“The journey is within. It’s by far the greatest journey…It’s where joy comes from.”
Doc Conor, Sports Psychology, And Living Your Best Life
We all view the world through a different lens. For Conor Hogan, known as Doc Conor, sports was a natural choice. It led to a career in sports psychology would open the door to helping a wide range of people.
Conor was an extremely gifted young athlete. He grew up in a sports oriented home, and he excelled in whatever sport he tried. His experiences in persistence and the joy of winning would mold his life when he could no longer play the sports he loved. A diagnosis of scoliosis created a bump that forced him to redirect his energies away from the sports he loved.
“I promised myself I’m going to get myself out of this hole with regard to my physical problems. And when I do I’m going to be able to help others.”
Conor started out in education where he saw numerous problems in the children he taught. Behavioral difficulties ranging from anxiety to social problems to suicide presented themselves. How does one help?
With sports in the rear view mirror, Conor had time on his hands and he wisely used it to explore psychology. Especially sports psychology. And the combination of sports and psychology turned out to be something that resonates beyond the locker room and into the board room.
“When you’re on your own, you have that vital decision to make, will you continue to improve will continue to try to improve or will I just crumble?
Conor obviously didn’t crumble. He notes that :
“You still have the core. and The core has been tested. You’ve survived. You’re there for a bigger journey.”
Conor’s experiences come together in his book The Gym Upstairs.
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Bump In The Road:
Doc Conor On Sports Psychology
And Living Your Best Life
“You may only have one chance in this life.”
“So dream. Dream big. “
“You’ll always have people that will challenge you.”
“The world around you won’t change. However, you can change yourself.”
“Whatever the constellation of your natural attributes are, feed them.”
“Once we sort out what’s upstairs, everything else will follow.”