One Step That Changes Everything

Almost as though she was walking on a sheet of ice, she inched her foot forward gently, sliding it as far as her comfort zone would stretch, reaching her hands to ours, and then looked up with her dimple-marked smile.

She did it.  Life as she knew it would never be the same.  And she knew it.

My youngest daughter, Lily, turned 1 in January and just two weeks later, took her first steps on our kitchen hardwood floors.

If you’re a parent, and I know many of you are – you’ll never forget your children’s first few steps.  My wife and I have been through it four times and it’s hands-down, my most favorite milestone.

It’s now April – all of the bumps and bruises are gone.  For now.

In my estimation, there is no better metaphor for leaders as we contemplate the risks associated with taking big steps in our own personal and professional lives.

What step, if taken today, would fundamentally change everything for you?

Yes, that’s the one.  You’ve got it.  Now GO!

Before you know it, you’ll be climbing stairs.


If your ‘big step’ happens to be a change in direction for your business or team and you’re not sure where to start, we can help you.  You can contact me here, check out our latest e-book here, or access our free, growth strategy training course.

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Founder Todd Garreston

With over 15 years of experience leading market share growth initiatives of top consumer brands in Fortune 500 and privately-held business environments, Todd Garretson advises and helps organizations identify new growth potential, craft strategy that moves people to action and enhance overall performance.

Having a passion for helping people and organizations to unlock dormant growth potential, Todd writes and speaks for audiences in three core areas: business growth strategy, leadership and personal / professional growth.

Residing in Atlanta, GA with his wife, Lauri, and their four children, weekends and free time are spent with family, coaching youth sports, and sharing his passion for fitness and nutrition.