Spend your down time learning. While driving listen to books on tape. I learned this tip from Todd Durkin who has built one of America’s top 10 gyms. Do you really need to hear that same song for a third time today? When at home read or watch youtube videos that will help you in your profession instead of binging on Netflix for hours on end.
Practice. Great information cannot help you unless you practice. Make sure you are spending at least 3 hours per day getting practical experience. Preferably in a challenging place. This is also the best way I know to truly find whether or not you enjoy your current craft.
Get feedback. Be in a place where you receive constant feedback on your work says Cal Newport, professor at Georgetown University. This is sometimes tough but accept the feedback given and apply where helpful. Let your ego go and don’t take it personally. It’s not about your personal worth but about improving your skills.
Scott Bitterman MSPE, CSCS
Educator and Owner of Emerge Athletics