Over the next few posts I’ll be sharing what the millionaires I interviewed did to create success. These millionaires are not necessarily gifted with extraordinary qualities, nor was there a concerted effort involved to acquire or develop those qualities. It is only in looking back on their lives
Today I'd like to share two of the key things I've learned by interviewing very successful people. Although these two come from my book, 21 Questions for 21 Millionaires, I'm finding that these principles are also consistent among the Olympians I've interviewed so far. I hope you find the principles helpful in your own life.
I'm a bad dad. No really, I am.
The other night I was taking the kids to get frozen yogurt before we went to Tye and Marlo's for s'mores. It wasn't until Derek mentioned that he wanted Chinese food that I gave serious consideration to the fact that froyo and s'mores, although delicious and (I can justify) nutritious, may not sustain them like I hoped it would.
We turned around,
Call it addition by subtraction, letting go, or disconnect to reconnect.
Friday, my 15-year old son, aka Stud, three other young men, another adult, and I went backpacking above Breckenridge, CO. As we left town my phone wasn’t fully charged, so to conserve battery I turned off my reception. Best choice I ever made.
I spent 19 hours mostly disconnected from the virtual world and totally connected to the real world.
Sometimes it's hard to wrap my mind around the best message for a blog post. My mission is to share true principles. Tonight I'm thinking about authenticity, telling the truth, being true, The Olympics and the Olympians I'm interviewing, and more.
But I think the best topic for tonight is one a text from my friend Bill brings up.
There's too much on my mind to narrow a blog post to one topic. Authentic communication, friends, meeting new people, forgiveness, the value of great information, meaningful connections with others...
What I want the world to know, based on my experience and (limited) knowledge, is how wonderful life can be when