CGP Ep60 Dream Big Grow Bigger

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DREAM BIG We strive everyday to be the best. It is ingrained in us from when we are kids. Our heroes stood against evil to save the day! Our sports heroes come through when the championship was on the line. Great leaders hold strong when the rest of us are losing faith and inspire us to stay the course till we all see the promise land. I thought this was a common belief worldwide until I came to Scandinavia to hold my first Coach Glass Mentorship outside of Vancouver. What I learnt from the people of Denmark and Sweden is it is sometimes a negative to standout in the crowd. To be the star is frowned upon. It is better to be part of the team than be a leader who takes the ball and win the MVP! This is a cultural philosophy that can best be described as by “tall poppy syndrome”. Basically; if you were to picture a field of poppies and there was one poppy that stood taller than the rest. Personally I would applaud that poppy for growing strong and reaching for the best sunlight. Other cultures would see at as that poppy thinking it was better than the rest and trying to take the light from the common poppy in the field. I can see both sides of the equation and can’t disagree with their philosophy but I also struggle to understand it due to the fact that I grew up in a society that holds leaders and stars on a pedestal. I have always strived to push farther get higher, drive further and be the best I can be. Not to push others down but instead bring the rest of the poppies that I influence up! Inspire other poppies to grow tall and strong. Inspire other poppies to greatness! This is the topic of this weeks podcast. How do you Dream Big and OverDeliver in a community that frowns upon you shining above the rest? I hope you enjoy it and it inspires you to be the tallest poppy in your field or even better you help the shorter poppies grow to your height! #DreamBig #OverDeliver. Coach Glass

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