Are You Positioned to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet?
At first glance, there are some blatantly obvious high points: Return trip to the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. Road trip to Pasadena for the Martial Arts Performance Coach Mentor Weekend. Dry Needling education through AAMT. Trip to Ft Lauderdale to work the IJF Jr World Championships. And of course, the most obvious would be the Opening of Athletes Physiotherapy, LLC also referred to as "finally finding myself and having the wherewithal (aka balls) to step out on my own and stand for what I believe in both professionally & personally." These are all events that stand out pretty clearly in my mind.
What reflection tends to reveal are all the not so obvious things, the stuff that doesn't involve physical therapy or sports performance directly: There were some dark periods during this year. I recognize this as normal, and usually precedes a breakthrough or advancement. Nevertheless, I can see now where those spots were. Mindset is EVERYTHING. Work ethic is just as much EVERYTHING. If you ask me today what does one need to be successful in any endeavor, I am going to say Mindset & Work Ethic. These are easily topics that can run of on tangent, so all I will say is nothing happens without the Mindset you are going to do it and be 1000% successful at it. Likewise, nothing happens without action, and this is where the Work Ethic comes in.
Other NSOT's (Not-So-Obvious Things): Seeing the growth in intelligence, social skills, and physical prowess of my kids over a year --- My what a difference a year makes, we need to slow this progression of time a bit! Identifying without question what you are passionate about. Realizing that YOU ARE ENOUGH. Recognizing that it takes a village, and this holds just as true in business as it does in raising kids. I am very grateful for the family and friends who help with my girls. I am similarly grateful for the professional colleagues that I have gotten to know and learn from this year and across my career thus far. Some I have met and gotten to exchange ideas with and seek advice from. Some are educating me from afar via your blogs, Facebook posts, & videos. I'm not a huge fan of the name drop, but hopefully some of you read this and recognize the role you've played. Also, I don't want the ones on my list for 2015 to see me coming! (Though, I doubt that it's really possible to sneak up on Mark Cheng...#StraightUpNinja). Realizing that, in as much as there are those who have been doing it longer and may have greater knowledge in certain areas, JUST DO YOU! I've said this previously, but the most freeing place to arrive is that point at which you say "F-it. I don't care how everyone else is doing it. This is how I'm doing it." As I learn and grown, as I come across others with a better way of doing it and a solid rationale as to why, then the 'how I'm doing it' will change, and it should. Be Teachable.
So that's my year in a nutshell. Lots of good stuff in 2014, and lots of good stuff will be taking place in 2015. Looking forward to Sue Falsone coming to Las Vegas to teach Systemic Dry Needling for Sports Performance - Register here if you haven't people! Looking forward to continuing the conversations that have been happening behind the scenes the past few months. Excited to be able to continue to extend our reach into the athlete & dance community here in Las Vegas to provide our clients with the tools they need to perform at their best, minimize their rate of injury, and minimize time lost if an injury should occur.
So as we move into 2015 I am curious to know, what are your goals? What are you looking to achieve in this new year? Have you even given it thought - that's a start. Have you written them out -- now you're serious about achieving them. Have you identified steps necessary to get there -- now you're on fire!
I'd love to hear from you all, feel free to leave your 2015 goals as a Comment below. If you have personal goals related to getting over an injury, getting out of pain, improving your performance, or reaching the top of your sport get in touch with me and let's work together to achieve your goals for the new year!
In anything you do, be sure you are able to have fun and be happy. I came across this short podcast recently and the message really hit home. Perhaps it' because I am close to 46 than 26. Or, perhaps it's just a sound reminder to not get caught up in the mundane, don't stick with 'playing it safe.'
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Wishing you Safe & Happy New Year!
Athletes Physiotherapy - Las Vegas, NV
Doctor of Physical Therapy / Certified Athletic Trainer / Fellowship Trained Manual Therapist / Pilates Teacher / Movement Coach
Thank you for stopping by the Athletes Physiotherapy Blog! Kristopher Bosch founded Athletes Physiotherapy in Las Vegas, NV. He is a Father, physical therapist, athletic trainer, pilates teacher, & perpetual student!
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