What can the Wimbledon Champion (and other sporting greats) teach you about success in your pregnancy?
Support = Success.
Last week-end was full of great sporting events and brilliant personal achievements.
I loved it all but what struck me most were the comments made by all the winners.
All gave HUGE credit to others and acknowledged that the support they received helped them achieve their dreams and personal successes.
The Tour de France started in my late partner’s hometown of Leeds and the Dales looked beautiful. Lewis Hamilton flew the flag for Britain, winning at Silverstone in the Formula 1 Grand Prix and moving him just 4 points away from taking the overall lead from his team-mate Nico Rosberg; and Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic battled it out in 5 sets to see Djokovic take the Wimbledon Championship title for the 2nd time after his loss to Andy Murray last year.
The stage winner in the Tour de France, Marcel Kittel said: “It was incredible, like being in a tunnel, the crowd were so loud.” The most northerly stage in the history of the Tour has been labelled a “triumphant success” as around two million people turned out to cheer and offer their support to the world’s best cyclists. Yorkshire showed itself off the world as a wonderfully warm and beautiful place to visit. The county pulled together to show itself off in all its glory.
Lewis Hamilton speaking after his victory and regarding his mental turnaround from a disastrous qualifying performance gave a lot of the credit to his family – the messages and calls with his parents and girlfriend – and the fans who lifted his spirits.
“Coming here today, I had my family with me and the focus, the support of the fans really spurred me on, I couldn’t have done it without them.
“We did it together this weekend. They got me through. You can’t imagine the feeling I have in my heart now.
Having a British winner at the British race meant a double celebration for many and the support of Pink for Papa, remembering Jenson Button’s father, was also noted by Jenson as being a great help to his success in the race.
Novak Djokovic gave thanks to his first coach Jelena Gencic “who taught me everything about playing tennis and how to behave” alongside his current team who, including new coach for the tournament Boris Becker, has helped him improve his mental toughness which was vital when going head to head with the supreme champion and player that is Roger Federer.
After a crushing loss last year and having won only one of his previous six grand slam finals and none of the last three, he was under pressure but his choice of coach seems to have been the magic ingredient.
“He believes in my game, he knows that I have the game to win this tournament”
Knowing that someone completely has your back is an amazing feeling and one I highly recommend.
I have invested in coaching support on and off for many years now. I have consulted and worked with specialist Life Coaches, Fertility Coaches, Relationship Coaches and Bereavement Coaches as well as Executive Business Coaches, and know alongside my family they have undoubtedly helped increase my sense of self worth, clarity, focus and happiness. When I started opening up, asking for help and allowing myself to receive support my life definitely changed for the better.
I know from all the Client Love I receive my support doesn’t go unnoticed and does make a difference to the outcome my clients experience in their pregnancies.
This is what has inspired me to create a very exciting, bespoke high level pregnancy support group which after speaking to many of my clients and getting their valuable input, I will be launching soon!
Pregnancy and becoming a new mum is not something to do alone, especially when juggling a busy career.
Having a highly skilled, support network and group in place can make all the difference.
Get your best support team in place, have your specific needs met and ensure the journey for you is positive, filled with joy and happiness and success for you and your baby.
Love to know your thoughts and what are the key areas you value support in? Is it health, wellbeing, emotional strength or careers advice and more practical “how-to’s” that are top of your list?
And if you are a business – what support structures and processes work best for you and your pregnant employees?
Look forward to hearing from you.