During the past few months, people like Jacinda Ardern showed through their empathetic leadership how we can stand together towards a global challenge.
But just as curves started flattening and the world seemed to catch a breath, George Floyd’s death has put the attention on a virus that’s much older, systemic and deadly than COVID-19 ever was.
And still, it much too often falls out of the public eye. But it all starts with looking at yourself. On the observing side, the receiving side or even on the perhaps unknowingly participating side.
Having a coloured partner I had to look at racism from a fresh perspective many times over the years. Too often have I looked past the pains that life throws at you, being black amongst whites. Thinking I'm not a racist so I don't have to pay attention...But racism isn’t necessarily what you do. It’s just as much what you don’t.
And one thing’s for sure: Leadership isn’t about avoiding issues!
One of the big factors that I have seen people struggle with over time is that their training is not built on their passion. Trying to adopt a workout schedule that you stick to without actually liking the process will always keep you fighting against yourself. Listening exclusively to fitness "experts" will leave you running after someone else's goals.
Align your training with your passion!
What are the moments when you truly enjoy movement and working out? Look back, which trainings gave you the highest highs, especially at that moment right when you finish? Stick to those, do more of them!
Which ones left you emotionally blank? Throw them out!
There are so many ways how you can enjoy your training, why waste your time on the ones you have no real passion for? Love what you do and you'll be the best at it!