White You’re Alright – Red You’re Dead

Linda LaitalaEmployees, Leadership, ManagementLeave a Comment

Not many people dive out of airplanes without a parachute, but Luke Aikins does.  He jumped out of an airplane at 25,000 feet and successfully landed on a net on a runway. 

The net was surrounded by light bulbs, half red, half white.  The white bulbs pointed toward the net; the red pointed away from the net.  When he jumped, Luke knew one thing for sure: hit the white, you’re alright – hit the red, you’re dead.

Don’t we all wish our businesses would come with red and white lights?

Running a successful business, effectively leading people, and jumping from a plane without a parachute have more in common than you might think.  In each you have to:

  1. Concentrate on where you’re going.
  2. Pay attention to what works.
  3. Level up your skills.
  4. Set big hairy audacious goals.
  5. Get out of your comfort zone.
  6. Overcome your fears.
  7. Identify your blind spots.
  8. Avoid negative people.
  9. Ask for feedback.
  10. Get a coach or mentor (or a Raven Roundtable).
  11. Commit to your personal growth.
  12. Stay focused.

Pay attention!  You may never jump out of a plane without a parachute, but you will definitely increase your chances of hitting the bullseye.

The road is easier together,

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