EP (16) Erika Langman: How she found her groove as a world class wakeboarder & why she believes in having a back up plan

 
Erika Langman

Erika Langman

 

You might think that to become the best in your sport, that you have to start super young - like Tiger Woods.

But that's not always the case.

Maybe that's the case now for those looking to get into wake boarding since the sport has gained a lot of traction with the younger generations over the last 15 years; but Erika Langman had other interests growing up, aside from wake boarding and didn't really get into the sport until Grade 9.

Crazy, right?

And she's now known as one of the best female pro wakeboarder's around- having won multiple competitions at the local, national and international level.

And that's just the beginning.

She says that the values instilled in her by her parents to never quit anything, has shaped who she is today.

It's forced her to see things through to the end, even when the going gets tough and she  feels like quitting. 

Her life on the water may seem glamorous and you might even consider quitting your day job to live a similar lifestyle after listening to this inspiring interview.

 
 

But rest assured, her journey to the podium hasn't been an easy one. Nevertheless, she's remained positive even after a significant personal tragedy and continues to believe life should be lived in the pursuit of happiness.

I guarantee you'll feel determined, inspired and full of excitement to chase after that elusive dream of yours once you hear Erika's story!

 
 

QUESTIONS I ASKED: 

  • How did you get started in wake boarding? What was the pull to the sport?
  • Every boarder has a style - how would you describe yours?
  • Craziest trick you've ever completed?
  • Biggest accomplishment in your sport?
  • What is winching?
  • What is the Roots Series?
  • Why do you think female wake boarding wasn't included in the Pan Am Games and have you often faced this type of discrimination in your sport over the years towards female riders?
  • Biggest life challenge and what lessons you've learned from it?
  • How do you drown the noise in your life?
  • And so much more!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • The value of trying many things until you find your passion
  • Why it's important to have a fall back plan and who taught her that
  • How suffering major injuries taught her some of the greatest lessons in life
  • The reason "team" is so important to her
  • The difference between boat, cable and winching as it applies to wake boarding
  • What she believes it takes to be successful in her sport
  • And more...

OTHER LINKS:

CONNECT WITH ERIKA 

INSTAGRAM | BLOG

ENJOY THE PODCAST? 

Listen, subscribe, and leave a review on: iTunes or SoundCloud.

Feel inspired? If you know anyone who would enjoy this episode, please share this link with them. The more inspired people our world has, the happier a place it will be. Just click the share button on the left side of the screen and let's spread these stories and messages. Feel free to leave a comment below and share your thoughts- I'd love to know what you think.

SPREAD LOVE AND KINDNESS, DTN CREW!

** BE SURE TO FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL AND JOIN THE INSIDER CREW FOR UPDATES **