At Disciplined Growth Investors we have a close-knit team that is curious, passionate and a little eccentric. In their own ways, they each exemplify the qualities that make DGI unique. In order to recognize and encourage what our people were already doing, we created Project Bold.
DGI sponsors employees as they make bold moves in their own lives. To try something new. To stare down the unknown until it hands over its secrets. To ride no coat tails. To rest on no laurels.
These are their stories…
Sheri hired a personal trainer to help her get back into shape. She quickly discovered that physical exertion was only one of several challenges she would face during her Bold Project.
“The only way to push your boundaries is to try new things knowing you might fail, and knowing that failure is an okay outcome.”
As a mother and a Client Relationship Director, Sheri tends to put other’s needs before her own. At home Sheri is devoted to raising her children and running her household. At work Sheri usually eats lunch at her desk so she’ll be there should a client call. It’s simply her nature. So, it felt unusual and a little strange the first time she left work early to meet her trainer. Sheri felt a little guilty at the time, but the fact that nothing fell apart in her absence was both enlightening and energizing.
The workouts, while grueling in their own right, added an additional challenge. Sheri has always liked to do things on her own and she was usually the one helping others. Now she was relying on someone else to help her get back in shape. Her trainer taught her that fitness is a journey and that being perfect isn’t the goal. “The only way to push your boundaries is to try new things knowing you might fail, and knowing that failure is an okay outcome.”
Before her Project, running a race would have been out of the question. As Sheri puts it, “I don’t like to run.” And competing in a “Mud Run” would have been inconceivable. But her increased strength and endurance, along with the realization that she didn’t need to be perfect in order to enjoy something, gave her the moxie to try. Sheri didn’t win, but she pushed herself outside her comfort zone and grew from the experience.
Sheri has a new perspective on life, specifically, that taking time for yourself, trying new and difficult things, and having others push you are necessary for a person’s physical and mental growth.
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