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Catch Your Limit is the Place for Leaders & Lovers

 

Somewhere, out there, beyond the lands of Shoulda, Coulda and Woulda  is a place where the living is easy and the challenge is to always catch your limit. (And, there’s more!)

 

OK,  I’ll admit it …

I’ll share it with you …

I’ll shout it to the world …

I’m in love with our little place and space on this planet!

Even though it’s so little you have to squint to find it on Google Earth, we leave a mighty big footprint!

Catch Your Limit is our call to arms and the place where we work …

Play…

Guide …

Team …

Respect …

Challenge …

Question …

Cajole  …

Celebrate …

Create …

Listen …

Learn …

We practice what we do with our minds, hearts and souls …

When we fail, we are forgiving, and encouraged to try again, with knowledge gained and lessons learned …

It’s about the folks who are, or have been, a part of our team …

We have all contributed to creating our culture and our values over the past 12 years …

It’s about our clients …

They give us as much or more back as we give them …

We have learned so much from them and we are grateful …

It’s about the people, teams and organizations we have met along the way …

It’s about our purpose, our reason for being …

It’s about what we are passionate about and best at …

It’s about our quest to guide leaders on how to grow to be better leaders …

How to initiate change …

How to sustain change …

And how to grow more leaders …

It’s a place that requires us to not just talk the talk (blah, blah, blah), but walk the walk …

To step out of our comfort zones …

To see things differently …

To stop, look and listen to others no matter how different their thoughts are …

To care …

To have compassion …

To love one another …

To trust …

To respect …

To dream …

To convince others that audacious dreams do come true …

To get out there and guide ourselves and others to catch your limit …

Damn the torpedoes …

Full steam ahead …

We are Catch Your Limit …

Catch Your Limit HQ is the epicenter of our universe where all good things seem to converge. Where the search for meaning, purpose and relevance takes place every day.

It is a happy place, a challenging place, an innovative place.

It is a place that makes us and the people who become a part of it happy.

We constantly remind ourselves that what comes out of here is limited only by our own self imposed boundaries, because there are no limits to what we can do and where we can go when we muster the courage, creativity and leadership it takes to let ourselves go for it, full tilt.

The only thing off limits at Catch Your Limit is making excuses.

Our Credo reminds of of this and more. We not only have it posted on our wall, but in our minds, and we say it out loud, in unison, on a regular basis.

And, I love it! I love the whole thing! I just love it!

So, let me stop here and ask …

IS IT SO WRONG?

The question is, do you, could you or should you really give your heart and pledge everlasting love to a place?

Particularly a place called work?

My rational for why I feel the way I do is simple.

We fall in love with places all the time.

Melissa and I got married in Cinque Terre, Italy. We love it!

I have spent lots of my allotted hours on earth on the Gulf of Mexico off the “Forgotten Coast” of Florida attempting to catch my limit. I love it!

The James River is within walking distance from ><((“> HQ, and believe me, we go there with or without our clients all the time.

“Virginia’s Main Stream” has class 4-5 rapids rip roaring right through downtown and is filled with small mouth bass, stripers, catfish, shad, sturgeon and more. Ducks, geese, blue herons and eagles are everywhere!

One of our “secret places” is the Pipeline Rapids. We love to take our team and/or our clients there. The turbulence, the energy, the stimulation, the wonder and the power of nature is guaranteed to take your head out of the weeds. Some of our best conversations and insights occur right here, down by the riverside. We love it! Our clients love it!

I love Richmond, Virginia and Tallahassee, Florida and Paris, France and New Orleans, Louisiana. I love the good old US of A (been to every state, but Alaska) and, most recently, I love Southwest Canada!

I know I have lots of nods going as you add your own places to my short list. And why do we love them? Because they transcend places.

They become vessels that hold way more than things physical. And they grow exponentially and take on a life of their own.

It’s why Virginia is for lovers. When you spread the past, present and future of Virginia out on the table and allow people to pick what they love, it’s like making that one-of-a-kind salad only you can make at a salad bar. What’s not to love?

It’s why Catch Your Limit is for leaders and lovers.

“Great leaders genuinely care for and love the people they lead more than they love leading itself. Leadership without love degenerates into self-serving manipulation.”
- Rick Warren, Ladies’ Home Journal

But, like I said, this is my rationale. This is my perspective. I love this place and I want to share it.

At the same time, I question it, because if it were this simple to grasp, why don’t more leaders and organisations create places they love?  Places they love to share?

I am really interested in what all of this looks and feels like from your point of view.

Tina Turner would frame it and belt it out this way:

What’s love got to do, got to do with it
What’s love but a sweet old fashioned notion
What’s love got to do, got to do with it
Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken

What’s love got to do with business, anyway?

How many of you are in love, I mean deeply in love with where you work, the work you do, the people you do it with and the people you do it for?

What makes you love it, like it, tolerate it or hate it?

What’s love got to do with recruiting, retaining and growing the best and the brightest, if anything?

What’s love got to do with making a successful, profitable, on-the-go, on-the-grow business?

What’s love got to do with making a successful, profitable, on-the-go, on-the-grow you?

Do our employees or customers really give a damn about our love stories, if we even have any?

What’s love got to do with what leaders do re: initiating and sustaining change and growing as leaders and growing more leaders?

Is love just a pipe dream, a diversion, or a second hand emotion, when it comes to work, or worse, a concept that shouldn’t even be in the same sentence with the work side of life?

Even if you buy into this whole idea of love, do your fellow employees, clients and customers feel the same way?

Have you asked them?

Have you listened?

What are you doing, going to continue to do, or do differently?

What have I missed? Maybe I am just too in love to see the real picture. We all know love is blind.

That’s why I would love your take!

Share your insights and thanks for your investment in time to be here and to contribute to the conversation.

Now, go out and catch your limit.

If you need some help along the way … we’d love to be your guide.

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PS – Here’s a bonus. Click here to find a really good blog post about leadership and love. The only thing I ask is share and share alike.

 

><(("> Tom Laughon
Tom is affectionately known as BIG ><(("> at Catch Your Limit

Catch Your Limit
Management Guides & Fish Cleaning Services
><(("> Camps in Tallahassee, Florida and Richmond, Virginia
To learn more, visit www.catchyourlimit.com.


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