News | Entertainment
18 Aug 2022 5:03
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Serena Williams taught her husband how to switch off from work

    The 40-year-old tennis player got Alexis Ohanian - the father of her four-year-old daughter Olympia - to appreciate the value in taking time to rest and recover, instead of celebrating the hours when he was clocked on and getting tasks done but no one else was


    He said: "The lesson that I got from my own wife, which was the biggest thing that I missed, especially early on, was not realising my own diminishing marginal returns on output where it just felt really good to be the only one up at 4 a.m. working and sending emails and doing stuff because I was like, 'Man, I'm getting a f****** edge on everyone else.'

    "[But] in hindsight, I realised there's a certain point ... We are still human. We're not robots at the end of the day.

    "And then when you look to the folks who have the only objective work, that is athletes, every single one of them will tell you that to be the best at what you do, you have to be resting and recovering as well as you are working. And it would be preposterous to think that you could just keep going and going and going and going and going and going and not have a recovery period. It's impossible.

    "So hearing that from her really helped solidify like, 'Damn, okay, I need to make sure that when I am off, I'm actually off because otherwise I'm not really recovering.' I'm not actually able to perform at my best. And that is really what I want.

    "[My wife's] got like a switch in her brain where when she's not on the clock, she is off, she is not thinking about tennis or business or fashion or anything. It's date night or it's Olympia time. It's like it is off. I'm certain that is a muscle she's had exercised her entire career."

    While the Reddit co-founder admitted being a parent has "shifted" his attitude, he still wants to set a good example to his daughter with his work ethic.

    Speaking on the 'Imposters' podcast, he said: "I spent most of my life, most of my adult life really focusing on just the career part, the first part, and then four years ago [I] became a dad. Things shifted. And that is the lens through which I look at basically every decision.

    "Professionally, ... I want to be doing my absolute best work for however long I can so that my daughter can see me doing it, doing it in a way that I'm proud of, that's she's proud of, doing it in a way where it's the best of the best, but aligned with values.

    "I really want Olympia to see me working, to see me building. And I also think it's part of my responsibility as a dad and a role model. I want her to see me put in work in something I really care about and being passionate about something and caring about something."

    © 2022 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     17 Aug: Michelle Branch has reportedly filed for divorce from her estranged husband Patrick Carney and is said to be requesting custody of their children and child support
     17 Aug: Nicholas Evans, the much-loved writer of 'The Horse Whisperer', is dead aged 72 after suffering a heart attack
     17 Aug: Johnny Depp is set to direct his first film in 25 years, about an artist who died broke
     17 Aug: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will reportedly not have their long standing live-in nanny at their new downsized home
     17 Aug: Anne Heche will receive an Honour Walk after being taken off life support nine days after she was critically injured in a fiery car crash
     17 Aug: Hollywood legend Gina Lollobrigida will run for Senate in Italy's election next month
     17 Aug: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's imminent move to Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor Estate means they won't have room for their "live-in nanny"
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    NZR boss Mark Robinson is welcoming the elevation of Joe Schmidt's role within the All Blacks More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    The biggest jump in median weekly earnings since records began ... haven't closed the gender pay gap More...



     Today's News

    Christchurch:
    A huge night for Christchurch firefighters, as a massive blaze roared through multiple cars in flames at a Woolston metal scrap yard 4:28

    Politics:
    The Prime Minister insists there's a way back into Labour's good books for Gaurav Sharma  21:49

    Entertainment:
    Michelle Branch has reportedly filed for divorce from her estranged husband Patrick Carney and is said to be requesting custody of their children and child support 21:42

    Entertainment:
    Nicholas Evans, the much-loved writer of 'The Horse Whisperer', is dead aged 72 after suffering a heart attack 21:12

    Living & Travel:
    The Loop: Scott Morrison dismisses calls to resign, the NSW flood inquiry's urgent recommendations, and a dog's amazing cave rescue 21:09

    Entertainment:
    Johnny Depp is set to direct his first film in 25 years, about an artist who died broke 20:42

    Entertainment:
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will reportedly not have their long standing live-in nanny at their new downsized home 20:12

    Entertainment:
    Anne Heche will receive an Honour Walk after being taken off life support nine days after she was critically injured in a fiery car crash 19:42

    Entertainment:
    Hollywood legend Gina Lollobrigida will run for Senate in Italy's election next month 19:12

    Rugby:
    NZR boss Mark Robinson is welcoming the elevation of Joe Schmidt's role within the All Blacks 18:59


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd