Yes, that’s right. It’s another week of road trips, as I am on the road all this week attending events in Phoenix and ending the week in Los Angeles. I am on the way to another RockStar event. If you recall this time last year, I did a weekly theme about mentors and one of those mentors I featured recently reached out to me as a result of that blog.
It was this time last year that I was headed to LA for Craig Duswalt’s RockStar Boot Camp. It was this time two years ago that I was starting the idea of following a weekly theme on my blog about and business- and self-help, breaking each topic down into five parts.
If you are here reading for the first time, welcome. Along with a weekly theme, my speaking, writing and seminars are built around my three favorite things: Music, Motorcycles and Mentorship. And this week’s blog will be another of my “from the road” series.
So I chose the theme this week of “RockStar Road Trippin’.” I left my home near Dallas yesterday and took the coldest ride I have ever done across West Texas. As I rode, I was thinking about what I was going to write about. I left with a clean well-packed bike; after all I had planned this trip out well.
My day started at 6 am when I left in a drizzle; while I was riding though Fort Worth, I was thinking, “It feels nice out here; it will be good when I get to dry roads.” Just west of Fort Worth, I reached dry roads. So now I thought it would be good.
But as the sun came up I made my first fuel stop 30 miles sooner than I planned, and after leaving the city the temperature dropped and the winds picked up. With winds and cold, the bike burns through more fuel.
By lunch I was adding another layer of clothes, extra pair of socks and breaking out my hand warmer packs. By the time I reached El Paso, I decided to stop at Starbucks to write this post and warm up before heading to the place I’m staying for the night.
We all try really hard in life to plan the best we can. Most of the time, things do not go as planned. A few things could delay the trip, maybe even stop it. But when I say I’m going somewhere, I’m going, and I just work with what comes.
So with the minor adjustments and riding a little out of my comfort zone, I reached my day’s goal and arrived an hour before I planned. I chose not to focus on how far I had to go, and not focus on how cold I was. Instead, I set a goal of just making the next fuel stop.
If you want to achieve your big goals in life or in your business take it a day at a time. Break your day into smaller goals and stop focusing on the big things. Before you know it you will arrive earlier than you planned. Come back tomorrow when we’ll talk about setting yourself up for success.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, find what you love to do and become highly profitable doing it. Are you ready to make changes to rock your 2013?