I was talking to a person the other day about my job and the business in general. ?We were discussing the complexities of owning and small business and the enormous stress it causes on myself and my family etc. ?As I was later thinking about the conversation, I began thinking about the job I had before. ?I literally hated it. ?I would go to work every day dreading it. ?I had to hit snooze several times to get out of bed just because I didn’t want to go. ?Moreover, when I got there I was miserable, and when I got home, my wife was already usually asleep. Sure there were some aspects I liked… I loved dealing with athletes. ?I loved dealing with injuries, and I loved rehabbing injured athletes back to health. ?I was fantastic at those things. ?I HATED being in a clinic, and I hated coming home so late, I never got to see my wife. ?It was ?only going to get worse once my child was born. ?My only reprieve was CrossFit. ?I loved coaching people, and I was great at it, just like I was great with athletes. ?They are actually very similar. ?Both populations are motivated. ?Both populations want to get better at performance, and both really care about themselves and their body. ?When I went to running my gym full time, I stand behind it. ?It was the best decision I ever made.
I’ve been told that many people find me hard to read. ?New people especially think that I don’t like them. ?It’s not like that. ?In fact, I LOVE our community. ?I love every person here so much. ?Usually when I start talking about our community and how incredible they are I get emotional. ?It’s hard for me not to. ?Like every job, there are stressors, and things that I struggle with. ?I have a hard time hiding emotion, and I tend to be very straight forward with people. ?Some people don’t know how to take that kind of honesty, so it rubs people the wrong way. ?I thought I’d take the time to tell you that I may be stressed some times about running the business, but I do care about each and every one of you. ?I am extremely accessible (some people say too accessible). ?If you have a problem, I will do my best to help you, and I usually bend over backwards to do so.
I can promise you this, I love each and every one of you, and I will do my best to help you succeed. ?My hope is that you use the resources we provide for you and make those life changes, because there is nothing that makes me happier then seeing someone get results.
We are scouring the country looking for the right person to fill our coaching position. ?This will relieve some of my stress and allow me and my staff to provide the incredible service that we want to provide. ?In the meantime please bear with me, I will do my best to help each and every one of you as much as I can, so let me take a moment to say this:
Thank you ?guys for being awesome!
PS: If I seem like I’m having a bad day, I love hugs 😉