“Don’t let the fear of discomfort be the thing that holds you back. Make friends with the Pain Cave, become familiar with yourself in there.”
My work as a business owner, triathlete and rowing coach comes from decades training as a competitive athlete. Most of what I have accomplished in my life comes from hours invested with life-changing coaches and with teammates who showed up, did the hard work, and who pushed or pulled me to my highest levels of performance.
Today, I spend more time rowing on a machine than on the water. And rather than a racecourse or finish line, I prefer surfing, running and biking to meet my own personal goals. But whether you’re competitive or recreational in your mission, I believe that the mind of an athlete can be cultivated by anyone. Age, ability and experience inform the level and pace – but everyone can think like, perform like, and live like an athlete – with the right mindset.