Lindsay Dare Shoop OLY - Athlete & Educator - Using my physical capacity and love of learning to help people. Author of Better Great Than Never
Lindsay is a coach, author, speaker, and lifelong athlete. She is an Olympic gold medalist, a three-time World Champion, five-time World Cup medalist, and a National Rowing Hall of Fame inductee.
Lindsay lives in Florida, where she daily seeks to mentor, inspire, and improve the lives of others by sharing her knowledge of health and wellness along with her journey of self-discovery from ultimate defeat, to Olympic gold.
Think of any sport, and Lindsay played it growing up. She was a driven athlete, good student, and happy teenager. But when she went to college, everything changed. She quit basketball, gained weight, and skipped classes. Her drive was gone.
After a sleepless night and fateful turn of events, Lindsay made the decision to become her best self. She discovered rowing, and the sport became her outlet for transformation.
In just one year she became an NCAA Division-I All-American; in four, she broke a world record and won her first World Championship.
Within six years, Lindsay won Olympic gold.
In Better Great Than Never, Lindsay shows you how to seize your full potential by removing self-imposed limitations. She demonstrates how to embrace every step, good and bad, to find greatness.
For Lindsay, life isn’t about winning. As long as you learn throughout your journey, you can never lose.
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- Being based in Miami Beach Florida
- Working in Ocean Rescue
- Being an athlete and an educator
- Dreaming about the Olympics…
- Being very sporty from a young age and playing a whole variety of different sports
- Graduating from high school at 17
- Going to the University of Virginia
- Stumbling across rowing in her junior year at rowing
- Not feeling confident at playing sports at college level
- Being tall at school and feeling awkward while growing up
- Falling in love with rowing
- Why there is always something that you can be improving in
- What motivates Lindsay
- How sports psychologists played a role in her rowing
- Learning from every opportunity
- Being self reflective and being intrinsically motivated
- What does it take to achieve at these high levels
- What training was involved
- Her first day or rowing practice
- Learning to be accountable to ourselves, our equipment and to one another
- Why sleep was the most important thing
- Wiring a book about her story and being able to reflect back on her journey
- Staying injury free for 7.5 years
- Removing as much stress as possible
- Keeping detailed training logs
- Sleeping for 10 hrs a night and taking naps during the day
- Starting rowing January 2002 and winning medals a few years later
- Even through it was hard, it was fun
- Knowing what her role was in the boat
- Being the connector
- The Beijing Olympic Games
- Why it’s just another race
- Go out and do what you do
- Doing extra deep breathing to relax
- What it was like sitting at the start line
- Why nerves on the start line are a good thing
- 6 mins - 6 secs
- Getting into a flow state and just feeling
- Reflecting back on the journey
- the luxury of being an athlete
- Where you can find Lindsay on the Socials
- Having a middle name “Dare”
- Advice for other women who want to dare to be great
- Why her advice is Patience
- Staying Patience, Positive & Determined throughout the process
- Finding the one thing and to do well