Advance your career, strengthen your character.

A few years back, I was at an inflection point in my career. I was content; I loved my boss and the whole leadership team. They were genuine mentors and model leaders. To this day they are my benchmark because damn, they were good.

But on the other hand, I wasn’t growing anymore. After a few years, the time had come for a change. I was antsy and ready for a new challenge.

My eyes no longer lit up when people asked what I did. I wanted them to.

During a race, my goal is to have fun. I’d rather finish in last place smiling than finish first with a sourpuss attitude. My goal wasn’t different for Ironman Louisville. I learned a lot this weekend in good ol’ Kentucky and crossed the finish line thanks to a group effort from some very special people. Below are lessons learned/things that got me through the race: