Where the path ends and the forest begins

first_imgThe only way to change your future is to step off the path and step into the forest. No one is going to do it for you.A fixed mindset congeals your future in the past.The great tragedy of leadership is being so busy leading that you neglect your own development.Where the path ends and the forest begins:#1. Concept versus reality: The concept of growth is easier than the reality.Growth requires:Not knowing.There’s nowhere to grow if you already know.Making mistakes. Success solidifies who you are. Failure changes you.Feeling like an impostor. You have to try on new behaviors to ignite growth.“We never grow until we do something we’ve never done.” continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Lamoine race becomes annual event

first_img Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Bio Latest Postscenter_img EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 LAMOINE — Anyone who has ever organized a road race knows it takes more than a day’s worth of planning to pull off the event.This wasn’t the case for Nick Brown and Nate Jillette, who helped put together Lamoine’s first annual half-marathon last spring after Brewer’s Chamberlain March was canceled due to weather.With a group of Ellsworth runners still eager to compete, the pair immediately got to work.“Nick rallied the runners, and Nate did everything else,” said Krystal Brown, Nick’s wife. “It was a huge community effort. We just kind of nudged it in the right direction.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSince the Chamberlain March has since been discontinued, Nick Brown decided to organize his 13-mile race once again. Sixty-three runners competed on Saturday in the second annual half-marathon, with Ian Fraiser finishing first in the men’s division (1:20.57) and Sarah Mulcahy winning the women’s (1:26.08).“Nick really wanted the focus to be on the running,” Krystal Brown said. “Sometimes, races can be so expensive and have so many bells and whistles that you forget that it’s about running.”Krystal Brown said they charged a modest fee to book the town beach and purchase ribbons for the winners, but it was members of the community who made the event possible, noting the efforts of volunteers like Isaac Marnik and Ben Billings.Christa Brey, chairman of the Lamoine Parks Committee, helped design the course to feature the town’s most beautiful areas.“The course has spectacular views of the ocean and mountains as well as challenging hills for the runners,” Nick Brown said. “It was very nice to see our local running community come together for this.”The Sub5 running club’s equipment manager, Ryan King, brought some timing equipment, and Andrew Tiemann donated gift certificates to his favorite Ellsworth businesses: Finn’s Irish Pub for the top finishers and Mortons Moo for age group winners. “Road ID” also helped sponsor the event by donating bibs and gift certificates.Runners and volunteers brought snacks for afterward.“People seem to like our event, so we plan to keep doing it every year,” Nick Brown said.With $200 left over, Jillette and the Browns asked participants where the proceeds should go. They decided to give the money to 3-year-old Clara Levin, who lives in Salisbury Cove and is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia.Levin’s donation page can be accessed here.“Pretty remarkable for just a little race,” Krystal Brown said. “Really, this was put together by the community.”Click here for more race results. Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all)last_img read more