Have you ever worked really hard to get what you want only to find out the end result wasn’t as satisfying as you thought? I have been training really hard during my life to be good at something. To feel like I am good enough. To matter. And lately, to make a difference. I have... Continue Reading →
Are you your worst enemy?
Back in 1999 I was a good swimmer. I thought of myself as a super swimmer (my ego was a little bit bigger than it is now). I had already won a world championship, at 27 I became the oldest member in our National Swim Team ever, I helped our team to earn a couple of... Continue Reading →
Parenthood. Are you doing it right?
Parenthood is hard. Period. It doesn't matter what you do or which approach you take, being a parent is not easy. You can read books about it, you can ask for advice, you can go through trial and error and, most likely, there will be moments when you feel like a complete failure and perhaps... Continue Reading →
Face your fears
We are all afraid of something at some point in our lives. From a kid who is afraid of the dark to a parent who is afraid of losing his job/security to provide for his family, to an athlete who may be afraid of not fulfilling its goal or being able to finish strong. Fear... Continue Reading →
How to come back training after injury or taking a break:
Coming back from injury (or from taking a break from sports) is never easy. We are used to the way we were (the way we trained, the way we felt, the pace we held) before we had to stop so when we are starting again we forget that it is just that: a new start... Continue Reading →
Want to build your self esteem and confidence? Here is how you can learn to tame your inner critic
In the ideal world every time we would have a thought it would be one the supports us, tells us how awesome we are, or helps us to believe in ourselves. In the real world (at least in my real world) my thoughts have not always been my best friend. And just when I think... Continue Reading →
Are you settling for less?
There is a prerequisite for reaching our many goals, and making all of our dreams come true: We can accept nothing less. Sometimes, we fill our emptiness with things that are not what we really want. Maybe we accept the career that’s easier and safer for us instead of taking the risk and putting in... Continue Reading →
Want to build your confidence up? 12 Steps to help you be a more confident you
I get it. Some people seem to be born with more confidence than others. I used to be very insecure and I used to dream of being able to go out and live the life I wanted. Make things happen for me. But, when it came to the actual doing my confidence was nowhere to... Continue Reading →
Go beyond your limits. Here is how
“Training for a race is like riding a roller coaster -- you experience highs and lows, ups and downs, and more peaks and troughs than the New York Stock Exchange”. Chrissie Wellington, 4-time World Ironman Champion Most of us rarely utilize our full physical capability so it’s hard to imagine where our real limits reside.... Continue Reading →