Video: Are You Doing Double Dutch?

When I was about 10 or 11 years old, I accompanied my Girl Scout troop to what we thought was going to be a double dutch workshop.

What it actually was was a short instructional on how to double dutch (i.e. jumping-rope with two ropes simultaneously), followed by a fierce competition among a group of girls who were seriously the most amazing jump-ropers I had ever seen.

I stood there and studied their strategy, watching each girl just before she leaped. Standing a foot away from the braided cords that whipped around in circles, one foot in front of the other, she leaned forward and swayed backward to the rhythm of the ropes, readying herself before diving in.

I’m often reminded of this event from my past when I work with clients who have big goals. Like the girls in the double dutch competition, so many of them are at the ropes, so to speak; tennis shoes on, ready to dive in.

But very much unlike the girls at the competition, they don’t jump in.

In the video below, I’ll explain more.

If you find yourself to be a serial Double-Dutcher – always gearing up, but afraid to make a move – I wholeheartedly encourage you to take the leap.

As with so much in life, getting started is often the hardest part. But remember, it’s only after you start jumping that you’ll find your rhythm. ♥

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