Sunday, June 17, 2007

Are you the Tortoise or the Hare?

Often my clients ask me how long will it take before they get their first paid speaking engagement. And I say, "that depends on how much time you have to pursue the necessary steps to get the booking." Someone said it best with the following story. "The story of the tortoise and the hare is misleading. It leaves out any consideration of steady hares. In a long race, the hare who can pace himself wins. Most hares do not pace themselves well. They get a fast start, but they become sidetracked. There is nothing wrong with being a tortoise. If you are a tortoise, you rely on a thick shell. A thick shell slows you down. This is the price of safety. It is a very high price. The habits of the tortoise are rarely pleasant for young hares."

The Coach has learned . . . "those hares who learn early on to act like tortoises gain a tremendous advantage. They will lap the competition."

(c) 2007 Sandra Schrift www.schrift.com

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