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Mooring Minute: The Power Of Being Busy!

Mooring Minute: The Power Of Being Busy! When you are busy everything is right!  When you are busy, you don’t have time to complain about how life can sometimes be unfair. When you are busy, you can show the world what makes you unique and amazing.  Nothing provides a better way to be busy then boating, boating provides […]

Walter Johnson • February 14, 2019 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute:You Have To Act In Order To Achieve!

Mooring Minute: You Have To Act In Order to Achieve!  No one is superior, no one is inferior, no one is equal either. Everyone is uniquely capable and able, the only thinking limiting them is their desire.  Their desire to improve, their willingness to succeed and to push thru each circumstance with grace and confidence. […]

Walter Johnson • February 7, 2019 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute: The Power Of They

Mooring Minute: The Power Of They  As in life as in Sailing, they are everywhere doing everything. They did this, they got that, they made this executive decision, they got in my way, they took this, they took that, they just don’t like me, they decided so and so is going to be the guy. […]

Walter Johnson • January 31, 2019 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute: Improve!

Mooring Minute: Improve! They say, our best competitors reveal our weaknesses! This is what makes sailboat racing so special. We can always improve our game by choosing to sail against better people. To leap from the small pond to a bigger pond.  We are each a sum of our experiences and nothing teaches you more than […]

Walter Johnson • January 24, 2019 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute: Boating With Purpose!

Mooring Minute: Boating With Purpose! Most of us live out each leg, each race by accident, that we race and each crossing just happens. We just try to do our best to manage and survive to keep our wits about us in the midst of all the chaos. Success comes when we sail each leg […]

Walter Johnson • January 18, 2019 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute: Upgrade To Find Perfection!

Its the start of a new year and as I looked at my phone and it said it was time to upgrade my iPhone’s iOS, internal operating system. It said the update came with “bug fixes,” “corrections,” “faster services” and “other changes.” It got me thinking, My phone is continuously growing and improving itself when […]

Walter Johnson • January 10, 2019 in The Mooring Minute

The Mooring Minute: The Kobayashi Maru!

The Mooring Minute: The Kobayashi Maru! The other day I was talking with an old sailing buddy about past races and the list of ones where we came oh so close. We regaled how there was always that one guy who was a half boat length faster, we shared how often it was years or decades […]

Walter Johnson • January 2, 2019 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute: Everything Depreciates Unless It’s Appreciated!

Everything Depreciates Unless It’s Appreciated By Someone!  It doesn’t matter if its a boat, plane, yacht club or real estate, everything depreciates unless it is appreciated by someone or some group. Appreciation creates demand, as appreciation is a feeling, It has to feel right, you see value in it, you have to desire to belong, […]

Walter Johnson • December 20, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

The Mooring Minute: Understanding Why What You Do Matters!

The Mooring Minute: Understanding Why What You Do Matters! “Those who know WHAT they do tend to work harder. Those who know WHY tend to work smarter.” Many start out boating and are taught what to do, to adjust this and to pull that. Actual teaching is when you go beyond what to why?  To know […]

Walter Johnson • December 12, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute: Finding Something To Live For!

Mooring Minute: Finding Something To Live For! We are all designed to do great things and along the journey to greatness is the pursuit of finding something to live for! Boating provides each of us something to live for, dates on the calendar and items to get done and things to pursue. To live for […]

Walter Johnson • December 5, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute: Falling Forward

Mooring Minute: Falling Forward When things get hard, and the tough get going, you can either sulk and dwell on how unfair the situation is, or you can try to figure out how to make an ugly situation work in your favor. To fall forward! The world is tough! Sailboat racing can be challenging. If […]

Walter Johnson • November 28, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute: Practice Makes Perfect!

Mooring Minute: Practice Makes Perfect!  It’s been said that every day you miss practice, means it’s going to take you a day longer to get Good! What if you can’t practice? I say spend that time to manifest and to visualize, to look at situations and review your response. To hone your decision-making skills and to […]

Walter Johnson • November 21, 2018 in The Mooring Minute