Q: Have you ever wondered what you have in common with an Olympic athlete?
A: Yes! You’re an ace at what you do.
Q: Know what you don’t share with the Olympians?
A: Exactly. The training and skills you need to deliver your best performance every time.
We don’t often think of it this way, but nearly every career interaction is a high-stakes performance, and deserves to be prepared for as such.
Have you ever:
felt perfectly prepared for a presentation or negotiation, only to wish the trap door would open up and swallow you away?
been anxious or unable to eat or sleep properly in advance of an important meeting?
come away from an important event feeling stupid or embarrassed, wishing you’d said something completely different?
What can you do? Train as an Olympian would train. That’s where I come in.