It takes a village.

Whether its raising children or building a business… it takes a village.

If it is to be successful, it always takes a village.

This was a hard lesson for me to comprehend.  I have often tried to go it alone, and always ended up frustrated, fatigued and failed.

While on a walk recently, I was replaying my life in my head, comparing, and contrasting the times when I was successful versus the times when I was very unhappy and struggled.

I tried to decipher what could possibly be the cause of how the same person could experience such polar extremes of the spectrum.  Especially when you consider the time frames were not that far apart.

Finally, it hit me… when I have a support network, when I have a team, when I am a part of the village, I can accomplish great things.

When I go it alone, and try to shoulder every burden myself, I eventually crumble and fail.  I do not think I am the only person that has experienced this.

This realization is powerful and can be applied to many different scenarios.

For me, accomplishing my dream of starting a personal training business only became possible when I found my village.

For you, it may take the power of the village to finally manifest your most audacious goals.

As Humans, one of our gifts is the ability to communicate and interact with each other.  We can add value to each other’s lives.

I got into this business to add value to others lives.  But it doesn’t take a personal trainer to help someone commit to their goals and to achieve great feats.

Find your village and start adding value to each other.

Fitness is just one way to enjoy each other’s company, and it has great benefits!


To MY village:

I want to express the utmost gratitude to you.

You know who you are.

I am beyond blessed to have such an expansive village.

My village has grown from my family and hometown at birth and has expanded every stop along my journey.

You all have played an integral part in my success, and I can never thank you enough.

You are my why- why I do what I do…

Why I work so hard, why I always want to do better.

My village is the best in the world, and I want to make sure I reflect that each day!

Success is dependent upon that network, that team approach.  The “IT” factor is the village…

Thank you.

Your Trainer,


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