tell them to subscribe and invite them to go on the journey with you.

So until next time…

Keep on growing, keep on learning and keep on leading yourself.

See you soon,

Greg Drolet

The Founding Fathers-The Price They Paid

Freedom is Never Free!

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Have you ever wondered what happened to those 56 amazingly courageous men who signed their names to the Declaration of Independence? So often we get caught up in the present that we forget to reflect on the foundation of freedom that we here in the United States of America are privileged to possess.

The accounts of their fate should inspire each of us to take the necessary actions to maintain the freedom they and so many others fought to secure for us.

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated. But they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. A few weeks later he died from exhaustion and a broken heart.

Norris and Livingston suffered similar fates. Such were the stories and sacrifices of the American Revolution. These were not wild-eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. They were soft-spoken men of means and education. They had security, but they valued liberty more. Standing tall, straight, and unwavering, they pledged: “For the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”

They gave you and me a free and independent America. The history books never told you a lot about what happened in the Revolutionary War. We didn’t fight just the British.

We were British subjects at that time and we fought our own government!

Some of us take these liberties so much for granted, but we shouldn’t. So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It’s not much to ask for the price they paid. Remember: freedom is never free!

I hope you will show your support by please sending this to as many people as you can. It’s time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more to it than beer, picnics, and baseball games.

Also if you enjoy the wisdom you receive in my blog, I encourage you to tell your friends to join our community! It’s FREE unlike our FREEDOM. Also we would love to hear any comments you may have on any of the topics we cover.

Have a safe Fourth of July!

Message From The Road

Pacific Coast Highway: Part Two

Life is going to bring you plenty of challenges. The attitude you have and the choices you make are going to be a deciding factor. Prepare yourself. Ask yourself if you’ve cultivated the proper skills, awareness and tools to deal with the challenges when they come your way.

Enjoy the metaphor in today’s Message From the Road.

The #1 Key to Successfully Solving Any Challenge

Wow! What a day! You’re driving down the road, enjoying a beautiful Saturday afternoon drive in the country. The weather is spectacular. The flowers are in bloom, the sky is a brilliant color blue and big white clouds explode with a fluffy contrast to blue sky. The emerald green trees sway in the breeze, the temperature outside is just ideal and the warm sunlight washes onto your face as you drive through this idyllic countryside. Then it happens!

6985112-sunny-day-country-roadAll of a sudden your “check engine” light illuminates to break the serenity of your picture perfect day. “What the heck!” is the next sound that breaks the silence and your blood pressure shoots ups! “I knew I should have taken the car in for a service before I left!”

So, what do you do? You pull over and pop the hood to see what the problem might be. You search around for any sign of trouble, but you’re not a mechanic and it all looks quite foreign to you. So you do the only thing that seems rational at the time. You search for the wire that connects the “Check Engine” light and disconnect it. You jump back in your car, fire up the engine and you see that the check engine light is no longer on.

Relief! Now you can enjoy your trip without any further worry, right? NO and we all know better don’t we. We know that we only dealt with the symptom that made us feel better temporarily, but we know that left unattended, the car is going to breakdown and cost us a lot of money to repair the damage.

Amazingly though, the vast majority of people go through life this way. Challenges arise and we deal with “The Symptom” instead of addressing “The Root of the Problem”.

We know we need to get healthy, need to correct our financial instability, or remove ourselves from a toxic relationship.  We change a few behaviors for a short period of time,  with a bit of success, yet we are doomed for failure because we haven’t gotten to the real problem. We aren’t addressing “The Root of the Challenge.”

The root of any challenge is almost always, YOU! We make a lot of excuses blaming others or circumstances for why we don’t eat right, exercise, make more money, or have time to improve our relationships. All of this is looking at the external factors, when we MUST look at the internal in order to minimize or eliminate our challenges.

All too often the root of life’s grief comes from not having a dream that you OWN. A BIG DREAM that will drive you when things get tough. How much time have you taken to really look at your life and define what you really want to accomplish. Napoleon Hill called it a “Burning Desire”. I love the quote, “If the DREAM is big enough the HOW doesn’t matter”.

In today’s world, we have such an amazing opportunity to live a life of abundance. We can all live out our dreams if we will just take the time to look deep into the root system of our lives and feed our dreams with action and a burning desire to succeed and leave a legacy of significance.

 

Enjoy the journey my friends!

Questions to Ponder:

  1. What areas of your life, if you became more intentional in exploring the “root challenges” would you begin to work on?
  2. If you were intentional in exploring where you are, how you got there, and who you need to become, how would you feel?
  3. What would your life look like if you lived more intentionally?

 

Why This One Belief is Inhibiting Your Success!

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It’s January 1, of any year! Christmas is over, all holidays are behind you and your sitting by yourself with a cup of your favorite morning coffee or tea. You have in front of you a beautiful, new, hard bound journal and you’re inspired to finally change your life!

YOU ARE  COMMITTED! RIGHT?

You separate your life into key areas, and then you start defining exactly how your life is going to be different in the next twelve months and you’re starting TODAY! Right?

Fast forward six months, it’s July. What has change? For most of us, nothing!

Why?

Because Goal-setting does not work! OK, I said it and it’s proven time and time again. Goal-setting is an incomplete process.

You set your goals and soon you find yourself  frustrated.

Do you want to know the reason? OK, I’ll tell you.

You have not attached enough emotional capital as to WHY you need to ACT on the goals you set. You’re not emotionally connected to what your life can actually look like if you not only decided, but actually take action to bring them to life.

To make significant change, we need to attach a FEELING of  the dream-fulfilled. You must be able to SEE the change as if it has already occurred. You must SEE and FEEL yourself living the life you have imagined and envision it daily!

So you must not only envision the successful achievement of  the life you want, but you also MUST ACT daily to create the habits to support your vision and feelings!

Now here’s the BIG question!

When are you going to stop procrastinating and start living the life God gave you the talents to achieve?

I love the joke, “Do you know how to make God laugh?” Answer: “Tell him your goals.” Why would that make God laugh, because He knows you are not going to ACT on them! How does he know? Because your life has been one failed New Year Resolution after another.

I’m suggesting we make a quote from Sir Richard Branson our new mantra for the remainder of your life, “Screw it, let’s do it!”

Create a strong, compelling vision for the years you have left, create an inspiring action plan, develop the daily habit of consistent, persistent action, see yourself living that life, and don’t make God laugh, but make him proud that you actually LIVED the life He gave you!

“Where there is no vision, the people will perish.”

A vision is a precise, clearly defined goal with a detailed action plan and a timetable for achieving that goal .

Don’t wait for your ship to come in. Either swim out to it or build your own ship. To save yourself you must have the mindset of Noah!

Don’t be a goal-setter, become a Goal-Getter!

Consider this: If you are serious about using your talents, and committed to changing your life, what actions are you going to take today to begin your life transformation?

Leave us a response in the comment section, we are excited to hear about your new life.

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This Message Should Be Shared!

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood.  Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard.

So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World.


Great video on Louie Zamperini

Please share this blog with your family and friends because this is an inspiring story. The book is titled: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and we highly recommend it and be on the look out for the movie coming out in December 2014.

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Why You Need to Hit Reset!

I’m back and excited about The Message From the Road!  Most of you know I’ve been off  getting a brand new hip and now after 2 months of rehab, I’m heading out to start my training again.

What’s happening in your life right now? Are you on track to achieve all your dreams? Maybe now’s the time to hit the RESET button and make a direction change! Half of 2014 is now behind you, how are you doing?

In this message you’re going to have the chance to watch my video and I’ll be expanding on the video in the text portion with some helpful hints on how to make this your most spectacular year. I also look forward to any comments and questions you may have, so don’t be shy.

Be sure you read this section below!

The balance of 2014 is going to be an amazing year! It’s now time to review, revisit and reset whatever your objectives were 6 months ago. Let’s get with it and make the rest of the year the best of the year!

How are you going to do that? By getting a real grip on your dreams, goals and visions. By putting in the action instead of just wishing, hoping, dreaming and praying (sounds like a song)!

You know what to do, just hit RESET and override the FEAR! Recognize that you are a genius with God-given talents that NO ONE else possesses or ever will posses. You are unique!

Just own your dreams and realize that if you RESET your action plan nothing is impossible. In fact just say, “I’m possible and so are my dreams. All the experience, or youth that I possess serve me in my quest for abundance.”

So here’s the questions to ponder: What aspect of your 2014 plan needs to be reset? What have you done exceedingly well this year? What can you improve upon to make this the best year of your life?

Now don’t be shy, let us know in the comment section what changes you’re going to make or what’s been working for you. Commenting is important to the tribe, so we can all benefit. My focus has been on hitting reset on my health and regaining the physical and emotional energy required to live at peak performance.

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What I Learned in Rehab!

Yep, I finally decided I needed to do it! I had procrastinated for so long, denying the facts, not listening to my family and friends, but the pain and suffering had become more than I or my family could stand.

I delayed several times, not feeling ready to commit or admit that it was definitely time to change.  So this is a straight forward discussion and I bare my soul about just some of the lessons I’m learning in rehab.

Gotcha! See what I’m talking about in this weeks discussion.

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A little over a month ago, I finally decided to have my right hip replaced….

These are some of the lessons I’ve learned in the past 30 days!

1. Don’t Procrastinate: This seems to one of the great human conditions that prevents most of us from living the life that we truly desire. What happen is we suffer the pains of mediocrity and regret instead of the joy of success because we settle for average.

I procrastinated in getting my hip replacement surgery for years, making a number of excuses and so my quality of life suffered. If only I had acted on what I knew I had to do earlier. Wow what a difference it has been with no pain!

Be willing to push through your procrastination and do what you know needs to be done. Many times we miss the opportunity to live a better life today, putting off the action that will propel you to excellence.

2. Find a Team of Experts: In my search for the right surgeon I wanted to make sure that I had the best possible in order to get the best results possible and have the active lifestyle that is important to me.

How often though do we seek out advice from someone who has not had the kind of success we are looking for. Be willing to invest in coaching from someone who can truly guide you to create the lifestyle you want.

You wouldn’t want your salesman brother performing a hip replacement surgery would you? Be sure who you choose to coach you has a proven system or a team that can enhance your success.

3. Can’t do it Alone: I found out very quickly how many people it takes to do a successful hip replacement. If I stopped to count all the team members, from pre-surgery to getting home, there were probably 50 people involved in my successful rehab. But when I got home my team was my wife (she’s a saint), my son, my family and friends.

To achieve success in any aspect of your life, you will need a team of qualified individuals who can guide and support your efforts. So make a list of your inner circle and your team and evaluate each person to see if they are qualified to help you achieve the greatness you are pursuing.

4. Less is More: You can only work a muscle so hard before you run the risk of setback, injury or slower progress. Rest is paramount to the success of recovery. Today’s society prides itself on how many hours we can work, how little vacation we take and when we are on vacation, we’re actually working anyway.

If you don’t take appropriate time to recover, your body will force you to take downtime and often it’s through illness.

5. Be willing to work: To get better in any aspect of your life you are going to have to work friggin hard! Rehab is not easy, whether it’s a hip, a relationship or your finances. You are going to need to focus and say NO to many things that probably got you into trouble in the first place. So the secret question is: “What do I need to say NO to, to make room for what I need to say YES to?”

6. Don’t cheat yourself: Change is painful! Rehabing my hip has been downright awful and painful at times. But if I stopped when it hurt, I would never reach the full potential of recovery. You must recognize that the price of progress is the pain of change. Be willing to get uncomfortable. Life begins at the end of the comfort zone.

So what part of your life needs to go through rehabilitation? What one or two areas, if you truly focused on change, would produce massive results, fulfillment and satisfaction? Love to hear in the comments how I can help you achieve your lifestyle goals.

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The Greatest Gift

It was Sunday, October 5, 1952 in Los Angeles, California when we first met. We were introduced at Queen of Angels Hospital, so you can imagine the anxiety and chaos that was taking place.

The Dodger’s were playing the New York Yankees in game 5 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium and The Red Skelton Show was in its second season.

This was the day I met Muriel, my Mom, face to face. Sure we had been acquainted with each other for the past nine months, but meeting face to face was a magnificent day!

In the coming years she was one of my greatest teachers (my Dad was the other). Many of her lessons I learned as I looked back on my life with this wonder woman. It’s amazing how smart my parents became as I got older.

Mom always told me, “Greg, you can do anything you put your mind to.” She always encouraged me and taught the importance of discipline at the same time.

She fed my creativity in music and the arts by taking all the kids to museums and concerts. And she always had time for those special one on one talks about life.

I had 8 other siblings and Mom taught me how important it was to see the God-given talent other people possess. Each child and person is unique and we need to help people grow based on their unique personalities (I didn’t learn this for many years though).

I probably didn’t say “I love you” enough in my younger years and I hope I made up for it as I grew older.

To this day, I tell my wife and son “I love you” every day. I want there to be no doubt in both my words or my actions.

My Mom gave me the gift of life, but the second greatest gift was being able to help her during her final journey back to God.

For ten years I had the honor of sitting at her side and learning the most important lesson of all–My Purpose in Life!

My greatest growth took place during my greatest failure in leadership (more on that in future blogs) and it was my Mom who acted as God’s instrument. Mom continued to teach me about love, kindness and the direction my life should take.

So thank you Mom! I love you and miss you and I’m still growing and learning. Hopefully becoming the leader you always told me I could be.

Question: What were the big life lessons you learned from your Mom? Love to hear your reply in the Comment section.

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