Your energy flows where your focus goes

We often think obsessions and addictions are negative. Would you say that car sales for Joe GIRARD, golf for Arnold Palmer, boxing for Muhammed Ali and music for the Beatles was just a passing thought? I believe that we could all be a little better off with some addictions and obsessions. I definitely have a few of them, and they are the best parts of my life. I often hear that people need to be balanced, take it easy, relax and not take things so seriously. Really? Let’s ask the successful farmer how he feels about that in the spring and fall, the victorious hunter on the prowl and chase, the olympic athlete during pre-season and game day. Give me a break. We have survived as a species because of our ability to focus on process and outcomes. The farmer, hunter and athlete have learned when and how to relax, and why the desire to ‘take it easy’ at the wrong time will cost them everything. As my good friend Joe GIRARD has told me many times, that voice in your head, telling you to step down or step away, just as you are trying to move forward is your devil inside. You have to beat him back, shut him up and show him how you know better than to diminish yourself. So, my friends, do a constant gut check on this one. Your higher self knows when you should be pushing or pulling, and also when coasting is ok. If you are telling yourself to ‘take it easy’ during your money hours, get in touch with the real motivation behind that deadly self talk. Remember, its fun to be good and a rush to be great! Wishing you much greatness with Jeff “Kramer” Kentziger, the number one sales person here at Eastside Dodge, who is just delivering a tough sales call that I turned into an appointment, I took and set for him during our training. “Duane, 4 days went like 4 hours. You are the only trainer that has kept my attention in 14 years. You walk the talk dude.  I will be telling everyone I can that you are the only real deal out there.” Thank goodness for my obsessions…