Champion Others

Champion Others

Don’t be a team of bittersweet.
From sports to medical to corporate – I have run into team after team made up of bittersweet. And very few made up of champions.
Yesterday, I ended up butt down in a shallow creek after tripping over a vine while clearing out the heavy brush in the timber. I looked up to see a thick vine of bittersweet with a smaller vine winding around it. Choking the larger one. Eventually it would have killed it, had my trusty hand saw not have done the job first.
Now the bittersweet choking the other bittersweet didn’t know better. It was just doing what it was meant to do.
But us humans? We do know better.
If you want to be a champion, your kid to be a champion, then you can’t just be the noun.
You have to also be the verb.
To be a champion, you must also champion others.
Learning how to be a champion leader is one of the truly wonderful things that can come from playing sports and yet sadly, there is not enough focus on it.
So much time and money is sunk into the equipment and physical training of athletes from youth to professional, without time spent on the mental aspect.
Confidence is built on failure.
Only one who is truly confident in themselves doesn’t just NOT step on the backs of others to succeed, they actively raise others up.
They don’t undercut the accomplishments of their teammates through insults, flinging shit, ignorant of how bad they themselves now smell.
In fact, a leader, a champion, doesn’t just not engage in that behavior, they speak up when they see it.
On the field or off.
Kindness takes courage and strength. Cruelty is born of fear and ignorance of how to be better, do better.
If you want to be a champion, you better start championing others. Tell the coaches, teachers, parents, bosses, when you see others do great things. Tell others about the greatness of your teammates, coworkers and friends.
Succeed not because others didn’t, but because they did.

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About Becky

Becky Schmooke (pronounced “Smoke”) is a Mindful Leadership Consultant and Speaker, focused on providing action based mindfulness and leadership training to organizations and businesses who are ready to do things differently.

Becky’s Mindful Kitchen, is located outside of Iowa City, and provides truly unique team building and leadership retreats,  strategic planning workshops, private parties and classes and weekly summer camps for kids. The commercial teaching kitchen, treehouse, archery range, bush craft skills, first aid training, wood fired pizza oven, chickens, baby goats and timber adventure playground provides endless opportunities for hands on activities.

 

As a mom to three girls, 60 chickens, 4 goats, 2 dogs and a fire fighter’s wife- life is never boring and provides Becky with endless stories which she uses to illustrate her approach to mindfulness in daily posts on social media.  

In all that she does, Becky has one goal, to build confidence in others to take action to live their best life, not just pass time.  

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About Becky

Becky Schmooke (pronounced “Smoke”) is a Mindful Leadership Consultant and Speaker, focused on providing action based mindfulness and leadership training to organizations and businesses who are ready to do things differently.

Becky’s Mindful Kitchen, is located outside of Iowa City, and provides truly unique team building and leadership retreats,  strategic planning workshops, private parties and classes and weekly summer camps for kids. The commercial teaching kitchen, treehouse, archery range, bush craft skills, first aid training, wood fired pizza oven, chickens, baby goats and timber adventure playground provides endless opportunities for hands on activities.

 

As a mom to three girls, 60 chickens, 4 goats, 2 dogs and a fire fighter’s wife- life is never boring and provides Becky with endless stories which she uses to illustrate her approach to mindfulness in daily posts on social media.  

In all that she does, Becky has one goal, to build confidence in others to take action to live their best life, not just pass time.  

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