Sailing on Altair

altai_960_400It was 6 years ago this month that I first had the privilege of sailing on board Altair, a 98′ sailboat that a highly successful friend of mine owns. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life and continues to be today. I still have this photo as the wallpaper on my computer which often causes me to reflect back on the experience.

Over the years, I’ve been invited back several times but never had the time available due to existing client commitments. However, now I do. Since making the commitment to make this year the best year of my life, I try not to think to myself “I can’t do it” or “I don’t have time to do it.” I now try to respond with “HOW can I do it?” and look for a solution.

Earlier this week I received another such invitation and my first thought was “I want to make this happen.” I have a lot of things on my plate right now, including some fitness goals and business objectives, but I stuck to the HOW to make it happen.

So, after quickly looking at my schedule, crunching some numbers, looking at flights, and doing a little mental evaluation I decided I would do it. It requires some sacrifice in other areas but I prioritized my list of desired outcomes and decided to go.

Early next week I will fly out to Boston where I will head up to Booth Bay, Maine and board this beautiful yacht. We’ll take a weeklong trip down the coast of Maine and end in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

The last time I was on board Altair, we saw an awesome pod of orca killer whales. I wonder what this adventure will bring?


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Chad Ryan is a management consultant and success coach with more than 20 years of experience helping to transform people and organizations. He's worked with some of the largest and most well-known companies and organizations in the world, along with numerous startups and small businesses. Developing creative ideas and implementing technology solutions that help people build, grow, and operate their business, is what Chad does best. He has guided many companies through massive changes with their workforce and has implemented new systems that enable them to work smarter, operate better, and increase their bottom line.

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