I’m a wannabe athlete.
I wear the gear and own the equipment, but most of the time I’d rather be in a hammock… and watch the professional athletes compete on television.
When I finally learned to swim just a few years ago, my then 7-year old son challenged me to try my first triathlon. It was a mini race, just enough for newbies like me not to drown, fall off a bike or have to walk to the finish line. It was fun, but now I’ve crossed it off my bucket list.
My husband on the other hand, has been a sponsored triathlete who has raced on and off over the last two decades. To this day, we have a solid group of friends who are both entrepreneurs and triathletes. Many run very large businesses, and they still manage to compete in extreme races – one where they swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and then run a full marathon of 26 miles at the end.
How do they do it?
Here’s what I’ve noticed about how they train and think, and how those lessons can apply to small businesses.