Tumbling Tulsa | tough situations

Hello and welcome to Tulsa tumbled talk with justice tumbling company, the one and only Tulsa tumbling show where we are Tulsa tumbling experts, answer the questions that we get from parents and athletes on a daily basis. We are your hosts, Coulton cruise and rusty, and we are the owners of justice tumbling company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Now, Tumbling Tulsa on today’s podcast, we’re going to be going over some life lessons that cheerleading has taught us personally and how being a cheerleader can help you prepare for tough situations in real life as an adult.

Now, coachability is key and sheer or tumbling as well as adulthood. If you can’t take direction or corrective criticism in your sport, it’s going to be very hard in your adult life no matter what career choice you choose,

and that goes along with a notable quotable that we chose for today, and this notable quotable is from Patrick Murphy, who is the head coach of Alabama Crimson tide softball team, and he says, uncoachable kids become unemployable. Adults let your kids get used to someone being hard on them. It’s life. Get over it. Wow. That’s a little harder. It does. It does, it does, but I think it’s a really, really good point that needs to be made simply because life is not easy. There’s no part of adulthood that actually comes easy. Every aspect of it is fairly difficult. Adulting is hard. That’s for sure. Now I’ve got a little story that I want to share while doing tumbling class at a school. Um, I had an athlete who is a senior by the way. She told me that she doesn’t care about her tumbling anymore because she’s not sharing in college. Tumbling Tulsa, and I could tell that she was a bit careless in our attitude. So I asked her what was going on and she said that she thinks it’s pointless to get her next tumbling skill and that she just didn’t care anymore. Now there may be some other athletes who are in the same situation. So why would we encourage her or any other athlete feeling this way to not give up and just keep trying.

I think I know the athlete you’re talking about, if it’s the athlete, I think it’s this athlete is struggling on throwing a skill that she clearly has, but she has no drive to try it by herself. Tumbling Tulsa If an athlete has that mindset to just give up, more than likely that is going to transfer over and or her real life situations, whether it be in their job or career or the relationships they have already trained themselves to give up as soon as something becomes hard or challenging.

Alright, so now we’re going to be going over some traits that we feel cheerleading kind of instills in athletes and sets them up for success Tumbling Tulsa

and the characteristic

trait we want to go over his leadership as an adult, whether it’s in your own life, family, work, or school. You’ll always be faced with difficult decisions and whether you know it or not, people will be looking to you for guidance to make the right decision. They will use your leadership to help them make the right decision to and that takes us right into our next characteristic, which is teamwork. Now, in your adult career, you’ll always find yourself with individuals who are lazy, unmotivated people you don’t get along with maybe even people had smell right, but being a cheerleader teaches an unparalleled lesson in teamwork because you may find some bad characteristics in people on your squad. Now, regardless how you feel about that person or how bad they smell, Tumbling Tulsa, you are still part of that team and that team is working toward the same goal. Whether it’s goals for your squad or in the future on your business that you work for.

Now, whether it’s in cheer or your real job, you can absolutely not like somebody you’re on the team with or work with. Tumbling Tulsa the second you step through that door for practice or work, your main focus should be on the team goals.

I mean when it comes to stunting, if you’re lifting a flyer up in the air, you’re getting really, really close to that person and you may completely hate that person, Tumbling Tulsa but whenever it comes to doing your job and holding that flyer up in the air, you have to learn to work with that. So what’s our next characteristic? Rusty?

It’s a big one. It’s courage, uh, the fear of falling and a stunt or crashing and you’re tumbling passes real. We understand that. But being held accountable by your coach, your squad and yourself can help you have overcome those fears so that when you are faced with fears as an adult, you can face them head on and overcome anything that stands in your way.

Absolutely. And that’s a perfect segue into our next trait, which is setting goals and accomplishing them. Tumbling Tulsa, I can’t say this enough. Whenever it comes to being hired as a employee, your employer is going to want to see that you can accomplish those goals that you’ve set way beforehand. They want to see that you’re proactive in life. And I think cheerleading helps a lot with that. As an adult, you’ll not only be faced with deadlines and expectations in your career, um, but in order to be successful, you must be able to set goals for yourself and know how to accomplish them. I mean, we’ve heard it states only a couple months away or national is right around the corner. You have to know what has to be done in that amount of time and your, if your team doesn’t accomplish that goal, um, there will be losses and this constant state of pressure, uh, conditions to become achievers. As adults.

You have to either write those goals down or even just verbalize those goals because if you don’t have a goal and you’re just going in and you’re kind of just shooting in the dark, hoping that you get lucky and moving on, on how to stay positive and optimistic. Life is not fair and there will always be tough times. Being able to stay positive and optimistic through these experiences is what will make you a stronger athlete and person. You will have high points and low points, but it’s how you handle your low points that mold you as a person. Tumbling Tulsa Stay positive, stay optimistic,

and then our next trait that we feel cheerleading, kind of instills in athletes is commitment. Now, today’s athletes may be on multiple teams as well as play different sports and mixed with school and friends and other obligations can end up being a lot for the athlete. A many adults have multiple jobs, they have bills to pay, they have mouths to feed, and other obligations as well, and Al that’s out of their control. Cheerleading teaches athletes to prioritize their life and decide what’s most important to them, Tumbling Tulsa and that same strategy can help them as adults to overcome obstacles and stay committed to their priorities.

Cheer also trains your physical strength. Cheerer, any sport really teaches you to know your strengths and weaknesses. Once you know those things about yourself, you can begin to better yourself, whatever, on whatever is that weakness,

and that takes us straight into confidence which having confidence in yourself and your and your tumbling skills is crucial. Tumbling Tulsa, if you don’t have that confidence in yourself, it’s hard to be a consistent tumbler or athlete. And having confidence in yourself makes it easier to perform under pressure. When you’re an adult and you’re like in an interview, the interviewer can easily tell if the person they’re interviewing is a confident person and just the way that person carries themselves or speaks. And we think that cheerleading really does a good job in helping athletes become competent.

It also teaches you to either be a leader or a follower. In every sport or team, there are leaders and followers, just like when you join the workforce. Um, there are definitely leaders and followers. As a leader, you learn how to proper, properly motivate your team or teammates. Leaders on teams often become bosses or entrepreneurs, followers on teams become reliable and trustworthy. Employees that get their jobs done, and I think it’s important to be a little bit of both. You should be able to be a leader, Tumbling Tulsa but you should also be able to take direction and be a follower when you need to be.

Absolutely. I’ve heard that same thing whenever I was in the military. All leaders should be able follow as well. Cheerleading also does a really good job at teaching. You had to fail with dignity. Now, what do we mean by that? Cheerleading or tumbling in general can teach you that failure is a learning experience. If you fall on a tumbling pass, us as coaches tell you what went wrong and why you fell. Athletes who listen and make the corrections can usually pick themselves back up and get skills quicker, Tumbling Tulsa like in your job and your career. If your boss is telling you you’re doing something wrong and you can’t listen and make that correction, you’re probably not going to have that job for very long.

And last but not least is communication skills. Uh, I think this is one of the most important ones and probably the biggest challenge I’ve had to overcome. Um, I’ve had athletes who have had pain of some sort and won’t say anything about it even though that pain is what’s causing their tumbling issues. Tumbling Tulsa, we are not mind readers. We always tell our athletes that they have to be able to communicate with us or it makes the learning process difficult as an adult. Communication will only help you with your career, but it will also strengthen your relationships and friendships.

So all in all in life, you’re going to have to work with people that you don’t like. You’re going to have to deal with situations that are difficult. You are going to have to learn how to take corrective criticism. Tumbling Tulsa sometimes life just altogether isn’t fun and whenever you’re hitting that low point, you have to be able to pick yourself up and get back in the game.

And as the Great Sylvester Stallone says in the rocky movies, it’s not about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward.

Well, I think that’s a really good way to end this podcast. So listen, Tumbling Tulsa if you are interested in finding out more about us justice, tumbling company or myself and rusty, you can check us out online@justicetumblingco.com,

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