Monthly Archives: July 2014
Finding Your Passion and Helping Others Find Theirs
I’m not saying that the only thing that I like to do is going to the gym and train, but almost everything that I consider my passion has to do with living a healthy lifestyle. And the fact is it’s not just about me, because most of the people who I spend most of my time with do pretty much the same thing. Part of it is helping other people live the same lifestyle or at least the lifestyle that they want. They have their own ideas of where they want to be. And maybe it isn’t a lifestyle but someone who is trying to reach a goal. It’s nice having a positive effect on someone else that is trying to better their life.
I talk with people every day and when I listen to them, they will tell me what they want. You can hear it in their voice when they are talking about how they can see themselves getting closer to that goal. You can also hear it when they feel like they are failing. A word of encouragement or some advice could actually go a long way for them. In the end it is up to them, but the more information that they have or positive reenforcement that they have the more that they can believe in themselves. So when I think about it, the way that I live doesn’t just affect me. I know that I’m not the only one who changed their life and is helping other people do the same thing. Once you believe in yourself others will believe in you and it really could start a domino effect. Once someone figures out that they want it bad enough, they can do anything.
Priorities and Passion
Since I work for myself I can usually arrange my schedule to meet my needs. Up until a couple of years ago I would work over 50 hours a week. When I decided to prioritize everything in my life, I cut out a lot of the things that i didn’t think were productive. So to tell you the truth i cut my work weeks well down below 40 hours. Put it this way most people don’t think that i have a job because I’m usually in the gym every day starting at 9 am and leaving when we are done. That might be 11 and it might be 12. I travel once in a while, which might or might not be for work. Last year it was for a bunch of obstacle races.
The way i see it is that i found the things in my life that were holding me back or dragging me down or were just a waste of time. I cut them out. I decided that i would rather spend time on trying to build something related to fitness or making people better. I still have some things that I feel that I may be missing but overall I am living my passion.
While I searched for something that would allow me to really make a career out of my new passion, I came across a lot of other people who are living similar lives. They have an appreciation for many of the same things that I do and they are motivated and inspiring. They all have set their goals and they focus on them. One of these people is Chase Reynolds a running back for the St. Louis Rams. We started training together during the 2013 NFL Offseason. We pushed each other hard and every day hit a new level of motivation. We realized that we bother were interested in helping other people achieve their goals and we decided to start a motivational brand. The brand is The Promise∞Line™. Chase’s entire life is based on it and my life has been more fulfilling since I found it. If you really want something bad enough you are willing to work on it every day. Stay focused on it. We wanted a brand that has a positive impact on how it makes people think and feel. It’s a reminder of what goals they have set for themselves. We call our goals promises and we don’t like to break them.
In creating The Promise∞Line™ I have had to start working over 50 hour work weeks again, but I am still getting it in at the gym from 9 until we are done. I’m still keeping my priorities and this time I am working for my passion. I have made Promises to myself and Chase my business partner and we pan on building a brand with an impact.