Q. If you could give your past self some advice, what would you tell yourself?
If I could give my past self some advice, it would be to not only believe in your dreams, but to enact on them much sooner!
It is the doubt in oneself which holds you back. The dreams themselves don’t go away, but in my case, time had to pass before I decided that “this is it, now I will do it”. When you decide that you’re no longer going to stay where you are, that’s when a plan of action starts to evolve. I created success for other companies for decades longer than I needed to.
Q. What do you have going on that you’d like to share?
I don’t believe in ageing. Oh, don’t me wrong, I know we all get older, but it truly is just a number, it just is!
One can be 42 and think they are old. Compared to what??
Let the birthdays come and go, let the years add up, but decide to stay young, have youthful thoughts, have youthful activities, stay active.
You don’t stop racing (or boxing or lifting weights) because you get old. You get old because you stopped racing.
Q. Where do you see yourself in five years?
In five years I’ll be 78 and I see myself still actively racing my formula race cars, but not just participating. I see myself physically and mentally strong enough to still be winning races. I’ve won 13 Championships and intend to win more. I know that this means a combination of mental stimulation, state of the art nutrition and fitness.
On a personal level, I will still be happily married, because I will never drop the ball on what keeps that relationship tight.
On a business level, I see myself still involved in the residential and commercial renovation business, but on a yet larger scale. I love owning ProLink Renovations, it keeps me sharp and fit. Why not?
Q. Do you have a mantra or phrase you live by?
My mantra is, “give people their time.” In personal or business relationships, communication starts with truly, intently listening. It’s a simple request that every human that bothers to speak to you asks, and far too often it is partially ignored.
Q. What keeps you motivated on a daily basis?
What keeps me motivated on a daily basis is the appreciation and satisfaction I see in my client’s eyes when they come to see the progress we are making with their project. We are recreating/upgrading the places that people live and work, what a wonderful assignment of trust. All of our projects have been on 100% referral basis, because it’s obvious that we care.
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