Seven years ago this past January I was 23 years young sitting in my parents kitchen having dinner talking about how I would love to have my own studio one day and was sick of working in the corporate fitness world.
Then my Dad said the the biggest and simpliest life changing words to me. He said “why don’t you?”. Those simple words really got my brain moving and he was right. Why not? Why couldn’t I do it? What was I waiting for?
That was all I needed to hear and I started to plan One on One Fit Studio. You see my dad installed the “no excuses” attitude in me and thats all i needed to motivate me. A business plan, a banker who was willing to take a risk and loan me me the start up money and three months later I was open in April of 2004!
I will not lie some of the following years where very tough and at one point I could have been minutes away from the banker/landlord/credit card companies from coming and taking everything. I was months behind in rent, my credit cards where maxed out and I had bills over $3000 a month with only hundreds coming in! But with plenty of 16 hour days, a side job working nights in -30 degree weather (after working 6am-5pm), and a stubborn “never give up attitude” it got me to this April and the seven year anniversary of the studio.
I am by no means a millionaire but I now have a “job” I love , awesome clients, the best trainers around working in my studio, a online workout/mealplanner program that is starting to take off, and I would go through all the hard times over and over again if it would get me to where I am today and where the studio is going in the future.
Why did I tell you this story ? Well part of it I am very proud if how far we have come but mostly to ask you “why don’t you?”. If you have any goals in life wether it’s fitness, weight loss, personal or professional. You can do it! You just have to believe in yourself, be willing to work hard, and push through the hard times! I’ll say it over and over again, anything worth having takes work to get to.
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