What defines a Champion?
The endless training and practice sessions?
The high-level expectations we put on ourselves?
The ferocious dedication to our craft bred from a very early age through our family legacy?
The clear sense of direction we've sharpened over the years?
...or is it something else?
I don't have the answers. But fortunately, through a journey marked by ambition, resilience, discipline and personal struggles, my next guest, Neyssa Etienne, is firmly suited to provide a few.
Having accomplished so much as trailblazer for Women's Tennis in her native Haiti, as a local Champion, as well as abroad, all the way the Sydney Olympics, a tip of the hat is certainly due.
One could also say that old habits are hard to kill, as we were graced with Neyssa's dominating presence on the court as the only female player at the recent 2020 Edition of the Profin Open Tennis Championship that took place last November. Indeed, when you decide to come out of retirement after more than 10 years, making a statement is undeniable.
This was a special one. As life does happen, you lose sight of people and time just passes by. But when you purposely reconnect after 20yrs, you'd be surprised how truly precious time can be.
On this episode, Neyssa very candidly opens up about the critical role parents play in one's journey towards greatness, the importance of discipline, knowing your priorities, never backing down from a challenge, paving the way...and so much more.
An incredible conversation, which I do hope you'll enjoy.
You can connect with Neyssa via Instagram
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