Business advice: Trust that foot!

Author: Alan Mellor, almellor

Have you ever felt that work was driving you up the wall? Well, it did for us the other day. Literally!

Together with the team from PowWowNow we ventured to a bouldering place at London Bridge. Luckily (or unluckily, depending on how you see it) yours truly had a compact camera about his person that could take the odd video clip. So, for your delight and delectation:


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Free business advice: Trust that foot!

And here’s some great and free life/work advice I picked up that day from our trainer: ‘trust that foot’.

There was a very specific moment when I needed to put all my weight on my right foot without having quite enough handgrips to keep me on the wall. It felt simply like I would fall off. I made a few half-hearted attempts to keep hold of the grips I had, and was never really able to move. But there was a small handhold a bit higher. The trick was to simply go for it. Put all your weight on that foot, push yourself up with it, and simply balance during the movement. The next handhold would become in reach before you fell off: ‘Trust that foot’.

It felt great to achieve that little thing. It struck me at the time though just how powerful both fear and encouragement actually are. Just those few words helped me override what my sensible – fearful – mind was saying, and do something that seemed impossible.

It never was. It just needed me to trust that foot.

Amazing what you can do when you will take a risk.

Have fun til next week -
Al ‘Man of Adventure’ Mellor ;)

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