Yeah. Because we naturally, I mean everyone, just naturally benchmarks themselves against other people. And we look at our progression, not just in terms of what I could do last week, but also other people. That’s just a really human way to look at stuff.
Right. And it’s not just coming into the thing, it’s what you’re bringing in with you. The mindset you’re coming into it with, or the expectations you’re coming into it with, whether that’s on yourself, or on the activity, or from society on you. And all of those I think play a particular role in how we view ourselves in that space.
That’s one thing that I really remember was a massive learning for me from starting parkour, that when I was a teenager and early 20s, before I discovered parkour, when I was young, I was very active and sporty and so on. But then you hit sort of late teenage years, and I started to only look at my body in terms of what it looked like. That was my only relationship, really, or conscious relationship with my body, how I feel about it was related to, am I happy with the shape and the size and that?
Craig: Welcome to the Movers Mindset Podcast where I interview movement enthusiasts to find out who they are, what they do, and why they do it. In this episode, Naomi Honey and Melissa Way discuss the importance of women’s experience in parkour what that means and how society impacts it. They delve into the unicorn syndrome, the polarization of genders, and how community leaders can help get more women involved. Naomi and Melissa tackle why women’s only events are important, how to create a welcoming environment and their experience with unsolicited advice. But first I’d like to ask you, what platform do you use to listen to the podcast? Please let us know by heading to moversmindset.com/survey. Hello, I’m Craig Constantine.
Melissa: I’m Melissa Way.
Naomi: I’m Naomi Honey.
Craig: Melissa Way is a member of the Movers Mindset team who works behind the scenes to help produce the podcast. Known to the team members as our guest advocate, she communicates with guests to coordinate interviews. In addition to her work on Movers Mindset, she is a traceuse and coach in her local community. Welcome Melissa.
Melissa: Thanks Craig.
Craig: Naomi Honey is both a parkour and life coach. Naomi began coaching with parkour generations in 2012 alongside of business career before quitting her desk job altogether a few years ago. She now runs her own life coaching business, Flytality, where she helps people make the life changes they really want. Most recently Naomi has become interested in Brazilian dance as a part of her movement practice. Welcome Naomi.
064. Naomi Honey and Melissa Way: Women’s experience, societal impact, and unsolicited advice
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Naomi Honey and Melissa Way discuss the importance of women’s experience in parkour, what that means, and how society impacts it. They delve into the unicorn syndrome, the polarization of genders, and how community leaders can help get more women involved. Naomi and Melissa tackle why women’s only events are important, how to create a welcoming environment, and their experiences with unsolicited advice.
Movers Mindset examines the nature and philosophy of movement by exploring themes like independence, self-direction, and human excellence. We promote self-improvement through podcast episodes, website content, and forum interactions.
Melissa: So we’ve mentioned side projects a couple of times. And I think side projects are really cool, and not something I’ve gotten to experience in any other kind of work situation. So credit to Craig for that, it’s basically allowing us to kind of and paying us to use our time to pursue something we’re interested in. And that could be adjacent to Movers Mindset and what we’re working on or it could not be, but it’s finding something that we’re passionate about, and kind of almost like a personal, yeah, professional or personal development, a growth project. So finding something that we care about that we want to pursue, that we’re being supported, kind of by Craig and the Movers Mindset project to do and to pursue, which is a really, really unique and awesome opportunity, I think.
Melissa: That brings us to like the pushing and pulling work, because we kind of, it’s like the pushing and pulling each other in a sense. Do you want to go into that since you’re the kind of mastermind behind that, the delusionary?
Craig: Welcome to the Movers Mindset Podcast, where today, we’re doing something a little different. In our special 50th episode, I’m joined by some of the Movers Mindset team, Kristen Swantek, Miguel Chero and Melissa Way. We discuss what each of us does, how our roles fit together, and how far we’ve come as a team. We explain working remotely, the freedoms and challenges that come with it, and some of the strategies we use to make it work. We each share our favorite episodes, things we’ve learned and what each of us finds to be special about the project.
050. Movers Mindset Team: Roles, remote work, and passion
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In our special 50th episode, the Movers Mindset team gets together to discuss what we do, and how far we’ve come. Each team member explains what they do in the team, and how all of our roles fit together. We talk about working remotely, the freedoms and challenges that come with it, and some of the strategies we use to help with that. The team discusses favorite episodes, things we’ve learned, and what each of us has found to be very special about the project.