Bucket List Goals: Attending Spring Training!

Bucket List Goals:  Attending Spring Training!
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Remember all that goal setting insight I gave?earlier this year? Well just because we’re closing out the first quarter doesn’t mean all the talk about goal setting is going to stop. In fact, it’s just beginning. Yes, that’s right, accomplishing the many goals we set at the start of the year is starting to happen. Achieving goals?is one of my favorite things about goal setting. For me, goal setting encompasses all areas of my life. I set goals for business, health, relationships, and I even set bucket list goals.

These past 4 days, ?have been dedicated to my bucket list goal of taking a road trip to Spring Training with my son AJ. AJ is my Little League all star, so I knew he would enjoy Spring Training just as much as me. This trip felt like Father’s Day the entire time. It will be an experience I’ll remember forever and as a bonus, I was able to achieve one of my bucket list goals. Just a glimpse of our Spring Training Adventure…

AJ hit a grand slam with all the autographs he got, including this one from World Champion Center Fielder Willie Wilson. AJ himself plays Center Field so it was a treat for him to meet guys doing what he does in the big leagues.

Bucket List Get A Klu Spring Training Autographs

We had the opportunity to watch 4 spring training games and got up close and personal views of our favorite players in action!

Bucket List  Get A Klu Spring Training Games

Oh and look who I got to fist bump with? None other than Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman. This was truly an honor.

Bucket List Get A Klu Spring Training Fist Bump

I recommend everyone have at least one bucket list goal because it gives you something to look forward to and it helps you realize that setting and accomplishing goals can be both fun and enjoyable. My other baseball related bucket list goals for the year include: ?Managing a Little League team to the Tournament of Champions and Attending a Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

If you haven’t already set bucket list goals this year, no fear! It’s never too late to set a goal. I encourage you to set a bucket list goal and then share it with me. If you already have bucket list goals, I would love to hear them too. Let me know in the comments and if you’re stuck on how to set bucket list goals, or any of your goals for that matter, you can always sign up for my complimentary coaching so we can get your goals in order.

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Klu’s Briefs: Recommended Blogs for Success

Klu’s Briefs: Recommended Blogs for Success
This month, my topic of focus is breakthroughs. There are many tools that I personally have to help me reach my own breakthroughs. I recently shared my favorite books with you?and today I’d like to share my favorite blogs.
As you know, I personally have a goal to read at least 12 books this year. I actually used to read more books, but in today’s world, where information is abundant and learning can happen anywhere and at any time, I have discovered many other opportunities to read all over the web. Nothing will replace a hard copy of a book for me. But there are blogs that?allow me to quickly learn more about topics?that are important to me. In fact, many of the blogs I read go hand in hand with actual books. Authors are able to provide us with even more insight and knowledge on topics written about in their books. With that said here are the blogs I enjoy reading and a word that describes each one.
  • Get A Klu- Favorite BlogsProductivity: David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done was one the books I recommended for success. He provides even more insight, new tips and tricks on the?Getting Things Done Blog. I love getting reminded of tips in his book, as well as learning new resources for how to make my life more efficient.
  • Wellness: The Daily Groove by?Scott Noelle is a great resource to learn about healthy parenting, having and positive mindset. I get my daily dose of inspiration from them every morning in my inbox. You can sign up for The Daily Groove, here.
  • Marketing: The Digital Marketer Blog by Ryan Deiss ?motivates me to keep up with my own marketing As a business owner, I’ve come to learn how important marketing is to my business. Since?marketing efforts have increased with the use of social media and other digital tools, I have definitely noticed an increase in my business. Getting a new client isn’t directly related to a Tweet I post, but by posting consistent Tweets, blogs and Facebook updates, I am actively building a digital community of people who will seek me out in time of need.
  • Success:?Brian Tracy has a success blog that discusses success in many areas of life including personal, business, sales, and leadership. Brian is another author I admire, so I’m glad I can keep up with his writing on his blog.

What are some of your favorite blogs? Please share them in the comments, I am always open to new resources. I love learning and sharing what I learn with my clients, colleagues and friends.

Klu’s Briefs is a series?where I share my recommended tools for success in coaching, business and life. I welcome your input on new resources?you recommend that I?check out too. I view this as an opportunity for everyone to?learn and collaborate.?

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Alexandra Harbushka’s Real World Woman Podcast!

Alexandra Harbushka’s Real World Woman Podcast!
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Alexandra Harbushka has invited me to be a guest on her?Real World Woman Podcast?next month in April. Alexandra is a colleague and friend from The University Club, where we are both members. We recently had a chance to sit down for a Power Breakfast (remember ?you can join me any time for breakfast!) and learn more about each other’s businesses. I’m impressed by Alexandra’s ambition, drive and vision…therefore, honored to be a guest on?her Podcast.

You may be wondering, “Why is Jeff appearing on a Woman’s Podcast?” ?The idea is to provide real life information to help women become confident, understand what she wants/needs from life and give her resources to become her sexy self. ?So,?even though the Podcast has the word “Woman” in the title, it’s really a program that both men and women will enjoy. ?Perhaps you know that my wife has a successful corporate career that currently has her on 50% travel giving me an opportunity to be “Super Dad” in somewhat of a traditional gender-role-reversal. ?I might also share my insight on being a Life/Business Coach, running a service based business, being an Adjunct Professor and balancing it all with “Triple Daddy Duty” for our 3 kids. ?Men and woman both bring unique qualities to the table, and I feel that it’s important to have a thorough understanding of the different types of contributions each gender is capable of making in this world.

Alexandra Harbushka with Get A KluMore about Alexandra Harbushka: Taken from her own words?“I am an entrepreneur, a daughter, and a lover. My life passion is to help women discover the secrets to having all three of life?s essentials: sex, money, and food. I bring my international experience and corporate success together to help other women thrive as a Real World Woman.

I have lived a full life so far, and know that real women are nothing like the glitz and glamour displayed on the red carpet and in the media. That doesn?t mean, however, that we don?t deserve the same quality of life they enjoy. How do Real World Women discover success with sex, money, and food? I have made it my life goal to find out. Between my podcasts where industry experts and I share the inside scoop and my store where I bring beauty to women, I hope to spread happiness and success to women worldwide.

With a background in residential real estate, residential mortgages and experience working in the heart of the fashion industry?Madison Avenue?I have spent years cultivating the insider insight that I bring to you through my podcast. My passion to help you live your best life will come through the second you set foot in it”.

Jeff Klubeck on Real World Woman PodcastMore about the Real World Woman Podcast: Each podcast episode features a different expert on the show. Experts will chat about relevant topics with Alexandra Harbushka that affect today’s modern woman. The topics vary, but they evolve around the themes of sex, money and food. Alexandra has featured experts for all walks of life, in many different industries including financial planners, body builders, film makers, real estate professionals and much more. ?You can catch her previous podcast, HERE.

My episode of?the Real World Woman Podcast?will be available on April 19th! ?When it is available, I will be sure to remind you.?Here is a link to the podcast on Alexandra’s website.?You can also catch her podcast?on?iTunes?or on?Stitcher.

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Klu’s Briefs: Books Recommended for Personal Success!

Klu’s Briefs: Books Recommended for Personal Success!
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After receiving positive feedback last week when I shared my 4 top tech tools for success, it got me thinking about the other tools I use for personal and professional growth. It dawned on me that I have books laying around every corner of my home. These books are filled with a wealth of knowledge and I often find myself incorporating principals I learn from different books in my every day life.

I personally do not implement every single thing I learn from each book I read, but I do find myself learning at least one or two new things that help with my success. Here’s a list of my 6 must read books for personal and professional growth. What is my?criteria for a “must read” book you ask? When I find myself recommending the book over and over again, quoting things I learn from the book to clients and friends or when I personally adopt principals and strategies that help with my ongoing success, then I know it’s a must read!

  1. The Road Less Traveled by?M. Scott Peck- I often refer to this book as my Bible. ?I know, that’s heavy company to put this Books road less traveled Get A Klu?book in, but I think it is well deserved. ?The focus of the book is Spiritual Growth…and the path to our growth is paved with Discipline, Love and Grace! ?Do you want to know what it means to: ?delay gratification, dedicate to reality, embrace vulnerability and surrender to a(ny) higher power? ?So many people are waiting for the world to make them happy when happiness, joy and spiritual growth is ALWAYS an INSIDE JOB! ?If you haven’t already, take/read The Road Less Traveled!
  2. Getting Things Done by David Allen- This book taught me very clear systems to stay organized with Books GTD productivity getting things doneboth my business and personal to do lists. ?More than just a “system” of organizing our work, GTD is a MINDSET for stress-free productivity! ?A concept I often quote that I got from this book is something Allen himself credits learning from Martial Arts: ?Mind Like Water. ?When a rock is thrown into water, it neither UNDER reacts nor OVER reacts…it simply interacts and returns to calm. ?When our workflow and time is managed, our mind becomes like water in regarding to unexpected occurrences we must integrate.
  3. ?7 Habits of Highly Effective People by?Stephen Covey- It’s more than just a time management book! ?Or is it? ?I have always said that the #1 strategy for Time Management is Goal Setting. ?Covey goes deeper to the Personal (or family) Mission Statement…why are you here…what is your purpose in this life? ?Covey forces us to think about it. ?If we do, time management becomes easier! ?Additional habits like having an “abundance mindset” and developing our “Character Ethic” and the importance of listening (seek first to understand, THEN to be understood) are not easy habits to develop…exactly why they are worth the effort!Books 7 Habits Covey
  4. Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy– Compared to the books I’ve already mentioned, Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy is A VERY simple book to read…but equally powerful in its transformative powers. ?The focus is on Time Management and the main concept helps us?realize that while there is NEVER?enough time in the day to do EVERYTHING, there is ALWAYS enough time to do the MOST IMPORTANT things. ?The key is deciding what the most important things are. ?Once we’ve done that, Tracy helps us with over 20 practice tips to manage our time on a day to day basis.
  5. Four Agreements?by Don Miguel Ruiz- Making it sound easy through beautifully written quotes and examples, Don Miguel Ruiz reminds us of the importance of: ?being impeccable Books Four Agreements Don Miguel Ruizwith our word, not taking things personally, avoiding assumptions (especially negative and judgmental ones) and, finally, always doing our best! ?That’s it. ?But there’s so much more waiting for you in The Four Agreements. ?If Life were simply a game of story-telling, Miguel-Ruiz will help us evaluate the stories we are telling…help us see them from other perspectives and ultimately how to positively re-write and RE-TELL our stories.
  6. Outliers by?Malcolm Gladwell-? I love this author and each of his books that I’ve read (Tipping Point, Blink, What the Dog Saw and David & Goliath)…but the single concept from Outliers that remains burned in my brain is the concept of 10,000 hours to Mastery. ?True Mastery is achieved after 10,000 hours of practice. ?So many people want “success” through gift, grant, “hook-up”, favors, and any form of shortcut you can imagine. ?But who is willing to put in the time, effort, and “blood sweat and tears” to truly MASTER their craft/profession/skill-sets? ?There is much more to learn about being an “Outlier” but if you take nothing else away from Outliers, take the concept of 10,000 hours and ask yourself if you have put in the time!

Another thing I appreciate about all the books on this list is that they are all timeless! 20 years from now someone can pick up one of these books and will be able to relate to the content. Have you read any of these books? Do you have other books you would recommend? I have a goal to read at least 12?books this year which means I’m always open to growing my library. ?I really look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions!

Klu’s Briefs is a series?where I share my recommended tools for success in coaching, business and life. I welcome your input on new resources?you recommend that I?check out too. I view this as an opportunity for everyone to?learn and collaborate.?

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Little League Lessons with a Big Impact

Little League Lessons with a Big Impact
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One of my most fulfilling coaching roles in life is being “Coach Jeff” to my son AJ’s Little League Team. These kids teach me so much about teamwork and becoming the best coach I can be. The lessons I teach in Little League are ones that I can take off the field into my everyday life and career. Best of all, when I’m coaching Little League, I am learning?and growing as a coach, a dad, and a leader.?The kids themselves teach me so much about being humble, coaching with integrity and the importance of communication.

Get A Klu Little League with The Friar

This past weekend will go in my memory book as one of the best. It was Opening Day of Little League season. ?For the 3rd straight year, I also emceed the Ceremony/Parade and got lots of volunteers to help set up the event. ?Dignitaries from the City and County along with Representative from the San Diego Padres were all in attendance. ?Then, my team played on one of three opening games at noon right afterwards. ?AJ had quite a game and our team won. ?SUCH a great way to start the season. ?My emotions are still running wild from the amazing experience I had! Here are just a few things I get to experience during Little League Season:

Volunteerism- The spirit of volunteerism is one of the most rewarding parts of being involved with Little League. Parents, friends and community members graciously come together to create an experience for their kids that is truly life changing. I cannot even begin to express how much joy I receive from volunteering at Little League. I know it’s not about me, but ultimately, I do benefit from all the positive emotions I feel from being a part of the team. This leads to my next little league highlight, teamwork!

Teamwork-?Teamwork is an integral part of Little League. Watching the kids?learn?how to work together is a priceless experience. It makes me a better leader to see the kids motivate each other and offer encouragement. Teamwork happens both on and off the field. Parents also need to learn teamwork by allowing the coaches to do their jobs and by wanting what’s best for all the kids on the team, not just their own.

Get A Klu Little League 2016

Punctuality– Being punctual is not just about getting yourself there on time, it’s also about showing?respect for everyone else on the team. Of course, things come up that make us late, this happens to all of us. But the kids learn an overall sense of why it’s important to be where you say you’ll be at the time you’re asked to be there. The kids are encouraged to let their coaches know if they will have to miss or be late to a practice or game. They are taught that not only does their presence matter, but so does their absence because it does affect the whole team. Line ups need to be changed, substitutions are made, etc.

Communication-?Open communication is key for any type of team to succeed. The importance of communication is especially evident in Little League. The kids have to communicate with each other during the entire game to know who’s got who covered, who’s running where and who’s up next. This is a great exercise for them because they learn the importance of being strong and effective communicators. They see the consequences when they fail to communicate and they are able to learn from their mistakes. They also deepen their friendships through communication, and these friendships can often last a lifetime.

Baseball is like life.?Last but not least, I want to use the baseball analogy and compare it to life. There are so many ?lessons to be learned including how to deal with failure and learn from it to become a better baseball player and person, how to?handle adversity because Little League teams can sometimes experience taunting from other teams and criticism from parents. Games can get just as stressful?but the kids are reminded to have fun, support each other and do their best.

I feel truly blessed to be Coach Jeff for my son’s Little League team. Baseball brings people together like no other sport. I have never experienced so much camaraderie in my life! I can’t wait for the rest of the season. As you can see I’m extremely passionate about Little League. Stay tuned, I’m sure I’ll be doing more posts on my experience as a Little League coach as the season progresses.

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