Overcoming the Leader Wall

 

leader wallWatching the Olympics, I’m reminded of the fact I should go out and do more exercise.  At the moment I resemble the couch potato character ‘Denis’ played by Simon Pegg, in the movie ‘Run Fatboy Run’. In the movie Denis attempts to prove to the girl he jilted at the alter, that he can transform into somebody worthy of her attention again, by running in the London marathon.

There is a great scene in which, after many exhausting miles shuffling along the dark streets of London, Denis suddenly hits a brick wall. In his delirious state Denis can’t quite understand what the wall is. The wall symbolises the marathon runner’s wall or ‘the bonk’. It’s a stage when the glycogen stores in the liver and muscles are depleted and the runner literally runs out of energy.  To continue the runner must rely on other types of physical and mental processes to continue because the mind and body unanimously want to quit.

I think this is a great metaphor for entrepreneurs who get to a certain stage in their business life cycle….. READ More

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