If you’re anything like me, you love the ocean.
If not to swim in it, then at least to watch the waves and listen to the sound of the tide crashing against the shore.
I remember when I was in college, walking into the ocean for the first time in my life.
It felt glorious. I was on a trip with the college band, and we all wanted to visit the ocean. We walked out with our street clothes on, as we didn’t really intend to swim, just to walk a bit, as it was spring and the water wasn’t that warm yet. I walked out until the water reached my waist.
I had never been to the ocean before, and I didn’t know about riptides and such. I began to be pulled further and further away from shore. I frantically attempted to walk, and then to swim with all my strength back closer inland.
It wasn’t working.
A sense of fear gripped me. I was doing everything in my power to move to the safety of shore, but the tide was doing its thing – and each time I glanced toward the dry sand on the beach, my view of land was getting smaller and smaller.
I did the only thing I knew to do.
I called for help!
One of my band buddies saw the mess I was in, and came to my rescue. He showed me how to ride the tide to begin to move back towards the shore. He explained that I shouldn’t go out very far unless I was sure of what I was doing and how to get back. He demonstrated how I could work with the tide instead of against it.
And today, I’m still alive to tell about it!
Now, my burning passion is to help others navigate oceans of overwhelm and to become overcomers.
Having started my own offline companies and later adding online businesses to the mix, I understand what it is like to face waves of discouragement and frustration in trying to learn new things.
Come on, let’s Ride The Tide together!