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2016! I AM IN YOU!

9 Jan

What a difference a year makes!  I’ve been looking forward to this post for quite some time as 2015 proved to be both the most challenging and the most rewarding.  I do my best to live every day and every moment exceeding my personal best. This post is more about benchmarks and milestones than hoping to keep cliche promises to myself.  Moreover I put this out there online with the intention to share, inspire and connect as we all continue our human adventure.  Looking forward to meeting the challenges of leveling up in 2016!

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While proud of my 2014 Spartan Trifecta I am even more proud of my lifestyle change exceeding the Triple Trifecta in 2015 including destination racing and confidence in knowing I will achieve my 2016 goals. The Hawaii Trifecta experience was such an awakening! I look forward to expanding my Spartan Travels in 2016 and going for the ULTRA Beast and the Spartan Triple Trifecta Delta!  (https://youtu.be/9yEf_HG9520)!

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LOVE and LOSS

2015 claimed many of my companions and dealing with death and loss forced me to deal with aspects of myself I viewed as weakness but were needed as strengths (sensitivity, humility, humbleness, feelings).  I lost my father, thankfully not my mother that survived the Tornado, both my cats and too many friends and loved ones.  Life is too short to have many walls, but it is good to have boundaries.  I have a feeling 2016 will provide many opportunities where I will have to know the difference.
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Continuing to BOLDLY GO

If I may be so “Bold” ever since I learned the word “mission” I knew mine was to “boldly go where no one has gone before”.  Once again I underestimated my professional goals.  In a lesson on goal setting I made what I thought was a stretch goal for myself.  (A V-12 Aston Martin DB9).  Just when I thought I was living the dream with my TR6 I thought I would show how setting a goal, developing a plan and following through can lead to success, but it turned out to happen even faster than I optimistically projected.  My goal was to build my dream team and while I am aligned with some incredible talent and a crew that would make any Captain of the Starship Enterprise proud, but there is still a great deal of room for improvement and new roles to fill.  There are also many new projects which will be launched under the Shane-Arts or Bold banners.  
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In 2016 I plan to surround myself with the right people to keep me exceeding my personal best in addition to me helping them exceed theirs. May all the roles be cast, the dream team assembled but in 2016 I hope to always keep a chair open for that new rising star.   

(www.shane-arts.com  and   www.boldstaffing.com)

Keep On Saving The Day!

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPZW8_ID-l4)

The lifestyle change of eating better and being better to the environment has continued to the point where I had almost no trash and while I was proud putting out four times the recycling to a single bag of trash, by eating clean, healthy and sustainable the even the recycling declined taking reducing my footprint to a new level.  This also brought about a healthy diet and reignited my passion for cooking.  Many seem to think healthy clean eating is boring and taste bad but I actually found the opposite to be true.  There have been many times in 2015 that people that justify certain toxins for themselves have been impressed with my healthy alternatives, even though I do my best to focus on the flavor and experience rather than the healthy substitutions.  I do not believe I am missing a thing but I am able to keep optimizing my performance while still enjoying all the goods.  In 2016 I plan to do more sharing of delicious food and drink through healthy (or healthier alternatives).    

As always, there are a few other experience, knowledge and financial goals I do not wish to put out there on the internet, but they are out there in the universe and I look forward to celebrating their success in 2017.

 

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Goals and Resolutions for 2014

9 Jan

The years in which I wrote my goals and resolutions in journals were indeed some of the most productive years of my life.  Last year I came into the 21st century by blogging and met and exceeded every personal goal (except 1 in the physical fitness category and I have to admit that goal was a dangerous stretch).  So here we are with a new set of goals and resolutions for 2014.

Lets get Physical- My major fitness goal is to earn the SPARTAN RACE TRIFECTA!  This was my goal last year and it was not achieved yet.  However with all things that I do not master immediately I learned and adjusted for 2014.  It’s not just the physical agility and ability, nor about the mental strategy, but I failed to consider the logistics department.  I really wanted to do Seattle and Vegas but those are tricky to pull off between training, travel, companions, etc.  It was fun to do the Spartan Sprint down in Burnet where I had some help in the logistics planning.  To earn the Trifecta they must all be complete within the same calendar year.  I will not fail this year.  I will make each a destination and have multiple backup plans.  Of all the super fit, flexible and fantastic people I know, only one person my age range that has completed this goal.

Now I am proud of the fact that I maintained my weight loss and maintained a pretty healthy lifestyle all on my own.  2014 goal is to drop 20 lbs to be in the opTIMum range for my height and frame then rebuild with lean toned muscle.  I’ve renewed my membership at 24 Hour Fitness and plan to continue to workout outside whenever possible and maintain the Daniel Craig lifestyle and less James Bond (totally nailed the drinking and the stress aspect of the character, now I just need the Abs).  

 My professional career goal last year was “I will continue to grow in my current position increasing my productivity by at least 20%, averaging in the top 10 of my team and hopefully and making a place for myself on the national stage.”  I remember thinking that was a stretch but overshot this goal in a ridiculous fashion.  By March I had the #1 guy running scared and surpassed him by May.  By July I was a candidate for the position of VP over one of the largest BBB’s and by the end of the year I am a Vice President over multiple regions with a team under me that does more in 1 week than I anticipated doing in 1 month when I set my 2013 goals.  So where to begin for 2014?  I have a financial stretch goal that I will not post to the public, but once that goal is achieved I will form a foundation to philanthropically continue my support for the arts as well as assist my associates in the direction of financial independence.  I would now like the top 3 spots to consist of my team members in addition to myself.  With the arts and philanthropic side of my career I hope to launch a new era as “Shane-Arts” enters its third decade and reward you all for your support for the previous two.   

Spirituality was another area of extreme growth perhaps as a result of a significant amount of meditative “alone time”.  In 2014 I will continue to live in the present moment and begin and end each day with mindfulness.

Fun – They say the difference between men and boys is the size of their toys and I plan to travel by Rover, Bike and as I fully restore my very first car the Triumph TR6 to enjoy a lifestyle envious of James Bond or Batman.  

To recap

1.) Spartan Race Trifecta 2014
2.) Ideal weight and fitness for my height and frame
3.) Lead the best team in North America
4.) Launch my new artistic ventures
5.) Become a Jedi Master equivilant of being a Mindful and Peaceful Warrior.  ImageImage