Who is Standing in Your Shadow?

How many of us have risen out of someone's shadow in our lives or careers? A parent, boss, mentor, teacher, or coach... They prepared us to step out of their shadow and take the lead in our own life. Take a moment a think of who those people are in your life... Now, ask yourself "who is standing in MY shadow right now?"

Let Your Character Create Your Legacy

In sports, a player's legacy is often cemented by incredible stats, broken records and championships. The truly great are even enshrined in their sport's Hall of Fame. Fans of all ages will walk the halls of those Hall of Fame buildings and be reminded of their greatness for years to come. And what about the rest of us? Is it really about what we do that defines a meaningful legacy, or is it more about what we spent our time being and becoming throughout our lives? Or how we've consistently shown up and been of service to others? Let's find out...

Keep Getting Up

No matter how much we train, invest, prepare, or strategize to achieve a goal, sometimes we just get knocked down. Maybe the other team trained and prepared just a little harder.  Perhaps we missed a detail on the business deal and things fell through. Maybe the job promotion went to someone else.  Maybe an unexpected storm came out of nowhere to ruin our vacation plans. Whatever it is, and no matter how hard we get knocked down, we must always be willing to dig deep and pull ourselves up again.

Learn from the low points

The reality is that when things are great - when we are winning, receiving the accolades, moving forward, getting promoted, etc. - we aren't learning AS MUCH as when the proverbial shit hits the fan.  The low points in our lives give us the opportunity to learn, grow, and become a better version of ourselves - if we choose to listen and learn.