#WeGotGoals: Mimi Bosika’s Elite Dreams and Compassionate Networking


As we learned from Dr. Ari Levy on #WeGotGoals last week, some people come to their goals only after some time and reflection. Others, however, pinpoint their purpose early in life and head toward it with laser focus.

This week’s guest, Mimi Bosika, falls squarely into the second category. With her business partner Eric Owens, she’s the co-founder of Delos Therapy, a three-clinic business in Chicago offering a unique treatment that relieves chronic pain and stiffness and allows people to live full, active lives.

Mimi and Eric first discussed starting the company when they were just teenagers. From there, nearly every decision Bosika has made – including earning her MBA at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and launching Delos Therapy four years ago – has strategically moved her closer to the plan of making a difference in chronic pain and muscle health worldwide.

Since her early days as a competitive table-tennis player (her father was an Olympic coach), Bosika has set her sights on reaching the elite level in every venture. “One of the things I know about myself is that it’s not OK for me to be part of anything mediocre,” she says. “I want to go beyond what I think is average or possible.”

After all, she says: “The only way to make a huge impact is to aim beyond what’s comfortable.”

How will she get there? With a clear purpose, hard work and help from friends, of course. Relationships have been “the most critical component” to her success thus far, Bosika says. She’s built a network of strong, ambitious, caring people around her – and if you need an introduction to one of them, she’s glad to make it.

Hear how she views big, overarching goals as guiding lights; why her past as a Serbian immigrant motivates her; and what advice she has for other entrepreneurs in this week’s episode.


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About Cindy Kuzma

Cindy Kuzma is a freelance health and fitness writer and a contributing editor at Runner’s World magazine. She grew up in Texas and moved to Chicago to earn her master’s in journalism at Northwestern University; once she saw the lakefront running trail, she decided to stay. She’s finished 19 marathons and also loves lifting heavy weights, yoga, live music and running to the Green City Market from Andersonville and taking the bus home with a ridiculous haul of fresh veggies. Cindy is the producer and co-host on aSweatLife's podcast, #WeGotGoals. She’s written for Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Prevention, Shape and other publications as well—you can read her work at www.cindykuzma.com.