The Mooring Minute

Mooring Minute – Never Break The Chain!

Mooring Minute – Never Break The Chain! To achieve your dream takes hard work and determination. They say climbing the mountain of success is a journey of a 1000 steps!  Each step offers an opportunity to move the needle, its the discipline of executing good habits, of doing the hard work over and over again […]

Walter Johnson • March 21, 2019

Mooring Minute: Boating Celebrates Innovation

Mooring Minute : Boating Celebrates Innovation  To be innovative, we can’t look to what others have done. The whole idea of blazing a path is that there was no path there before. I’ll admit I’m a student of the game. I love watching and learning. I love following the great sailing classes and being open […]

Walter Johnson • March 14, 2019

Mooring Minute: Perseverance

Mooring Minute ~ Perseverance  This weekend was a reminder of the power of perseverance. We prepped for a month for the Harbor 20 Class Champs and within seconds after the first staring signal, in 18 knots of wind, we were hit by two boats who were returning from being over early. One hit us in […]

Walter Johnson • March 7, 2019

Boating Is Transformative!

Boating is Transformative as kindness produces winners.

Walter Johnson • February 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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