Make the most out of every day; you are not going to get a do-over. When you look in the mirror, there is the CEO of your life. It's not your boss, spouse, friends, and parents--it's you. So ultimately we have no one to blame for our mistakes, failures, and shortcomings other than ourselves. At some point, we all experience hardships and personal catastrophes. You can keep moving forward if you decide to do so. Pick a career that centers on work you enjoy. Then it becomes play instead of work. On average you are going to work for 60…
I feel fortunate to have had great success in my professional pursuits. As President and CEO, of Accessor Capital Management, a mutual fund in Seattle, WA, I led the company to national recognition as the Lipper Award recipient in 2007 for best Mutual Fund Family. I was fortunate to reap the benefits of a physically active lifestyle in handball, crossfit gym, golf course, tennis court and even a boxing gym. Besides the benefit of good health, I strongly believe they enhanced my friendships which were developed through a fit lifestyle and the socialization of being active. Living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, my lifestyle has facilitated me to enjoy the great outdoors up close & personally, including reaching the 14,000ft summit of Mt. Rainier multiple times.
Even during my CEO days, no matter how long much time spent at the office, I knew it was important to make time for physical health. It was enjoyable and enabled me to be a better husband, father, CEO, etc.
Since selling my company in 2008, I've pursued other passions, including writing a book, Inspire Your FitBehavior. My motivation stemmed from a core belief that observing successful models and altering my own actions accordingly can create results that enable me to make a positive impact on humanity, inspiring others to improve their health.