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Hello, and welcome to my website.
 I would like to thank you for visiting - it tells me that you have an interest in knowing me better.
Believe me when I say the feeling is mutual.  And with that in mind, let me tell you a little about myself.
David
I am presently living in Colorado Springs, CO, happily married since July of 2003.  We have just recently moved here to be closer to family and grandchildren.  Prior to the move to Colorado in April of 2011, I lived and worked in Springfield, MO since August of 2001, and in Missouri since August of 1999.  I moved to Missouri from Buffalo, New York after having lived and worked there in my own business since 1975.

For nearly all of my working life I have pursued the path of self-employment.  After knocking around for a few years and attending college at three different times, I was drawn into the window cleaning business because of a college friend.

Originally, window cleaning was intended as a means to an end.  It was going to be the means by which I would put myself through Chiropractic College. 

However, the business succeeded beyond my expectations, so I decided to marry and start a family instead of spending another 4 years in school.


If the truth were told, what I really wanted to do with my life was to be a professional athlete.  As a teenage boy, I loved football and dreamed of playing for the Washington Redskins one day.  However, considering my physical attributes and talents at the time, I believed I didn’t have any chance of realizing my dream.  So, without a dream, I began to drift in my life, settling for something less than what I wanted.

Today, I realize several things that I believe are instructive as to how I think life works.  My dream wasn’t a burning desire but more of a wish.  As a teenager, I didn’t have the awareness, the skills or the plan of how to go about achieving such a goal.  Secondly, I didn’t think I had anyone who could guide and help me to explore the other possibilities I might have had - like becoming a coach.  After all, some great coaches like Lou Holtz, Joe Gibbs, and Bill Belichick never played professional football or even college football.  And third, I wasn’t outrageous enough to just go for what I wanted, trusting that it would all work out for the best in the end.

But it’s interesting to see how life works out for us sometimes.  No, I never did become a professional athlete, but the life of the professional window cleaner is much like that of a professional athlete.  The proper use of your mind and body is critical to your success; and every work day is game day. You must motivate yourself everyday to go out onto the field of work and to give your best. 

My career as a window cleaner has also given me coaching opportunities - in many ways training others new to your field is the very essence of a coach.  While I have enjoyed training others new to window cleaning, the best time of being a coach was with my own children during a summer vacation from school many years ago. 

My eight year old daughter was probably the best window cleaner trainee I haveCrystal & Michael ever worked with. 


During her training period, we worked in tandem.  She would scrub the windows with the cleaning solution and I would follow and squeegee them dry.  In essence, she would lead the activity with this wonderful, intuitive presence of not going too fast or too slow and making necessary adjustments along the way when needed.  She had this wonderful 'can do' attitude and was so responsive to my prompting.  Working with her was like a dance.  My son was just as good a window cleaner as my daughter but by the age of 12 - and to his credit - knew his own mind and wanted to be someplace else doing his own thing.

The mind of an eight year old is something to experience.  Christ probably said it best “…unless we become as little children, you shall not enter the kingdom…”  At this age a child is so willing to please - trusting, wanting to learn and responds positively to all that’s around them.  Children can be such a joy.  It was gratifying to see how within a few short weeks, 2 or 3 days a week for just a few hours each day, she was able to learn a skill competently enough to have been able to go out an earn a living for herself even at that tender age. Today, she is married, an attorney, and gave birth to her first child, a daughter, in June of 2011.

So, why I am sharing this story?  At 64, I have decided that my life goes better when I have the mind of a child and when I have mentors or coaches in my life that I trust and learn from.  You see, I have banged my head against the wall of life long and hard enough to finally become humble enough to admit that I don’t have all the answers. 

I see people who are experiencing the life I want for myself.  I realize now that I can learn and model their successful behaviors and achieve similiar results. 

So, why not take the easy road to enlightenment and find successful role models to learn from?


Personally, I do think of myself as a lifelong learner who is both optimistic and forward looking.  And I believe the best is yet to come.  Our attitudes affect so many of the outcomes we experience in our lives. 
 
As business author Ken Blanchard once said:  “… no matter how successful we are, we all need a coach to encourage us, to challenge us and to remind us to live up to our potential.”  That has certainly been true in my life.  I am thankful for having such coaches as Anthony Robbins, Barry Neil Kaufman, Brian Tracy and others in my life.

I realize today that my life has worked best when I was actively involved with some kind of Personal Development.  It was during those times when my excitement, positive expectations and enthusiam for living were at their highest.  That feeling is priceless.  And that's how I plan to live my life today and for whatever time left I have remaining on this planet.  So now I am more conscious about designing my life to have more of those good things; and if you are not already doing so, just maybe you might like to join me.

Because you have found my website, my guess is that your vision for your life is about 10 times bigger than your present reality.  And that’s great.  I applaud you, and your big dreams.  You and I are kindred spirits.  Now, together, let’s take the necessary actions to live those big dreams.

I believe it is true that, "As a man or woman thinketh in their heart, so they are."  And like everything else in life, that power of mind can be used positively or negatively.  So, why not use this wonderful gift of mind in a consious and deliberate way to think, build and achieve that which is good and affirms our life.

The following verse suggests the power we possess in our life.  It goes like this:


Look Up at the Summit
"If you think you are beaten, you are,

If you think you dare not, you don't

If you like to win, but you think you can't,

It is almost certain you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you're lost,

For out in the world we find,

Success begins with a fellow's or gal's will - It's all in the state of mind.
Summit Exaltation
If you think you are outclassed, you are,

You've got to think high to rise, 

You've got to be sure of yourself before

You can ever win a prize.

Life's battles don't always go

To the stronger or faster man (or woman)

But soon or late the man (or woman) who wins

Is the person Who Thinks They Can!

Within our essential natures there lies a sleeping giant of genius, a seed of achievement, awaiting the call to greatness.  Don't we see this potential for greatness in everyone we meet?  Yet, for most of us, this greatness is held in check by falsehoods and fears.  We must wake ourselves up from this fearful slumber and take back control of our lives and achieve our Dreams.  It is our Birthright.

Warmest regards,

David

Telephone:  719-425-1284 (Mountain)
Email: itsDavidGrogan@gmail.com


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