Alex Honnold was the first to climb El Capitan without ropes. El Cap is considered the most difficult 3000 foot granite face in the entire world. It was not climbed until 1958 and event then took 3 days over a 16 day stretch. How could Honnold climb this in less than 4 hours? How can you do something “impossible” by following the same process?
What if they say “No!”? Whenever we reach higher to do something great, there is a risk that others will reject us. How can we overcome that fear of rejection?Those that follow me know that I’m passionate about disruptive thinking, incredible opportunities and doing what we never thought possible. There are far too many phenomenal opportunities to live our dreams. Unfortunately, most are content playing it safe, in part because they are afraid of being rejected.
Damian Jackson made it. As a Navy Seal, he achieved what very few others had. So why did he quit at age 24? In this article, we continue our discussion on risk and innovation. Here we examine a provocative story of a man who did what many wouldn’t. In the end, my purpose is to challenge you to do something that you have always wanted to do but didn’t. I want you to take the next step in becoming a disruptive leader.
Garth Brooks’s hit song, “Standing Outside the Fire” asks a provocative question for those of us interested in disruptive innovation. Deep down, we need to know, “How willing are we to be burned? Are we willing to take the ultimate risk?”
Free Soloing is climbing sheer vertical walls without ropes. Isn’t that crazy? Why would anyone risk their lives to do that? Last week I wrote about 4 questions you can ask that will help you in developing your disruptive leadership. Your response will probably be decided by the question I’m asking this week: “How much are you willing to risk?”
In this post, we will be asking four pertinent questions that, if you respond favorably, could be the key to your disruption this year.
Unfortunately many think they can still rely on the old paradigm in 2019 and still be innovative. Some will succeed by using the old paradigm but it will become increasingly difficult for them.
From the moment I met him, I sensed something different. I just didn’t know how much. Aaron Buros emerged from the crowd carrying the 13-minute pacer flag. I was running the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K in Tampa in December of 2018. He was the pacer for my corral. With his stature and that big smile, he was a commanding presence. But that was only the beginning. We were about to learn just how much and why.