“Mediocrity is the enemy of prosperity.” – Henry Ford
This month we’re excited to let you get to know Alex a little better. There are some obvious things that most people already know about him by following on social media or personal interactions. Things like how he loves his workouts and a great poke bowl. Or that he coaches his kid’s sports teams and that he really loves Lesleigh. And that he is a workhorse – his days start early and end late with a lot of life packed in those waking hours. What’s lesser-known about Alex is just how big his drive to achieve really is.
It Started Early
From an early age, Alex worked in construction in Seattle. Early mornings and long, physical days could take their toll. But as challenging as that time was, it was also a big motivator. Learning how to get stronger – mentally and physically – to not only be able to do his job well but also climb the ladder (pun intended!) to management, was the goal. And that drive paid off leading Alex to project manage large-scale commercial developments across Alaska and Western Canada.
A huge proponent of always being the workhorse is Andy Frisella, creator of the 75 Hard program. Not for the faint of heart, the program is an intense, daily task list meant to strengthen the mind, body, and spirit. Achieved in sections over a full year, the results are a more focused purpose for all aspects of one’s life. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Alex embraced the 75 Hard program and completed not only the initial challenge, but two additional 75 Day challenges within the next 5.5 months!
“I decided that I needed to ‘go big or go home’, so I went big.”
Alex attributed new found strength and focus throughout all the aspects of his life to that challenge. Having recently attended a summit co-hosted by Andy Frisella, Alex’s main takeaway was Andy’s quote: “the workhorse always prospers”. Hard work always resonates with Alex, but the reminder that the work is worth the struggle is great motivation to keep moving.
The Grind is Tough
While that internal drive serves Alex well, it can also be a challenge to slow down. That’s where his three kids come in. Brooks, Bekett, and Berkleigh are the perfect excuse to take a step back from the race, and instead, savor the moment. Whether it’s coaching baseball or football teams, or enjoying Berkleigh’s dance recitals, or simply enjoy a meal together, there’s no better reason than these three to take a break. Worshiping together at mass each week is a family priority that’s not to be missed. While it can be challenging to take time to slow down to pray and reflect, Alex knows that his faith is at the core of everything he does and it must be nurtured.
But make no mistake, any break will be a short one!
But It Still Serves
Alex’s drive to push for the best in all aspects of life is a huge reason that Smith RE has been so successful. He’s never content to just sell a property, rather Alex wants to connect with clients, learn what they are looking for, and then find the perfect property at the best price for them. The finish line for Alex is always moving, and so he moves too. By continuing to grow and expand their business in order to better serve their clients, Alex is a constant source of inspiration for Lesleigh. And that teamwork? Makes the dream work for these two.