I was wondering, as such an accomplished personal trainer, what sort of goals do you have in store for the future in both the Health/Fitness industry and in life? And what types of things motivate you? In the last two years, I’ve dedicated a lot of time to analyzing of my life, figuring out where I’m headed, and figuring where I want to go, and I would be very appreciative for any response to those questions.
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My Personal Goals for the Future
My stated goal is to not be embarrassed to call myself a personal trainer. I guess that goes into your next question as well. The industry is in such a dire state that I feel I have to justify myself when I tell people I’m a trainer at a social gathering by trying to make them realize that I’m not “like all the others”. That is what motivated me to start the PTDC and that is what motivated me to write my book (out April).
I really don’t have any written down goals or formulaic plans. Thus far I have concerned myself with two things and two things only:
- Getting smarter. I love to read and talk to crazy smart people and jump at any opportunity to pick the brains of others. Reminding myself that every person on this planet can teach me something has always been important (Napolean Hill taught me that one)
- Networking. Metcalfe’s Law states that you are only as powerful as the amount of nodes on your network. I have pursued the best, brightest, and most passionate for the PTDC and feel that I chose wisely. The individuals involved are amazing and have taught me much more than I could ever hope to teach them. I’ve picked my friends very carefully and avoided the ‘shock’ marketers and ‘get ripped’ in 4 days folk
Beyond that I can’t really answer your question anymore. I don’t have a plan or vision and never have. Passion motivates me and I sincerely want to do my part to better the industry as I think personal training is a beautiful thing that’s name has been tainted. So far it’s taken me good places but I haven’t actively seeked them out. The best find you when they can see that you truly care and are making a sustained and concerted effort to do some good.
I hope my ramblings make sense. I usually try not to write off the cuff but this question warranted it.