So yesterday Sam did something he never thought he’d do…. As a graduation present, he and his girlfriend are treating themselves to a two week trip-of-a-lifetime in Hawaii to celebrate their freedom – and to welcome the real world! For those of you who don’t know Sam, he is a surfer – through and through. His office is covered in waves, he swims almost daily (in a pool), wears hot pink sunglasses, and takes any opportunity he can to visit his old stomping grounds in San Diego. As most surfers do, Sam has always dreamt of riding “pipeline”, surfing’s Mecca wave on the North Shore of Oahu. FEW actually do. It’s a BIG, fast, heavy wave, that breaks on top of sharp coral reef. To fall is to gamble with death – you don’t want to fall. But to ride it, now THAT’S a ticket into surf-riders heaven. Not only did Sam surf pipeline, he SLAYED it – all with confidence and without flaw or fall. I talked to him immediately after his experience and he was BUZZING! I could feel it through the phone line – across the Pacific Ocean. He was pumped. This was immediately before our Very First “First Tracks” call which I would be conducting – and I was a bit nervous. Sam’s energy and confidence was contagious - it fueled me – and the call went off quite nicely. Thanks, Sam ;-) This brings me to two points that I would like to share with you. 1. Your energy influences those around you – even if they’re thousands of miles away. Be aware of this as you go through the rest of your day and I suspect you’ll notice some pretty interesting things happen. 2. First Tracks is making things happen. We had a killer group (all of whom were radiating enthused, positive energy) of people on last nights call, and with VERY minimal effort from Icelantic’s part, we now have a hot list of simple action items that will, once again, take you, them and Icelantic to the next level. Thanks, guys. So, congratulations to Sam for achieving one of his dreams. That’s awesome. And REALLY inspiring. I’ve got something in mind now – maybe you do too. ;-) Enjoy the day, Annelise P.S. If you don’t know what First Tracks is, check it out: http://www.icelanticboards.com/firsttracks. This group is going to make some serious waves… P.P.S. Imagine what Sam was tasting, hearing, feeling, smelling and seeing during this. Whoa. The senses…..