Acknowledging Your Passions & Being ‘All-In’: Part 1

This past weekend I attended the Perform Better Conference in Providence, RI. This was my second time heading down for the fitness event and was really excited to be able to experience it this year with a few of my gym colleagues.

From Todd Durkin to Martin Rooney and Stu McGill, this conference was chock full of established fitness professionals. And to say I was an excited geek was an understatement.

I could rail out all of the sessions and takeaways I received for you easily. Or I could provide you with the basic and most poignant pieces of information I walked away with. See, now that I am not training 8+ hours a day or meeting with individual clients on the regular, my needs have changed.

And thus, my information for you has changed as well.

My biggest takeaway from the weekend was the presentation about motivation. About acknowledging your passions and giving them everything you’ve got … regardless of what you believe is ‘right’ or ‘by societies standards’.

Rooney talked a lot about coaching to your fullest potential. If you ask your client to raise their hands as high as they can, do they actually do it? Like, really reach them as high as possible. Ask them again.

At this point in the exercise, if they show you they can reach higher, well, then what were they waiting for the first time. He established this in the lecture (which complimented the hands-on he presented). This dug a bit deeper into everyone sitting in the room.

What are you waiting for?

Whether it’s a job, asking someone out on a date or making a life change, why are you waiting? It’s time to act.

When it was time for Durkin to speak, his emphasis was on ‘Extraordinary Self’. What are you doing in your life right now to make it absolutely amazing? Really, though, what? 

I honestly had to settle on this question for a while. Think about it, what makes you tick? 
We’ll get back to this in my part 2, but let’s start a discussion, shall we? 

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