In response to the ever-increasing noise and negativity in today’s world, top leaders are coming together like never before to share ideas and best practices. In partnership with Spartan, I’m thrilled to bring you an opportunity to interact with other thought leaders from around the world in an effort to learn and share. I hope you will join me for the Spartan X Leadership Talks in San Francisco on November 17.
This weekend, I became a Spartan.
I didn’t do it alone. Along with my team, my fellow Spartans were a diverse group—men and women, old and young, fit and unfit, every shape and size imaginable. Their tribes for the day were co-workers, spouses, friends and the strangers in front, behind and to either side of them along the course.
They all had a story.
And we were ALL there to kick ass in whatever way we could through the 9-mile course scattered with 27 extremely challenging obstacles. To prove to ourselves that “we can do hard things.”
Life is truly lived when you push fear aside and step out on that edge.
We only get one life, but we have many chances every single day to show up and make a difference. We get to choose to experience life rather than watch it pass us by.
When you choose to stand out, you continuously grow and make everyone around you better for interacting with you.
This is what Red Shoes Living is all about. And Paige Cooper, a former employee of mine, is definitely standing out and living life on the edge.
Last week, I had the privilege of bestowing medals and presenting Red Shoes Living at the prestigious British Citizen Awards held at the Palace of Westminster to 31 individuals that work tirelessly to make a positive impact on society. These are the quiet heroes that truly stand out in a crazy politically noisy world. They are true Red Shoes Citizens standing out in everything that they do. This is an extraordinary event that recognizes selfless commitment of “everyday” people whose achievements may otherwise be overlooked. The inscription on the medals say it best: They act “For the Good of the Country.”