At what point did it all go sideways?
“I can’t be entirely sure. But what I do know is this; change begins with a glaring dissatisfaction of your current state... based on a recognition that the pain of not changing is likely to be greater than the uncertainty of change, and
a willingness to search for alternatives.
I’d already been exposed to the alternatives... for me, it was too late. My natural curiosity got the best of me. I was faced with a difficult situation: Ditch the concept and safety of my emotionally + financially ties, or to rock on per usual and defend my stance on a now unstable platform. You can’t un-know anything”.
In this case, the dissatisfaction was with the state of this industry. I’m a part of an amazing community of people trying their best to help others... but simply because you want to help others doesn’t mean you’re off the hook for constant improvement... nor does it qualify you for exemption from the consequences of taking the easy way out, doing the minimum, or fucking people up. A financial advisor should not be immune to consequences of poor investing practices simply because they wanted to help someone save money ... same as a fitness professional should be held responsible for wasting time and money of well-meaning people through bogus fitness practices.
I want to raise the bar in this industry. Everyone is trying their best to emulate other programs and be like other gyms... fuck that. They’re allowing someone else to define excellence for them. The moment everyone thinks they’re excellent, mediocrity goes into play... the bar needs to be raised. In a industry of everyone fighting over everyone else’s 1 hour and $5, I believe there is always room at the top. We’ll fight tooth and nail to hold that position, one day, one class, one athlete at a time. The moment it’s not, we’ll burn this place to the ground.“