Sapna Dayal rocked the stage this past week at the first SPLASH event in Vancouver. She, and the other story tellers, spoke so eloquently about her diving board moment – that moment where you’re standing on what feels like a diving board high above the water and you can either choose to go back down the ladder or jump off. Neither is right or wrong, yet they each produce a different result.
She recalled that moment when she was told that her long-time boyfriend had just died, “which was like getting pushed off the diving board by:
First name: Universe
Last name: I-don’t-care-if-you’re-ready-yet.”
This event also capped off my good friend Emma’s stay in Vancouver (for now). Her visit was a perfectly timed 10-day stopover as she was heading back to Toronto. During her stay in the Corker Cabin, she sat in on a vision and goal workshop I lead for a client, breathed and danced on a mat with me, made the most delicious food ever, fell in love with the mountains and ocean a bit more every day, and stood at the back of my fictitious diving board all week long.
I would consider myself a man of action. I now consider Emma the Queen of “let’s do it now.”
And so every day she gently reminded me to play a little bigger.
To put pen to paper.
To put one foot in front of the other.
To do. it. now!
As a result, you may notice some changes starting to brew around here.
Changes you have directly requested for and some you’ve asked for in that “wouldn’t it be nice if someone would…” kind of way.
The subtle ones came first – like the new URL (mattcorker.com), and the new mailing list option,and the Facebook page.
The larger ones will go-live when Canada celebrates its birthday.
Instead of telling you about this diving board moment after I’ve made the leap or climbed down all the rungs, I’m committed to bringing you along for the journey.
Imagine the kind of cannonball we’ll create together!
Until then – feel the wind at this incredible height.