Going for Gold on the Balance Beam of Life

By Dawn Stranne

I remember the first time I walked a balance beam at 13. It sure didn’t look like it would be hard to do. Let’s just say my confidence didn’t last long when my simple steps and dips turned my ankles to nervous jiggling Jello and my breath to shallow gasps for air. No, it wasn’t pretty; Yes, I’m in awe of Aly Raisman and the whole Team USA gymnastics team. Such grace, strength and focus….such balance! But, for Aly, falling from grace could have been only a tweet away! Now and then, we must take time to look at how our businesses and personal lives are balanced to continue our individual journeys of success. As Brian Solis recommends in his recent blog post, in the midst of information overload, be sure to pursue balance and track toward your chosen destination. This summer, take a little down time to explore how you’re doing on the balance beam of life.

One Comment

Amy Smith

Great, timely analogy of the Olympics and life. I, too, was incredibly inspired by all of the Gold, Bronze & Silver, and more importantly, the sportsmanship and grace (as covered in the news 🙂 ) of the athletes on and off the field.


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