Did you ever hear the story about how Family Sport Life was started? It was a little haphazard but with years of intention behind it. How does that happen?
Back in 2008, right after my daughter was born, I had a personal blog where I documented my trials and tribulations as a work outside the home mom trying to make life work. It was intimate and at times explicit. I wasn’t comfortable sharing my experiences publicly but I fell in love with blogging.
I eventually became overwhelmed with life and stopped writing. However, I always dreamed of having a public blog. Like most things in my life, I over complicated starting a blog. Don’t get me wrong, blogging IS complicated but I couldn’t get over what to write on the about page!
Fast forward to May 2013 when I go out for a run. I returned 45 minutes later to John proudly announcing he started a blog. My first thought was of frustration. Everything comes so darn easy to him! Then came panic.
What did you name the blog? Doh! Don’t like the name. (I rebranded to Family Sport Life in October 2013).
Are you on Blogger or WordPress? Doh! Not Blogger, I wanted WordPress. (I switched platforms).
Do you have an About Page? Doh! I wrote the About Pages. (Confession: I will never like my About Page. Currently redoing it…AGAIN!)
Shortly after John started the blog, he realized it was a lot of work! And he was busy training. He sort of handed the blog over to me but I had been angling to get my hands on it anyway.
I am grateful to John for taking the first step that I was too paralyzed with fear to take. If it weren’t for him, a vision I have had for a long time would have gone unrealized.
Blogging has given me a platform to share my 15 years of experience in leadership and development with families, athletes, entrepreneurs, and wellness warriors like you. It gives me the opportunity to reach WAY more people than I could with a local business. It gets me out of a stuffy, conservative, bottom-line driven corporate environment and into the real world where real people need real coaching.
Through this blog I am honored and humbled to walk along side so many of you as you reach for the stars, share your struggles, and overcome daily challenges. I know you are completely capable of achieving the greatest success imaginable.
Our mission is to create great content, build relationships with our readers, and gain a deep understanding of what it takes to support you in your goals. There is tremendous power in a positive community and that is what you have helped us create here. Every comment, every share, and every email creates an avalanche of positivity and encouragement for others.
Our vision is to inspire action and help my readers develop the skills they need to be fearless, live with intention, define their personal wellness code, choose happiness, and radiate authenticity.
Our goal through my blog posts is to be a GIVER. Usually, we aim to help you create more awareness in your life. But today we are out of my comfort zone. We are asking YOU for something.
We are asking you, in true Jerry Maguire fashion, to help me help you! Please take less than 5 minutes to fill out this quick, anonymous, 10 question survey. The results of this survey will allow us to continue to serve you in a way that exceeds all our expectations.
[UPDATE: Question 9 only allows for one answer when I ask for top 3, please put as many answers as you think helpful in the "other" box. Thanks!]
Thank you. Please know we are grateful for you.
Tara + John