You’re still getting to know me and I’m still getting to know you and I want to start this virtual relationship of ours as honestly as I can.
So, here goes...this is not my first blog.
I had completely forgotten about the blog I started in 2006 titled ‘Club Sandwiches Not Seals’, a poorly written trip into my mind as a 22 year old. Actually, let’s not say ‘forgotten’ let’s say ‘repressed’.
It is clear in the blog articles written in my early 20’s that I had the qualities needed to succeed as a coach, long before I knew what coaching was and way before I knew what I really wanted for myself. The post below captures why this business I am creating is so aligned with who I am as a person. It was written on 16 November 2006.
Note: the post below hasn’t been edited (on purpose) Please excuse the poorly written article and boy band references.
Thursday, 16 November 2006 - The Underdog
I have, to the confusion of many, been known to go for the underdog on more than one occasion. Rock stars with drug problems, Rap artists who have more bullet wounds than hits, and...on an extreme occasion, gone for the curly haired guy from Human Nature.
I have always known this, however it struck me particularly hard whilst watching Casablanca last night. While I was crooning over "Here's looking at you kid" my fellow house mates were cringing.
You would be forgiven for theorising this quirk is simply my way of asserting a rare form of individuality. You could be right, however this doesn't explain my momentary McGuyver crush. After much thought...and coffee. I have stumbled across a theory that I believe is more accurate. Take a trip with me as I explain my "light bulb" moment of self awareness.
I have come to the realisation that I don't particularly like or aspire to perfection. I have no real interest in 'perfect' faces, 'perfect' teeth, 'perfect' lifestyle, 'perfect' personality. I have no problem with this, I simply see no challenge in understanding them as a person. I enjoy attempting to understand why a person has a drug addiction, why 50 refers to woman as "bitches" and why in Gods name curly haired guy just let his hair run free. I find imperfection attractive and is therefore why I believe I am attracted to their personalities.
So, if it’s not too early in our virtual relationship to say… I’m attracted to you. I want to hear your story, I want to know who you are and what you are about. I want to know about your dreams, however grey and imperfect and 'unachievable' they may seem. I want to listen. I want to understand and for you to know however imperfect you feel you are, I will be your biggest cheerleader.