There is an enormous sense of relief when a large project comes to an end: a dissertation, a graduation, or a marathon. That is where I am today. I am writing to share good news. Yesterday, I published my new book, Destination Unstoppable. It has received glowing reviews from some remarkable athletes, executives, and leadership experts.
On Elton John’s magnificent album, “Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road”, there lies an 11 minute masterpiece called Funeral for a Friend. The mesmerizing opening marches the mourner along the pathway of grief. It cries in dismay, roars with denial, wails with anger, whimpers with loneliness, and quickens the heart with hope. It is on auto play in my head because I am crushed by the recent loss of two immensely talented friends. Let’s examine how these amazing men used their strengths to impact tens of thousands of lives.
I met Lydia Handzova almost two years ago through my Succeed With Your Strengths workshops. First impressions are everything, and Lydia brought some serious “first impression” horsepower to our events. She was friendly, engaging, knowledgeable, and eager to make a difference. Never in a million years would I have imagined that Lydia had overcome some amazing challenges in her life. Let’s hear her story, and learn how she’s using her secret sauce to remove obstacles and make a big dent in the universe!
What if your life was a river and you were in a canoe. How would you spend your time and energy? Would you struggle against the current to head upstream? Would you aim your canoe for a point directly across and paddle like mad to get to the other side? Or would you let the river carry you downstream while you cling to the sides of the canoe, white knuckled and scared. Is there another option?
Timing is everything, right? So what happens when time stops? Or when time speeds up? I’m beginning to wonder if time is a man-made function that is designed to keep track of productivity. Do you believe that the more productive you are, the more successful you are? Is it admirable to be the last man running on our 24/7 Hamster Wheel of Work? As you might imagine from my last post, my silent meditation retreat gave me a new perspective!