February
23
2016

You CAN Have It All.

By Chris 1

Several years ago, I wrote a blog post saying, “Give up your athletic dreams. Focus on your business. You can’t do both.”
I was wrong.
You can do anything you want.

The mistake I made at the time was to project MY situation onto EVERYONE. And my situation, at the time, meant choosing: building the business, or training more (or taking time off with my family.)

Starting with a mentor started the path to my current state. And Greg Glassman gave me a mighty shove in 2013.

I said, “I’d love to work for you, Greg, but I don’t want to sell my gym.”
Greg said, “You don’t have to sell your gym. You’re supposed to be the expert at this. Figure it out.”

So I did. Five days later, I had fired myself from coaching.

Today, I coach four classes per week (my preference.) I spend about 20 hours per week on the phone. I write 4-5 hours every week, and talk with the TwoBrain team every day. I volunteer to coach my kids’ hockey teams. I run other businesses. And I work out with my beloved Nooners.

Want to train for Regionals? You can. Want to JUST coach, and leave everything else to other people? You can. Want to take a month off? You can. You can, you can, you can.

Anything. You can.

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Eric

Interesting timing. I was just discussing with a friend/client/entrepreneur how I struggle to focus on a single aspect of my life. I always have a question swimming in my head – “Am I business man or a coach? Are they mutually exclusive?”
Great message…love to hear you expand on it even more

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