And the winners are…

The results of the Summer Coaching Giveaway are in.  (May I have a drum roll, please.) 

And, sorry to say, there are no winners.  In fact, there was no interest shown at all. No names were submitted. No one signed up to be notified of new postings. Nada. Ah, well.

I'm a bit disappointed. But life goes on. It seemed like a good idea, and was fun to concoct.

I have some notions why this didn't get more action. But I'm interested in what you think. If you were one of those people who found this interesting, but didn't choose to take action, please login and leave a comment or send me an email.  And thanks for thinking of playing.

Lessons Learned 

Being a coach, and this being a site for inspiration and learning around issues of satisfaction and productivity, I have a compelling need to draw some value from this experience.  What learning, what lessons, can we take away from this?

  • Life is full of risk.
  • You can only take action. You can guess (or hope), but you can't accurately predict what others will do or what effect your action will have.
  • Sometimes things get too complicated and simplicity would help.
  • It is important to remember that you have inherent value.  That is, you can't base your sense of self on whether the things you do prove successful.
  • Asking for help and getting feedback is useful.
  • If at first you don't succeed, … you're running about average!
  • As Winston Churchill was quoted to say, "The definition of success is moving from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."

What lessons can you share?

-Steve Reiter
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