“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." ~Dalai Lama 

You are the sum of all your training.

Tom Brady and Stephen Curry star in hypnotic versions of the same commercial for Under Armour. The message is simple, what happens on game day isn’t magic—it’s work. It’s training. 

We keep forgetting. There is no such thing as an overnight success. 

In the summer of 2013, a California voice teacher by the name of Sarah Horn bought tickets to the nosebleed section of famous Broadway singer Kristin Chenoweth. Little did she know that with multiple twists of fate, she would end up on stage--nearly upstaging--her childhood idol and having video of the event go viral to the tune of 3 million plus views. 

A few months later, she did a TEDx presentation debunking her overnight success. (With 0.01% of the views) As she says, the viral video didn't show the thousands of hours of voice training, the hundreds of hours teaching voice lessons to others, and the dozens of hours spent singing that very song as a part of her passion for Broadway music. Yes, she was lucky to be chosen that night but few if anyone in that audience could have been more ready. 

Tom Brady and Stephen Curry know. Sarah Horn knows.

You know.

You are the sum of all your training. 

You are what you practice.

Practice makes people. 

What are you practicing? What are you being/doing daily? 

Take a look at your life. 

What have you been practicing to become for most of your life? Does that resemble you now? What do you want to become? Are you practicing that right now?

I'm wanting a world where we are all practicing how to become better versions of ourselves. 

More Authenticity. More Love. More Creativity. More Friendship. More Happiness. More Joy. More Peace. More Significance. More Growth.

I challenge you to take a look at this list--or add your own highest value. What is it that you want to practice more of in your life? What value really touches you.

What will you do to practice it this week? Today? 

I’m starting a free webinar series called Practice Makes People. For more info and to sign-up, click here or checkout the sidebar. 



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Photo Credit: By Keith Allison (originally posted to Flickr as Tom Brady) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Practice Makes People

Free Authentic Autumn Webinar Series

Lunchtime web-based workshop practicing to become the person you really are.

Do you want to be more effective at work? In your relationships? You know. I know. It's not them. It's you. It's me. We need to try a different strategy. It's time to put ourselves into Brain Bootcamp. It's our thinking that holds us back. It's our fears. 

Come join us most weeks as we talk about a different phase of training. 

A discipline is an activity within our power (something we can do) which brings us to a point where we can do what at present cannot be done by direct effort. 

Each webinar is FREE and has space for only 25 participants so sign-up right away by clicking on the title. 

October 13th
Solitude and Celebration
The Core Disciplines

October 20th
Finding Community
The Discipline of Friendship

October 27th
Practicing Presence in the Now
The Discipline of Presence

November 3rd
The Hardest Discipline
Seeking Silence

November 16th
Not Getting What You Want Gets You What You Want
The Discipline of Fasting (not just food)

November 24th
Danger High Voltage
Taking Responsibility for Your Choices
The Discipline of Authenticity

December 1st
No Trespassing 
Setting Clear Boundaries 
The Discipline of Self-Love

December 8th
Discovering Your Purpose
The Discipline of Growth

December 15th
Making Friends with Failure
The Discipline of Risk Taking

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Oh--and give you a little butt kicking too!

Still not sure? Try our NEW coaching readiness survey here! It's a five-question survey that will show you if you are ready for coaching--and if you are ready for coaching with me.

Coaching is a powerful tool to evoke the changes that you most want for yourself. Authentic Leadership Coaching is for those that want to discover what might be possible. It is a three month commitment with the following benefits:

--An initial two-hour discovery session is included for your first session.
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--Safe and courageous. You'll be challenged to go for it in a trusting space that we create together.

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