I’m not a huge tennis fan, but last weekend I was keeping tabs on the US Open Women’s Final.
Bianca Andreescu beat Serena Williams, and while it was cool to see a Canadian win the big match, I noticed something with the post-game interview on court …
Andreescu apologized for winning!
She apologized to the crowd because she “knew they wanted Serena to win”.
She was sorry for Serena, as if the trophy was meant to be hers and it was a bad thing that it was taken from her.
Why bother even playing the match if that’s the case?
While fans lauded it as the most-Canadian victory speech ever because of its politeness, I thought it was kinda sad that she felt like she had to say sorry to anyone for winning.
I get the whole sportsmanship thing, but there are other ways to be a gracious winner.
Unfortunately I see a lot of coaches who are sheepish about winning too.
Perhaps they’re afraid of appearing like a braggart.
Or they think that celebrating their wins publicly will draw parallels with Trump’s Twitter feed.
Either way, if you aren’t willing to blow your own horn, don’t expect others to do it for you.
If you’re winning (winning = getting real results, and not BS’ing like a lot of folks do online), scream it from the rooftops.
Celebrate and be proud.
Go ahead, you’ve earned it.
If you feel like you’ve been in a shell and would like to come out of it, I’m now taking on a handful of new 1:1 laser coaching clients.
We’ll work together for one year with laser-focused, 15 minute sessions to get you winning more often.
And I’ll celebrate with you … nothing wrong with winning.
The offer is open until next Wednesday at midnight EST (or until all 8 spots are spoken for) and then I’m closing it down.
You can get the details here: