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Monday Motivation: Old Dog, New Tricks

Monday Motivation: Old Dog, New Tricks

Monday Motivation, 10.28.19

Written by: Mike Goleski

Every Monday, The Rogers-Long Team meets for one of its two weekly meetings. The Monday meeting always ends with “Monday Motivation” in which a few minutes are spent listening to one team member presenting a quote, a quick reading from a book, a scene from a movie, or anything else they find motivating to provide a “spark” to the whole team on a Monday morning.

It’s October 27,2019. I just finished up a OTF class at 9:30. I came home took a shower. My son Jack is home for the weekend to hang with dad. Fall baseball is over and he wanted to get away from school for the weekend. We saw a terrible movie (the Joker) on Friday night. We played 18 holes of golf at Independence Golf club on Saturday. He almost beat me. He hits the ball off of the tee farther than I do. I am not happy. I ask Jack what do you want to do today? He replies, “Dad its Sunday. We have NFL all day. Moms in California. Alex is at ECU. Its raining and oh by the way game five of the World Series is on tonight as well”!!! I have not sat on a couch for over 12 hours and watched sports all day. OK. I’m in! We are watching FOX Sports and they do a special on one of my favorite players Christian McCaffrey. He is wearing a Bruce Lee

T-shirt. The interview is funny and interesting. McCaffrey tells the interviewer his two favorite quotes.

  • Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water in a bottle it becomes the bottle. You put water in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend
  • Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.

The crazy part of my story is that Jack new both quotes and told me that he loves Bruce Lee. I know my son pretty well and had no idea he read Bruce Lee quotes. He said they are very motivational.

So you probably think that’s my Monday Motivation. Well its not. My Monday Motivation is that story I just told was my first entry in my very own personal journal. I have heard Ben talk about journaling for quite a while. I know I might be a little late to the game but it just goes to show YOU can teach an OLD DOG new tricks!

Mike Goleski, a Realtor with The Rogers-Long Team, started selling real estate in 1999. The RLT was thrilled to welcome Mike to the team in February of 2018 due to his competitive edge and disciplined attitude, which he learned from serving 6 years in the US NAVY as a SeaBee. In his spare time, you can find Mike on the golf course or even behind home plate umpiring an NCAA baseball game.

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