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Here We Go Again

What is the thing we want more than anything else in the world – and yet we don’t want it at all? In my experience, that would be change. It’s as if our brains somehow think that the order of the universe is stability and equilibrium. Nothing could be further from the truth. The order […]

What’s Inside of YOU?

We interrupt the regularly scheduled blog post to bring you this moment of inspiration. Last week I hosted a “Create Your Life” workshop in which we increased clarity and set intentions for the life we truly want to live. We used Vision Boards and Vision Books as our medium – but it was energy of

Is balance even possible?

In one of my recent workshops, a very successful businessman was struggling with balance. He adores his wife and children and also has a hugely demanding job that includes long hours and travel. He came into the session wanting mostly to find a way to produce that elusive dream of “work/life” balance. His high achieving

A Thanksgiving Reflection On Fire

You started with a spark, shooting a small column of smoke surrounded by the driest forest. Right on the edge of a cliff, you danced and waved as the calls started pouring in. The helicopter was upon you within hours, yet you carried on.  Boats lined up for the show, filled with people wondering how anyone could

Optionality And The Prison Of Choice

  Choice is a good thing, right?  I’ve built my entire life around keeping my options open, in the name of “freedom.”  Recently I’ve been reminded that too many options can be as bad – maybe worse – as no choices.  So what brought this insight into sharp awareness?  Mahjong.  So how the heck did

Why Women Ski

Given that Waterski Magazine recently ran a story titled “Why Don’t More Women Ski?”, the topic naturally came up at Coble Women’s Week.  I would like to report that we have that question figured out – however, for this particular group of skiers, we are stumped. Every single woman in this week’s camp has in some way arranged her

Strong Is The New Strong

Sitting amongst the 40-60 something women skiers this morning, one of the instructors, a young woman in her 20’s said “We all (speaking of the other young women instructors) hope we can be as fit as you all are when we are your age.” I have to admit, it’s pretty impressive to look around and

Addiction-The Good Kind

It started at dinner with eight of us discussing stories of fixing a starter relay, or how we always make sure we have an extra impeller in the boathouse, or sharing challenges we have had trailering our boats.  Eight WOMEN talking about the normal things that happen when water skiing is your addiction. It’s Women’s

Learning To Learn

“If you want to be a leader, you have to learn to accept help.”  Those words hit me square between the eyes. Spoken by a coach soon after I had assumed the biggest leadership role in my career, I wanted to deny the truth of it: Leadership means asking for – and accepting – help.

Jump Thinking

It happened again.  There I am, in the middle of a 19 second, six ball pass through the ski course, and at the 4th ball, my intensity went down.  Letting up was not a conscious decision – it’s such an old habit, that it’s almost “natural”.  Too natural.  This time, the coach watching in the