I was hooked from the moment I heard the wind rattle my windows. The clock read 4:50 am. I considered rolling over for a few more zzz’s, and then, that magical, irresistible 5-word phrase popped into my head. “It will be an adventure!”
On Monday evening I joined my Canadian Fencing team for our final mental toughness workshop before they compete in the Olympics. They have settled into the Village and are ready to do battle! Excitement is in the air! I’ve learned a lot about them since they hired me two and a half years ago. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an Olympian? Success in any field has some common factors. I’ve come away with five lessons that we can emulate to be an Olympian in our own career!
Networking is both an art and a science. When done well, it is magnificent and fun for all parties. It’s a win/win, exciting, and productive. When done poorly, it is laughable at best, and hugely annoying at its worst. In this blog, I share a true story of a disastrous LinkedIn experience.
I’ve been riding my bike 10 miles before 6:30 am on most days (thank you, COVID!) Yesterday morning, I admired a blazing, almost-full Halloween moon setting in the west. My breath turned to steam in the sub-freezing temps as I pedaled furiously down dark bumpy streets, ruminating upon the next steps for Team America.
My fellow Americans… We don’t hear that much anymore, do we? When you look at your neighbors, do you see fellow Americans? Or do you see an enemy? Are you distributing the Ultimate Loser litmus test? (Who did you vote for in 2016 and who are you voting for in 2020?) I am a consultant that builds winning teams, and I have a proposition for you. This is something I have wanted to do for the longest time. I only hope it’s not too late.