This week, I had the opportunity to present at a Google Apps event. During this conference, I had the chance to network with some old friends and meet some new ones.
During a session presented by @techfrye, he shared this video by Will Smith about skydiving. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
I reflected back to those who have metaphorically nudged or pushed me out of the plane in my career. I considered my reaction to them as they were pushing me and my response to being pushed. Often, when people are pushing us, we get defensive, instead of opening up to what might be possible; considering bliss being on the other side of fear. Sometimes people can see better in us than we can see in ourselves, which causes them to nudge us in a certain direction. As a coach, I often try to nudge people to grow and try new things, that may be outside of their comfort zone, hoping they can find the satisfaction on the other side.
Who are you encouraging and who's encouraging you? How can we all take more risks in order to push through the fear? How can we turn off the negative chatter that happens before an event in order to fly?
Instructional specialist/coach, Google Certified Trainer, Level 1 and 2 Google Certified educator, Ed Tech Team Teacher Leader Certified, growing and learning