“Next to a leisurely walk I enjoy a spin on my tandem bicycle. It is splendid to feel the wind blowing in my face and the springy motion of my iron steed. The rapid rush through the air gives me a delicious sense of strength and buoyancy, and the exercise makes my pulse dance and my heart sing.” —Helen Keller
I went on vacation this week, spending some time under the bright blue skies of the Sierra with some friends and family. I traversed an alpine lake on a stand up paddle board, orchestrated a BBQ dinner for ten (including one vegan and one who doesn’t eat carbs), and slept in a house a black bear had broken into the week before.
But my greatest challenge? Riding as the second person on a tandem bike.
I hopped on the back of the bike thinking, “No big deal.” Then, careening down a pine-lined street, unable to steer, brake, or even see where I was going, it occurred to me that riding a tandem bicycle is a lot like running your own business.
Believe it or not, in that moment I realized I could use the same skills for tandem bike riding as I use for my business. Check it out.