Okay Campers, Rise and Shine!

When I was in college, we had a cable channel that played the same five or ten movies over and over again.

Ironically (or perhaps intentionally), one of the movies was Groundhog Day. Consequently, I know just about every line in that movie.

  • “Okay campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cooooold out there today.”
  • “You know, I have friends who live and die by the actuarial tables, and I say, ‘Hey! It’s all one big crapshoot anywho!’”
  • “It’s the same thing your whole life: ‘Clean up your room. Stand up straight. Pick up your feet. Take it like a man. Be nice to your sister. Don’t mix beer and wine, ever.’ Oh yeah: ‘Don’t drive on the railroad track.’”
  • “Watch out for that first step; it’s a doozie”

One of my favorite parts of the movie is when Phil learns different skills such as playing the piano and ice carving. I’ll confess that I’ve thought it would sure be nice to have that kind of time.

Speaking of having time on their hands, some people have tried to determine how long Phil was stuck in the time loop. Some of the answers?

  • 8 years, 8 months, 16 days
  • 33 years, 350 days
  • 10,000 years

The good news is that it doesn’t take years and years to get better at something. You can get better in just one day.

As James Clear writes, “A 1% improvement each day means that you are 37 times better by the end of the year.”

What are you doing to get better? Perhaps today is the day that will nudge you forward into being the best advisor or planner you can be.

Need some help getting started? Click the Hey Adam button below and set a time to chat. I’ll give you 20 minutes to make today the best day ever.

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By the way, if you’re in the mood to watch Groundhog Day again, you can stream it on Starz!

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