I've often thought there was a magical timer that would tell me when it's time to be creative. There is no doubt I had the ability to be "creative", but I never took the time to cultivate this skill. My work as a coach afforded me the ability to express my artistic passions, and I am always grateful for those early beginnings. The most important lesson I learned from the 15 years I spent as a strength and conditioning coach, is that with anything truly worth pursuing, it will take countless hours of preparation to achieve a base level of mastery. One must have the right plan, and work ethic, to the creative they truly want to be. So let's do this! Let's begin the countdown to creative.