There’s three & a half years between these photos (Oct ‘14 - March ‘18). In that time a whole lot of hard work went down, in the gym working on my physique & building my business to enough personal training clients & then online clients to fund chasing my dreams around the world on the @ifbb_pro_league stage.
Your dreams, no matter what they are, will always come at a price. My dreams have cost me a lot of time, most of which was spent beyond my comfort zone, chasing a vision that only I could see.
I’ve failed plenty of times. But every failure has taught me something valuable & without so many lessons I wouldn’t be where I am today.
My goal since day one was to be the best version of myself that I can be. When I conceptualize that it’s the reason WHY that’s most important.
As an athlete, a coach, & someone whose blessed with the ability to impact & inspire others, the WHY has always been to WALK the WALK & show you that you can achieve incredible things with the right mindset, the right support & the right work ethic.
I built this body from the ground up (as you can see) & whether I’m about to step on stage or not, that doesn’t change. I’m still working, still evolving & still pathing the way to my best self.
A lot of people ask me what I would look for in a coach & it’s funny you ask because I’ve spent time with 2 teams throughout my Pro Career & always reverted to coaching myself. I never in a million years thought I could coach myself to compete in the Super Bowl of our sport, @mrolympiallc, not once but twice & finishing 13th in the world (which I was disappointed with.. ha! #overachiever). I’ve coached myself to win @bevsgym New York Pro & placing in 3 Arnold’s.
My point? If I were to look for a coach I’d be looking for someone who walks the walk & can guide me in all aspects of my dreams & goals. Someone whose proven themselves in chasing their own dreams.
It’s about more than coaching —
It’s being a role model & sometimes a counselor. It’s believing in my clients before they believe in themselves. It’s when my clients dreams are as important to me, if not more important, than my own dreams.
Building my dream + building yours. 🏆