I live and breathe what I do every day
I get up at 3:20am - Monday-Friday - to do what I love to do.
I'm not going to tell you, I'm going to show you.
Being authentic > everything else
I've always been the kind of person to search out and learn from the best. By putting myself out there and establishing a relationship, I've been able to do some great things.
And I believe one of the main reasons why people would help me is because I'm being authentic. They can tell that I'm a genuine dude and I want to learn about what they've mastered.
The entry point
I started at the local tennis club at the front desk folding towels. I didn't care because I had my foot in the door and I was starting to learn the ins and outs of the gym.
I never thought I was better than someone else, and I still don't. I worked my ass off as an underground coal miner for four months (80-90 hours a week) to even arrive at the entry point.
Fail, learn, move on
No one is exempt from failure, myself included.
The only time I get upset with myself is if I repeat dumb shit. The key is to identify what you did wrong, learn from it, and then move on. Never get too high or too low. There's an expiration date on everything.
Never quit learning
You're never going to know everything about everything. Not me, not you, not anyone. There's always room to improve.
Will you gain more self-confidence with the more time, work, consistency, and discipline you put in? Of course, but you should never stop learning.
The main thing is the main thing
I'm a weightlifter who helps people. If I steer away from that, then none of my success is possible - now or in the future.
Going pro in my passion
I turned pro in my passion: lifting weights and helping people and getting paid. That's all I wanted ever since I left the coal mine back in 1999. I train, I push, and I help people get more out of themselves.
Never wonder what if
I'd rather try something and fail, then never try something and wonder. Don't live with regret.