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My Journey Behind the Scenes

                                                         
After a few months of preparations, we finally delivered our workshop last Saturday. It was both a feeling of relief and satisfaction to finish what we have started last year. We had an amazing group. Some of them were taking the class for the second time. I guess we were that good with the first one. I was glad to see my friend Arnaud in the Audience. I knew he would love it, but I didn't know he would accomplish his goal this fast. He shared with us what he wanted to see happening in his life in the next twelve months. What a surprise when, the next day, he texted me to let me know that he had achieved his goal in…24 hours!  I wish I could accomplish my goals that fast.

I am fully rested after a very busy month f February. These last two days were mostly spent with my daughter. I am telling you. We have Celine Dion in our house. My daughter is singing all the time. It is crazy.

As my daughter was taking her nap, I had the opportunity to watch one of my favourite TV shows. It is called “Open Gym”. The show is about the Toronto Raptors. They show what happens behind the scenes in the lives of the players. This show is making my dream come true. I always wished I could experience the NBA this way. To see how the coaches prepare the players, to be in the shoes of the players while they are preparing the games, to be with them in the locker room and see their reactions when they wi or loose. This show has accomplished all of that. I haven’t missed any episode since they started the show. It is a treat.

I have been a big fan of the Raptors’ head coach Dwayne Casey. He has accomplished what any other coach of the team has never accomplished in the history of the team. When I saw him on the show, I respected him even more. I have never seen any positive guy like him. When the team loses, instead of blaming the players, he always congratulates them for the effort, and shows them how they can improve without judging them or pointing fingers. I was blown away by his compassion and his positivity. I guess it comes from his over thirty year experience in coaching. It is amazing.

Don’t you wish to have people like that in your life? People who can love you unconditionally, people who can be with you when you fail and not judge you. People who always see the best in you, who give you room to grow, and who have compassion all the time? That would be awesome, don’t you think?

I wish I can be like Coach Casey all the time. You know what? I am going to make it a goal of mine. I hope I will succeed. If not, maybe you will show me your compassion.
Moral of the story? Do you want to see the best in people? Just take a day off, and my daughter will sing for you.

Always a pleasure
Patrick
The Journeyman


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