I would like to share a personal experience that took place today. My son was out of school for teacher's in-service, and he asked me to take him to lunch at one of our local favorite Mexican food restaurants, Hacienda Palomas Mexican Restaurant. When we arrived, he asked if we could get a bowl of queso, and I said of course. (You don't go to a Mexican food restaurant in Texas and not order queso.) Like most Mexican food restaurants in Texas, the bowl of queso is also accompanied by a bowl of jalapenos.
My son then asked, "Daddy, can I have a jalapeno?" Laughing inside and knowing the outcome of this decision, I said, "Yep." So my initial thoughts was that he would take a small bite to test the waters, and what happened next was the complete opposite. He shoved the jalapeno, seeds and all, into his mouth. It only took seconds, and then his face turned a feverish red, and sweat began to pour from every poor on his face.
It got me thinking about my coaching clients. When was...