It is an honor to introduce my first guest from Ireland, Tiffany O Reilly, professional boxer, Senior National Champion, 4X National Champion, 10X National Finalist, among other titles.
Tiffany started her sports career at a very young age and today she is a champion, not only as a boxer, her great champion, Tiffany is a champion of life, her mentality, discipline, humility and effort are an example as a woman fighter and winner.
Meet Tiffany in an unmissable interview!!!!
Welcome Tiffany O Reilly!!!
1.- Tiffany, Were you born in Ireland, what you like about your hometown? What are your hobbies? What makes you laugh a lot or does it give you a lot of joy?
Yes, I was born in Offaly in Ireland. What I like most about my hometown is that I have my family and friends so close to me. I am very grateful for each one of them as they are so supportive in everything I do and mean so much to me. And that also answers your last question, they are what brings me the most joy and laughter.
My hobbies include singing/songwriting, going for coffee/chats with my friends and boxing, my passion.
2.- Athlete, Boxer, Senior National Champion, 4X National Champion, 10X National Finalist. When do you decide to take your first steps as boxer? What feeling do you have achieving your dreams, your passions and being a renowned athlete today?
I began boxing when I was 10 years old. My father actually got me into it but the further I got into training and competing, the more my love and passion for the sport grew. I was very goal driven and competitive from a young age. And so boxing became an outlet for me to pour my ambition into. I’m very proud of everything I’ve come to achieved so far. But as the the saying goes “I didn’t come this far, to only come this far”. I have much more I want and will achieve with hard work. I strive to better myself and push myself each day to get myself closer and closer to achieving these goals.
3.- What lessons has the world of sports left you?
Sport, Boxing especially, had taught me so many life lessons such as discipline, holding myself accountable for everything I do. It has taught me perseverance, having a positive mindset, staying calm and collected and trusting the process through the ups and down. And so much more. These lessons have sculpted who I am as a person and my outlook on life.
4.- What do you think is the distinctive, unique stamp of Tiffany in each activity carried out as a person, athlete, boxer?
I think the distinctive and unique stamp of me is that I will always give everything I can and fully commit to whatever I am doing.
5.- What do you think has been the most difficult part of the process?
I feel like the most difficult part of the process has been the sacrifices. Whether that’s as big as missing special occasions for training/ competitions or as small as sacrificing a food you want to eat when your cutting weight. Big or small the sacrifice it is always a challenge. But it is part of the process and always pays off when you achieve the goals you set out in the beginning.
6.- Are you aware of being an influential woman for thousands of girls who want to be athletes, boxers?
Yes, I am aware that I am an influence for many young woman and little girls, my little sister being one of them. I believe this is one of the things that really motivates me to work hard. I want to be a great role model. And I want to inspire and show them that you can achieve anything you put your mind to.
7.- What do you think is the value that we should prioritize?
I think the value that we should prioritise is being ‘Present’. Many people tend to get caught up in the past and future. Both off these are not in our control. The past has already happened and the future isn’t here yet but it’s also not promised. I think it’s so important to be fully present in each day and everything you do. This goes for conversation as-well. If someone is giving you their time and you are giving yours, the least you can do is be present within that. Time is a currency we don’t get back. So I think being present is the best thing we can do to value it.
8.- How do you like to interact with your followers on social media? Whats your favorite social media?
I like to interact with my followers by sharing my boxing and try to motivate them to do what they are passionate about. I also like to inspire people to have a positive mindset and to continue their self growth/development both mentally and physically. My favourite social media is Instagram as I enjoy making reels of my training content and sharing them.
9.- What would you advise young people who have talent but do not dare to take the next step? What would you advise parents who do not support their children’s talents?
I would tell them to go for it! I feel like having a talent is a gift from god and that we should explore our talents. I would advise them to believe in themselves and at least give it a try. It could grow into a passion and something amazing that they could do in the future.
Luckily, I have the most supportive parents in what I do. But for parents who do not support their children’s talents, I would tell them to be more empathetic and caring of what their child loves. A lot of parents set out their own goals for their children rather than letting them live out their passions and think can really damage relationships between the child and the parent. At the end of the day I would say you have to understand that it is their life and you should support whatever makes them happy wether that’s making music, football etc. It’s so important for children to have something they can enjoy and be passionate about. And you never know, in the future this thing that started as a talent could turn into a very successful full time career for them.
10.- Tiffany, being boxer, athlete for you has been easy? Were there obstacles? How did you overcome obstacles?
Being a boxer has been for the most part easy for me. And I think the reason for this is because just how much passion I have for the sport and also because I have understood from very early on the sacrifices and work that must be put in with taking on this sport. Of course there has been ups and downs, you win fights, you lose fights, you might get injuries here and there but my positive mindset and strong ability to persevere has helped me through everything.
11.- Worldwide, women have acquired a greater role even though there are societies where they are still abused. What is your opinion of the role of women in the future in these societies?
I am very happy that women are so strong and achieving so much these days and I am sad to see in some societies that they are still being abused. I believe the women in these societies should really come together and strengthen one another. And with that I know together they will achieve so much and inspire the younger generations to come after them.
I do also think the women who have already acquired a greater role in society should connect and help inspire and motivate these women too.
12.- Tiffany, what is your motivation and what do you feel grateful for every day?
My family, And my boxing club to be able to give back to them after how much they have supported me throughout my career and just the vision I have for my future is my daily motivation. Gratitude is huge for me and I am grateful for absolutely everything and everyone I have in my life.
13.- Tiffany, Do you like to travel? What countries do you know? What other countries would you like to know and which places do you recommend to visit from Ireland?
I love to travel. And I am so grateful that boxing has took me to many places around the world such as Canada, France, Spain, Poland and Germany. I would love to visit America soon. If anyone was to visit Ireland I would recommend Dublin or Galway. I feel like they have a lot of places worth visiting and activities you can do there.
14.- You and me (Jaime William) are going to play ping pong, I will tell you one word and you will answer with another word that comes to your mind.
Marriage – Commitment
Children – Joy
Love – Vulnerability
Travel – Explore
Abortion – Choice
Dance – Freedom
Sing – Express
Ireland – Home
Swim – Float
Europe – High Taxes
America – New York
Sport – Passion
Parents – Supportive
Madness Percentage – 10%
Character – Personality
15.- Tiffany, your last words or final tips
Just thank you very much for this opportunity! If I were to leave a message for everyone it would be to, Go after whatever you feel passionate about and don’t let the opinion of others stop you from pursuing what you love to the fullest.
Thank you so much!
Tiffany O Reilly
Interview conducted by Jaime William Mostacero Baca with Tiffany O Reilly – Ireland
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