Team I’ve been reading a few books by Joshua Medcalf and he’s pretty much blowing my mind.  Here is a summary of one of my favorite parts.

I’ve linked a video of him below.


Are you training to do who you want to become?  Or are you just talking a good game and life is getting in the way of who you want to be.

A great 5 minute exercise is to write your own obituary.  Go ahead, do it… or at least think about what you want it to say. (This is way more impactful if you actually write it out.)

I bet you wanted to be a loving, kind, individual.  Some core values in there (balance, communication, have fun).

Are you waiting to do XXXXXXXXXX when you are married, the kids are older, the kids leave the house, you retire, your spouse divorces you, you are in a nursing home, or when you are on your death bed?  See how silly that sounds.

Find out who you want to BE, and then focus on getting better at that.

Say you want to be a more positive person.  You could keep a notepad next to you and make certain you give 5 sincere compliments a day.  You could then write 10 things you are grateful for.

Want to stop worrying?  You could say a prayer when you wake up and go to sleep asking God for help so you don’t worry.  You could wear a rubber band on your wrist and snap it every time you worry.

Want to be less stressed?  Start a list of things you will no longer do.

What you do daily is who you are and ultimately who you will be tomorrow as well.

Now are you TRAINING to do this.  What are you FOCUSING on to make this happen.

Make your obituary today.

Make it awesome.

You found out you have 30 days to live, you never changed a thing… because that is how you already live your life.

George Baily really had a “wonderful life”.  He didn’t realize it until Clarence the angel explained it all to him.    Although George never did travel the world, he did change it!


– Joel Fleischman.  Joel is Head Coach of the solution providers for Drexel Building Supply.  (drexelteam).   You can follow him on twitter:  @JoelmFleischman.   Since 1985, our business success has come from building others UP.


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