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Great Skaters are Made by Their Passion

Great Skaters are Made by Their PassionPOSTED ON DECEMBER 11, 2013“Great skaters are not made up of their technique, but be their passion”Once again, I have been listening to more podcasts, and this week I listened to an episode of the Solopreneurhour where they said, “You cant teach hustle.” Oh how true! Growing up [...]

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​Goals Need Time Limits

Goals Need Time LimitsPOSTED ON NOVEMBER 14, 2013I have started reading the 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris trying to improve on my entrepreneurial skills. During my read I came across a chapter, one line in particular, that made a lightbulb go off. Parkinsons Law! Its not exactly something you would first think of [...]

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3 Ways to Win

3 Ways to WinPOSTED ON NOVEMBER 12, 2013Most skaters who compete and train are doing so because they want to win. Whether its to win the Olympics, win a spot on a synchro team, or win their dream job, we all want to win. What separates the skaters who achieve their goals? Here [...]

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Caring about Choreography

Caring about ChoreographyPOSTED ON OCTOBER 7, 2013When you see a skater skate, what do you remember most about that skater? Is it their amazing presentation, beautiful spiral, or triple jumps? So many historic and memorable skaters are remembered for their grace and elegance. I can’t understand why so many skaters training are PRIMARILY focused [...]

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Overcoming Skating Bullies

Overcoming Skating BulliesPOSTED ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2013“If people are trying to bring you down, that only means that you are above them”It has been through my experience and many other skaters that I know, no matter where you go there is at least one person that tries to bring you down. Somehow that single [...]

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Figure Skaters are Insane

Figure Skaters are InsanePOSTED ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” -Albert EinsteinFigure skaters are insane. I’m not talking about the Tanya Hardings, cut someone with your skate kind of insane (although in the skating world I’m sure we can all agree there are those kind [...]

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30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

30 Things to Stop Doing to YourselfPOSTED ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2013I ran across this article today and loved it. I thought I would share because if you stop doing these 30 things on the list, it is not only going to make you a better athlete, but a better person as well.http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/11/30-things-to-stop-doing-to-yourself/30 Things to [...]

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It All Comes Down to Why

It All Comes Down to WhyPOSTED ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2013Why did you wake up this morning? For an appointment, to go to work, to get your haircut? Everything we do in life has a reason or a why. Going from day to day we all set ourselves into a routine and the “whys” of [...]

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Skating Gives Energy

Skating Gives EnergyPOSTED ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2013It ceases to amaze me, that no matter how tired or unmotivated I am, as soon as I step foot on the ice I am instantly rejuvenated and energetic. There is something about being on the ice and around something you love that makes the rest of the [...]

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​Excuses Don’t Teach Success

Excuses Don’t Teach SuccessPOSTED ON MAY 11, 2013 “You don’t learn from your excuses. You learn from your mistakes” I was listening to Louis Howes podcast today, as I do religiously every time a new one airs, and during the interview he was conducting, it was said that “You don’t learn from excuses” It [...]

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