I’ve never been much for New Year’s resolutions. It’s not because I think there’s anything wrong with them however, the concept of them doesn’t speak deeply to me.
That aside, I find value in taking some time in clarifying and solidifying the changes you want to make in your life.
So, I’m putting in print the things I am going to work on in 2023. I know that by doing so, I’m holding myself accountable to those changes and I’m more likely to accomplish them.
If it speaks to you, I hope you’ll give yourself the time and space to use this process as well.
“Giving Back To My Marriage”-My wife has only ever known me as the owner of RevFit. She has seen nearly every bit of the sweat equity, struggle and success I’ve had with that business. I average at least 60 hours of work per week in those four walls. It’s a long, relentless schedule which includes 40 hours of “on the floor” training and the remainder being the behind the scenes admin work, writing of programs (which I share with my coaches), consultations of both face-to-face and online clients as well as my own training. 2023 is where I aim to step away for no less than one training shift each week to spend time with my family. Whether I stay home in the morning with she and Sebastian or I come home early to close out the day with them, it’s time to start giving time and attention back to the people who have given me the space to work and build the business. I don’t want to miss out on too much of the time I can spend with Marissa and in helping to raise our son.
“Improving My Financial Health”-Having a healthy diet and a healthy exercise plan are “easy” for me. I don’t struggle with those things the way others might. Financial health is a different matter. I don’t have a lack of money, I have a lack of healthy financial skills. I’ve reached out to my accountant to sit down with me at the start of this year to help me better understand and improve my relationship with my finances in much the same way as people hire me to improve their relationship with food and their bodies. Coincidentally, the motivations for doing so are eerily similar.
“Improving My Mental Health”-I remain a staunch advocate of being in therapy. It has made a tremendous effect on my life and I find a deeply satisfying connection with my therapist. Much to our benefit, Marissa has elected to speak with him as well. We both recognize that our mental health as individuals and as a couple can benefit by having an external sounding board to help us process our thoughts and feelings. To be able to sit in front of a therapist when things are functioning well in our marriage is a sign of solidarity and a commitment to continue improving the life and love we “come home to”. We will continue this work this year.
“Building Up My Coaches”-I believe I’ve reached a professional point in my career where I’m no longer chasing carrots. Searching for the next financial milestone is no longer motivating to me. What is motivating is continuing to find ways to help my clients succeed. I believe that what it takes to do so is to put more of my time and effort into helping my coaches succeed. I read sometime back that if you want your staff to take care of your customers/clients, then you need to take care of your staff. I try my very best to do so. We keep an open line of communication with one another, they ask me questions about how to build their respective businesses and I ask them questions about how they manage their businesses too. Just because I’m successful doesn’t mean I don’t have more to learn, more efficient ways to learn and any other tips that might help me improve how I evolve my business. I am fortunate that not only do I get to work with coaches I enjoy being around but they have ways of working I can learn from as well. I’ve shared with each of them a great deal of transparency in the things that have worked, things that haven’t and situations I’ve been in which I hope I can encourage them not to fall victim to.
“Book 3”-I’ve been sitting on the idea for my third book since I released my last one back at the tail end of 2019. The good news is that the writing of it is at least half way done. I’m not on a particular timeline which is part of the reason the book hasn’t come out sooner. When you self-publish, there is no deadline and that means that procrastination is an easy thing to suffer through. I will release the book this year and just being able to write those words out so they can face me in black and white is a step in the right direction.
“Be A Better Team Player”-When I spoke to Dr. Spencer Nadolsky in the fall of 2021, I had no idea where my work with Big Rocks Nutrition would take me. To be candid, I was motivated by a lot of different things: I wanted to challenge myself as a coach working in a fully virtual landscape and I wanted to be part of a team of coaches where I could learn and grow. Also, I hadn’t “worked under” someone in 13 years. It was a refreshing change to not be responsible for every decision being made for a business and it requires a slight pivot of focus and performance when it’s to help someone else build their brand and vision. It’s been a great experience for me thus far and I’ll make all strides to help Spencer and my fellow coaches take Big Rocks to the next level in 2023.