This week's Toque Torque Coaching update comes from one of my newer clients, Dan Gronross of Vancouver, Canada. Since last September, Dan has been able to discover great balance in his life through cycling and after a very successful cyclocross season (both on and off the bike), he is really starting to gain momentum as the days lengthen and the spring approaches. Like all of my clients, Dan has embraced the challenge of asking himself the big questions to which only he knows the answers, these are the questions that we all must ask ourselves when we are deciding to pursue a new sport, a new career or a new passion. Can I sum those questions up into just one sentence? I'll try.
What is it that makes you the happiest? A truthful answer will not only guide one on the path to achieving their goals in that passion interest, but will help place all of the other elements of one's life in context and priority, thus creating a complimentary structure bolstering those pursuits. So don't even think about "making" time for what you love to do or whom you love to spend time with, instead just spend time. Everything else will fall into place.
But don't take it from me, here are Dan's recent thoughts from his own bio on the Toque Torque testimonials webpage:
Is it odd when I say that I found Ben in a newspaper? As odd as it is, that is the first place that I discovered the guy. He had been interviewed by a reporter for the Pique for a story about the explosive growth of the Fondo rides taking over the Sea to Sky Corridor. It was actually his analogy of DH verses Road cycling that caught my attention. After arriving in BC 7 years ago, to pursue my dream of riding the Whistler Bike Park day in and day out an injury put the brakes on that athletic endeavor. Part of rehab was getting on a road bike and spinning the leg out to build strength and movement. It was instant love! Fast forward two years and I find myself in a life renaissance in the pursuit of the podium on a road machine. After meeting Ben it was instantly obvious that his enthusiasm and depth of knowledge of the sport would aid me in my dreams. His personal experience of the inner workings of an athlete’s mind has been invaluable in dealing with my self-doubt and providing direction for someone who has never taken on a journey such as this. I would highly recommend Ben as a coach and look forward to seeing where this road leads. Video
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