While Sarah's official title is Coach & Owner of Element Athletics, her unofficial title would probably look something like Coach-Team-Mom-Daughter-Older-Sister-Friend-Teacher-Counselor-Entrepreneur-Cat-Wrangler to the girls, young women, the parents and staff of her club field hockey program. While walkin' & talkin' this fall, Sarah and I stumbled on the topic of how she's survived and turned around an entrepreneurial funk in the past. She generously dropped by Le vital corps Salon to talk about that, how rivalry and competition can be leveraged for personal development and how we as women don't have to fix absolutely everything. And there's more, but you'll have to tune in!
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- Connect with Sarah on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn
- Tripping the Prom Queen: The Truth About Women and Rivalry by Susan Shapiro Barash
- The Mental Cost of Owning a Business
- The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship
- Closer by The Chainsmokers on the Songs to Energize playlist (On heavy team rotation)
- I'll Scream Later by Marlee Matlin
- Michael Porter and his five forces of competition
- Google Drive
- Kickass Theme Music: “Things Are Getting Better” Written by Rishi Dhir. Performed by The High Dials.
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Quotes, questions considered + other nuggets from the episode
- How Sarah helps develops girls and teens both on and off the field: We are an extension of the classroom.
- Field hockey is second to soccer outside of the United States. Boys and men play, too. (Kara note: I never knew this.)
- How playing a single sport and the pressure can lead to burnout in girls and teens
- It's okay to ask for help when it's needed.
- Understanding expectations and learning how to handle the pressure is something athletics can teach younger woman.
- On the importance of learning to say no: It's okay to take a break once in a while.
- We dig into all the implicit lessons learned in sports - personal accountability, hard work, stress management, time management, conflict resolution, and the obvious, physical fitness.
- How women can leverage competition and rivalry for personal growth and development
- As women, we can be really mean to each other.
- How Sarah works to eliminate the side talk and gossip using straight talk and facts
- The importance of balancing morals & values with using instinct when making decisions quickly
- Knowing when to take action when you don't have all the data or resources you need
- How to emotionally survive and turn around an entrepreneurial funk
- For Type-A women: We don't always have to fix everything.
- Knowing when to step back and take a break instead of pushing forward
- On instant gratification: Everybody doesn't need an immediate response.
- How can success be measured in ways that aren't just dollars and cents?
- On leaving room for the unexpected: My life can't be checkboxes.
- The less we care what others think about our choices, the more successful we could be.
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