â€œThe impression you leave on the people that come into your lifeâ€¦ that is the most powerful thing.â€
We wholeheartedly agree Steph Gilmore, and as a result of our recent encounter with the six-time world surfing champ, we are feeling pretty uplifted.
We caught up with the elite athlete onÂ Bondi Beach, Sydney, to talk about all the important stuff: what itâ€™s like to win, what sheâ€™s afraid of, how she handles fear, what fuels her self-belief and ultimately, what makes her happy.
And the result left us smiling.
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Before Steph dragged our Editor-in-Chief Lisa Messenger out into the waves for a one-on-one sesh (read: quiet freak out) they delved deeper into her evolution as a woman and athlete, including her number one tip for personal success.
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