Last week the weather here in Washington State took a beautiful turn.
We had sunny days and temperatures in the 70’s.
That being the case, I decided to take some time away from work to enjoy the weather and give my children some one-on-one “daddy time”.
Brock’s been talking about two things lately… bowling and fishing.
Since the weather’s been so nice, fishing definitely topped the list.
Brock had got some new fishing gear for his birthday and was itching to get out there and use it, so that’s exactly what we did last week.
As you can see in the photos, he had a great time.
Even though we didn’t catch a thing, we enjoyed the time together as father and son.
As I sat there with him on the edge of the lake, I couldn’t help but get a little emotional as I thought back to the days when I was a little boy, and my own dad used to take me fishing.
Dad passed away when I was only 16, but I often think about him, and as I sat there enjoying the day with Brock, it was almost as if my dad was right there with us.
Even though we didn’t catch a single fish, Brock never complained once.
We finally decided to call it a day and packed up our gear.
As we were walking back to the truck, Brock says, “Thanks for taking me fishing dad, I had so much fun”.
To which I replied, “So did I Brock… so did I”.
In the end, it wasn’t about catching fish at all.
It was about spending quality time together, enjoying the moment and making memories that will last a lifetime… for both of us.
And though I’m not perfect, I try my best to live my entire life that way.
Whether I’m at work, writing this blog post to share with you, or whether I’m away from work, spending time with my family and friends.
No matter what I’m doing with my time at any given moment, my goal is to be 100% present and engaged in that moment.
Do I always hit the mark?
Of course not.
But much of the time I do.
And who knows how many people’s lives are going to be affected in a positive way, simply because I took the time to share these words.
On the surface, one might think this has nothing to do with business or making money.
There would be some who will read this and say, “C’mon Kevin, get to the point and stop wasting my time with stories about your personal life”.
What they don’t realize is this…
Though I am in fact sharing a fishing story, my real purpose is to expose you to this idea, that when you’re 100% present and engaged in any given moment, incredible things can happen.
The more time you spend engaged like this, the more incredible things happen.
And by the way, this applies to EVERY area of your life.
When you think back to past experiences in your life, when incredible things happened, and they happened almost without effort, you’ll realize that you were 100% present and engaged in that moment.
Go ahead, think about it and you’ll see how true this is.
All you have to going forward from here is be conscious of how engaged you are in any given moment.
By doing so, you’ll automatically become more engaged and cause incredible things to happen in your life.
Try it and see what happens.
Try it with your business.
Try it with your customers.
Try it with your spouse.
Try it with your children.
Try it with your friends.
Spend more time being 100% present and engaged… and be amazed at what happens.
Dedicated to your success,
“The Automatic Income Coach”