Selected Life Lesson
Anything is possible, no matter what the age.
-Mary B’s Life Lesson from the Beyond Rubies Conference
We are powerful beyond our measure … no matter how young or old we are. That was no more apparent to me than at an event I volunteered at two weeks ago on Pier 60 here in New York City. It was with The Trevor Project, an organization that is near and dear to my heart. “Trevor Live” is an annual event to celebrate all the advocates and pioneers in the area of LGBTQ inclusion and safety.
And while listening to the band fun. perform and Susan Sarandon speak, it was the Colin Higgins Youth Courage Award recipients that took my breath away. They were, and are just kids, and they are changing the world for the better.
It was an honor to be there that night and serve the greater good. And Mary’s lesson is poignant on this, the day after the American Independence Day. Anything really is possible. It is never too late to change your life and the lives of others. Let’s get moving.
This two-hour classroom session, part lecture, part discussion, part reflection, is designed to mimic the first consultation of my life coaching program. Together, we’ll go through what I believe and how that pushes me forward. Then together, we will begin to dive into your life and look into what you want and the pathway there.
We might talk a bit about your past, but I’m not a therapist. I’m a liver of life and that is my sole focus. I’m not going to tell you what to do (unless you need a good smack on the head). Coaching to me is about finding ways to look forward, while understanding the past, and working together to find the answers – your solutions – and from there, designing a plan for your life. You know yourself best. My role will focus on assisting you to become aware of your thoughts, what you want and how we, together, can get you there. I can’t “fix” you. But together we can start to design the life you want through engaging, life-affirming conversations and asking each other powerful questions that can help you gain clarity in work, life and love (or wherever you desire clarity). My basic belief is that a coach gives you a neutral (and of course, confidential) sounding board and an advocate for you.
Who is this for? This is for anyone who wants to challenge themselves and live, laugh, play and dream more and have the life they really want.
What is this? This is an introductory session, as a larger part of a longer-term coaching consultation/relationship. There are no commitments after this day, but your Skillshare fee will go towards your next sessions if you sign up.
Why should you sign up? Sign up if you want to do more or re-focus your life. I’ve done it and so can you!
Questions?! Email me at Richard@RichardDedor.com
I understand that I am not the Super Bowl MVP. Wait. I am the Super Bowl MVP. Running the 2012 Rock ‘n Roll San Diego Marathon was my Super Bowl and I said that before I even made the trip. It is likely to be one of the greatest athletic accomplishments I will ever experience.
As I raced my way the last mile, with the finish line in sight, I felt many different emotions.
On one hand, I was exhausted. My ankles hurt. My eyes were heavy. My throat dry.
On the other hand, I was elated. Euphoric almost. I felt tears, but they didn’t come. And I smiled. I smiled the last quarter of a mile, all the way to the finish line. And as I crossed the strip marking my path from zero to 26.2 miles, I pumped my fist. I was a champion.
But now, everything seems so small. I worked so hard and so long to get to that finish line, what can possibly top it?
It took me 11 days to feel this … and it is the similar feeling I had after I lost my election a decade ago. So, what’s a man to do?
Keep dreaming, damnit. That’s my motto. And what’s next? I’m not sure, but I am going to find something to chase, build towards and achieve.
What’s next for you?
Selected Life Lesson
Do it now. You may never have another chance.
-Rob P’s Life Lesson from Arlington Heights, Illinois
I DID IT! I put the goal out there and then went and did it. It was not easy, but four days ago, I ventured out with the sun in beautiful San Diego to tackle 26.2 miles; a marathon.
I really never thought I would be able to say it, but I, Richard Dedor, am a marathoner. It’s like when someone because a Super Bowl champion, or wins an Olympic gold medal, that title and the honor bestowed because of that achievement goes with them wherever they go.
And the same goes for any dream you chase. Be true to who you are and you can’t go wrong. I am a “dream chaser” and I ran this one down. My body tells me to never do that again, and so I wear my medal with pride, knowing that I did it. What do you need to go do?