Reflections – Needs

As I reflect back on what I need from myself I realize that when I’m off my game it is because there is a need that I am not fulfilling for myself. When this happens I search for something without knowing what I’m searching for. When I become present to this process I realize what I’m doing is not moving me forward on my mission to live a fulfilled life with no blank pages.

In order for me to move forward I must become completely present to my authenticity. We all have dark places our mind take us. It’s all part of life. Whatever that place teaches you it is up to you whether you stay there or not. I believe you don’t have to nor do you want to. That dark place is a call to action. A call to take action in a positive direction. I want you to fight for your optimism and positivity. Dig deep inside yourself to find your meanings and what actions to take.

I’m well aware that this post has become quite abstract, however that’s where I’m at and that is what I’m wanting to share with you.

I was tempted to share my list of needs, but I sat with my intention behind it and it just didnt’ feel right.

If this post sparked any thoughts for you that you’d like to share by all means please do so. If you feel others would benefit or enjoy this post please feel free to send it or share it via social media.

Published by: Coach DanielH

Daniel Heller is a strength and conditioning coach, working in the field since 2007 where he began as an intern at Hope’s Gym in Monroe, Washington. In 2009, a month after graduating from Bastyr University, Daniel became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). Since then, he has served as a strength and conditioning coach in the private sector, helping athletes from youth through college level in ice hockey, figure skating, mountain biking, football, and motocross. He works closely with each athlete’s physical therapists and doctors to ensure safety and performance improvement. In 2013, Daniel received the designation of Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the NSCA. On the side Daniel was the exercise physiology, biomechanics, and kinesiology consultant for the Advanced Products Development Team at Oakley Inc. He is the Cofounder and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Seattle Institute of Athletic Performance providing Functional Movement Screens, corrective exercises, athletic performance programs, as well as educating athletes and parents on the importance of Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) and practice of heads up sports. Daniel’s passion for strength and conditioning stems from his days as a competitive ice hockey player and mountain biker, aside from the many recreational sports he participates in. He is the true strength & conditioning coach for competitive youths aiming for long careers as athletes but also the weekend warriors that train during the week to stay safe on the weekends. In 2015, Daniel took a year break from coaching in Seattle, Washington to pursue his dream of acquiring a masters degree. He returned to Seattle in September 2016 with a Masters of Science in Strength & Conditioning from the University of Edinburgh after living in Edinburgh, Scotland for a year. By immersing himself in the cycling community of Scotland, he was inspired to focus his dissertation on competitive cyclists from varying disciplines where he researched a potential method of improving stationary sprint start performance. He is excited to return to coaching mountain biking combining his childhood passion with his academic and applied expertise.

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