MARIELLA’S TIPS

Women's Health (South Africa) - - TRIATHLETE CREATOR OF YO COCO -

Make sac­ri­fices.

“If it’s im­por­tant to you, you’ll find a way; if not, you’ll find an ex­cuse. My so­cial life took a knock, but I re­ally value my friends, fam­ily and church so that’s what I pri­ori­tise.”

Use so­cial me­dia.

“It helps me to pro­mote my­self as an ath­lete be­cause ath­letes are no longer just looked at for per­for­mance, but are also be­com­ing a form of role model – mar­ketabil­ity is im­por­tant.”

Don’t ask, don’t get

“The fact that I was so into my triathlon jour­ney was a big de­cid­ing fac­tor and made me ap­peal­ing to my prospec­tive bosses, re­sult­ing in them want­ing to work with me.”

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