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To be your best you need to make certain sacrifices.

BUT
NEVER EVER SACRIFICE

Your values,
Your beliefs
Your dignity,
Your identity.

Ask yourself if a win is really worth that much to you?

And if it’s yes,
You have some serious stuff headed your way when it all turns to custard.

It’s time to stop letting other Paddlers push you around.

You are a great paddler,
But even more than that,
You are a good person,
And good people do win,
Start backing yourself more,
And stand up for yourself.

Coaches if you use bully tactics to get the best out of your Paddlers they may win a couple but it won’t last.

Play the long game and help build Paddlers as a whole, who can think for themselves and make good decisions.

Build Paddlers who are loyal, and willing to go the extra mile, it creates a whole different energy and drive for them, you and your club.

Have the courage to be you,
It will inspire others to do the same.

Kia kaha - be strong 👊🏽 #athlete#beyourbest#elite#teams#wakaama #vaa#outrigger#paddler#igpaddlers #competition#courage#aroha#motivate #loyalty#nobullies #ocean#surf#watersports#champions#theoutriggerbootcamp#onlinecoach#beyou#clubs

Impact in Māori Sport: My Mum 😁🙌
#hawkesbay #sportsawards #2018 #wakaama #proud #familyphoto
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@jazz_cleve @jahneal.chapman missed the memo brah

This is John, from NZ!
Ran into him on the beach at Mooloolaba while I was running a workshop.

He said I’m his inspiration.... The next day he took out his division at Aussie Aito.

Now he’s my inspiration 🙌🏽 #athlete#beyourbest#wakaama#vaa#outrigger#mindset#champion#paddler#igpaddlers #aussieaito#longdistancenationals#motivate #inspiration#aroha#dreams

“Bringing the beliefs of individuals together”

BOOM 👊🏽 These guys got it.

The big picture.

Team cohesion.

Cooperation.

Their answer to why and how to make paddling work for them.

So grateful to have been able to share and learn from this awesome group of Paddlers (Manly Family). Originally dragon boaters who used outrigger for off season training but are now hooked.

The best coachable moments are the ones where both parties are open to learning.

Coaches, remember coaching/teaching is a two way street. You are always learning.
If you start with that mindset you will
be able to tap into so much more 🤙🏽 #athlete#wakaama#vaa#outrigger#mindset#alwayslearning#coacheablemoments#igpaddlers #paddlers#dboat#canoe#motivate #paddlerlife#team#cohesion #culture#onlinecoach#brisbaneworkshops#theoutriggerbootcamp

Quick Blade Paddle check, O’NEILL booties check, Vaikobi paddle pants check, leash and life jacket check, ocean check, kahekai check, motivation check! Ready to get paddling more in the cold and fully kitted out by @shane_kitesurfnelson thank you, love my paddle pants, nice and comfy
#paddling #winter #ocean #watersports #qbpaddles #kahekaioc1 #puakeadesigns #vaikobi #oneill #training #lovinglife #beatingthecold #kittedout #wakaama #goals #gettingstronger #fitfam #fitness #muscles #hemotivatesme #heavyweights #sore #worthit

Niwa on the water ... #oceanlover #newzealandlife #wakaama

The weather has turned to shit,
It’s getting colder,
Darker,

Suddenly you are not so motivated to train.

If you are serious about being your best,

You will get off your butt no matter what.

Most Paddlers who do well do so because they were willing to feel uncomfortable for the gains.

If you can Paddle in all conditions it will give you more to work with and make you more mentally tough.

Next time it’s raining or cold out, don’t hesitate,
Just go get it 💪🏽👊🏽🙌🏽 #athlete#beyourbest#wakaama#vaa#outrigger#paddler#igpaddlers#gains#consistency#jfdi #motivate #hardenup#ocean#watersports#onlinecoach#roadtoworldstahiti2018

With all the rain over the last few days at this time of the year our training ground is a little flooded with more rain (and thunderstorms) in the forecast

#rainraingoaway #traininglikeyoumeanit #ttvt #wakaama #vaa #oevaka #theweathermansaid #waikatoawa #hamilton #kirikiriroa #worlds2018

If you really want to be your best you should be looking to be here for a good time and a long time.
How aware are you of your posture?

I always try to catch myself when I let it go.
That’s why photos are good. Because I know that if I do it subconsciously then I most likely do it while paddling.

And that’s a bad thing because.... Poor posture is a key contributor to injury.

Loads of Paddlers suffer from lower back pain, shoulder problems and aching elbows or wrists.

It comes back to efficiency.
If you want that (efficiency = glide) you need to make sure you set your body right too with a strong foundation so it can perform at its best.

My recent shoulder injury has been a bit of a wake up call.
I let myself get caught up in the Adrenalin rush from my race campaigns and pushed through things I shouldn’t have.

It’s given me the chance to see I haven’t been tapping into all that is available to me.
So I will be sharing parts of my rehab with you all yay 🤣

First up is to become aware of when posture goes... and force myself to be repetitive with changing that.

Oh, and this is Paul Langley, one of the many cool Paddlers I met while at Aussie Long Distance Nationals. His posture is 👌🏽 lol

#athlete#vaa#wakaama#outrigger#mindset#recovery#rehab#retrain#posture#igpaddlers #paddler#jfdi #motivate #wholebeing
#paddlerlife#onlinecoach#myjourney#teachingthroughexperience

Mornings are colder but the drive is warmer. 8 weeks until world Champs, NZ paddlers all working hard to bring home some gold 👊👊👊 #vaa #wakaama #athlete #tahitiworldchampionship #nzwaka

A bad start,
A dodgy line,
Someone passing you,
Does not count you out of the race.
Your decision to give in does.

When did you decide to quit?

Because that’s what is really going on.

You know you are fit,
You know you are strong,
But when it got hard out there you pulled the pin.

Ask yourself “Do I deserve to win”. But give yourself time to really answer it.
Write it down, and let the words flow out for about 5 minutes.

Be honest and don’t judge your own words.

You will soon see what is really going on..... Then,

In the week leading up to your race write or speak your affirmations,
It will put you into a winning mindset.

Once you give yourself permission to be awesome amazing shit happens 👊🏽 #athlete#vaa#wakaama#outrigger#paddler#igpaddlers #mindset#believe#permission#jfdi #motivate #outriggerbootcamp #racestrategies#affirmations#reframe#onlinecoach

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