Recently my wife asked our 8-year old if he'd like a ride to school in our sports car. (She usually drives him an SUV or a Tesla). He said no because the kids would tease him and that they already call him "Tesla boy". They were teasing him because in…
My mental training and education combined with my goals have produced a certain way of thinking, and I wanted to share it with you. I try to move my team forward all the time. I try to avoid bad things happening. But when a bad thing does happen, rather than…
We break in our normal schedule for a race report. Back to our regular program tomorrow. San Felipe 250 results for Janesky Racing- we had three teams in three different classes - which means three different stories. 214x - Sportsman Motorcycle - me and my three friends from…
If you are going to be satisfied with being ignorant, or if you ignore doing what you know is the right, healthy thing, then you had better be tough enough to live with the consequences. Hard days, easy life. Easy days, tough life.
"Ignorance is a self-generating state-of-mind; one of its characteristics is that it doesn't recognize itself as ignorance." - Jane Smiley "Reason obeys itself, and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it. - Thomas Paine What area do you know little or nothing about that is hurting you? Do you…
Recently my wife asked our 8-year old if he’d like a ride to school in our sports car. (She usually drives him an SUV or a Tesla). He said no because the kids would tease him and that they already call him “Tesla boy”. They were teasing him because in their mind a Tesla is an expensive car and that makes him from a rich family.
He’s 8 years old. And, this is at a private school.
Where do the other kids get that? From their parents.
Human nature is a funny thing. There will always be people who say that others doing better is somehow a bad thing, for any one of many reasons we have heard.
If these people don’t strive to do better, then they are making excuses for their own standing.
If they do strive to do better, well, it’s not a good idea to hate what you aspire to be, because your chances of achieving it are diminished if you do.
Envy is not a productive attitude for anyone.
Now I have to undo this idea inside my son’s head. Learn well and every day, work hard and apply your talents to help others, and be a good human being – success is good and nothing to be ashamed of.
"Uggh…..ok……I got this."
My mental training and education combined with my goals have produced a certain way of thinking, and I wanted to share it with you.
I try to move my team forward all the time. I try to avoid bad things happening. But when a bad thing does happen, rather than whine and complain (internally or externally), I immediately switch from the “Get good things done” and “prevent bad things from happening” thinking to “What do I/we do now?” to make the best of it and keep moving things forward.
I don’t spend too much time thinking back. I don’t ever feel like a victim. I don’t feel powerless. I don’t waste more time with a setback than it already inherently costs me by commiserating over it.
Am I disappointed for the setback? Of course. But I have also learned that setbacks teach you something. Breaks in your progress or life can really be breakthroughs.
The older I get and the more experience I get, the less setbacks bother me.
“Uggh……..ok………..I got this.”
Optimists get paid more, are healthier, win more games and elections, feel better, live longer, have happier families, and are better at dealing with uncertainty and change.
Are you an optimist?
An Interesting Life
“What an interesting life I had; and how I wish I had realized it sooner.” – Collette
Take a moment or three to realize how interesting/cool/good/amazing your life is.
Unless yesterday went really really well – don’t carry over yesterday into today.
Or last week/month/year into this week/month/year.
Each day is a new opportunity.
Welcome to your life
Welcome to your life.
There’s no turning back.
It’s never too soon to make it right.
But one day, it will be too late.
Be your best today.
What do leave people with?
After experiencing you, people want to see you again, or not.
After interacting with someone, what residual feelings do you think you leave them with?
San Felipe 250 race results.
We break in our normal schedule for a race report. Back to our regular program tomorrow.
San Felipe 250 results for Janesky Racing- we had three teams in three different classes – which means three different stories.
214x – Sportsman Motorcycle – me and my three friends from Wednesday night riding at my track in Connecticut, who were first timers to Baja. Jason Waldek, Chris Symes and Matt Bray, and me. Jason pulled over for a prerunning trophy truck to pass in a tight spot and had to lean his bike over so the truck could creep by. But the rear end of the trucklurched into the rut and hit Jason knocking him down and running his foot over. He hurt his back and we thought he would be out for the race, but a two-hour massage and two chiropractic adjustments and he was ready!
I started the race at 6:20 am. At mile 15 I hit a rock I did not see and went over the bars in Spectacular fashion. I gathered myself, lucky no bones broke, straightened the front end, and kept going, giving the bike to Matt at mile 41. The guys took turns and did well, finishing 5th of 9! Bravo!
1914 UTV- Pro UTV normally aspirated class. Me and Dustin Gebers. I got a ride back from Mile 41 changing my gear from moto to driving suit, and met Dustin Gebers at the starting line. We got the green flag at 10:20 am. At mile 18 we lost the transmission- so we thought. The engine revved with no forward momentum. We tried to diagnose the problem but couldn’t. When you started it, as soon as you’d try to put it in gear it would stall. Then other times it wouldn’t stall but the tranny never engaged. After about 90 minutes I tried once more and it engaged! WTH? We got four more miles and it let go again. We got towed five miles to the road. At one point it was suggested as a long shot it could be the Electronic Control Module. We unplugged it and plugged into the stock one and it fixed it! Lost four hours. Dang! My math said we could still finish in the 14-hour time limit for the 262 miles. So it was a race against the clock. I’ve never not finished a race before unless it was a Baja 1000 solo because I was half dead.
Well, we finished 4th of 6! Salvaged it.
775x – My son Tanner Janesky, Pro Moto Ironman class (solo). Tanner won the Baja 1000 last November by a wide margin so he was the guy to beat. 16 competitors showed up to try, including a guy from Argentina who started first- and Tanner never saw him. He was gone and won. Tanner battled last year’s points champion going back and forth with him the whole race. The last 20 miles Tanner turned on the afterburners and beat him to the podium by I think 7 minutes for second place.
Another great trip and memories made! That was the mission!
Oh yea and Tanner got to see Giovanni Spinalli who he stopped to save last November in the 1000, after Gio broke many many bones in a remote location. Gio wasn’t racing of course but it was cool that they met again under less stressful circumstances.
And I met James OKeefe from Project Veritas – now with OMG Media – a hero of mine in of all places Baja where he was trying his hand at driving a buggy for the first time. His team finished.
A great trip! Thanks to Chris Haines, Jason McVikar, Oscar’s Hale, Victor Abitia, Dean Mizdal, Armando and Ricky!
If you're gonna' be dumb, you gotta' be tough!
If you are going to be satisfied with being ignorant, or if you ignore doing what you know is the right, healthy thing, then you had better be tough enough to live with the consequences.
Hard days, easy life. Easy days, tough life.
“Ignorance is a self-generating state-of-mind; one of its characteristics is that it doesn’t recognize itself as ignorance.” – Jane Smiley
“Reason obeys itself, and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it. – Thomas Paine
What area do you know little or nothing about that is hurting you?
Many still think of the pie! Rather they should be thinking of God’s Blessings that he can fill up to over flowing without taking from anyone else. You are blessed!
Envy is usually thought of by someone who as. Settle for what they have and don’t strive to be better in all aspects of life. So the difference between you and someone you envy is that you settle and stopped trying.
Grandma always said, “A big mouth doesn’t make a big man.” ❤️
When I was about 16 my resolve was to become a millionaire. Always admired people who were well off and wanted to learn from them . By learning a trade , getting a mentor and working smart I was able to create the life and help others . Envy is so destructive.
Larry, first — I think your emails are awesome. I value them and discuss them with my son. Second, however, might I suggest that the teasing is a reaction, not of envy, but shame and anger at not having achieved commensurate success? Is that the same as envy? Maybe, but my guess is that these people do strive to do better, but have not achieved their goals for whatever reason. Consider whether the display of expensive cars rubs that in their faces?
I love my Toys! That’s what I work for!!!