I try to remain mindful of how and when and how often I express my gratitude.
I know it’s “that time of year” and this article is falling just days before Thanksgiving.
2022 has been a year of change.
At the beginning of this year, I started working with and for Dr. Spencer Nadolsky as part of his team of coaches with Big Rocks Nutrition Coaching. It has been an awesome experience and I’ll give my first round of thanks and gratitude to Spencer for allowing me to be part of the journey, to Coach Dan who oversees the staff of coaches in the program, to the amazing coaches I get to work with and learn from: Rachel, Michelle, Alja, Sarah and Jenny, and of course, to all of the clients I’ve had the chance to work with in the program who I doubt I would have ever had the opportunity had it not been for Spencer.
It was my hope in joining forces with all of them that I could continue to learn skills I didn’t have before and improve on ones I brought to the table. I believe that has been a success. Thank you to all of the BRN community.
As work was scaling up through BRN, I knew that I would only be able to handle so much on my plate, so I used the opportunity to give my coaches at RevFit more responsibility by asking them to share the workload of client programming at the studio. I’ll give my first round of thanks and gratitude to the two gentlemen who have been helping me not just on the training floor but with sharing the responsibility of programming the training cycles of our clients: Coaches David and Nick.
In addition, I need to thank Coaches Mike and Megan for also being a part of the monster that is RevFit. While roles continue to ebb and flow with the demands of life and work, I am extremely grateful to you both for all the help you have given me this year.
As another component to taking on the work with BRN, I made the decision to put my podcast on an indefinite hiatus. While I do miss all of the inspiring conversations I had during its six year tenure, all of the episodes remain active on your podcast platform of choice. I’d like to give my humble thanks and gratitude to every person who tuned in, everyone who subscribed and every guest who shared the time with me. I am grateful for all of the knowledge we could share with the world.
It takes a special kind of work to commit 60+ hours of a given week and a special kind of clientele to service. I’m fortunate to have both. I don’t know how to express the appropriate amount of gratitude to the people who come through the doors of RevFit day in and day out. With an age range that spans from 12 to 84, we see a little bit of everything at the studio. I tell my coaches: We’re very blessed to have such a diverse community of folks from all walks of life who show up several times a week to support themselves, to support each other, and to have a place where they can get closer to their goals.
I’d love to tell you that I had some master plan to get us this far but I didn’t. I just tried to foster an environment that I could be proud of and look forward to being a part of.
I’ve succeeded in that.
Thank you to all of the tremendous people who came through our doors this year. Whether you are a long term client, someone brand new to us, or someone who came and decided to train elsewhere, the sentiment is the same: Thank You. It means a lot that you chose us for ANY amount of time.
To my family: from my in-laws to my mother, to my sons and my wife: Thank you for giving me the space and time to do this work. I hope and aim to make you proud.
Lastly, one bittersweet moment of gratitude: most days, I’m grateful to be in this world. I try to never forget the people who I love who are no longer here to share this time with me. It’s easy to get lost in the rush of the days and weeks which pass by at a seemingly faster pace than ever. I am fortunate to be here, to be alive and well, and to be a part of life with all of you.
I know how precious this life is.
Thank you to everyone who is a part of my world, near and far.
Love the life you have.