Dreams are thoughts that as an individual you label as either impossible or too far in the distance to reach out for. It’s something that makes you vulnerable and scared. The following was not a dream – not manifested over a period of months or years. It was one moment that made me “click” and gave me the inspiration and energy to make this all possible: my resurrection.
Hang up the philosophy for a moment and let’s look at the situation. It’s been nearly a year since I’ve become an NASM certified personal trainer and looking back at the previous year’s experience, I’ve gained insight. Understanding how people behave in stressful situations or when presented with challenging, but achievable obstacles. Finding compassion in those who are less mobile or agile compared to me. Harnessing that indescribable feeling of people physically accomplishing something that they had dismissed of ever being able to do. I have the credentials, but I am not a personal trainer – I am an influencer and forger of talents. I say this because through popular culture, “the personal trainer”, has been this meat-head who dismisses what you can do and is beyond ignorant of what really plays part within human development. People claim that these trainers live in the gym and have no intellect. Now there are some who possess the scientific understanding and the systematic approach to fitness, but that only plays a part.
Within my first year in the fitness/health industry, I’ve met only a few other professionals in the eastern region through workshops and trainings – only a few who I’m impressed by – less than a handful that I wish to aspire to be. Brent Brookbush, one of those individuals who I do look up to, had said something along these lines when I was at the Independent Training Spot for an NASM CES workshop:
In every profession, there will always be 85% of people who don’t know nothing and are not passionate. 10% of people who are passionate, and 5% of individuals who lead their industry and are innovators.
This statement struck me well when considering 1) my co-working personal trainers at the gym I work at 2)the quality of training my supervisor/boss delivers . All those individuals can’t get their clients to see tangible change, get them to their goals, or surpass their performance goals. Yet, I’ve had success after success after success (not to toot my own horn here), but my peers also expressed unenthusiastic interest in their clients by just asking them filler questions to get conversation going. “How’s your weekend?”, “Do anything fun since I’ve last seen you?” etc. I have always been in the mindset that training is training, lets talk afterward or in our cool-down; you invested your money in me so let me invest all the time you paid for in you.
This is the reason behind why I needed to have a metamorphosis, just like the pheonix: my resurrection.
Primal Power is a product of my past and what I look for in my future. The ashes are valuable because they are from where my resurrection takes place; the lessons and values I have learned continue to stay with me. The future is a product of my present and there is nothing but a bright future for me. I dismiss when people tell me that I’ve accomplished something already – maybe because I am my own worst critic – I feel I need to do more. Push the boundaries of what is expected and what can be accomplished.
That’s the same way many of you should feel.
It does not take any effort to stay at the bottom, but it takes determination and effort to get somewhere.
That is the essence of