Helen Maroulis started wrestling at the age of 7 years old. She did it so her brother could have a sparring partner. When she asked to compete in matches herself, her father had only 1 condition: That she win her first match.
Well … She won her first match, but lost all of her matches thereafter that entire season.
But Helen did NOT quit … she continued to wrestle.
Losses became wins … Wins became championships.
She quickly rose to the #1 ranking in the world in the 55kg weight class.
She would go on to represent the United States at the 2016 olympics in RIO in the 53kg weight class.
People often asked why she dropped down to the 53kg weight class from 55kg.
“That’s where YOSHIDA is …”
- Saori YOSHIDA was a 13 time world champion.
- 3 time olympic gold medalist
- Undefeated since 2012
You see, YOSHIDA has beaten Helen twice … but that wasn’t enough to stop Helen.
- Helen later went on to study hours of video of YOSHIDA’S matches.
- Helen learned Japanese so she could understand what YOSHIDA’S coaches were saying
- She worked with a strength coach to get stronger
Helen went to the 2016 Olympics in RIO prepared and ready, cruising ahead to the Gold Medal match where YOSHIDA would be waiting.
6 years earlier, YOSHIDA pinned Helen down in 69 seconds, BUT this time, Helen would not be denied.
Helen defeated YOSHIDA 4-1.
The little girl who won one match, but lost 30 in her first season, had now become the FIRST U.S. Olympic champion in women’s wrestling.
So I ask you … Who is your YOSHIDA?
- Has life beaten you down?
- Have folks told you your ideas were crazy and dumb?
- Have people counted you out?
- Have you lost faith in yourself?
Don’t give up yet … it’s not over.
Get back up … Keep trying … Keep learning … Keep designing and pushing the limits.
Do what it takes to win — Helen learned Japanese so she could understand what YOSHIDA’S coaches were saying … She studied hours and hours of videos to learn YOSHIDA’S strengths and weaknesses.
No one said it was going to be easy … To win at this game you gotta put in the time. You’re going to lose some … You might even lose everything, but if you keep pushing forward, you can win.
Stop putting your dreams on hold … Stop trying to please everybody … Put in the time and investment now, so you can relax and win later.
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If not for you, I would’ve given up. Your little tutorials have been keep my head above water. I can’t afford your training program right now, but when I get the money i’m in. I went to community college for two years graphic design, and there’s a lot that you discussed in the past months that helped even more than the school.
I’d love to see what ideas you have … 2 years of graphic design school is impressive. Keep the faith and set small goals that you can work toward while saving up your monies to launch. There’s always a bunch we can do now while preparing. Helen had 6 years to wait to meet YOSHIDA at the olympics. She plotted, planned and prepared. Much of the stuff she did didn’t cost her a dime — just lots of time and preparation, so set those goals and start plotting your next move.
I have just started my Tshirt biz 3days back after 7 month of learning and watching your tutorials and emails.
I have started by telling people l print tshirts and now l have like 60 tshirt to print and all these tshrts l print for 2.5$ which actualy gives around 150$ where the cost l encured is 40$.
I cant belive in 3days l got 110$ while l have been working for years and earn 300$ a month. I will push this until l earn more.
Cartess your my hero brother. I wish l can visit your company once in life time to witness your greatness. You transoformed my life.
Gues what l dont have any machine like heatpress or transfer papers. I just make screens locally from mesh and woods and started over. I hope l can earn enough to purchase these machines and widen my operations.
That’s AWESOME, Nelson!!! We’re so happy to hear of success stories like your’s. Keep up the hard work!
I’m in the process of launching my t-shirt biz. Graduated with a design degree two years ago and been trying to figure where to fit in. T-shirts are calling my name. My first design I created and printed sold pretty good. My plan is to either be able to print them myself or run an ecomerce biz. Thanks a lot you guys videos and stories have truly help motivate me to keep pushing and helped me see I can really do this!