Being Me

wednesdays with wayne Jan 23, 2024

Great coaches have great coaches. The learning never stops. It’s how I keep ever more sharp in service of my clients. 


Part of the work is to let go of the things I picked up along the way – the ways of being that served me when I was younger that no longer serve me and, in reality, haven’t for some time.

A quote attributed to Michelangelo goes, “The sculpture is already complete within the marble block before I start my work. It is already there; I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.” Each of us has a masterpiece within. We’re living with the “shoulds” and “supposed tos” imposed by others.

As I’ve opened to becoming more me, I’ve found a joy – I mean real, profound joy – something that eluded me for decades, in letting go and opening up to possibility. In the past few years, I’ve grown exponentially. And my growth has been foundational for the work I do in my Exponential Success Summits.


Who knew that besides being a coach, I could also become an international speaker?

Who knew that besides being a coach and a speaker, I’d become an international #1 best-selling author? Who knew that besides being a coach, a speaker, an author, and a podcaster, I’d become an executive producer on multiple documentaries? I’ve even been featured in a documentary (look for Big Stages on a streaming platform soon). Oh, and I’m a songwriter and a producer of Broadway theatre, as well. 


All of that AND I’m creating two new books to be released later this year. 


Am I bragging? Maybe a little. The point here is that because I began to open to what I wanted to do, what interested me, what brought me joy, I found that the opportunities to engage in the world were right in front of me. 


And yes, I’m giving back, too. As you read this, I’ve been in discussion with three different attorneys about my Starts With One charitable foundation.


So what does this have to do with you? Everything!

Because five years ago, I didn’t have a clue that any of this was possible. Then I put my toe in the water of declaring to myself what I might/maybe/could be interested in. And then I gave myself permission to explore it.


Oh, and I’ve had epic failures along the way. My first TEDx was a black eye I’ll treasure. I learned so much from failing so badly, my second TEDx talk now has over two million views on it. 


I didn’t set out to fail. But I did set out. And that’s the important piece here. You’re going to do things that work perfectly. You’re going to do things that don’t. No one sets out to fail. And it’s not failure if you don’t set out. It’s simply safety that will keep you stuck and unfulfilled.


To find the beauty that’s hiding within, you need to let go of A LOT of the “stuff” you’ve picked up along the way. Let me know if you want my help, as your coach to do that. Either way, let go of a little and open to something new.


Wishing you an amazing day and year ahead!


Keep making your magic!


= Wayne = 

By application, April 12th and 13th a dozen of us will be in Nashville for my signature small-group summit. Ready to find the added confidence to become the person you’ve been aching to become? This is for you. Check this out and reach out to me for more info. 


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