Be kind and be patient with yourself

Aug 03, 2020

The saying is true: we are our harshest critics. We will always be the most judgmental of ourselves and our own actions. That can be a great motivating factor. But it can also add a lot of pressure on ourselves that may push us to burn out. This can happen in athletics, academics and our professional lives as well. 

Imagine you are looking for a new job. You’ve applied to dozens of...

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What We Can Learn from Failure

Jul 27, 2020

Failure is not a word we like to embrace. Failure is negative. Failure is equated to losing, not achieving the goals you set out to achieve. But failure can be a positive thing when you change your mindset to learn from it instead of run from it. 

It’s not an easy task, but life is a lot more exciting and enjoyable when you are able to look at failure as a learning opportunity. But...

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The importance of making your goals SMART

Jul 20, 2020

Setting goals is something you do every day. It’s an important part of making a plan and growth. But how many times have you set goals for yourself that have seemed just impossible to accomplish or unrealistic? 

When you set goals, it’s important to be as specific as possible. The more general and lofty your goals are, the less likely you are to actually achieve them....

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Controlling What You Can Control

Jul 15, 2020

This year has been a test of patience and faith. We've lost so much control over our routines, how we work and spend time with family, where we can go and what we can do because of the pandemic. But we haven't lost control of everything. 

 

We still have control over our actions, our mindset and our temperament. We can control whether we choose to stay home or go out. We can choose...

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Translate Your Skill Sets Outside of Sports

Jul 06, 2020

As an athlete you have learned some really valuable skills from playing sports. You have regular experience in high pressure situations where you have to make quick decisions and perform. You can take constructive criticism and thrive on feedback from coaches to get better. You have to put in work outside of practice and outside of the game to constantly improve. You understand how to work as a...

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Halfway Through 2020 - Check In on Your Goals! 

Jun 29, 2020

We've reached July and that means we are officially halfway through 2020. This year has been a wild one to say the least, and it’s a safe bet that the goals you set in January have changed over the past several months. 

Now is a great time to pause and take stock of what you’ve accomplished in the first half of this year. Go ahead and make a list of all that you’ve...

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Developing Healthy Routines Post Sports

Jun 22, 2020

 

When you are playing sports, creating a healthy routine is pretty straightforward. You’ve got a practice and game schedule, and typically you have a workout schedule that fits in there too. Everything else falls into place around that. 

But when you leave sports (or when sports are on pause) it can be harder to create a routine on your own that you can actually stick to....

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Why Telling Your Story Matters

Jun 15, 2020

These days, content is king. And everyone seems to be putting more and more of it out there. So if you have something to say, how do you stand out among the millions of messages being sent out? The best way to cut through the noise is with a powerful story. 

Storytelling is an important skill to have in your tool belt. It creates a memorable message and compels people to pay attention....

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Effective Athlete Activism

Jun 10, 2020

Athlete activism has become a common buzzword in today’s highly volatile political environment. Especially as the country and the world rallies around Black Lives Matter and the important cause of racial justice, it’s time to better understand how to use your voice as an athlete to make a difference. 

As an athlete you have a voice that people will listen to. People...

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Join the Fight for Racial Justice

Jun 03, 2020

In addition to our statement of support, we wanted to provide further resources and opportunities for our community to further inform themselves and donate time and money to support the fight.

The Cut wrote a piece about different opportunities to join the fight. They share several ways to help like educating yourself and others, giving your time to go out and join a clean up, reaching out to...

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