It was the 9th of June 2013 when I came down with a really high fever that forced me to stay in bed for several days. Looking back at how I was pushing myself, it is surprising that this had not happened earlier.
In my highly demanding “day-job,” I was managing the Asia Supply-Chain of Procter & Gamble’s complex skin care business whilst attending online classes for my coaching certification at odd times such as 5am or 11pm. The coaching qualification also meant substantial homework combined with the requirement to clock more than 100 coaching hours.
Trying to juggle it all, my body said: “Stop”.
As I was sharing the “breakdown” experience with my mentor coach, she listened attentively and then asked whether she could give me a challenge.
I took a deep sigh, expecting another item to be added to my lengthy To-Do-List and said, “yes”.
“Do you know the movie Forrest Gump?”