One of the strangest words that I have ever heard is when someone says they are self-made men or women. I understand what they are saying, but no one reaches success on their own accord in reality. If you examine every successful person, you will find that they all have something in common. They all have had mentors in their life. Truly successful people understand the power of mentorship, and Coach Vladimir Zaglada is no different. His experience being a coach or a mentor to the American kids has made huge differences to himself and the people around him.
Mentorship will do many things on your journey to success. First of all, it will allow you to seek advice, wisdom, and counsel from someone who has already gone through the things you are going through. Having the knowledge of someone that has gone the same path that you are going is priceless. This will stop you from making many costly mistakes.
Coach Zaglada’s book ‘One Coach’s Journey from East to West’ discussed the roots of Soviet Gymnastics and explained what happened since the Soviet Sports Machine collapsed. He made this book solely based on his experience of being a coach or a mentor. According to him, his relationship with the American coaches gave him a wonderful opportunity to completely show his whole coaching skills and pedagogical abilities.
Another originally made by him is his book entitled ‘Gymmy the Owl and His Friends.’ Its primary goal is to reach young children and parents through an entertaining and amusing poem about gymnastics. Its noble thought is uniting people through arts. Not only does it promote hard work and practice in gymnastics, but it also expresses the connection of animal abilities and how it relates to human skills, making an emphasis on his advocacy of prioritizing that animals serve as our best friends.
As an emphasis on his human mission of helping people stay together, he has created multiple originally-produced books, websites, documentaries, videos, and advertisements entitled ‘The Zaglada Times,’ all focusing on his teaching mission.
Through all these efforts, he aims to contribute to a better world and, at the same time, eliminate such differences among people. This simply shows how mentorship could reach great lengths to fill people with knowledge in pursuit of unity.