You Can Do Anything!

You Can Do Anything!

You know that new car smell that everyone loves? How about the feeling of cracking open a book for the first time? Maybe you love peeling the plastic off a new mobile device. All of these are related in a couple of exciting ways, chiefly, the fresh, newness of them all. Not only are they new but they hold the promise of something more, be it adventuring with friends in your car, learning something new in a book or connecting with people far away using your new phone or tablet.

As we all venture into the uncharted waters of 2015, we get to experience that same exciting feeling of newness while we unwrap a new year. In 2015, I commit to believing that anything is possible. Not sort of, kind of possible. Not possible if everything goes right. Anything is possible. Period.

The reason I believe that anything can be achieved is because I tirelessly search out people who have proven this to be true. In moments of doubt, I turn to the people who have done it before me – success leaves clues.

Your Entire Life, In the Palm Of Your Hand

Quick question – what can you absolutely not leave your house without? The answer is unequivocally your phone.

Steve Jobs vision vision was that with the right mixture of research, talent and ambition, anything was possible.

Steve Jobs vision was that with the right mixture of research, talent and ambition, anything was possible.

While a few elite companies offer this product, the example I often cite is that of the market share leader, Apple. Steve Jobs was powered by an ambition and hustle that’s hard to match but his belief that anything was possible is what catapulted Apple into one of the world’s biggest companies.

Due to his legendary vision, Jobs changed the way we live. Think about that for moment. We now hold in the palm of our hands every non-living thing that’s important to us. The photos that represent our fondest memories, the music from the most important times of our lives, email and native applications that help us to stay in touch with friends, businesses and family.

Jobs wasn’t perfect. He made mistakes, but he never lost track of his vision that with the right mixture of research, talent and ambition, anything was possible.

We’re Not Going to Take It Anymore!

More than 65 years after his passing, Gandhi continues to inspire many to believe that anything is possible.

More than 65 years after his passing, Gandhi continues to inspire many to believe that anything is possible.

The world found an unlikely hero when a Hindu from the merchant caste championed the cause of self-rule half a world away.

Even though he died 30 years before I was born, I’ve always had profound admiration for Mahatma Gandhi. What he accomplished in his 78 years on earth continues to affect the lives of billions of people with nationwide campaigns to ease poverty, expand women’s right and end untouchability, he helped to achieve Swaraj aka, self-rule.

How did he do it? The techniques he employed are too vast to list here but none of it would have been possible if he didn’t believe it was. He was born in the British Indian Empire and died in a free India because anything is possible.

From Backwater to Big Time

Think back to your childhood for a moment. Think of all your happiest moments and favorite characters that made you smile. The odds are you’ve thought of at least one moment where the genius of Walt Disney touched your young soul.

Walt Disney built the happiest place on earth where no one thought it was possible.

Walt Disney built the happiest place on earth where no one thought it was possible.

By the 1960’s Disney had already changed the world but his ability to turn 8,000 acres of undeveloped Florida swampland into the happiest place on earth is astounding. He already created Disneyland in California a decade earlier but his desire to access the east coast population and to control the area surrounding his future theme park drove him east to Orlando. While he was instrumental in the design of Walt Disney World, he never got to see his dream fulfilled as he passed on prior to the gates opening.

Disney didn’t let the humidity or the swamps filled with gators deter him from creating his dream because he lived his life believing anything is possible. Today more people visit Walt Disney World than any other vacation resort in the world, inspiring the next generation to dream big dreams.

Canadian rock star Jacob Hoggard, inspires Tony to believe that anything is possible.

Canadian rock star Jacob Hoggard, inspires Tony to believe that anything is possible.

Finally, while he hasn’t changed the world like those mentioned above, I have a great deal of respect and admiration for Jacob Hoggard. Hoggard was the lead singer of a small town band Hedley, when he decided to try out for Canadian Idol (based on the hit show American Idol). His band mates bet Hoggard that he wouldn’t make it into the top three. He did precisely that. Upon returning to his home province of British Columbia he brought in a whole new set of band members who also believed that anything is possible. In addition to creating inspiring hit songs, Hedley are also ambassadors for the international charity, Free The Children and have been to Kenya and India to volunteer with the charity.

The band released a song from their latest album that we simply love here at Roma Moulding. It’s titled Anything and speaks directly to my 2015 theme that anything is possible. We renamed the song to We Can Do Anything and created a video for our own version of the song that I hope you’ll enjoy.

AHM14 – Half Time Show from Roma Moulding on Vimeo.

Let’s make history; it’s up to us and it’s possible. We can do anything!

What will you do in 2015 that seems impossible?

Tony Gareri

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  1. Gordon Thain Says: January 9, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Great read! This year I’ve got a bunch of things that seem impossible but I know that I’ll achieve them!

  2. Love the message, love the video!

  3. Tania Santana Says: January 9, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    2015 is going to be powerful, after my trip to Haiti nothing is impossible!! Thank you Tony for providing us with so many tools to succeed!

  4. Rich Huisman Says: January 9, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Great blog Tony. The video is a must watch!

  5. Brad Luterman Says: January 9, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Beautifully said Tony! Truly iconic figures in history continue to inspire us even long after they have left this world.

  6. It’s that belief, faith and support that empowers us to do great things! Thank you

  7. So TRUE!!!!! Love reading Tony’s Blog

  8. Richelle Plumstead Says: January 9, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    It’s human nature to be fearful of wanting, needing or desiring too much for ourselves or those we love. We talk ourselves out of the things that we are truly passionate about because we don’t want to fail or reach “too high”. In 2015 I am reaching for the stars! Great blog Tony!

  9. Jo Anne Garcia Says: January 9, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Another sweet read Tony!! So excited to crush it in 2015!!!

  10. Anthony Araguz Says: January 9, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Very Nice!!! That Video gets me going every time!!! Love it!!

  11. 2015–time to break through limiting beliefs.

  12. Thomas Secson Says: January 9, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Awesome Read! Anything is possible and proud to share Walt Disney’s birthday Decemer 5th! Inspiring and creative!

  13. Steve Magirias Says: January 9, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Best blog yet! The material keeps getting better and better.

  14. I always appreciate such uplifting reads! They are always right on time 🙂
    My passions continue to lead me, even though I am not always sure as to the precise coordinates.
    2015 will be a spectacular year of fruition and new shores- that is certain!

  15. excellent Read Tony. a great way to start 2015

  16. So true!! Love the video.

  17. Anthony Iannitelli Says: January 9, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Great positive message from our CEO Tony . Thank you for motivating all of us to be successful in life!

  18. Jason Leung Says: January 9, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Every great achievement or innovation or history all started with a single compelling Dream……

  19. Jack Carpenter Says: January 9, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Fun and inspiring-that’s my take!!
    Great job Tony

  20. Meghan funk Says: January 9, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Another great read! Thanks Tony. Here’s to a wonderful 2015!!!!!!

  21. Mary MALFARA Says: January 9, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Great reminder that you have to believe in your dreams that you can do anything! Thanks Tony. Great way to start the year!

  22. Dan Josephson Says: January 10, 2015 at 6:19 am

    Excellent! Very positive way to start 2015

  23. It always seems Impossible, until it’s Done!
    Those great visionaries continue to inspire us now!!!
    Looking forward to a New Year full of possibilities, here’s to doing the Impossible! 🙂

  24. Len Mammoliti Says: January 11, 2015 at 11:11 am

    The easy thing to do is to walk away from something, but if your surrounded by people that believe in doing the ridiculous than achieving the impossible is easy.

  25. Don Cortell Says: January 12, 2015 at 12:13 am

    Fantastic read. When you set your mind to something, anything truly is possible.

  26. Denise dePencier Says: January 12, 2015 at 10:40 am

    what a great video !!! I can and I am making my dream bigger every day. Thank you Roma and Tony Gareri for moving business in new directions.

  27. Doris Pontieri Says: February 7, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Re-reading this blog was inspiring, great video!!

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