The first personal domain name I purchased was definitely not positive. Nope, it was neither ryansalvanera.com nor coachrye.com. Can you guess it?
It was … drum roll please … dontwannabelikeyou.com.
I don’t even know how I got to that name. All I could remember was that I started that blog because I wanted to share lessons (well, mistakes) from people (mostly leaders). At that time, I figured I was doing myself, and others, a favour by reminding us of these pitfalls and hopefully pointing us to the right way.
But over time, I ended constantly looking for the negative aspects of each situation, each event and making myself feel miserable in the process. In fact, I think I was worst than The Crank or The Boy/Girl Who Cried Wolf that you see on Facebook these days.
Maybe it was a result of my work as a Software Tester that made me naturally look for issues that needed fixing. It could have been my passion for coaching, always looking for the lessons in every situation. Whatever it may have been, I am thankful that I was able to get out of that phase.
After all, a real coach must balance the negative with the positive. Leaning to much on one will not help your coachees .
So instead of feeling bad that the Holy Week break has ended and I have to get back to the daily grind, I choose to be thankful for the lovely break that has energized me.
Happy Monday, Everyone!
Ryan’s top five talent themes are:
Relator, Arranger, Learner, Maximizer and Individualization.
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