#71: Paula Novotna - The routines and mindset of one of the World’s greatest kite surfers

fun & recreation performance personal development podcast Apr 21, 2021

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 How do you go from being good to one of the world's very best? To answer that I had the world’s 3rd best kitesurfer on the podcast. Paula Novotna, I first met her in Cabarete at one of the world cup stops. I have since had the pleasure of following her from the side and she always shows up with good energy and a big smile :) In this episode she shares about her love of watersports, going through hard times and how she got to the level she is at now. 


Her social media profiles provide endless hours of inspiration with videos from the most beautiful locations in the world. 


Show Notes


0:30 Introduction to Paula Novotna

1:35 How did Paula get into kitesurfing?

5:10 How does your day look like?

7:40 How many hours do you kitesurf?

9:00 How do you rest your body?

10:21 Paula’s diet for performance?

11:30 Doing blood work or test for supplementation deficiency

13:25 What are your routines before competing?

15:22 How do you visualize your performance

18:35 How do you recover from injuries

21:50 What are some of the differences between you and other people?

23:35 At what point you had to step out of your comfort zone?

25:25 How do you encourage people to go out of their comfort zones?

28:10 What is Freestyle Kiteboarding?

30:00 Why do you find kiteboarding so amazing?

32:00 What does it mean to be a professional kitesurfer?

33:20 What is your favorite destination of all?

35:30 What location would you like to visit next?

38:00 Where can people find out more about you?

39:45 Paula’s final advice for living a happy, healthy, and meaningful life

Connect with Paula Novotna


Website: http://www.paulanovotna.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paulanovotna/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaulaNovotna.kiteboarding/



DUOTONE Kiteboarding: https://www.duotonesports.com/kiteboarding/

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