So you have it pretty good. You've got a great career or business and things seem to be chugging along nicely.
On the surface you have great friends, even a great relationship and family. You're so lucky!
However, for some strange reason, you feel like it's all about to go south on you at any moment.
You have this sensation of impending doom and don't know how to stop it from happening.
Well of course. I mean If you look at your track record you'll even see a ton of evidence to support your neurosis.
In business, you've got quite story: That last job or business you were in tanked due to someone pulling the rug out from under you. The culture sucked! The economy went sideways. You manifested some shading partners and they took all yours and your investor's money. You were so burned!
It's a Wednesday night and you're fresh from a coffee date that you feel went pretty good. She laughed at your weak impression of Elvis, she shared her back-story without boring you and what was to be an hour meeting became two.
When it was time to say goodbye out on the street you warmly hugged and agreed you'd both like to see each other again.
So now you sit on the couch with the phone in your hand staring at her number you have on speed dial.
There's a pang of anxiety that hits as you press "Dial"...It rings...and rings...Damn! It's voice mail. You hear her pleasant voice on the recorded message and it takes you back to seeing her across the table. You smile. Then you hear the tone as your mind scrambles for something clever and witty to say.
We are half way through The Biggest Outdoor Show On Earth. Also known as the Calgary Stampede. For those of you that have never heard of it or have never experienced it...it is truly something to behold.
When I was a newbie to the Stampede many years ago, I thought it would be just like any other annual civic event. You know...an area of the city that has a dedicated fairground and event area where the festival takes place. Boy was I wrong!
Calgary...and I mean the whole city of over a million...turns into a ten-day party of celebration, excess and hedonism all wrapped up in a country and western theme.
Sure there's the world's largest rodeo and the city does a great job in promoting it as a family friendly event, but if you've been here you soon realise that the real event(s) are wh...
A decade or two ago this would not even be a topic on the radar. However, something is amiss in the world and you can feel it.
I see it in how men hold themselves as they walk. I can see it when a man attempts to engage and talk to an empowered woman. I notice the stagering and sad relationship statistics.
Men are getting their mojo sucked right out from within them and they don't know it's happening until it's too late. She leaves him, his career nose-dives or he can't understand the malaise he finds himself in.
My coaching practice has ballooned with men that are finding they aren't the men they once were. There was a time that they had game. There was a time they had strength, courage and swagger. Yet within just a few years they find themselves to be a shadow of the man he use to be....