Many of you are embarking on a journey. A journey that has you indulging in vegetables, dropping some pounds, resetting your mindset; and all to discover a healthier you. Everyone is at a different place in their journey and no one walks it alone. And since you are on a journey, I thought I would share with you my journey into coaching…
Imagine 11 year old Rosie…a tiny little munchkin with a fierce personality that was just really starting to come of age. I was committed to swimming, my team, and my coach. Every pore in my body oozed chlorine. No matter the day of the week, no matter how exhausted I was feeling, no matter how many laps I had already swam, I gave it my everything at practice.
Except one day.
That day is imprinted clearly on my mind. My teammates and I were goofing around, not hitting the splits we were supposed to. My coach, furious, reprimanded us and demanded sprints for the duration of the practice. Forty minutes. Arms flailed, legs kicked, hearts raced, breathing wasn’t an option. Tears welled up inside our foggy goggles as exhaustion set in. We kept telling ourselves, just one more. JUST. ONE. MORE. Finally, it was over. We pulled our depleted bodies out of the torture chamber and somehow dragged ourselves across the slippery pool deck. Our legs wobbled and arms shook as we slowly made our way towards the hot showers.
During those forty minutes, I hated my coach. He was mean, insufferable, and unfair. It took me three days until I said a word to him. It took me longer to learn the lesson he enforced in us that day. After that point, I turned to my mom on the way home from another late swim practice, “I want to be like my coach.” Sure, that workout we did was hard and exhausting, but we learned the value of discipline.
What I learned from that workout, about myself, followed me for years.
At that moment, I knew I had to be a coach. I had to have such an impact on another’s life. I had to teach, guide, and encourage others to become the best version’s of themselves. To become what they always dreamed of.
Here I am, years later, living out what has always been deep rooted inside of me, helping you and other Tribers to achieve what they thought was nearly impossible.
We (the coaches) all have had different journeys, but the sole driving purpose of what we do is the same. We are here for you and your success. We are here as your guiding light. We are here as your coach, mentor, and friend. Together, coach and Triber, we can turn your dream into a reality. All it takes is a lot of effort and a little bit of tough love every now and then to accomplish your goals.
“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”