“If you can learn from hard knocks, you can also learn from soft touches.”

—Carolyn Kenmore, American model and author

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Being gritty and busting one’s butt seem to get lots of attention in relationship to pursuing and achieving success. When we look at athletic coaches in the locker room at halftime, what we expect is some form of aggressive, loud, “pump yourself up” motivational message.

Rarely do the quieter messages of encouragement and soft touches of support get any airtime. They are always drowned out by the massive number of strategies competing for our increasingly scarce attention.


Where in your personal or professional worlds are there whispered messages and soft, supportive touches that have something to teach you?

How can and will you tap into these more subtle inputs to become all you wish to be?