I believe that information becomes knowledge once practiced and applied in a real world setting.
Truth be told, over the last 7 years of my career, I’ve been constantly studying and educating myself from the best in the industry with more certifications than I can count. From assessments, mobility and fundamental movement to strength, power and speed development, I’ve put my knowledge to the test with hundreds of clients and thousands of training programs. As good as that all might sound, it means nothing without having been through the trenches myself.
From age 19-24, I went through somewhat of an identity crisis. You often hear of professional athletes struggling to find significance when they retire from their sport or an individual who worked for the same company for 30 years finally retires and has a difficult time finding something purposeful to do in their day to day lives. I didn’t play professional basketball or work for a corporate company for 30 years, but the same struggle with identity can occur for young athletes, who decide to go a different route in life than pursuing a career in competitive sports.