Advice from a Slinky on a Treadmill

Posted June 21, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five
There’s a new YouTube video sweeping the nation – the epic (yes, they literally use the word epic) “Slinky on a Treadmill.” In case you haven’t seen it, I’m linking it below. I was introduced to this video by and their comments that this video could, in fact, provide some “Fitness Advice.” says:

Watch how the Slinky puts one coil in front of the other, over and over again, in the rhythm of determination. Note its single-minded pursuit of a goal. Pay attention to how the Slinky trips, stumbles and then regains its balance and poise, falling right back into step. The next time we find ourselves slowing to a demoralized slog mid-workout, we’re going to cue up this mental video and push ourselves to…slink up the pace.

The same advice can be found in our careers – every day is like the slinky. It’s one foot in front of the other, attempting to keep our balance, and course correcting when we need to. So take your cue not just in fitness but in life in general and “slink up the pace.”

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Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."