The Shortest Distance?

Earlier today, I sat at the conference table in the Presidents' Room of the Denver Athletic Club talking with the members of my Mastermind group. The room is adorned with the pictures of the Presidents of the DAC, starting with the first President in 1884. In that room, with the big leather chairs, large mahogany table, and the focus of those I have come to know in the group, we accomplished a lot. Each member of the group is committed to our mutual success in all things, and this meeting was a physical representation of that commitment.

It was great!

I came away with some great ideas (some of which I'll begin sharing with you over the next few days) and was able to share some ideas with the others that will make a difference in their lives, as well.

And that's kinda the point, isn't it?

As I mention in the book, "Although we have all been taught that the shortest distance between any two points is a straight line, life seldom gives us straight lines. Even if it did, would we really want to take that path? There are twists and turns in life, and skiing is a clear demonstration of how the best path between two points is often a curving line. There is grace in the curving. Power builds and recedes as you simultaneously go with the flow and direct your energy in the direction of your dreams."

That's one way that the experience of skiing informs life (for more like this, pick up an autographed copy for yourself:

For you, one key is to let go of the "straight line" thinking in life. Stop expecting life to be a boring straight line to a destination. That NEVER happens! Think about it... even a short trip to the store or a jaunt to your favorite restaurant isn't a straight line! Why should living life be?

Celebrate the turns in YOUR life.

During our conversation at the DAC, we talked about the challenges that time presents. So many people find it so difficult to understand how to handle time, especially with the overwhelming information that pummels us daily from TV, e-mail, the web, and even our ever-present mobile phones.

It takes a 21st century view of time, and a specific strategy for dealing with it.

Every day, start it by thinking about the essential truths about time: that it always moves forward, you can't stop it, you can't save it... And focus in on your own plan for using the time you have, each day.

How we talk about time impacts how we think about it. And how we think about it limits what we can and cannot do.

Focus on the truth, and your results will improve. My Time Shaving special report is all about how you see time, and it's free with your pre-publication order of Time Shaving ( Pick up your copy now!

Let's go!

Stephen Hultquist

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