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Grit and Dirt - Inspirational Stories of Grit and the Dirt on How to Change Your Life


Jan 15, 2018

Tere Derbez-Zacher started swimming when she was 24-years old and began to dream of becoming a World Champion. Her coach told her she was too old and didn't have the abilities. She promptly left that coach and found an inexperienced coach who believed in her and was eager to learn. She now has 10 World Championship medals - 1 Gold, 7 Silver and 2 Bronze.

Wanting to understand more about the power of the mind, Tere moved from Mexico to Arizona to pursue not one but two Master's degrees (one in counseling and one in sports psychology). It was there she met her husband and eventually had their daughter.

A friend invited her to go out for a run one weekend and she was hooked. Tere set a new goal of representing Mexico in the Rio Olympics. At the age of 44, she went to the games as the first alternate on the Olympic team.

Tere believes that you are the only one who determines your limits and she spends her time teaching that to both aspiring and high-level athletes. You don't want to miss this conversation where we hear her story and learn insights on how to master your mindset to accomplish big goals.

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