Getting Dialed in

The other day I heard the words "dialed in" and it immediately took me back to my Triathlon days which was only about 4 years ago. Back then, I used that term quite frequently when I spoke about my gear or how my training was going. I loved knowing my gear and training was dialed in because it meant my race or training day was going to go smoothly, well at least the things that were under my control that is. Those not familiar with using the term dialed in, it basically means things such as equipment, systems, tools, etc are working just perfect and in tune.

So it got me thinking...Since I'm constantly evaluating my life and business on a daily basis, I thought to myself am I "dialed in" right now, are things running smooth and in tune??? It took about 1.1 seconds to say, oh hell NO! I've been far from dialed in for several years now, it pretty much ended when I stopped racing in Triathlons. I seemed to have lost sight of what it takes to be in a rhythm. I understand it takes some serious focus and discipline in order to continually move forward in life and business. But I'm ready for that feeling again, I want my life and business to be dialed in! I need for things to work, I need more systems in place and order back in my life. No more running around with my head cut off trying to hit deadlines. I know having a kid may have thrown me off, but that should be no excuse. 

With the understanding that getting dialed in isn't something that happens overnight, it's going to be a process. I am willing to take on this process right here, right now. Changes are going to happen, but it will have to be in baby steps. I have been reevaluating my business over the past couple of days and things need to change over here. I will be looking for additional help here at the studio very soon, but I will be sure to make a full announcement once I'm ready. This business is growing beyond just me now so I have to let go of the reins a little and get help where I am lacking. There is only so much I can do before it gets out of hand. 

As for life, this is going to be an ongoing process. There is so much I need to do to get back into a groove. This is going to include having God back in my life and to make more time for my family. For now, I have decided the rest of this year my motto or focus will be of course, you guessed it, to get "dialed in"

So that leaves me with one question, are you dialed in?

This was taken at my 2nd time racing the Nautica Triathlon in Malibu, I got 5th place.

This was taken at my 2nd time racing the Nautica Triathlon in Malibu, I got 5th place.