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The Power of Choice Part II: A Real-Life Look at Step 1 - Show Up

In my November post, I introduced the power of choice - the one gift our Creator has given us that influences the quality of our lives. It reminds us that choices control our lives; conditions don’t. I also committed to sharing a real life example of what the 3-step process - ‘show up’, ‘step in’ +‘commit’ - to do hard thing looks like in a business context. Here’s a humbling example of what transpires when humans choose to embrace the first step to ‘show up’.

What Horses Teach Humans About Leadership

Working on my family’s cattle operation for nearly six years where horses, rather than 4-wheelers, are the partners of choice when gathering and moving cattle from one pasture to another allowed me to develop numerous skills. Among them, an appreciation for the trainability of cattle and the skills required to form partnerships with horses. It was a slow process that required me to overcome tremendous fear and changed my life.

Just as there are various approaches to leading humans, the same goes for horses.