Conquering my own lizard brain


Lizard brain.

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A personal gremlin.

Whatever you call it, that which holds us back from our best work is alive and well in the world. I would guess that many millions of great ideas are squelched - every day - by our own personal, internal critic.

For what it's worth, I've made a commitment to conquer my lizard brain between now and this fall.

I've been writing a book for the last couple years. In 2010 I committed to getting it done by September. Enter my lizard brain. 

"Are you kidding? There's no way! And, hey, this is more urgent...I mean, important, for you to get done now."

And so after a big push I stalled out. 

My writing coach, and erstwhile butt-kicker, Karla Oceanak shared that when she had people pay her in advance for the Artsy-Fartsy book (real title, not making this up), suddenly there was a commitment she couldn't let slide. She and her illustrator Kenda Spanjer are now readying the fourth book in a (I think) 26 book series.

Last week I tweeted that my book was available for pre-order, and I had purchases within the hour! So I'm devoting more time and energy not to let the buying public down.

Chris Hutchinson, CEO

Chris Hutchinson, CEO

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Chris Hutchinson

As CEO of Trebuchet Group, Chris Hutchinson thrives working with clients and his team to improve organizational clarity, teamwork, and leadership impact.

After years of building Legos® and tree houses around the world, Chris earned his Mechanical Engineering degree and followed that with an MBA. His experiences in the military and the business world taught him great leadership can be learned, and everyone is in some way a leader.

Clients and peers describe him as an inspirational catalyst for positive change. He is the author of Ripple - A Field Manual for Leadership That Works.

Chris and his wife live, garden, and bike in Fort Collins, Colorado, and have four children. He has an unrequited love affair with brownies.