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It’s not work…

Friday, December 6th, 2013

On a chilly Wednesday morning Lynne Andrews the Assistant Athletic Director at Fort Lewis College came and spoke to our Administration of Programs in Exercise Science class. She spoke with such enthusiasm when talking about her life accomplishments and about what she did to get to where she is now. She discussed about the type of connections you make with people on a daily basis. The importance of it and how it can change and mold your life to get you to where you want to be.

To hear Andrews talk about her success not only as a student athlete while in college but even as being a coach after college was very interesting. It was amazing to hear how she networked with mentors such as her own coaches who helped her land her first assistant coaching job. She proved that hard work and dedication can get you to where you truly want to be. It doesn’t stop there, she also talked about how playing and coaching has taken her all of the country and even to Germany! She knew she wanted to give back to the community that had helped her be successful. Coaching was a way for her to help these young athletes in directing them in the right path of success.

Once administration was what Andrews wanted to pursue after she was done coaching, she was full speed ahead trying to gain knowledge and experience in that field. Hearing how she did everything she could to just get experience made me think of what I needed to do, so I can get experience in what I want to do as well. Andrews talked about her journey to where she is today and how she does not think of her job as work but how she wakes up every morning loving what she does. Andrews passion for what she does fired me up and when I walked away from class that day I knew one very important thing and that is to


Because it should not be seen as work but as something you enjoy doing everyday.

-Thank you Lynne for coming to talk to us! (: I appreciate it.

Do what you’re passionate about and love what you do

Thursday, December 5th, 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed Lynne’s talk on Wednesday morning. It was good to get some background on her and what she’s done as well as the advice that she offered us. I broke it down into a 5 step process of the advice that she gave that I can apply to my own life. 
1) Do what you’re passionate about and love what you do. It’s not about the money, it’s about your passion. Don’t choose a job just because it pays a lot of money, choose a job that you enjoy and have passion for because that will last.
2) Always honor your commitment. No matter what amazing offer you may be offered, if you’re already commited to a job for two years, stick it out for two years, don’t leave just because a bigger offer comes along. You don’t want to leave a job on the wrong foot.
3) Connections are super important. Sometimes it’s more about who you know, than your resume. Your resume is built from connections and who you know. Networking is important, make sure people know who you are,
Take time to do the little things
4) Work hard and people will notice. But it’s not entirely about that, it’s about working hard because you love it. Put 100% of yourself into your job, don’t just give half-heartedly.  
5) For me, my passion is coaching and that is what I plan on doing once I graduate. From Lynne’s talk, she mentioned being relatable and getting to know people (whether that’s athletes or coaches). I know that for me, that is very important. Coaching isn’t just about making people better athletes, but better people. I think coaches should really get to know their athletes outside of just their sport, so they know how their outside life is going, how school is, how work is, etc. Relationships matter in this field.
When it comes down to it…
Love what you do.
Simple as that.