“Life doesn’t wait until you “get thin” enough to capture it. Life is happening… it is happening right now and the only moment we are guaranteed is the one we are living.”
Lady Lifters! Great job on the front squats and the workout!
As we are closing in on the end of the year let’s review our goals and more importantly reassess their importance. More to come on goal setting in my next blog post!
Tracy Lewis, firefighter.
"Of the roughly 11,500 firefighters in New York City, only 31 are women. My first year, I ran up 13 flights of stairs wondering how I’d get to the top. But I made sure I stayed right behind the officer, while the other guys straggled behind. Now, six years later, I’m the only woman in my firehouse, along with 11 men. My team carries the hoses: When a 50-foot-long hose is filled with water, it can be extremely heavy.
Fifty percent of my job is muscular strength; the rest is cardiovascular endurance and technique. Firefighting is about practice and training. I knew a guy from the military who thought he would ace the physical test just because he had huge muscles-and he had to retake it twice! The first thing female recruits say is that they’re not strong enough to be firefighters. But how do they know? We train for three months, working as hard as our male counterparts. If the men do 30 push-ups, we do them, too. My position wasn’t handed to me; I worked for it. When I look at my body, I see years of training.”
The first lie is that you’re going to need far more talent than you were born with.
The second lie is that the people who are leading in the new connection economy got there because they have something you don’t.
The third lie is that you have to be chosen.
The fourth lie is that we’re not afraid.
Afraid to lead, to make a ruckus, to convene. Afraid to be vulnerable, to be called out, to be seen as a fraud.
The connection economy isn’t based on steel or rails or buildings. It’s built on trust and hope and passion.
The future belongs to those that care and those that believe.