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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Drew's Olympic Dream - to be or not to be.....

At about 1pm on Saturday morning I found myself watching fencing. I had never watched it before and didn’t even know the rules. By 2pm I was standing up yelling at the referees. I love the Olympics. In fact I am borderline obsessed. I spent 3 hours on Saturday afternoon googling fencing equipment and rules to find out what it would take to become a world class fencer. By 4pm I was figuring out how to improve my breast stroke and power cleans. This completely irrational behavior happens to me once every two years, every time the Olympics come around. 2 years ago I was calling up friends looking for three other guys to make a four man bobsled team. Every two or three hours I change the sport I am going to medal in.

The sad part is I am 24 now, the prime of most Olympians careers, and I have yet to settle on my sport. I know I will never medal in anything. I am sure I will forget about my fencing dreams by the end of the closing ceremonies. However, isn’t that what sets me apart from great Olympians? They pick what they want to do when they are around 7 or 8 and they train unthinkable hours, move to different cities to get elite coaching, and in some cases sacrifice their entire childhood all for one chance at a medal.

By the time we see them it is in an Olympic final. All the sacrifices that have been made have been done behind closed doors and out of our sight. Win or lose you know your witnessing a moment these people will never forget, or rethink thousands of times for the rest of their lives. When you become an Olympian you open yourself up for the entire world, you have the weight of a country on your back. All your life’s work comes down to one ten minute stretch on a random summer night. The stakes just don’t get any higher than an Olympic final. That’s what makes it so great.

eStyleDrew    815-363-9700

Friday, July 20, 2012

Needless Violence

Just a short note to share a couple of thoughts I have regarding the escalating violence in America.  It is time for all of us to begin participating in making our country a better and safer place to live.  Less violent computer games, less TV watching, less racial profiling, less stress - more family time, more vacations, more random acts of kindness and more compassion to our fellow man (and woman).  We need to stop hopeing that someone else will fix our country (i.e. politicans, big business) and lean towards more ways that we can improve our own little piece of the pie.  It's frightening to see our children being taken, our schools on lockdown, workplace violence and a fear to go to some place as innocuous as a movie theatre.  Let's put a stop to violence in America one person at a time!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Is a problem or is it an opportunity?

I am tired of listening to comments from people saying that a problem is just an opportunity waiting to happen.  It is true - a problem can be made into an opportunity.  However, sometimes the only result from a bad situation is to clean it up as neatly as you can and hope that it doesn't come back to haunt you in the future.  The goal there is to LEARN from that experience and not let it happen again.  At that point, you are doing damage control to avoid losing a customer and/or their business.

There IS an advantage to every adversity.  However; not necessarily for the person experiencing the adversity.  In addition, successful resolution of an adversity and creation of an opportunity both depend on action - not thought.  For some people, visualizing the outcome to be successful is the reason they will hang on to their problems.  Visualing and then ACTING on the steps necessary to turn the adversity to their advantage is the hallmark of successful people.

Faye Haber  815.861.2967