via Coach Dawn Writes:If you’ve got fifteen minutes, I’d highly suggest you listen to Caroline Casey’s TEDtalk, Looking Past Limits. Not only is that an intriguing topic for those of us in the coaching field, Casey is also a fabulous storyteller.
A quick rundown of her story: She was legally blind since birth, though her parents never told her, but rather let her toughen up through battling past road blocks. She excelled in life, eventually achieving a high profile job where her coworkers never knew her secret. But that’s not the heart of the story, it’s what happens when she couldn’t hide her blindness anymore.
And that’s where my interest in her story begins…because I believe it can help us with our teams. It’s a story of belief and vision. We’ve got to believe in ourselves and combine that belief with a vision that is bigger than us. Ignoring the obvious irony of a blind person talking about vision, let’s look at how vision is sometimes restricted and how we can free it up…and watch our teams soar!
- Have players and coaches who are afraid to ask for help. (Everyone is afraid to admit they’re not perfect…isn’t it exhausting pretending to be perfect?)
- Have team members who are afraid to be themselves because they don’t believe in who they truly are. (Isn’t putting on an act tiring?)...