This is just a friendly reminder to all coaches out there that some of the most important things going on in your life have NOTHING to do with your gym or gymnastics. Last week I had a typical 80+ hour work week. Between Coaching, owning 2 gyms, writing and posting for Gym Momentum and getting things ready for my summer camp and the Gym Momentum Training Camp (more on that later) my brain was about to explode. I decided to take a 1/2 a day yesterday and go skiing with my good friend Ivan Ivanov. He too was feeling the stress of a busy competition schedule, gym ownership and his responsibilities to USAG with developmental camps. In what has become an annual event for us, we both escape from our gyms one morning and spend some time skiing.
The time out of the gym, out of the office and out on the slopes was just what was needed to refocus and refresh things. Every trip up on the chairlift was nearly as enjoyable as each run down the slopes. We shared business ideas, coaching ideas and drills, thoughts on philosophy and education and on raising children.
Please take the time to get away with friends and family, even for just a few hours. The 4 hours away is not going to have negative impact on your business or coaching and could really help.