"I was flying from the Washington, D.C. area to Atlanta, GA. I am always attentive due to my anxiety when flying, observing every little thing. This particular flight was a little more turbulent than most I had experienced. Nevertheless, the bumpy flight continued, and we eventually landed. The flight attendant welcomed us to Atlanta, then proceeded to congratulate the captain on his first commercial flight. Passengers in the cabin cheered.

As an entrepreneur, leadership development coach and educational leader, I didn't have the luxury of going through my "firsts" without others knowing about it beforehand. Undoubtedly, the captain had trained for this very day, logged all his flight hours and passed the required assessments, yet even then, the first flight was not as "smooth" as it could have been. Nevertheless, there was an experienced co-pilot right beside him for the entire flight who helped along the way."

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