There is much to learn from other people’s stories, if we take the time to stop and listen. Storytelling can be incredibly powerful and help us to find meaning, build connections and drive change. My guest this week, Brittany Elmslie has a story that’s both extraordinary and extremely relatable. 

Brit has achieved more than your average 25 year old – she has reached the pinnacle of international sport, winning 2 Olympic gold medals. As the youngest person on the Australian Olympic team in 2012, Brittany‘s strength, drive and determination got her to the podium. But there was a cost to her success and a challenging journey behind those medals. 

In episode 179 of Be The Drop, Brit reflects on the personal shame she felt during her Olympic career and how she overcame it by learning self-compassion. She discusses her retirement from sport in 2019 and the process she went through to discover her new “why”, this is a must-listen for anyone going through a time of transition.

Personal Growth with with Brittany Elmslie

“I remember thinking, why me? But everything those situations was putting me through was teaching me something valuable.”

In this episode with Brittany Elmslie, you will learn:

  • The personal challenges Brittany Elmslie overcame to win Gold at 2012 and 2016 Olympics
  • How extreme determination and focus can become detrimental 
  • The importance of tuning into your values and understanding yourself
  • The positive impact that retirement from sport has had on Brittany
  • How driving for something that you don’t really want is disrespecting yourself and that goal
  • The process Brittany went through to discover her purpose
  • The failure of mainstream media to tell real, relatable, human stories

“There are so many powerful, relatable stories in the sports industry. People are amazing – that’s what gives me goose bumps.


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