“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” — Rob Siltanen

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#ShotbyRedman

here’s what I believe…

You do the work. You faithfully put the time, effort, and repetition into your mind and body. Then when it’s game-time (or just time to show up), you play from your gut. That is presence. That is how you win.

But here’s the thing, if you’ve haven’t integrated your gut (i.e. your heart) with your body and mind, it’s much more difficult to call upon it. How do the physical, mental, and spiritual join to create magic if they are not acquainted, if they have not practiced working together? How does one trust the other?  

Movement and sport give us the opportunity to be exactly where we are. In this presence, we can connect with our bodies and allow what they seek naturally—to forge with our mind and spirit. The relationship between all these parts is the connection of our physical, mental, and tremendous intuitive abilities. Integration means stepping into our full power and into awareness and a level of gratitude that allows for the kind of success, joy, and freedom far beyond the scope of some imaginations. Achieving this unification requires willingness, vulnerability, and a commitment to connect not only with ourselves, but also with others. In other words—once we find that magic, we’ve got to give it away in order to keep it. 

I’ve built a magnificent life rooted in a commitment to vulnerability and growth and steeped in infinite possibility for creativity, joy, and love. My only hope for maintaining and even elevating this design for living is to share it with others. I benefit from the experience of my fellows on a daily basis. My job now is to share my experience and utilize the tools I have to cultivate curiosity, desire, daring, and growth in every person I work with. 

Movement keeps me inspired. Inspiration spurs me to keep seeking. Coaching athletes and motivated movers-- those whose inclination is to look inside themselves and reach outside their comfort zone, keeps me galvanized and stepping outside my own. 

I can do hard things. So can you. Together, we can.