957. From “How Long Will This Take?” to “How Far Can I Go?”
“I lacked a lot of confidence until…I had a teacher come up to me one day, and she challenged me to do something I’d never done before. It wasn’t anything major. It was to run a 5K. I went and ran that 5K, and at the end of that 5K, that’s a 3-mile race, a thought crossed my mind that, I just ran 3 miles without stopping. I wonder what else I can do. I wonder how much further I can go. And that three turned into six, six turned into 13, 13 turned into 26, 26 turned into 31. I ran a 31-mile race on the beach in Destin, Florida. Won the thing with first place overall. And another thought crossed my mind, that was I ran further than I even thought possible. I wondered what other areas of my life might I be holding back in. And it was because of that teacher. You know her title was teacher, but she’s really a leader, because a leader sees talent and potential in other people and they extract that talent and potential.”
Cory Lee is an entrepreneur, business builder, and leader developer. He was trained and mentored by the world-renowned leadership expert John Maxwell and is now an executive director with The John Maxwell Team. In 2012 Cory and his wife opened their first business, a physical therapy clinic located in a town of only 1,100 people. Within 5 years they were billing over $2 million per year from that one location and had opened and successfully sold 2 physical therapy clinics and 4 gyms. He is an accomplished speaker and is often invited to speak and train employees at companies looking to develop a culture of leadership. He also provides individual leaders with opportunities to maximize their own growth through one-on-one coaching and mastermind groups. Cory is most passionate about helping entrepreneurs navigate business growth but not at the expense of their faith, family, and fitness.
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Careers: Entrepreneur, Leadership Trainer, Speaker
Topics: Attitude, Leadership, Work/Life Balance