Not sure where the quote came from, but I've heard that best way to help yourself is to help others. Or, as Zig Zigler put it: "If you help enough people get what they want, you'll get everything you want."
Such has been the mantra of my time as a travelling Coach. I've held nothing back, given everything my strategic brain can think up about the game. More importantly, though... I've shared my own love and passionately inspired heart for roller derby.
Cuz, you see... The sport is the sport. It's neutral. There's skills to improve on, you get better at them. There's strategies to work out, you get used to them. It's the relationships with people, and yourself, that make or break you.
I've been both, made and broken. And, through a bunch of unconscious habits, actually damaged myself quite a bit in the process. Healing, and reprogramming, I take one day at a time.
This time spent helping others get what they want/need was also a way of exorcising my own personal demons. Help enough people treat themselves kindly, maybe the biggest puppy kicker on earth can learn to love herself kindly, too. We can work on it together.
It's been an incredible journey, thank you to everyone I've met along the way! Thank you to everyone who's purchased one of my MP3s about these lessons I've learned.
But, for me, the time for talking is over. Time to put all the knowledge to work! Expect much less frequent blogs in the future... If you're wondering where I'll be... it'll most likely be the Doll House, at any given moment.
Comebacks sound glamorous, but anyone who's had to do it knows how humbling and grueling it can be. Give me 3 months, and you're gonna see a better version of me than ever existed.
Stronger is one thing. Wiser and stronger? I get goosebumps just thinking about it! I'm gonna go get to work. Let's both remember what's really going on: the sport is neutral.
It's how we treat ourselves and each other that truly determines the quality of our experience. xoxo