April 8, 2015
Comments Off on The confidence to test a comfort zone
Awhile ago, while I was coaching a manager, I was asked why it is that I am willing to venture outside of my comfort zone. At that time, I don’t think I had a very good answer. However, since then, … Continue reading
July 1, 2013
Comments Off on Silencing my ego
In cycling, when I’m climbing, I am slow. I persistently keep the pedals moving, but I am slow. This bugs me – a lot. Over the last few months, I’ve been traveling a great deal for work and my cycling … Continue reading
June 10, 2013
Comments Off on Risk hitting the wrong notes . . .
When people are learning something new, I usually hear them say something like, “I guess this will be a process of trial and error and I’ll probably make a lot of mistakes.” It reminds me of a question that I … Continue reading
May 14, 2013
Comments Off on The Courage to Care for Myself
I had to learn an essential – and frightening – lesson in order to get well. It came about eighteen months into the journey, when my new doctor, Barbara, was explaining to me the steps I would need to take. … Continue reading
March 23, 2013
Comments Off on Exposing the illusion of barriers.
“Fears, like barriers, are often an illusion.” — Michael Jordan, Hall-of-Fame Acceptance Speech A clip from Facing the Giants (on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHPhVTw3YgM), beautifully illustrates how when we remove — or are forced to remove — a self-limiting barrier, we can … Continue reading