I don’t want to have the most…
I thought of this whilst on LinkedIn the other day… “some of these people have THOUSANDS of connections! I wish I…” and I cut my thought off…
I don’t wish I had thousands of connections.
I don’t wish I had thousands of students.
I don’t wish I even had thousands of dollars in my pocket.
After all, we all know that person who has “the most” of everything like they’re trying to win at the game of life (or whatever) by collecting as many friends/dollars/cars/business connections, you name it. And they remind me of the pigeon from the movie Storks. Trying to be everything to everyone. I’m sorry, but that’s not what life is about, at least in my opinion.
I am more concerned about the QUALITY of the people I interact with.
So, I went through and cleaned out my people I’m connected with down to the people who seem to fit with my ideals and standards of someone I’d want to ethically, and mutually, do business with.
I don’t have any business connecting with someone professionally that doesn’t fit, morally, what I believe is right as a business owner or trainer.
I don’t have any business working with someone who’s focus is all about caloric expenditure and immediate gratification(here’s a cookie Billy, nice job!), that’s not how the world works, and it’s just not how I roll…
Have you taken a look at your standards lately?
If so, do the people you interact with hold you to those, or higher versions of, those standards? If not, it’s probably time you looked for a “new group” to associate with.
If you hang around bodybuilders at the gym, guess what you’ll end up looking like… yeah, an overinflated human being who has trouble bushing their teeth, washing their own back, or combing their hair… all of which can be problematic.
I think you get the point.
Chose where you invest your time wisely and realize, like I have, that you can’t be everything to everyone. I’m not the guy to train someone to be Mr Olympia or the next Crossfit Games champ, but I can help you move better and build some strength(along with looking sexier as a byproduct).
Quality Trumps Quantity, Every Time.(There is no exception to this rule)
This was just a long winded way of letting you know that what I invest my time in most is improving how people do things so they can do more, if they want, and without getting hurt *gasp*. Which is more than I can say for some other fly by night organizations who love high repetition everything and make it a habit to injure the people they set out to “help”(somehow).
I’m not out to change the whole world, just a few people in it. And yes, I would like to help as many people as possible, but they have to be willing to show up and do the work so they can get the results they want. It won’t be easy, quick, or cheap, but let’s be honest, do you really want to embody those qualities? Think upon that as you continue to enjoy this fine day…
Stay Strong My Friends