“My parents knew fencing wasn’t going to pay the bills. They encouraged me to get the best possible education so I’d have plenty of options when my athletic career was over.”—Sada Jacobson, Fencer, Yale ’06, Michigan Law School
“Something my mom taught me when I was little is that everything happens for a reason. Retiring was scary and it was tough to give up gymnastics, but so many great opportunities have come from it that I never expected. And those wouldn’t have happened had I not accepted my injury as a way to try something new.” —Shawn Johnson, Retired Gymnast
…and finally my best advice
Find Mentors who teach you how to fly
Throughout my own careers in competitive swimming, medicine, school and work, my life has been enhanced by significant mentors who have taken me under their wing and taught me how to fly. I want to pay this forward
and mentor others to live their BEST LIFE. If you are interested in a life and a career driven by passion and purpose, check out my mentoring program at www.MentorWithDrKaren.com
Enjoy the Olympics!