The quest for balance of Olympian Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu
Bota Bota is proud to announce our new partner, Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu, speed skating Olympian.
The quest for balance is at the heart of our mission and we are happy to help Antoine in this journey and all the challenges involved by being a high-level sport athlete. Discover him through these few words he is addressing you.
The work-life balance comes from the true understanding that our activities are integrated and not separated.
There was a time when I believed that sponsors would rush the moment I made it to the Olympic team. That I was finally going to find a work-life balance.
I was wrong.
I faced with the reality of desperately trying to find sponsors through a busy schedule of training and competition. All the doors seemed to close one after another.
However, an unexpected encounter on a unsual boat happened during my few weeks off-season. I was confident but nervous in front of the team. I even made a video to show them my content creation prowess and thus, break the ice. I was prepared to negotiate and try to do everything to sell myself.
Again, I was wrong.
On the calm water of the river, the boat did not expect a performance from me. It was all about me to navigate at my own pace and share that peace of mind with others. I realized that I was enough.
My authenticity on my journey to the Olympics was what was most valuable.
So I come on board with a new state of mind, where I would give myself the chance, at times, to lower the sails and enjoy a moment of serenity. Who knows, maybe that’s where I’ll find the balance?