Are You Standing Outside the Fire?

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?”

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How much are you willing to 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?”

How does he Reach that High? The #RunningServant amazes me.

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.