Joby Schraier loves to travel all over the United States both for fun and business. He is the Director of Finance for Royal Gate Dodge in St. Louis, Missouri so he drives whenever possible. During a recent visit to Las Vegas for a finance convention, he took some time to explore the nearby Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon.
Enjoying the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon helped Schraier unwind from professional stress. He and his family rode mules down into the canyon. It felt like a moving mediation. When they stopped for lunch, he and his kids saw a Praying Mantis. Seeing how it moved as it attacked a beetle was like a mini-martial arts lesson. There is an entire series of martial arts moves based on the Praying Mantis. It was a nice change yet he was happy to get back behind the wheel of his Jeep Wrangler.
Next, they drove to Hoover Dam and enjoyed the scenic views of the Colorado River and Lake Mead. Riding the elevator down for the inside tour made Schraier’s ears pop. The massive water turbines and other equipment inside the dam was a testament to the power of human creativity and engineering. He saw comparisons between the quality of the turbines and the engines in cars.
Joby Schraier learns something every time he travels. Keeping his eyes and ears open to the surroundings can help you find inspiration. Whether helping a customer finance a vehicle, deepening his marital arts skills or spending time with family, he focuses on the moment.