Last night my wife and I rented the movie, 'The Bucket List' from DirecTV. It hit me hard, REALLY hard, and of course, had me thinking like crazy about a lot of things. The list is on now 🙂
But, it reminded me of a person near and dear to my heart, someone who made the biggest difference in my business, and, if it were not for him, there's a good chance I wouldn't be writing this. I would likely still be satisified doing what I used to do, and only training athletes here and there on the side, as opposed to actually being in the thick of it, doing what I love day in and day out.
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I started feeling the pain of "what if...." as the movie came to an end.
It reminded me specifically of when I was a featured presenter at Ryan Lee's first ever boot camp, and the night before, the day of and all freaking day, Alwyn Cosgrove kept telling me, "You better light up that f**ing stage brother or I'm gonna kick your ass!"
That motivated me! HA!
I co-presented that night with my close friends Jason C. Brown and Josh Henkin, both of whom have been HUGE influences on my training methods.
As we presented, every time I was demonstrating and speaking, I saw Alwyn in the waaaaaaay back of the room, staring right at me, with his fist clenched and his head shaking with a big grin on his face, he kept pumping his fist as if to say two things:
1) "You're killing it brother, keep killing it!!"
2) "You better kill it more or I'm gonan kick your ass!!"
I get goosebumps thinking about that day.....
Alwyn was likely remembering all the hours he spent on the phone and the computer with me, coaching me with how to run my business and, in a subtle way, how to live life.
If you don't know Alwyn Cosgrove, he is to fitness what Lance Armstrong is to bicycling. He is probably the most respected fitness professional out there, and, by far, the toughest mother f**er in the field, no doubt.
These times of coaching were 3 or 4 years ago, and man, does time fly... where the heck does it go?
When I look at some of my athletes, those who are 18 or 19, I am in shock, because I remember being that age like it was yesterday, tearing it up in the gym. Now, 32, it's almost half my life time ago.... another 18 years, and I'll be 50.
Time goes fast whether you're having fun or not (guess who told me that one :), so you might as well follow your passion, go full steam ahead like a run away freight train, and start doing what you love.
If you do not take action and begin doing what you love and begin doing things you've always wanted to do, you are doing a disservice to the world, somehow, someway, you're not only cheating yourself but cheating others as well.
Time to take some action!
Dedicated to your success,