#12 Great Skaters are Made by Their Passion

“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 skating I didn’t exactly have one of the best coaches […]

#11 Goals Need Time Limits

I 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 when it comes to skating, but it’s so important! Parkinson’s […]

#9 Caring about Choreography

When 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 on jumps and jumps only.  I see […]

#7 Figure Skaters are Insane

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein Figure 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 of insanes).  The inane I’m talking about […]

#5 It All Comes Down to Why

Why 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 our lives seem to disappear into the shadows. For athletes, […]

#4 Skating Gives Energy

It 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 world disappear.  A cup of coffee always […]

#3 Excuses Don’t Teach Success

“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 wasn’t a main point of conversation, and I almost […]