Put me in, Coach!


Talents, strengths and weaknesses- we’ve all got ‘em. We are master jugglers of these three very unique characteristics. They make us human, after all; we simultaneously live up to them and sweep them under the rug. Funny, isn’t it?

When starting a new adventure, there are certain to be unknowns. They are intimidating. They make us pause. They make us nervous. To this I say: WHO CARES?

Push those fears aside and step up to the plate. Ask for help.

We are human, and to my knowledge, no one has a crystal ball in his possession. (But by all means, correct me if I’m wrong).

We dabble. We learn. We grow. But we cannot know it all. The beauty of teams, collaboration, brainstorming– it’s powerful and empowering.

When you say “Put me in coach, I’m ready” it might be scary. It might be new. But you don’t have to know it all. You have to raise your hand, put your pride in your back pocket, and ask for help. Down the road, someone may say to you, “Put me in coach!” How do you step up to the plate?


Katie Scully Katie Scully is a Community Manager at Brains on Fire. Meet her here.
  • http://twitter.com/heresme_fr Heresmé

    Hello Katie,

    Thank you for your inspirational post!

    No one has the crystal ball, but everyone has an inner guidance: an intuition, a gut feeling, a hunch. This is a very powerful thing that can propel you forward in the right direction and let you reach your true potential, an authentic self-expression.

    As Albert Einstein said – “The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.”

    • KatieScully

      Love this- thank you for the awesome point about intuition and gut feelings. They are a part of us, just like the rest of our characteristics, flaws and strengths. A great reminder as to why we leap and when we do. Merci, Heresme team!