I’ve been hanging out with some winners, aka the Chicago CUBS World Series Champs. I’ve been the team sports nutritionist for 7 seasons, but by far learned the most this season.
Here are my top 3 winning lessons:
DO SIMPLE BETTER.
Success is in getting the foundation right.
It’s not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Keeps you creative, recharged, high vibe.
NOBODY SAID IT’D BE EASY.
Want something extraordinary, it takes extraordinary effort. Don’t be afraid when things get tough, expect it and keep chipping away.
BONUS: My personal lesson…
GET CLEAR ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT.
Even though this was my 7th season w/ the CUBS, I wasn’t feeling like an important part of the team. I asked a friend who has a similar job (thanks Mitzi) for her wisdom. She suggested:
Figure out what you want and don’t wait around for an invitation. Well, I wanted to feel more a part of the team.
So I decided to clear my schedule and prioritize this above all else. I put on my big girl pants & without an invitation, I started flying to away games & giving more at home games. Many situations felt new, awkward, and I had self-doubt, but I kept showing up doing anything fun I could think of to support the nutrition & wellness of the players and staff.
I started feeling more a part of the team. In fact, I ended up being a part of the World Series champagne shower celebration in the clubhouse and was in the parade. Exactly what I wanted.
Get clear about what you want…prioritize that in your schedule…put in the work…expect awkward feelings/self-doubt/screw-ups, but keep showing up for what you want. Powerful.