Are you listening?
I will never forget when I started my first blog. I didn’t know what I was doing and it didn’t even matter. Jeremy Thiel recommended that I start one. I didn’t know why I did it but It quickly became something that I really felt inspired to do.
I never, ever wrote on my blog for the sake of it being for any body else. I wrote in a way that was relevant to me. I suppose it could have been a diary because I didn’t really care what people thought about it. 10 years ago, I suppose I really didn’t believe anybody else cared if I had anything to say or not. Its even fair to say as introverted as I was, I actually was still a scared kid with almost no self confidence when It came to my perception of myself to say or do anything meaningful or relevant for the world.
I Blogged for myself.
Before I started blogging, the only other passions I had in my life were sports(football, baseball,basketball), Nutrition (Advocare Supplements, Meat, veggies and whole grains) and working out (PowerLifting. Body Building and Crossfit). All of those things I started as I was growing up. Sports at 4 years old, working out at about 13, Advocare at 17 and food around 20.
At 19 I could no longer play sports because of an injury and within a few months I decided to also give up working out. After a year went by, my health and mental state were at a all time low but with a Re-introduction to Advocare’s wellness line I began feeling more energetic and alive again and got back into the gym.
That time period made me realize that I would never go back to an unhealthy or sedentary life style ever again.
Right now I am in Dallas, TX. The past 3 days I have done 2 workouts by myself in a hotel gym which had not much more that a few sets of dumbbells. As I was nearly done with one of those workouts I realized that no-one was around to see how much I was struggling and suffering.
Years ago I would not have cared… I believe I have done 1000+ workouts that no one ever witnessed or even knew I did. I did them for me not for others.
As I was getting closer to the end of the workout I realized, I need to record this and share it on Facebook.
Here is the deal… just like I never meant to blog for anyone else, I also never worked out for recognition. I never meant for it to matter and didn’t think it did. When I turned 25 though All of a sudden my passions turned into people wanting to know what I was doing. I began to teach others what I was doing. People started reading my blog. I got criticized for being an idiot. People cared more about whether I was right or wrong than I did.
But I had well over 100 clients in Crossfit Class with me and almost 3o doing private training with me. They all were getting results. My Blog was receiving a few hundred views a day.
Before I was 25 i didn’t want to change the world.
I was just a kid. Working out, taking my supplements, eating healthy and living a simple life with no vision.
Now though, even if I don’t speak with perfect etiquette or use proper punctuation/spelling with my broken grammar, I do know this… I want to change the world!
I have heard that Character is defined as what you do when nobody else is watching. If this is the case I am going to pretend like nobody is reading this or see’s what I post online.
I won’t stop Eating well, exercising, taking my supplements or writing this blog.
Consistent Action Over Time is how we obtain our Ultimate Goal!
Sorry I have been Gone for so Long! It’s ok… I am glad to have you Back!
A Quick shout out to Orion Hones. His youthful wisdom in his blog has motivated me to focus on mine!