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Build Your Wings On The Way

build your wings Build Your Wings On The WayWhat does jump off a cliff and build your wings on the way down mean to you?

Seriously, think about this for a moment. Maybe you go right to the comments section now and write down what this means to you.

For me it means you stretch, you take a risk and you realize and understand going in you do not have ALL OF THE ANSWERS.

You jump. You need to figure it out and fast.

One thing this does is that it helps you ignore distractions. You feel the earth coming to meet you quickly, all of a sudden some things you thought were important for you to focus on, are not that important for you to focus on any longer.

One of my mentors and good friend Paul Martinelli often says, “You must suspend the requirement of knowing how!”

Yes that’s right you are being called out. You know what happens. An idea pops into your head or you come across a great business angle or concept. Your first thought is, “Wow, I need to write this down, this is a really good idea (concept) .” Then it happens, “Wait a second, How am I going to…” and then, “How am I going to…”.

Are you a risk taker, do you ever stretch yourself? Or do you enjoy safe? “Let’s be happy with where we are and what we have.” This is not about judgment. This is not to say which approach is right or which approach is wrong. It is to say if you want to grow you have to stretch. In order to stretch you have to take risks. In order to take risks “you must suspend the requirement of knowing how” as Paul Martinelli says.

For me right now my stretch is hosting my own event coming up on October 10, 2014 in Stamford, CT.  You will hear more about the event soon. It is a day about leadership, influence and communication. Why is this a stretch for me? It is my first event which is being hosted by me other than my wedding. My wedding was planned by my bride-to-be.

My main contribution was to go try on my tuxedo right after returning from a voyage to and from India on a U.S. Merchant Ship. A story for another day. The point is the wedding was not planned by me. Now there is my own event and the responsibility to find sponsors, speakers, sell tickets, orchestrate the day. My cliff is behind me while my wings are being built on the way. Tell me your story.

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified executive and personal coach who resides in Stamford, CT.

Your Dreams and Goals

We all have dreams and goals don’t we? How do we move toward achieving them?

dreams and goals Your Dreams and GoalsThere you stand right at the foot of a stair case. You want to get up to the next floor. You need to get up to the next floor. You intend to go up to the next floor. This should not be a shock to you or anyone else, you must actually take the first step up the stairs before you get yourself any closer to the next floor. Then you must take the next step and the next step. This example is a physical example and most people would be able to accomplish this goal of getting to the next level.

Another physical example is going to workout on a regular basis. There is a study which shows even among people who have been told they must exercise for their health there is a high percentage who do not regularly go to exercise. A number of people do find that working with a personal trainer, where they have an appointment and have already invested in the trainer working with them, provides the accountability necessary to get them to workout. There is still a dramatic falloff after the first 60 to 90 days.

Therefore it is no wonder when we are speaking about following through on our dreams or even our goals the majority of people take no action steps toward either.

At the most basic level, if you have a thought or a dream, how are you capturing this thought, this dream, before it goes away from your current awareness and you say things like, “I cannot remember it.” A few solutions would be to speak the thought or dream into your mobile device and record it, have a pen and a pad to write on by your bedside or near you at all times. Many people practice the skill of journaling. At a specific time each day for a specific period of time they write in a journal.

Once the thoughts or dreams are captured, albeit by a small population, the review of these must take place to determine priority, reality and interest. This process is the first time certain influences may trap you. Fear, your predisposed assumptions and other influences may take you in a direction not true to your heart. You might be thinking, “Oh no way, I must play it safe. I am not doing that, ever.” Unless there is a trained professional to challenge you and your self talk, this is going to be how you respond to the majority of your thoughts and dreams.

Tell me, how do you overcome your self talk when a part of you wants to move toward a big dream?

Mitch Tublin is an advanced, certified executive and personal coach who resides in Stamford, CT.

In Just Three Words


In the world of business, or in any aspect of life, the ability to connect and communicate is absolutely essential.  How well you are able to conduct this activity, to communicate, is often the difference from being successful, often quite rapidly, or not successful at all. In just three words, a message may be communicated […]

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Thinking About Attending Live Events?


Do you attend either live events for personal growth, business development or for learning the latest and greatest thinking in your areas of specialization? Do you have a plan, a strategy, and a budget in the beginning of the year to determine which events you will attend in the upcoming year and for what purpose? […]

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A Drink of Water


One of the true dangers facing the world today is the lack of access to clean drinking water. This is not just a problem to be ignored as water is one of life’s most basic needs. When there is no clean water it becomes a health threat. Problems show up such as dehydration, diarrhea and […]

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Do You Know What Your Customers Want?


At the NJ Shore, ice cream trucks still roam the local streets. Each beach block the ringing of the chimes or bells brings out running children laughing with glee and happiness to purchase their favorite treat. Imagine if when they arrived at the truck all that was available was fruit! Nice wholesome apples, pears, peaches or […]

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