Empowerment Through Facing Your Fears
One of my main aims is to inspire others to face their fears and feel the empowerment that it brings. To continue to do that I need to keep challenging myself. I can’t inspire if I simply give it up after I become a World Champion. There is more to achieve.
This year I am offering up a mentoring program for someone in the Wanaka region who wants to face a fear much like mine. I am going to be working with them for around 4-6 months in a number of facets including but not limited to, training, nutrition, goal setting, breathing and psychology so that they can compete in an event much like I did a few years back. I will be holding their hand along the way and likely learning a lot of new stuff too. We will be doing regular video blogs and public talks along the way and also at completion to see if we have achieved our goals.
“I believe that barriers in life are to be challenged and eventually broken. I would encourage anyone to tackle their fears and feel the empowering rewards of smashing that barrier down.”
To show others what can be achieved if you set your mind to it and for them to see that lots of small steps and a good attitude is all it takes to get the massive rewards of facing their fears.
To enable someone to achieve what I have in terms of facing their fears and to teach and inspire others along the way. To help them like others helped me, but for me to take them through the whole process. I had to muddle along not really knowing who to turn to or what the next step should be. I am hoping to learn a lot more about myself during the journey as well.
I am looking for someone who has a fear much like mine. They need to be committed, dedicated and have a good overall attitude.
Firstly, we will choose a goal this could be the Ruby Swim for example. We will then make a plan as to how we will achieve this. Some of the things we might look at along the way are:
- Nutrition both race and general
- Breathing techniques
- Body i.e. fitness, strength, stretching, yoga etc
- Gear and clothing choices
- Race planning
Once the day arrives I will race with them side by side and we will reach our goals together.