In this edition ... Potholes, Power Teams & Perseverance ... Free Solo ... A Change for the Better... Clarity Breaks ...
Here is your weekly installment of Tuesday Traction Points - Key things I'm seeing and experiencing that give me, and the entrepreneurs I work with, Traction!
Potholes, Power Teams, & Perseverance
Three Business Lessons From Last Week's Bike Crash
Two weeks ago, I shared a few lessons learned from a bike crash. It seems the universe wasn’t quite finished with additional lessons for me!
The day after I published that story, I went on a predawn ride. Bike lights were glowing, temperatures were cool, and there was zero traffic! About 10 miles out, while clipping along at 20 mph, I experienced a sudden jerk of my handlebars as my bike encountered an unseen sinkhole. With 20 mph of momentum, I continued forward, but my bike did not! It happened quick! I met the pavement and grunted one last pain-free breath.
Click below for the rest of the story and a few things I learned about ...
- Power Partners
... Three lessons as applicable in business as they are in the aftermath of a bike crash!
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Video I Watched
On June 3, 2017, Alex Honnold made the first free solo ascent of El Capitan, completing the 2,900-foot Freerider route in 3 hours and 56 minutes.
The feat, described as "one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever", was documented as the subject of the documentary film Free Solo
I was inspired by the necessity for flawless execution. This was literally a do-or-die event. But what I really loved was the way the film showed Alex planning his route and practicing (with ropes) to understand what flawless execution looked like!
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The Importance of Clarity Breaks
The 2013 article "Why You Should Work From a Coffee Shop Even When You Have an Office" inspired this post which explains the importance of taking the time to focus on your business.
Entrepreneurs and leaders of companies of all sizes oftentimes get lost in working in their business. The to-do list they came into the office with in this morning grew, not shrunk, by the time they left the office. The urgent drives out the important. What do you do about it?
Take a Clarity Break! For more on the characteristics of a good Clarity Break, click here. (2 minutes)