In part one of our interview with Julie, we learned about her favorite music, workout preferences and plans after competitive CrossFit. But what about her life purpose? How was she able to juggle medical school and competition? And what advice does she have for us for setting and achieving goals? The second part of her interview answers those questions and is sure to inspire and motivate everyone.
Check out the second part of her interview here:
Success: When I think of success, I think of people who are able to live their lives doing something they are really truly passionate about. And able to balance their personal lives with their work, which usually happens when they are doing something they are really passionate about. So I've been lucky to have a lot of influences of people who are doing that, particularly my Mom, whose always really directed me. She's always been so passionate about her work and always guided me to follow my heart and do wheat it is I really love to do. Not worry about making money.
Passion for Sweat Angels: I decided to get involved with Sweat Angels because it’s an easy way for people to do what they’re already doing, which is talking about CrossFit. You know everyone who’s doing CrossFit loves to talk about CrossFit, and in doing that they can get back to great causes. So it’s really a win-win for everybody.
The CrossFit Community: One of the things I love best about CrossFit is the community, and that fact we’re so much more than working out to look better. It more about the whole lifestyle and supporting everyone else who’s in the gym, and making our communities better. And I think that Sweat Angels promotes that and cultivates that community.
Julie's Life Purpose: When I sat down and started to think about why am doing what I’m doing, I came to the conclusion that my purpose is to help people live healthier lives. That’s by inspiring them through what I do in competition, or whether that’s eventually by helping patients and touching them on a one-on-one basis. So anyway that I can do that is going to helping me live out my purpose.
Her New Podcast: The next step for me is to start a podcast, where I’m going to be able to use a lot of the relationships I’ve been able to develop over the last few the years competing in CrossFit to help disseminate information to a larger audience. I’ve been really lucky to meet amazing people who have really great ways of living healthier or more fulfilling lives, so I want to share that information. I’m going to be interviewing as many people as I can and hopefully sharing that info with a wider audience.
Setting Goals: The best advice I can give someone is to decide what your goals are, what your specific goals are, and make sure that’s exactly how you’re spending your time. So for me, when I first started medical school or when I was in college, I was doing school, and I was doing CrossFit. And that’s how I prioritized my time, and I wasn’t doing much else. Eventually I was able to structure my time even better so I could pull back from school a little and put more into CF. One year I backed off of CF and took a year off of comp and focused on school.
There are only so many hours in a day and you can’t really do everything at once. So make sure you know what your priorities are and follow through and spend time doing those things.