Put some pressure on yourself
You need to get up every day and think it’s all on you.
It’s okay to have a little healthy pressure in your everyday life. Personally, I love that pressure because this is exactly what I did when I woke up every day in my trailer in the Ohio Valley.
I’m going to be the one.
It may sound a bit arrogant, but it is imperative that you believe in yourself at a high level. Think about that for a second…
What is it going to take to be the one? It takes vision. It takes hard work. It takes loads of perseverance. It takes unwavering belief.
"To believe in things you can see and touch is no belief at all. But to believe in the unseen is a triumph and a blessing." - Abraham Lincoln
Being the one for my family
It’s why I have a coal miners tattoo on my forearm. It’s why I have my great-grandfather, Joseph Boone, tattooed on my other forearm. Both serve as daily reminders and sources of inspiration for me.
I don't have to be the one for anybody else, just for my family. I was fully dedicated to change future generations of Gregory’s.
Modern day = endless opportunity
There are zero excuses. The opportunities are out there, you just have to go get them.
Look, we didn’t have the internet back when I was growing up in the trailer. We didn’t have cell phones. No one in my town had ever met a personal trainer in their life. Being a personal trainer was a fictitious job in my town growing up.
You can be the one
We’re all capable of being the one, but are you willing to do what it takes?
Being the one requires hard work, patience, vision, consistency, discipline, accountability, education, developing an attractive personality, willingness to go the extra mile, and surrounding yourself with the right people.
People must be able to count on you. You have to do what you say you’re going to do. It’s basic stuff, but most people aren’t willing to do what it takes day in and day out.
Every time I persevered through a tough spot, I leveled up. Learning from my failures and successes helped me progress. I took what I learned and applied it to the next thing.
The transfer of wealth
Like I said earlier, my goal is to be the one for my family. My goal is to change future Gregory generations for the better.
When I'm done, I'll hang it up one day. And when this transfer of wealth happens, I'm going to be the guy known as the lead domino. That’s my driving purpose.
If it was easy, everybody would have a gym or a supplement company or do what they love to do. But guess what? It’s not easy. Far from it. There’s ups and downs, successes and failures. The path is never linear.
Believe in yourself
No one believes in you at the beginning… except maybe your mom or dad. The belief starts with yourself.
Where does belief in yourself come from? From the consistent reps. From the consistent education. From the consistent work. From the trial and error.
I know this because I’ve lived it. I’m a practitioner, not a theorist.
When I tell you, if you eat or train this way, you're going to have the result. Do you think it's because somebody told me? No, it's because I fucking lived it. When I tell you this is how I built a million-dollar business, it's because I went and did it. When I tell you I was embarrassed to live in a trailer that cost $150 a month rent, I fucking lived it.
Don’t take NO for an answer
Most people can’t handle being told “No” over and over again. Can you?
Nobody wanted the 180-lb. fitness guy on their team, so I started my own company. And after that was over, they still wrote me off. So I started another company. So I started teaching. So I started showing and kept building.
I pivot, I build, I keep going, and I inspire.