Why This One Belief is Inhibiting Your Success!

Goals

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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6 Characteristics of a Healthy Leader! Message From the Road #91

” The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd”

Develop an awareness around these 6 characteristics and watch your life and leadership grow beyond your imagination!

Below is a detailed transcript of this weeks message

Hi everybody,  it’s Greg Drolet with today Message From the Road and as you can see it is another gorgeous day. As I was riding today I got to thinking about leaders and  the characteristics of a leader.

The word itself gives us the foundation to explore: A real LEADER does the following:

Laughs: What’s he laughing at? Certainly not his team. No, a real leader doesn’t take himself too seriously. He leads without the need of a title and he has learned to laugh at himself. Laugh at the situations he’s put himself and his team in.  A leader is transparent and has learned to laugh when things don’t go quite the way he expected. He understands that both he and his team are human and mistakes are going to happen.

Encourages: A leader encourages his team, knowing that like him they are not perfect. Stuff is going to happen at times.

Ken Blanchard, talks about the importance of “catching your people doing something right.”

Encourage them, let them know what a spectacular job they did. If they didn’t do it quite right, encourage them and help them learn from the experience by asking “what can you learn from this experience?”

Acts: Real leaders are action driven. They don’t procrastinate. When they know there’s a job to get done they do it, and develop a team of people that also take action. That’s part of a real leader’s job, developing their people.

Determination: Napoleon Hill called it a burning desire! They’ve got a purpose, they’re fueled by their passion and they live their entire life this way. They don’t sit around. They know what needs to be done and do it! They live life purposefully.

Energizes: Real leaders bring an energy to the table, to their team, and their family. They apply the energy to all areas of their life, not just business. The first person we need to lead and energize is ourselves.

Responsible: As John Maxwell likes to point out, a leader needs to be response-able. They respond to situations as they arise and take appropriate action. They also hold themselves responsible for the results they and the team create.

So until next time, keep on growing, keep on learning and keep on leading! Everyone can learn to lead, start with YOU!

What’s happening on your life journey? Feel free to comment below so that we can all share in each others adventures. What areas of your life would you like to become stronger in?

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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?