Put me in, Coach!


Talents, strengths and weaknesses- we’ve all got ‘em. We are master jugglers of these three very unique characteristics. They make us human, after all; we simultaneously live up to them and sweep them under the rug. Funny, isn’t it?

When starting a new adventure, there are certain to be unknowns. They are intimidating. They make us pause. They make us nervous. To this I say: WHO CARES?

Push those fears aside and step up to the plate. Ask for help.

We are human, and to my knowledge, no one has a crystal ball in his possession. (But by all means, correct me if I’m wrong).

We dabble. We learn. We grow. But we cannot know it all. The beauty of teams, collaboration, brainstorming– it’s powerful and empowering.

When you say “Put me in coach, I’m ready” it might be scary. It might be new. But you don’t have to know it all. You have to raise your hand, put your pride in your back pocket, and ask for help. Down the road, someone may say to you, “Put me in coach!” How do you step up to the plate?


Katie Scully Katie Scully is a Community Manager at Brains on Fire. Meet her here.

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