A Tale of a HUGE Setback

Honey, I’m home! 

“For how long?”, Cindy asked.  

I said… Forever.

July 7 & 8, 2016 — Two days I will never forget.

We live at Eureka Lake in the Flint Hills of Kansas in the middle of the USA. 

We made the decision to move from Wichita, KS, the city we had lived and worked in for 30 years to live a calmer life at the lake for a few years. 

I (Charlie) worked for a major cable company in Wichita, but didn’t mind commuting back and forth for a year or so.

Our plan was for me to continue working for the next year and basically “bank” my sales income as part of our “retirement” nest egg. 

That said, we both are of the mindset that we will never retire. 

You see, we are both Life and Leadership Coaches, but my coaching was just a side hustle.

But, once I retired from Corporate America, I planned to build my Life and Leadership Coaching practice and have more freedom to...

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I Think I Must Be a Perfectionist

Not exactly an over-the-board, can’t sleep type, but a mild case of procrastination and self talk kind of perfectionist.

Why do I believe this?

Because I tried to record three short videos yesterday to introduce a segment for a new coaching kit soon to be released.

The videos only needed to be 30-120 seconds. Yes, that would be seconds — not minutes!

Let me tell you how it worked and you tell me if I am a perfectionist.

I decided to sit out on the deck at my lake-side office. So out I went with my iMac with Quicktime up and running.

I sat on a bar stool with my iMac on a fencing ledge and hit “record new movie”.

I started talking. Then I messed up the name of the topic, so I stopped the recording and played it back.

I scrutinized my hair. I scrutinized the tilt of my glasses.

I scrutinized the top I had on.

I scrutinized every little wrinkle, tilt of my head, and where my eyes were focused.

I decided this wouldn’t work.

So, I slapped on more make up,...

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