Too bad I am writing this blog after the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game. It was really a heartbreaking loss. The only victory in the series for me is that they made me watch hockey for the second time in almost 11 years in Canada (the first time being in the last Vancouver Olympics). I think it's a great game.
Have you been in a situation when people tell you things about you that you don't see yourself? It has been the case with my wife telling me that I snore when I sleep. I kept denying it until yesterday. Now she had the proof. Do you know what she did? She recorded me while sleeping last Saturday. When she played the recording, I couldn't believe what I heard. I thought it was a train or something. The only thing I could say was: “you caught me on a day I played Basketball. I was just exhausted...” I think my wife should be in the CSI movie series.
Today, I went to support my good friend Motivatorman at a workshop he was presenting for entrepreneurs. It was a real slam dunk. Very well done. As I got there just a few minutes before the presentation, he asked me if I could take a few videos of him doing his stuff. I agreed. So, I had to sit on the front seat to get a good view. Guess who was there next to me? Charlie my former coach.
It has been a while since I talked to Charlie. After the presentation, we had an opportunity to talk some more, and of course, with her usual (soft) way, she suggested some stuff to me which were so scary. Do you know why? Because they put me way off my comfort zone. I agreed to take on this project. So stay tune, I will keep you posted.
That is the thing with good coaches. They know how to push the right button to make us want to do more and be more. Once we respond to these requests, even though they are uncomfortable, they make us grow. Discomfort is a good thing. I have learned to embrace it, even though they are most often a tough pill to follow.
So, if you are now in an uncomfortable and difficult situation. It's time to cheer up. Do you know why? It's growth time. Something to think about.
Moral of the story? Do you want to take advantage of your coach? Just snore when you sleep and you will be recorded.
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