Can you recall a time you’ve had to dig deep to get through a challenging situation? A time where you’ve had to play to your strengths – physical, mental or emotional – to get through a tough moment. Just when you think you couldn’t do it, you realised your only choice was to succeed?
Julia Smay is a Strongman competitor who was drawn to sport partly due to her competitive nature. In 2017, Julia took the plunge and entered California’s Strongest Woman, a competition she simply signed up and trained for which she ultimately won.
Julia now holds the title of Worlds Strongest Master 2018, USA Strongest Master 2017 and 18 and in March Julia competed in the Arnold Strongman, the pinnacle of strongman competition, where Julia competed in the women’s open grade and finished 7th.
Today’s episode of Mental Strength Conversations is packed full of awesome insight from a mentally and physically strong competitor. Julia talks about getting over her fear of starting strongman and how her life experiences have shaped her desire to succeed. We talk about taking action, the power of managing your self-talk through writing and how to deal with failure. Julia talks about how coaching has helped her become a better competitor and using the support of others to help her stay motivated.
We chat about Julia’s WHY and discuss how as an athlete you have the power to influence. Julia also shares her thoughts on visualisation, being successful through consistent habits and actions and checking out your competition to give you insight into your own strengths and weaknesses.
Hear all about Julia’s amazing success as a Strongman competitor in Episode 19 of Mental Strength Conversations and learn how you can succeed when you play to your strengths.