Who are you a hero for?

Being a hero for someone else will make you your own hero

The Greek concept of heroism


“For much of human history, the art of the hero wasn’t left up to chance; it was a multidisciplinary endeavor devoted to optimal nutrition, physical self-mastery, and mental conditioning…The art of the hero wasn’t about being brave; it was about being so competent that bravery wasn’t an issue.” From the book Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall

In Greece, there is a word – Philotimo. Elder Paisiou aptly defined philotimo as “that deep-seated awareness in the heart that motivates the good that a person does. A philotimos person is one who conceives and enacts eagerly those things good.” from an article by Jack Schafer Ph.D.

I am into Greece now, specifically Crete, that little island that stood against the Nazis with unrelinquished heroism. 

Our upcoming holiday and my work plans ahead


That’s not only because we will soon be going on a holiday to Crete, but because being someone’s hero is a great way to become a better human being, a better leader, and a better creative. It requires optimal performance, as Chris McDougall so rightly points out. 

This is important because that’s what I intend to do with people in the coming years. Support them in becoming someone’s hero so they can become their best selves and best do their work in the world.
 
If you’re interested, write to me here or schedule a call.

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