Welcome to my takeaway episode for my conversation with David Tank in Episode 112, which is the third immersive storytelling episode in a five-part special series sponsored by the Inspired Leadership Initiative (ILI) at the University of Notre Dame.
The ILI’s “encore education” program allows individuals to spend an academic year at Notre Dame, exploring personal growth and the next chapters of their lives.
Key takeaways from my conversation with David Tank:
1️⃣ Journey to Confidence: Starting as an introverted trial lawyer, David gradually found his groove, learning to harness his energy in the courtroom, and building a robust professional confidence that served him well in his career.
2️⃣ Re-evaluating Personal Traits: David’s introspection made him ponder how his professional traits, which made him a formidable trial lawyer, influenced his personal life. This self-awareness led him to seek experiences outside his comfort zone.
3️⃣ Discovery Through Change: Unsure if he could experience personal growth and development in his 60s, David took a leap of faith with the ILI program. This decision resulted in personal growth, new perspectives, and enriching interactions with people without an agenda.
David’s journey serves as a reminder for many in their 40s and beyond, illustrating that age doesn’t limit our potential for personal evolution. His unique and transformative experience with ILI showcases how one can discover new possibilities at any life stage.
A Challenge for You
Are you feeling constrained by long-held beliefs or fears? Reflect on what might be holding you back. Ask yourself the question “What is the worst thing that can happen if I take this action?” Embrace the challenge, and you might discover something life-changing.
Listen to this episode and message me with your takeaway. 🙌
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