Taking My Health For Granted
One thing I probably shouldn’t have done…and discouraging my grandsons from doing…was play football. The ONLY positive thing that came out of my 6 years of playing football as a kid and young man was the beyond ridiculous physical fitness all of my coaches put us through. I do not see anything coaches are doing to build young people’s physical fitness like I went through went I grew up.
But, it was this physically demanding sport that required the extreme physical fitness that makes me regret playing football. All of the injuries I had to nearly every bone and joint in my body I started paying for again when I turned 40. As a result, all of the other things I now enjoy in life I have to enjoy doing while enduring some sort of pain. Yes, that includes playing the game I should have played when I was a kid which was Golf.
Not Playing Golf as a Teenager
OH, I hacked around the backyard with my dad’s clubs and did see golf being played since there was a country club about a mile from our house, but I was 21 before I took up the game while going to college. My formal introduction to golf was from signing up for golf as my PE (Physical Education) credit. the first time I connected with a straight shot off my 5 iron and saw the ball take off like a bullet with a slight draw I was totally hooked on Golf.
It only took me hitting a million golf balls before I saw that shot, but nonetheless, I saw it and knew hitting it again just like that shot was what I wanted to learn more about how to do.
Of course, all of my classmates had been waiting around for 3 months for me to catch up to them since they started off hitting their five iron even further and nearly every shot. That was due to most of them had started playing golf at the same time I was getting beat up on the football field.
Not Writing Another Book on Business Golf
When I look back at all of the things I regret I did and didn’t do it makes my focus on what I want to do going forward very clear. And what I want to do is write another book on business golf. It is what I know how to do and what I know works best for building outstanding business relationships…or maybe rewrite my old book.
Have not made up my mind yet. I just know that business people are struggling to find trustworthy vendors and employees. They are having a hard time gaining the trust of their new clients and maintaining trust with their current clients.
If only more business people played business golf they would find out what I am talking about. Even some of the business coaching authors who have given me grief over the years about the frivolousness of golf as a business tool should try playing business golf so they can see why it really works.
Whichever direction I take it will include me playing more golf, more business golf with the new golfers many of whom will be…the millennial golfers. Who knows, I might be contacting you to step out for a round of business golf.
So, it all boils down to, if I got a chance to do over all I have done in my life I would make sure I played More Golf. And that probably would work for a most of you as well.
So, let me know how I can help.