What is Your 2021 Audacious Goal?

Those of us who do what others think impossible often encounter skeptics. They can’t imagine running at all, much less running 13.1, 26.2 or 100 miles. They can’t imagine disrupting their comfortable lives or purposely enduring pain. Maybe that is why they will never do what we do. Runners know that sacrifice is critical to pushing ourselves farther than even we thought possible. Aaron Burros’s goal might be one of the most audacious. To celebrate his 50th birthday, he is running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 weeks. Read More

Thinking Bigger Tuesday: What happened when I asked myself a Crazy Question?

Last week I recommended Anne Mahlum’s TED Talk, “There is no way this will work” about getting the homeless to run. About the time Anne Mahlum asked her crazy question, I asked another one while I was running.In my executive coaching business, Murfield Coaching, I work with leaders to solve significant problems with disruptive thinking. I guess it shouldn’t be any surprise that I ask myself crazy questions that push me farther than most would expect. This story is a perfect example. Read More

The Top 10 Disruptive Lessons I Learned Running My First Marathon

I did it. Many doubted I would ever do it. Up until last year, I didn’t even think I could do it. But I did. I ran my first marathon. Oh, I almost forgot, I am 62 years old. As a strategic advisor, I help clients think bigger and reach higher to create radical change… Read More