I am a CPA and naturally my work is all about finances and helping my clients grow their businesses to its highest potential. I am also an Ironman finisher which a triathlon competition that includes 2.4 mile open water swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run – all must be completed within 17 hour timeline. You might ask what does an Ironman has to do with financial success. My answer is – everything.
Competition in sports is no different than a competition in business – it requires determination, preparation, endurance, discipline and consistency. Many of you will think that this is absolutely insane but you might be surprised that many of the Ironman competitors are doctors, lawyers, CEO’s and other professionals that have very demanding work lives. Naturally these people have A type personalities that drives them to compete not only in their business world but also outside of it.
I want to share with you things that I’ve learned from preparing for and competing in an Ironman triathlon: