“Become more curious than judgmental.”
That was just one of the messages, David Tabain shared with the students of Gloucester High School (GHS).
The two-time world champion kettleball lifter, visited the school to have a chat with the students and teachers about becoming the best they can be.
David is known for his 30-day Challenge which helps people eat, think and do things differently in order to get the best out of themselves.
During his visit to GHS, he encouraged the students to not be put down by people telling them they can’t achieve what they want in life.
“Don’t hold back putting in effort,” he said. “Don’t take on other peoples misery; bring your own energy.”
He taught the students the power of his catch phrase ‘POW’ (Passion Over Worry), getting them all to stand up, shout it out and embrace the energy.
David also spoke about bullying, a very important issue to him. He gave the students a few tips about how to deal with being bullied and told them how not to be a bully, by being “more curious than judgmental.”
Before coming to the school, David put a call out on his Facebook page asking people what they wished they were told or taught back in school.
Among the 55 comments, David said the one that spoke to him the most was from his former school librarian, Liz Hammond who wrote, “Before you tell them anything, they have to want to hear things and act on what they hear. Remember when you were their age, what made you sit up and listen?”
With this in mind, he took on each group with a slightly different angle, hoping to get through to at least of few of the students, if not all.
Then it was onto the teachers. David spent several hours teaching them his 30-day challenge. He took them through eating, training and how to adopt a solution based mindset in order to help them be a better version of themselves.
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