Running as fast as you can

Trust yourself. Trust your team. Look forward. Just run.

Remember that time when you were a kid and you were chasing something in the park or backyard?

I loved (and still do) running. When I was young, I had two speeds: standing still, and going full speed. I loved full speed – I didn’t feel like I had control of my legs anymore as they hit peak velocity and the ground was whipping by me. There was a separation of control of each step and resignation to trust my muscle memory to keep me going an not face planting.

Every few weeks I will take a few minutes aside on my bayfront runs to hit that full speed stride – and the feeling (while slower) is just as exhilarating every time.

Only now do I appreciate how transferable “running feel speed” can be to every part of your life, and especially in a growing business. The recipe to go full speed at work?

Trust your team. Trust yourself. Turn up the heat and run together with lofty goals and open and honest communication. Don’t worry about falling. Keep looking forward and enjoy the velocity and accomplishments that accompany execution. If there is a speed bump, quickly regain balance and keep going. It’s a tremendously fun and rewarding environment when everyone is running in rhythm.

If you don’t feel like you and your team are going full speed at work – challenge yourself. The process may even be more fun than the destination!