Trailblazers are those pioneers who set out on the road less traveled. Leaving behind the comfort and securities most strive their whole life to accomplish. Trailblazers look for an adventure, and Conquering a new place and environment. Trailblazers set out to do what has yet to be done.
Six months ago my wife and I moved our nearly 4,000 square foot house and our two beautiful children 1,852 miles across the country from Dexter, Mi to St. George, Ut. It was a tough decision to get us to the point to move as life was good. We had a nice house, in a nice neighborhood where we knew almost everyone. We lived in a charming little town not far from city life where there is good schools, no crime and many out door and family activities. We had lots of friends, were well known, gave a lot and generated a lot to the church we loved. I have a high paying job in car sales living off 90% Referral and repeat business.
Yes, life was good.
Yet it just felt like something was Missing?
We over time had traveled to different spots we thought we might wanna live. South & North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, California and everywhere in between. Nothing quite felt right.
We knew we wanted warm, clean, family friendly, low crime, progressing, and lots of outdoor activities.
After a recommendation from my dad, six months research on our end, and a summer trip to visit we decided on St. George, Ut.
I never in my life thought I would live in and raise our kids in UTAH!
We fell in love. The towns growing and progressing fast. The community is built around family’s. the people are full of faith. It’s right on the Arizona border, the weathers great, and it’s surrounded by national parks and every outdoor activity you could imagine. It’s like bliss for the family and outdoor oriented types like myself.
We made the move.
I now travel from my safe, well paying job in Ann Arbor, Mi to my home in St. George, Ut. I spend two weeks straight working, and two weeks straight with my family. No one would ever believe you could sell cars at a dealership and take two weeks off each month and still place in the tops at the dealership, but I have. I’ve never lived like this and it has its pluses and negatives as you can imagine.
I could go on and on about the details of the adventure, all the fears, emotion, and excitement a 1,852 move does to a family of four.
What I trying to paint is the image of being a Trailblazer. Setting out for a new adventure. Leaving behind the comfortable, safe, familiar life you’ve worked hard to build up. Going to new places to stand out and thrive. Reaching for new heights, reaching for a “Life Elevated”.
Life is short relative to many things. There is a big world out there that is ready to be trekked and covered. There are places feet have never walked and human eyes have never seen.
When I was a kid I wanted to be an Explorer and Pioneer in Antarctica and discover and conquer places that have never been seen. I got married, had kids, got comfortable, and the rest is history.
But I decided to make a move to the high desert in the Southwest. I decided to leave what was comfortable, for the unknown. When I tell people what I’m doing they usually look at me two ways;
Like I’m crazy, and gonna fail, and threw the American dream out the window
Like I’m courageous, I’m going to succeed, and I’m doing what everybody dreams and talks about….
The fact of the matter is that if you don’t try you won’t succeed. If you don’t reach you won’t grab.
Yes any big decision is going to be full of challenges. You will experience every emotion in the world, and at times things will be tough on you and your family. But if you don’t want to live like everyone else. If the regular comfortable life just isn’t for you
Sometimes you have to pull of the road most traveled, pick a direction, and Blaze a new Trail and put your name on it.
“Conquer What You Chase”
Another motivational Blog-Post written by Noel Walsh owner, writer, and lead trainer for NW&A “Conquer What You Chase” Sales Training, Consulting & Motivating from Ann Arbor, Mi and now St. George, Ut.
“You don’t know what it’s going to be and that’s a beautiful thing”