Paul's Blog

Fri, 24-Jul-2009


Except for the early morning run.

Alarm goes off at 6:00 a.m. Swing legs out of bed. Go downstairs, quiet dogs, say "Hi," to Pat (Trish's mom - she's been walking around since 2:25 a.m. when she woke me up).

Today is my longer weekday run, one hour. I put on my heart rate monitor, my Garmin watch, and my iPod shuffle (of course) and head out the door. I take an unfamiliar route to get to know the new neighborhood better.

There's something about being out early in the morning doing a workout that just feels good. Of course, the earlier you're up and out, the better. There's  hardly anyone else out, traffic is light (for Long Island), and the sun is just up or low in the sky.

I take a bottle of water mixed with Heed with me and an hour later and a bunch of songs (not to mention 5 point something miles) later, I'm sweating like a dog and happy I'm done for the day.

What does any of this have to do with business. It's mainly about doing what others are not willing to do, making the sacrifice, going the extra (no pun intended) mile, being out there when your competitor isn't.

I still could be working harder. But I'm getting my groove back.

Saturday is another long ride. I think I'll stick with three hours again instead of four. No need to overdo it. Slow and steady...

PKM head SOS shot

Paul K. McGinniss, PCC RPCC SBL MSHR
Leadership Development & Executive Coach