Triumph over adversity

Emma McDougall is the Communications and Administration Co-ordinator of the NZSCA.

Even with the countless preparation and practice hours required to compete at world level, not every competitor will win. With the financial and mental investment high, what happens when the competition doesn’t go to plan? Stepping onto the stage with the backing of sponsors, family, friends, employers, colleagues, and customers is daunting, even more so on the world stage. With the right mindset, competitions can be

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from BeanScene

BeanScene4 min read
The Coffee Entrepreneur
The Coffee Entrepreneur is about being a coffee entrepreneur and the dawning awareness of personal spirituality in Australia. I wrote much of this while on a two-month holiday surfing in Indonesia. It was my first sabbatical in almost 24 years. I wa
BeanScene4 min read
Inside A Roast
Watching green beans turn into aromatic roasted coffee is something of a magical experience. Have you ever stood there wishing you could see what’s going on inside those beans as fundamental chemical and physical changes take place? This is the journ
BeanScene3 min read
Cool Runnings
When people think of the island country of Jamaica, thoughts immediately turn to a love of reggae and the Jamaican bobsled team, made famous in the 1994 movie Cool Runnings about four Jamaican athletes who formed a bobsled dream to fulfill their drea