HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all. I hope that you had some quality time with the family during the break and kept the weight gain to something manageable 🙂
Before I get started I wanted to bring attention to the first Dos Marcos podcast of 2020 because IT IS AWESOME! We interview Jess Cole, the owner of the Savannah Bananas baseball team and talk to him about how he sells out every game and has over 1,000 people waiting in line for season tickets. Maybe it has something to do with his car parking penguins or the Grandma beauty contest. If you like stories of how companies create RAVING FANS for their business, then you will not want to miss this episode. One of my favorites for sure because this guy is great. ENJOY!
Part of my process when starting a new year is to set some goals for myself, my business and my family. In the past, I have talked a lot about goal setting and why it’s so important, so check that out HERE if you’re interested. One of the goals I have set for myself this year is less about driving to a result, and more about driving towards people.
The relationships I have with my wife Bridget, and kids Gabby and Nick, are so incredibly important to me I could never put a price on them. The connection I have with my mom and dad (Nick and Dee), and my sister and brother (Cari and Jeff) are also priceless. My business partners, customers, friends, and neighbors are all the same. In a big way, those relationships define me and give me more joy than anything I own in the material world.
How about you? Have you been the kind of husband, wife, brother, sister, son, daughter, or friend that you should be? If I were to ask your oldest and best friends what kind of friend you are to them, what would the answer be? Have you been trustworthy? Helpful? Present? Generous? Supportive?
I’m just saying that when you boil it all down, the people in our lives are what matters most so it makes sense to give ourselves a gut check on that every now and then. Telling “your people” that they mean a lot is nice, but SHOWING them how important they are is where it’s at. Send a card, pick up a phone, show up at their house, send a gift, be a great listener, make amends for past problems, push them to be better, and be there to offer support when they struggle. Bottom line…invest time and effort into them and see what happens. Being intentional about your relationships this year will pay out more than anything else you do in 2020. Try it for yourself and see what happens.
From my family to yours, we ask for blessings and good fortune to find you all this year. Have a terrific 2020!
Love a good reflection and goal setting to kick off the year!
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