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Getting Started Roller Skating – Part 1: The Skater’s Mindset – 018

Today, we kick off a series of podcast episodes that are going to focus on getting started roller skating.

As I stated in my first few episodes of the podcast, one of my main goals with the Roller Skate Dad website, podcast and Club is to get more people skating. Or, to get people who used to skate back roller skating again.

It’s a big mission of mine.

And, I am trying to do anything I can to get more people out there skating.

So, this is the first part of several episodes that are geared for the beginning roller skater. Those just starting out roller skating for the first time.

And, even if you are already an accomplished skater, I hope you’ll get some use from them, too.

In today’s episode, I cover:

  • How do we get into the right mindset? How do we get past the fear of skating and hurting ourselves?
  • Some tips on how to get past self doubt. Yes, you can skate! If you can walk, then you can learn how to roller skate!
  • Setting the right goals & expectations for yourself when you are just starting out.
  • How many hours does it take to truly master a skill?
  • And the 15 stages a beginner skater needs to go through and become proficient at before moving on to a roller sport.

Show Notes

Here are links I discuss in the show.

  • Zen Habits – 10,000 hours to master a skill
  • Outliers: The Story of Success – by Malcolm Gladwell
    • Also references the 10,000 hours to become an expert.
  • The First 20 Hours – How to Learn Anything Fast – by Josh Kaufman
    • The 2 book recommendations above will take you to Amazon and are affiliate links. If you purchase either book, I will get a small commission at no cost to you. Those commissions go to helping run and maintain the RSD website and podcast. Thank you.

Episode 18 Transcript

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Wrapping Up

Thanks again for rollin’ by. If you have a question about the podcast or just want to leave me a note, please comment below.

I hope you will join me every week for a new episode of The Roller Skate Dad podcast.

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Did you like what you heard? Do you want to hear more? Check out these additional episodes:

Want to Learn More About Skating?

Want more reviews on roller skates? Check out my Best Roller Skates page for a list of all of the quad roller skates I recommend. I also have pages for roller skates for menroller skates for women and roller skates for kids where I recommend the best skates on the market today. Or, check out my roller skates for beginners if you are completely new to roller skating.

Or, if rollerblades or inline skates are more your style, then check out my rollerblades for menrollerblades for women or rollerblades for kids pages. Or, if you are completely new, check out my rollerblades for beginners page.

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Jeff Stone

Jeff Stone started the website RollerSkateDad.com back in 2015. The site specializes in roller skate reviews and advice about skates and all things roller skating. When Jeff isn't skating with his two daughters Lily and Violet, he enjoys writing code, cooking, watching movies and hanging out with his wife Claire and their german shepherd, Electra.

4 thoughts on “Getting Started Roller Skating – Part 1: The Skater’s Mindset – 018”

  1. Thank you for sharing! This serves as a guide and an inspiration, especially to beginners. Thank you for adding some guide links as well. Will read the episodes later!

  2. Thank you so much I enjoyed getting myself to believe I can skate, my son actually joined in supporting me “you can do this mom!”… on to the next pod cast !


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