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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

The Mooring Minute: Sailing Is The Purest Form Of Market Competition!

The Mooring Minute: Sailing Is The Purest Form Of Market Competition! Sailing is the purest form of market competition, everyone shares the same wind, water, and capacity for ability!                      What differentiates us is how you read and react to the winds of change; just like the real […]

Walter Johnson • November 15, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute Self-Talk!

Mooring Minute Self-Talk! With 8 billion people on the planet, we all tend to talk to ourselves more than anyone else! Nothing can be more accurate then the self-talk we all go thru on the race course. We often forget how powerful the words are we use to describe each scenario especially the never-ending dialog […]

Walter Johnson • November 7, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

The Mooring Minute – Champion of Champions 2018!

The Mooring Minute – Champion of Champions 2018! I just arrived back from competing at the US Sailing Champions of Champions and had the amazing opportunity to have David Wood crew for me. Here is my take on the event and competition. The best sailors all seem to be humble and they are grounded by past races that […]

Walter Johnson • October 31, 2018 in The Mooring Minute

The Culture Of A Great Team!

The Culture Of A Great Team! It’s been said that the only way to get people to do great things is if they love what they do!  They are true patriots of cause and will do what it takes to be successful. Your partners care about what we care about the most, (Sailing) and are […]

Walter Johnson • October 25, 2018 in The Mooring Minute