Why we do what we do…!!

Why we do what we do….

 I often wonder why we do the things we do, what drives us and makes us tick. I know this differs from one person to the next and thats what really interests me as a coach and tutor.

This month I have worked with some great coaches, athletes and tutors all over the UK within the sport of triathlon and swimming. In the times in the between work, I often find myself reflecting on what a privileged position I hold. Not only can I continue to learn and educate myself, but also support peoples goals, dreams and ambitions…..


Active Blu – Faults and Corrections Workshop – Triathlon England AGM – Nov 2014.

A few of the squad after a hard CSS set – The Red mist Rises. Nov 2014.

 I often wonder if I have the best job in the world? Ok sometimes its long days and tiring, however for the most part I get to spend my life with motivated, dedicated people that just want to improve and develop their skills or performance.


Tutoring Triathlon England Level 3 Coaches – Explore Video analysis. Nov 2014.

However this has not always been the case and sometimes it takes that step into the unknown and challenging yourself in a way you haven’t been able to before, to really see your potential and be the best you can be.


Assessing Level 1 – Triathlon England Cycling – Edge Hill – Nov 2014

For me it was leaving a job and following a dream to take the plunge into running my own business. Yes there was fear that it may not work, there was concern I may have created a job that was not sustainable, but deep down, in my heart I knew I was doing the right thing and somewhere amongst that I was hoping I could create something that would make a difference to people lives.


                                 Swim Smooth – Swim Types – AGM – Nov 2014.

 I suppose I am writing this as it is nearing the end of the year. It is a good time for us to look back and celebrate the amazing things we have achieved. As a culture we normally shy away from celebrating our strengths. Sometimes not even giving ourselves time to acknowledge them.

                                 Video Analysis – Cause and Effect – Nov 2014

However this month I will be regularly writing stories from people I have met this year that have overcome a challenge, achieved a goal or dream and above all want to celebrate and share what they have accomplished so that it can help inspire and support others.

                      Challenging our New Coaches – Level 1 and 2 Nov 2014.

 If you have a plan, idea or challenge for next year, write it down, think about what you need to achieve it, share it with people and take that step into the unknown.

                           Active Blu – Carlisle Coaches Workshop – Nov 2014.

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                                    CSS results are out – A rare treat post Swim.

If you would like to share your story please write to me: emma@activeblu.co.uk I look forward to hearing from you.