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Last night, my teammate, Joannie, and I were having our bedtime chit chat about the ups and downs of life.  We both exhaled with a sigh after she said, "I wish life and water polo and relationships could just be...

Today I realize a misconception I have about leadership. There is a part of me that only believes I am valuable in my role as a leader if I am leading a certain 'caliber' of people. That if you put me in the position to lead a country, boy am I a leader!!! But if you ask me to lead a team of overnight stockers at Walmart, ok, whatever, sure.But what is leadership? It is the opportunity to impact, elevate and empower the lives around us.  It is our chance to be an example that inspires change. We can invest and care, sincerely.  And any life is worth it.You see, if I were to lead a team of stockers, I would have the opportunity to teach them more than the most efficient way to replenish items on shelves.  Our lives extend into our jobs, and there is always something meaningful...

With the good comes the bad. But with the good comes the bad comes the good comes the bad comes the good.Thus is life. There will be pain and joy all throughout the ride.Perhaps when we understand this, accept this and then remain enthusiastic through the reality of this, we will triumph over the day.“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm."-Winston Churchill "Dear friends, don't be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you." -1 Peter 4:12...

I have awoken this morning thinking about progress.  I thrive off of it in an intense, intense way, and I am lying here thinking that it's cool how we can show the world our progression into new and better things via the internet.  Yesterday, my friend posted pictures of her new dermatology office that is completely beautiful, and I thought, "Wow, Sam!!!", as I looked at her pictures.  Progress. On my end, in just these past few months, I've shown you guys my website, I've brought you to inspire kids with me,  I've brought you to the studio,  I've posted sneak-peek, underwater pics of my EP cover, I've written some blogs, I've status updated about my Canadian Select League water polo team (that is in the championship game later on today, by the way!), and I've informed you of my travels to Hawai'i and Portland and Gatineau.  If you follow my story at all, you...

Yesterday, my sky was falling.  I was haunted with some thoughts and feelings I'd thought I'd worked though last year. The day was colored melancholy, and I couldn't seem to work it out. But I had a water polo game at 5:30pm.  So, what to do?   Last year our swim coach, the very motivational Justin Finney, spoke a phrase to us that has rested in the forefront of my mind ever since.  He said, "Losers show up just to say they were there." We had a strenuous swim set in front of us, and he wanted us to understand that we could get through it or we could give it our all.  What was our mentality going to be?  If we were only showing up to get through it, it was better for us to go home.  Don't show up just to say you were there.   So, yesterday I was sitting in my apartment...

You’re a girl.  You’re in school.  You watch Glee.  And you admit you watch Jersey Shore because everyone else seems to.  But you’re stumped because your life doesn’t seem as fun as Rachel’s.  So, you smoke a little, drink a little, experiment with drugs and mess with the wrong dudes.  Gotta pass time somehow.  Satisfy your curiosity.Or maybe substances and Snooki don’t do it for you, but you feel stuck.  You don’t love math, you love English.  But then you don’t love English, you love math.  But then you don’t love either and ask who am I?!Your family situation is a bit messier than most of your friends'.  You’re not sure you can amount to anything when you’ve come from what you’ve come from.  No support, no example.And then there’s romance.  If only you had some, maybe your life would have purpose.You retreat to your iPod, and sometimes it happens. ...