CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FIRST for the message that I’m here to share with the world.
Then remember this:
I love my job. Being a strength coach/personal trainer, working with athletes, and continuing to participate in sports as an adult is a dream come true. Waking up to live this life every day is so exciting! It’s even cooler because it’s extremely fulfilling to help others achieve their goals. I love every minute of every day.
Though this path was a calling my whole life, I took a couple of years away from athletics after college. I actually owned/operated a nightclub for a time. That’s when some serious soul searching led me to dedicating my life to being a sports performance coach. Though I could have made great money and had a “fun” life as a club owner, I wasn’t satisfied with my life’s work being a booze pusher. I wanted to make a serious and positive impact on the world (but you knew that, because you watched the video first, right?! Seriously, watch that before you keep reading).
So where am I going with this rant?
I try super hard to be a positive role model for those around me. I try to speak positively, act positively, and share a positive message. Choosing a positive lifestyle, focused on helping others, is truly what gave me peace and happiness in my life. I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT. If I can spread that message and affect just one person to make the same choices, my life has all been worth it.
… But sometimes it’s awkward for me to post “positive” and “uplifting” messages every day as part of my business. It can sometimes feel funny to give advice so publicly that I can’t follow privately 100% of the time. I don’t want it to seem like I’m putting myself on a pedestal.
Don’t get me wrong!!!! I think I’m doing OK. I’m extremely blessed to be in a position to share my joy with others. I do believe and live out the things I say, and “practice what I preach”; but no one is perfect. We’re in this together. Every time I make a post giving positive advice, remember that I’m working just as hard to follow that advice as anyone else. We are the same and I don’t want anyone to think I’m claiming differently.
I do know this: if we can walk it out in faith, we will get wherever we want to go.
Andy Mineo summed up my thoughts with much prettier words in his song “Superhuman”-
“…I’m just a product of grace and guess what?
I’m still in the process, there’s unfinished business.
Would you love me if I told you I couldn’t fly?
I got no cape on and no mask on there’s no disguise,
Oh I’m no hero
There’s only one…”