What do Olympians and entrepreneurs have in common?

What do Olympians and entrepreneurs have in common?

What do Olympians and entrepreneurs have in common? When I was a kid, I spent so many hours on ice skating… ⛸️⛸️⛸️

Figure skating has been a big part of my life and has helped me become the entrepreneur I am today. When my daughter wanted to do figure skating, many people told me it was too expensive and an investment.

Today, I’m watching the Olympic Games, and I understand what impact sports had on my life and as an entrepreneur.


Here are what athletes have in common with successful entrepreneurs.

A plan

It would be best if you had a short-term and long-term plan. Set your goals and take a step back to evaluate your success often. Readjust if the plan is not working as planned.

When you don’t have short-term goals, you lack a clear vision of what you want to achieve.

Your short-term goals will help you see your ultimate goals clearly and sets specific guidelines to help you attain your long-term goals.


Your business will be your obsession. You will dream about it and talk about it all day long. You’ll have to make endless sacrifices for your ideas to succeed.

Finding out the hard way

Persistence, hard work, and tenacity are all required to succeed in starting a business and on the road to the Olympic Games.

You must be tenacious and resilient because you will face ups and downs. You will fail over and over again before you succeed. Learn how to fail fast and bounce back quickly.

Support group

As an entrepreneur, you must have a support group or support system of people who understand how to run their business. When you need help or feel overwhelmed, having someone to talk to is essential.

A coach or a mentor

A coach or a mentor doesn’t have to be better than you; they have to be good at bringing out the best in you. Pick a mentor or a coach that suits your goals.

I invested in a business coach; it was the best decision I made for myself and my business. Emily helped me create a new offer and navigate this new season of my journey.

I have never been to the Olympic Games, but the sport has given me discipline and taught me to surround myself well to succeed, and that success doesn’t come in a few hours or months…

What about you? What prepared you to be a successful entrepreneur?


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