How to be #1, Part 1.

Mary is an RN, has two kids, a spouse, and works a full-time job. She feels like she barely has time to go to the bathroom.

Jason is a contractor. He works long hours, sometimes weekends, and likes to spend time with his family.

Kristina has older parents that need help frequently around the house. During Covid, she has also been getting their groceries and running errands.

We are busy, swamped at times. You probably can relate to one of the people above. Most of us still have time. We just need to plan and then take the time.

Chris Cooper, one of my mentors, once said that if you are the pilot of an airplane on a long flight, and there is only one sandwich for the plane full of people, you, as the pilot, need to eat the sandwich. If you go down, so does everyone else.

My main focus over the last 6 years has been getting people to see that they need to put their health and fitness first. It is the first priority.

If you are the pilot of that plane and you can’t do your job, everyone on the plane is in trouble.

New years day was Saturday. A great time to evaluate your self-care practices. You don’t need to set a resolution today. But take a moment. And see how you have been doing.

How is your sleep? Your Diet? Your mental state? How much are you moving each day? These four things matter—more than anything else in your life.

That is all for today. Enjoy the day. A fresh new year is ahead of you to explore.


Joshua J Grenell