Let me introduce you to the 2010 version of Andy Neary.

I was running a small employee benefits department for a P&C agency and hated my job.

I had no control over my workday as I bounced from one “fire” to the next.

I was hanging around the wrong people.

All I wanted to do was quit…everything. It actually hurts to think about it as I write this.

I cannot tell you how much different the person, you know and see today, is from the lost and unhappy individual I was just 9 years ago. Have you ever been there yourself? Maybe you’re there right now.

It took several years and a TON of self-development but, today, I find myself humming on all cylinders because of some VERY IMPORTANT questions I asked myself a few years ago, and my hope is that these 5 questions can help you take your results to the next level wherever you are today.

So, what are those 5 questions?

Who is in your tribe?

Who do you surround yourself with? Do they lift you up or drag you down? You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. Make a list of your 5 and figure out if some changes are required.

How are you taking care of your health?

Are you taking care of yourself? Both, physically and mentally. What is your daily routine to ensure that you bring your best to your family and your clients?

How are you planning for productivity?

Are you spending the appropriate amount of time to plan your days? Your weeks? Proper planning leads to perfect execution.

How are you investing in yourself?

What books are you reading? Do you have a mentor? Have you hired a coach? Listen, you can’t “pick peoples’ brains” to success. Winning requires you commit to invest in your growth, both in time and money.

Are you taking too many opinions?

You have to stop taking so many opinions. Most opinions come with a personal agenda, so stay focused on what you need to do to be successful.


I hope you these 5 questions can be a catalyst in helping you become the individual you know you should be and help you get to your goals a hell of a lot faster!