Tony Grebmeier is probably best known for building a multi-million dollar business with his childhood friends, ShipOffers, but it is Tony's mission in life is to create a community where entrepreneurs know they can achieve anything they want and find fulfillment, despite their past.
Growing up wasn’t always easy without a present father, and it was the community of friends and mentors – as well as his amazing mother – who taught him that life’s not easy, but you can make it easier.
One of Tony’s earliest mentors, his next-door neighbor Dan, used to tell him, “You can do this – take it easy.” Although he didn’t necessarily understand it at the time, he has come to learn that this is an excellent way to live a fulfilled life.
In our fast-paced world, we can all use a reminder to slow down.
Now a mentor himself, Tony has his own suggestions (not advice) for those that look up to him: “Chase the wins, study the lessons, and never quit.”
I absolutely love this mantra, particularly the idea of studying the lessons you receive in life. Because there are lessons to be learned in both our wins and losses, and we will never achieve our greatest potential without learning from both.
So how do we study? Tony suggests creating “when life works” and “when life doesn’t work” lists, tools he learned from his friend Dr. Sean Stephenson.
You know when your life is working, and when it isn’t, so reflect on those moments. What were you doing? Get at least 10-14 items on each list – now you have the curriculum you need to study.
Then, every day, try to practice one item on your “when life works” list – and note that it all comes back to YOUR behavior, not what other people do to you.
Because when you change your behavior, you change your life.
For more great lessons on how you can change your life and be more fulfilled, get your copy of Tony’s Be Fulfilled Journal.
“I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.” –Vince Lombardi
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