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Preparing to share the insight from this bike ride, ready?

A thought hit me as I was riding my bike the other morning.  I am riding along, it is a somewhat cool morning for Franklin, TN in August, probably around 72 at 6:30 a.m.  During my rides the ideas flow, energy is good and positive, and often clarity and simplicity will follow.  Now, mind you this is in between the deep breaths, gasping for air, and wondering why I ate at the Chinese buffet the day before.  Not sure why I ever eat at the Chinese buffet, momentary lapse I suppose.

Anyhow the three insights, Impactful Ideas came during this ride.  On a part of Hwy. 96 heading towards Franklin, the road has these bumps on one side, and on the other side is the rough shoulder.  In the middle is the beautiful sweet spot, the road is real smooth and the riding is the best, most awesome surface you could find, real fast and real easy to cruise.  The problem is staying in this narrow “sweet spot”.

The bumpy rough spots, with the sweet spot narrowly in the middle

The discovery was this….focus on where you are going and you will hit your destination with ease!  I found that if I kept my eyes straight, I could stay right in the sweet spot and smooth sail all the way.  If I took my eyes off the focus of ahead, or looked down…big trouble….into the bumps or rough shoulder I went, making it a heck of a lot tougher to ride, and no cruising for sure, and much tougher to pedal!

The clarity all came together into 3 Quick Hitting Impactful Tips to Reach Your Goals:

1.  Choose your destination.  Set out with a purpose and chart your course (applies to investing, retirement, life)

2.  Focus your attention on your destination.  Look at your goal or target, looking down or backward will cause you to fall off your path.

3.  Get comfortable in your seat.  It may take some time to train our minds to focus on our targets, be patient enjoy the ride and know that you are on a growth path.  There will be bumps, there will be rough, but there will also be smooth spots!

Focus on where you are going, You can get there!

Look forward to seeing you on a ride, and would love to hear what you are striving for in your life.

What is the main focus of your life?

Please share…all the cool kids are doing it!

Enjoy the ride, have a great day.  Invest in Balance!

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This past week has been extremely hot here in Nashville. Me being from the North, it feels like the rain forest and the dessert have met. It has been tough to find the energy to run and sustain any sort of pace.

In talking with my coach this morning from Trisuccess, she imparted some great wisdom. It is more than likely my sodium intake. Need to start taking my Salt Tabs with me and before heading out. I had used them early in the year, but thought the need for salt tablets was only for long runs and workouts. Not the case, anything longer than an hour and you need to replenish. This weekend before I put the shoes on, the salt tab is going into the system.

The running in the heat has also got me thinking about the move to TN. Love TN, the people, environment, friendliness, ability to worship anywhere, and the slower pace make this a wonderful place for kids to grow up. But, sometimes when it is hot and humid, legs are cramping, and don’t feel like going out to run, leads me into fond memories of Chicago. The hustle and bustle of the city, cool breeze, great food, and lots to do and see. So many great things to say about both places. Think the answer may be to enjoy both for the great qualities they possess.
The key being if you are running in summer in TN, start early. If you are running in Chicago in December, bring snowshoes.

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