Take a minute, click on the video below and meet a guy that answered a job ad and was willing to climb (hands and knees) a flight of stairs to get to his first interview. Dean Zimmer can teach us a lot about the power of showing up and having the passion to do great work.
[tweetmeme source=”cbyndas” only_single=false]Last week I was able to sit in on the post race “debrief” with my sons downhill ski team. Two coaches, two very valuable points of conversation from totally different perspectives. The first coach Mr. Neighbors shared with the team they had chosen a very difficult sport, one that required near perfection on an individual level. He stressed that when an athlete came to the race he had to be ready to give it his/her all since nothing else would do. (Several on this day had missed gates, or blown out of the course) The second coach Mr. Treanor shared that competing requires that once something has happened you take a second to understand it and then you leave the negative event in your past and move on. Or at least this is what champions do.
I have loved being in high school with my kids for the past nine years since so many great lessons come from this time in our life. These coaches were spot on with our team, and for every professional I know.