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.