As most of you know I am a triathlete and recently I’ve fallen in love. With my bike! Lol, there’s that sense of humour of mine. It is true though, I’m in love with riding and I’ve discovered a lot about myself as I ride my bike in a group or paleton that reinforces one of my favourite sayings, “how you do anything is how you do everything”.

For example, the other day I was riding with a group of experienced riders and I noticed how comfortable they were with riding tightly together. In the moment I was less confident and I discovered what was in the way was trust. Me trusting ME and me trusting THEM. Because I wanted to push my limits (surprise, surprise) I CHOSE to trust them. I trusted their ability to stay off their brakes, make the right choices and so I surrendered to their collective, experienced instincts. I also CHOSE to trust me, I trusted that I had the legs to stay the pace, I trusted that I had everything that it took to be in that lead group. What resulted was an amazing pull along a challenging stretch of roadway and an overall incredible ride. I had this massive experience of oneness and in the moment I realized a parallel with how I was doing self-employment. Separate and alone! Egads!! And what was in my way was TRUST. What I realized was that if I trusted others to contribute to me and my business and I trusted that I was good enough, loveable enough, capable enough to allow that contribution I would preserve energy and most likely accomplish goals with much more velocity than I would have on my own.

What I also learned on that ride was how I achieved things based on my level of COMMITMENT and that I created an impact on the group when I was hesitant and/or unsure of my actions. Several times I had the opportunity to cut through the pack and participate in pulling the group along. When I fully committed I was decisive in my body language, my energy shifted powerfully and an unspoken communication with the group occurred. (Very cool.) The group worked with me and the effort flowed smoothly. When I wasn’t fully committed trouble brewed, flow was lost, the energy of the group shifted dramatically and I didn’t experience the group working with me. In fact, it got downright confusing. On came ah ha number two… this is how I’ve been relating to several projects I have on the go right now. I am feeling half in/half out and therefore people that are involved in those projects do not know how to respond nor take action, there is hesitancy, confusion and there is no cohesive flow. What there is to do is discover what’s in the way of me fully committing and address it head on. I have already identified one thing in my way and that is fear. What I can count on is that I usually get what I create. I’ve created a busy, thriving coaching practice and what I’m afraid of are all the disempowering stories I tell myself about what that level of commitment will require of me. (I even use the… “you wont see your bike for a while story”). I’m ready to give that story up. What about you… spot any parallels for yourself here?

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back– Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe