As I am writing this, Ronda is finessing the verbiage on our application to be co-presenters at IDEA World, one of the largest and most impactful conferences in the fitness industry. This isn’t the first time we have applied. Nope. We applied last year too . . . and got politely denied. Chances are that could easily be the case this year too, and we are okay with that – here’s why:
Over the years, in our rolls as personal trainers and studio owners, we’ve learned many valuable lessons. Lessons that have helped our clients strive to be the healthiest version of themselves, lessons that have helped our team members lead meaningful and impactful careers, and lessons that have helped us become better leaders and business owners. However, we think one lesson that is rarely talked about stands out…
We’ve learned it from watching others
One benefit of working in the fitness industry for over two decades, serving thousands of clients, and coaching other fitness professionals all over the county is that we have observed HOW people ascend toward success.
Our in-the-trenches lessons in human behavior have given us incredible insight into the mindsets of those who rise to the challenges they face and live a full and rewarding life, and the mindsets of those who always seem to be unhappy and unable to achieve desired goals.
Through our observations we have discovered that one of the critical factors of achieving anything in life is the capacity to work through tough times, chaos, change and lots of uncertainty (HELLOOOO Covid-19 Pandemic). The healthiest, happiest people approach their goals and the obstacles that arise with an opportunity-focused mindset. This means they try things, even if they seem scary. They look for the opportunities that lie on the other side of fear; they stay the course instead of jumping ship when something gets hard, and if they get knocked down trying, they get back up and keep moving forward.
The Difference Maker
We realize that the most successful (defined by us as happy) people give themselves permission to fail.
Too many people are held back or stuck in unhealthy cycles because they are paralyzed by fear. Fear of what others will think, fear they don’t have what it takes, fear that they will FAIL.
However, from what we’ve seen and experienced – we ALL have the power to *achieve our goals! You just need to give yourself permission to totally mess up and fall flat on your face trying. Only then will you bravely jump in, put yourself out there, try something new, persevere, and live a life that brings you joy.
What does this have to do with YOU and your personal wellness?
Well, as personal trainers we are good listeners and we know that many people are unhappy with some aspect of their life and wishing things were different. These feelings totally affect your overall health and life outlook. At Empower we are not just concerned with how many push-ups or squats our clients can do, we want to help people gain the strength (and confidence) to do anything you want in life. So, if you have been sitting on the sidelines wishing “if only,” the time for action has come.
So ask yourself what completes this sentence for you:
“If only I could … ___________________________________________________ .”
Take a moment and write it down as an affirmative statement:
“I am/have _____(your goal accomplished)_____ and it feels ___(how this makes you feel)____ . “
Use us as an example. Ronda and I have a deep desire to share our years of experience and gained knowledge with other upcoming fitness professionals. One way we can do this is through speaking and presenting. While we have spoken locally for years and in the last couple of years, we made our debut at a couple national conferences and mastermind retreats, our big goal is to speak on a world stage. Scary? Yes! Doable? Absolutely!
Our affirmation statement could read:
“We just stepped off the stage after a invigorating presentation at IDEA World, and we feel excited and fulfilled knowing we are helping other fitness leaders learn and grow!”
What are you waiting for?
There comes a time when you have to go for it. Take a chance on yourself, be OK with failure, and if you miss your mark you’ll have more information to work with so, you can adjust your plan accordingly and keep going. Besides, you only fail if you don’t try at all.
And Empower can help you train for whatever it is you want to do.
If you are ready to have an expert personal trainer create a customized fitness plan for you, contact us today to get started. Your first session is free!