IS THERE A RESILIENT LEADER HIDING UNDER YOUR SPORTS COAT?
After 2 decades of business grind and daily burnout, I spent the next decade becoming a practitioner of wellness, self-motivation and personal growth making me the resilient leader I am today. Good news, you don't have to be an Ironman to learn from one.
Would you agree that in order to make the best possible choices for your life, you need to have all the facts? Let's bust some myths so that you can get the facts you need to make informed daily choices. Just like compound interest, you want your days working for you, not against you. Haven't visited a nursing home lately? Let's talk about wellness facts.
Every great outcome starts with a clear vision of the place you absolutely have to get to.
The process you assume that leads you to your desired outcome.
The evidence based facts that prove to everyone that you are indeed moving forward.
Been there, done that and have the sweatshirt to prove it. In 2008, I experienced business sabotage with one of Canada's largest retailers, that brought me 30 days from the brink of bankruptcy and losing my home. The resulting burnout manifested into a sudden health crisis and the "aha" moment that forced me to take decisive action. Fail fast, pivot and move forward. One good decision leads to another, and then another and then another. The bottom line is, burnout can immobilize you. You can quit and no one will care, but you will always know. I speak from experience when I say that every leader needs a strategy for resiliency to avoid burnout.
Life can change in a heartbeat. Burnout and working yourself to death is not a great strategy for resiliency. Scared of what you might find out if you take a few tests or take some personal time to invest in yourself? The world will go on, with or without you, so let's talk about your new resiliency strategy today. You don't have to be an Ironman to learn from one and being an Ironman doesn't make you bulletproof. A decade of Ironman racing has taught me more about burnout, resiliency and leadership than I could have ever possibly imagined, and now my mission is to inspire and share what I have learned with you.
Below is a small sample of my Ironman journey.
My first 1/2 Ironman taught me that anything was possible.
My first full Ironman taught me to follow a proven process.
My second full Ironman taught me to be better prepared in sport, business and life by asking better questions and demanding better answers.
My third full Ironman taught me to manage my expectations and find happiness as the JOY I feel each day while striving for my full potential.