Nattie opens up about the life as a WWE-contracted performer.
Former SmackDown Live Women's Champion Natalya has tallied up 11 years in the WWE and is looking to continue to be a focal point in the company's women's division. Once a week Natalya updates her blog on the Calgary Sun and other Canada-based news publications and this week she wrote about the life lessons that she has learned as a WWE superstar. Below is an excerpt from Natalya's latest blog post:
"Working in WWE is fun, but very hectic. Every day is an exciting new adventure, but with that also comes the occasional conflict. Communication is key. Personally, I choose to not sweat the small stuff and I never fight with anyone over issues that aren’t important.
We can agree to disagree but if it’s something that’s not going to matter tomorrow, then let it go. It takes up too much of my precious energy, which I really need to perform to the best of my ability.
Next, choose to be a “Tigger” and not an “Eeyore.” That’s my Winnie the Pooh analogy from my favourite book, The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch. Eeyore acts gloomy and depressed all the time, never seeing the bright side of life. Tigger, on the other hand, is optimistic and joyful about life.
Having a good attitude is everything. I try to go into every single match that I have with a positive attitude no matter how tough my opponent is. It’s how I wake up every day. This has been one of the keys to me having a 10-year career in WWE. Sometimes we don’t always get what we want because it’s meant to be that way for us to grow and learn. The sooner we change our attitude and look on the bright side, the easier it is to be happy. I choose to be Tigger, every time!"
To read the remainder of Natalya's blog post in which she further dove into the important lessons she's learned throughout her time in WWE, click here.