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Bungee Jumping a Metaphor For Business

October 20, 2011


If someone had told me a year ago that I would be jumping off of a bridge over raging rapids with a cord tied around my chest I would have said you were crazy!

On September 30th I did just that! My family and I went to Whistler Bungee and we proceeded to each bungee jump in our own way. My daughter jumped tandem with her boyfriend, my husband went backwards and I jumped forwards.

Was I scared? YES! My brain was screaming that I shouldn’t do it but I did it anyway and it was exhilarating AFTER I realized I was alive.

After the jump I felt that if I could jump off of a bridge I could pretty much do anything. Interestingly at the time of the jump I had a lot of business growth happening. My husband and I invested in the Canadian license for an international training company (more to follow when we launch in January).

My speaking and consulting business has increased in volume and I have a publisher interested in my next book. You may not be keen to bungee jump any time soon but what could you do that would cause you to feel scared? When is the last time you pushed yourself out of your comfort zone?

Is it time to hire more staff even though you are afraid of having the business to support it? Is it time to let go of someone but you have been unable to make the move to take action on this difficult task?

In this global economy we are being urged to get used to this new state of “permanent chaos” and either we are ready to do this or we become static with fear.

Another move I have made is to join Empire Avenue- it is quite addicting yet fun- I can see why some people spend hours on it.

Here is the link for you to check it out:

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