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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TWN Stands in Solidarity with the Fight for Racial Justice.

Jun 02, 2020

As we enter a new month, we have seen uneasiness, pain and anger around the country over the senseless murder of George Floyd at the hand of Minneapolis police officers. We at Tackle What’s Next would like to send a statement of support and solidarity with those across the nation fighting for racial justice. TWN is at its core a community for athletes and executives to come together and...

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Creating the Support System

May 27, 2020
How Friends & Family Can Support Transitioning Athletes

When athletes retire or graduate and have to leave their sport, a lot changes. They lose their team, they lose their support system and they lose their routine. It can feel like their entire world has shifted. The dream they've worked so hard for their whole life is now over. 

While education, networking, goal...
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The Power of the Follow Up

May 20, 2020
Why Following Up Is Key to Building Relationships

We are all navigating this new entirely virtual business world. "In person" meetings are all on Zoom, Webex or Google Hangouts. Networking events are on the screens and in breakout rooms. While this can be overwhelming, one positive thing is apparent. You can meet and build relationships with a lot of people, all without leaving...
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