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Becoming as Big as the Job

I’ve suffered a good many catastrophes in my life. Most of them never happened.

—Mark Twain

The other day, I woke up brimming with energy and a sense of well-being. My body felt relaxed and my presence seemed to fill the room. Inspired, I sat down to write an article about my aikido experience, which had been commissioned for an anthology. The words came through so effortlessly it was almost as if it wrote itself. Sensing I was on a roll, I called Chuck, the learning and development manager of a pharmaceutical company, and spoke with him about a potential coaching assignment. My passionate explanation of my coaching approach wowed him. I hung up knowing that I had made his shortlist and potentially ...

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