Prepare to ‘Go Long’.
Secrets Of Pacing Yourself In Business & Life Whilst
Achieving Success, With CEO & Kona Ironman Triathlete
Just imagine waking up super early on a Sunday morning and going for a swim. Not just a dip in the ocean but, a 2.4 mile ocean swim surrounded by people who will swim over you, under you or around you. Add in a few kicks from wayward feet and there you have it.
Then, when you get out of the water, you jump on your bike for a 112 mile ride and THEN throw in a 26.2 mile run for good measure. But, they make it even harder. The World Ironman Triathlon is held in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and is renowned for its ultra harsh race conditions & gruelling course layout. Just qualifying for this race is an amazing feat in itself. Approximately 100,000 triathletes try to qualify but only 2000 make the start line.
That’s what my guest in this episode trains for.
Greg Patterson, MBA, is the CEO of The Advisory Group of San Francisco, an independent financial advisory firm that manages $1BN in assets and celebrates over 20 years of helping clients secure financial independence.
Greg is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley, Hass School of Business. Like many high achievers Greg was determined, hardworking and focused on his business, his kids and getting stuff done.
Then came a giant wake up call, which was the catalyst for Greg to get back in shape. He just didn’t join the local gym or go for a run before work. Greg trained for and completed a full Ironman Triathlon. He then qualified for a spot in the Kona World Championships held in Hawaii and this was all at age 50.
Greg believes life is an endurance event and that you have to “go long”.
He believes with the right clarity, plan and support, impossible goals can be made possible.
His family is his inspiration, and triathlons keep him moving.
I loved this interview with this amazing man and I am sure you will too. Grab a pen and paper, hit the play button and learn from Greg’s incredible wisdom on life and business.
PS Be sure to check out the link to the resource page that Greg and his team at The Advisory Group of San Francisco created.
Value gems from the show today
Greg and his team at The Advisory Group of San Francisco have created a page especially for Dreamers Believers & High Achievers Listeners. Be sure to check out the FREE resources to help you get your life and finances on track. Better yet, contact Greg and his team to prepare to ‘Go long’ with your financial future.
Click the link now. www.advisorygroupsf.com/high-achievers-podcast/
The Big 7 Takeaways from Greg Patterson
1. Make crazy ideas possible. Create a goal, number and a plan – and stick with it.
2. Make it easy. Use design-thinking to make it hard to fail.
3. Challenge limiting beliefs. Pace yourself to avoid gas-pedal risk. 4. Learn and be flexible. Breakthroughs and setbacks are normal. 5. Admit & commit. Use a coach to refine goals and get an A-level plan. 6. Dig deep, execute and appreciate When things get tough. 7. Life = moments Make it fun, celebrate big and small wins.