Going It Alone – Getting Started
When it comes to the crunch, every athlete is ultimately in charge of their own career outcomes. It’s the culmination of all the little decisions along the way that define present and future performance.
Depending on the sport of course, individual sports its probably not too uncommon. Team sports on the other hand, solo training can achieve results when focussing on certain individual aspects; technique, fitness and physical endurance etc… If you have a higher drive/work ethic than your team mates, you may benefit psychologically doing extra training solo so not to be overly exposed to a bare minimum way of doing things all the time, it will eventually rub off on you.
Managing Your Career – Find The Right Help
All athletes need help from specialised services at sometime. Agent, manager, banking, insurance, legal services, physiotherapists, doctors… you get the idea. Selecting the right help for your situation is critical to your long term health, career and financial prosperity.
Mentality & Motivators
Going it alone can be a mentally exhaustive method if you don’t have clear goals defined and some form of support in areas that aren’t necessarily your expertise. You are made from a finite amount of energy, don’t dilute your efforts with too much, work smart and hard. Your goals are your motivators and guides to mastery.
Its no understatement to say that the world is hungry for a constant stream of sports all the time, the level of ubiquity always increases, thus the opportunities for potential elite athletes to matriculate to the professional arena increases.