I hesitate to share my ideas.....

career culture growth mindset Apr 13, 2021
Why don't I share my ideas?
 
I have a friend who has by all accounts achieved the highest level in his profession -- years of experience in professional sports and respected by all who know him. Yet, he can get stuck...it is so hard for him to take public action. He wants affirmation for all of the people he respects and all the naysayers, then he might take action.
 
I am the same way. Why is it so hard for me to publish my ideas? Those who know me, fully recognize that I have no hesitation to share my opinion with them -- and speak it as if it were truth...
 
But when it comes to sharing my thoughts publicly in a social media platform, I hesitate. I beyond hesitate. I don't do it unless it is nearly perfect or approved by others. What I am I afraid of?
 
1. Being wrong 
2. Offending someone
3. Publicly being shamed
 
The truth is, we all suffer from this. I have been reading The Practice by Seth Godin and it has helped me...
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It Doesn't Matter If You Are a Clear Favorite or a Cinderella Story. Anything Can Happen.

Dear PT Students,

 

It took me 26 minutes to fill out my March Madness bracket  (Illinois is going to win in case you were wondering).  

 

It is always hard to predict.  Anything can happen in March and you can look at what a team did during the season, but that doesn’t always translate to success in the tournament.  Over the next few weeks we will see upsets, surprising outcomes, and some expected ones.

 

Number one seeds can fall in the first round and eight seeds in the final four.  I think this is the perfect analogy for PT school.  Once you graduate, once you prove you know enough everyone has a shot at success.  Some will see it immediately, some will see it down the road, but don’t think how well you did in PT school predicts it at all.

 

4.0 students may struggle (and that’s okay) and 3.0s may thrive immediately.  Once you graduate, don’t worry about what it took to get there. ...

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Maybe It Is About More Than PA...

career mindset Mar 08, 2021
 

We talked last week about the comparison between PA and PT, but it was incomplete.  We looked at what it meant on the surface without diving deeper into the true issue.  What things in PT make people want to go to another career like PA?  Why do PTs want to leave the profession they went to school for?

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I still get scared at the top of my PT career

mindset Jul 12, 2018

Instant panic. I woke up suddenly and immediately thought we are not ready! We are NOT ready! I knew there were still so many things to be done. Even if we finished them all, there was no way they were all going to work out correctly.

I exchanged emails with Jenna conveying my utter terror. She agreed, which offered no comfort. We weren’t ready.

Knowing that she felt the same, I sent an email asking if we should put it off another week or two. Then we’d be ready. Yeah, two weeks sounded a lot better.

But, she disagreed declaring, "We can’t put it off. We have to do this now!" Although I didn’t want to, I begrudgingly gave in and got to work.

Many would say I am at the pinnacle of my career. I am blessed to be able to consult with professional sports teams, businesses, and the US military. I’ve gotten to be on research teams who have changed the way we look at injury reduction in military and sport. But in spite of this apparent success from an...

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