As CEO, I’m constantly pushing myself. To grow as a person. To grow the business. To help others grow and expect more from them in return, and to let them know how they’re doing and what’s expected of them. We experience growing pains as a result, and it feels unnatural.
A lot of what I do as CEO is unnatural. We aren’t born inherently knowing how to be the chief decision maker at a company, or how to empower others to help us reach new heights in business. Running a company even makes the IRONMAN triathlons I race in feel natural. Allow me to explain.
Last week, I had the opportunity to compete in Mont Tremblant, Quebec at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. It is the second time that I qualified for this event, and you can read about my experience in last year’s blog post.
I reflected on how IRONMAN races help me become a better leader and CEO, and told the story of how the lack of a goal and internal and external pressures led me to deliver a poor performance at the world championship.