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How a Former Athlete Rebuilt Her Life and Inspires Others Every Day
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How a Former Athlete Rebuilt Her Life and Inspires Others Every Day

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Hey Bapletes,

Since launching BAPL earlier this year, I’ve learned that there is nothing more inspiring, more powerful, than openness and vulnerability.

We’ve all got struggles.

We’ve all got a story.

A couple of weeks ago, I had a wholesome chat with Reagan Rust, a former pro athlete who transformed her challenges into a source of strength and empowerment for others. I got nothing but good vibes from Reagan—and I have no doubt those vibes will rub off on you.

Her journey is one of resilience, adaptability, and the power of positive change.

Above all, Reagan’s story is a testament to the power of the mind.

  • Her battle with depression and triumphant reconnection with her passion for sports is a poignant but powerful reminder of the mental health struggles many people face in silence.

  • Reagan’s story exemplifies how personal experiences can inspire and uplift others, underscoring the value of mentorship in sports and beyond.

  • Her shift from a professional athlete to a multifaceted professional role mirrors the journey many face after retiring from sports, emphasizing the need for adaptability and reinvention.

Food for thought:

  • Acknowledging your personal struggles and talking about them as a sign of strength, not weakness.

  • Use your experiences to guide and impact others positively.

  • Reagan’s philosophy to "enjoy and appreciate every moment" is a reminder to all of us to cherish and make the most of our experiences.

  • Exploring your passions and strengths outside of sports while you’re still a pro can lead to fulfilling careers post-sports.

But even if you’ve already ended your career, it’s never too late to find your Next. Your only limiting factor is your mindset.

And that brings me to Reagan’s last point. Cliche or not, it’s a fact: "You can really do ANYTHING you set your mind to."

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Keith

Chief Baplete

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