Venus and Serena Williams Found Greatness in Coaching & Mentoring

(Part -8-) Star Power Upload: (Old-School Flava)
Why Mentors, Role Models and a Few Sidekicks Make You Shine!

 They’re not twins, but a hell of a tag team! That’s one way to describe Venus and Serena Williams. Years ago they first burst on the scene in braids and braces. Today they’re rocking the latest in tennis gear and After-5 wear. They found greatness in Dad’s passion for the game and Mom’s sacrifice for their success.

Growing up in Compton, they were instilled with a strong sense of belief. It’s what’s necessary for any achievement. You have to believe that you can. Then when the time’s right, you have to believe that you’re ready. Plus, no matter what others think, you have to believe that you’re worthy of the opportunity.

Theirs was a family-affair relationship that came with coaching and mentoring. Coaching doesn’t always mean 1-on-1 mentoring. But mentoring will quite likely involve some coaching. Coaching is normally skills related. But mentoring also included the emotional support they got from Mom.

So how might this support have helped upload their star status? Well, it took them through life’s eye-opening ‘aha moments.’ They were prepared for the game’s ‘make or break’ defining moments. Their parents celebrated with them as they climbed the ranks towards sports’ bright shining moments.

The coaching and mentoring they received was mixed in with tough love. They’ve shown you can achieve your dreams even when growing-up in the inner city or projects. It doesn’t matter what ‘side of the tracks’ you’re on. It’s about how ballers make the most of the brains, beauty and heartbeats they’re given.  

 

(Part -8-) Star Power Upload: (New-School Flava)
Why Mentors, Role Models and a Few Sidekicks Make You Shine!

The Williams sisters are not twins. But boy do they come to win. That’s how some see Venus and Serena. As tennis pros and doubles hyena. First breaking on the scene. With braids and braces looking lean. In the day rocking tennis gear. At night in After-5 wear. Finding greatness in Dad and Mom’s personal care.

Growing up in Compton with a strong sense of belief. Tennis might have brought them some relief. Knowing achievement means believing you can. Long before you gain a single fan. Then you have to believe that you’re ready. Pursuing your goals strong and steady. Like someone who feels truly worthy.

Theirs was a family-affair relationship. With coaching and mentoring for real leadership. Coaching not always to mean 1-on-1 mentoring. But mentoring that likely involved some heart-to-heart coaching. If coaching’s more related to a skill. Then mentoring brought emotional support without addiction to a pill.

So how’d this support help upload their star status? It’s like getting ready to climb mount Olympus. By rising up the ladder in rank. And putting more money in the bank. Going through eye-opening ‘aha moments.’ Preparing for ‘make or break’ defining moments. Celebrating those bright shining moments.

The coaching and mentoring they received. Was mixed with tough love not to be deceived. Just shows how dreams can be made. Looking past the inner city or a low grade. It really doesn’t matter what ‘side of the tracks’ you start. It’s about ballers making the most of their brains, beauty and beats of the heart.

Tip: Mentors, role models and sidekicks help you think less about the ‘side of the track’ on which you start and more about your brains, beauty and beats of the heart.

Talkback: What has made the Williams sisters and other pros such game-changers in their field?

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