I’m going to be honest, I've never been overweight (even though most of my clients are).
But in 2015 I fell into anxiety after quitting my full-time job and starting my new journey as a young entrepreneur.
Previously I was a cocktail bartender in 5* hotels in central London and I met there many stressed-out and unhappy successful people who come to the bar for a drink, a lot of them leave the bar completely drunk.
After a few years working behind the bar, as healthy and balanced lifestyle is my passion since I remember, I decided to become Personal Trainer so I could help these people to become happy and energetic again.
Being a Personal Trainer, I realized that being successful in body & mind requires more components that only exercise and nutrition. I quit PT and dived into coaching. It’s when it all started.
I had an identity crisis and I didn’t know what to do.
This was just one of the many challenges, life was piling on top of me, making me suffocating from the inside out.
I turned into eating comfort foods and watching serials to numb the pain and escape from reality until over time the escape became the trap.
I found myself struggling to get out of bed when waking up lethargic.
I was just wrecked and didn't want to talk to anyone or do anything to grow my business…
… even if I desired it so much.
I knew that physical activity will help me to cope with it but I didn’t feel like to do it at all.
On the outside I put on a smile and pretended like everything was okay.
On the inside I was sobbing like a little boy.
I knew that I need to take ownership of my own actions…
… because the one person I can blame for it is only ME, no one else…
… and I am the only one who can change it and write my own new story.
After all, I realized that pain I broke through, taught me many lessons and made me stronger.
Most people avoid the pain, but I can tell you that is the only thing we can learn and grow from.
It’s like with a butterfly, before it spreads its beautiful wings first it is ugly caterpillar which turns into chrysalis.
Seemingly, from the outside, chrysalis can be considered a dead organism, while an adult butterfly forms inside.
This butterfly can only be strong enough to live if he breaks the wall of chrysalis on his own. That’s how his life begins.
During that time, I realized also that so many men struggle with their mindset.
They put on a mask and pretend like things are OK until the pain gets too much.
The worst part of being okay is that okay is far from happy and fulfilled.
I know what it's like to walk around with no confidence.
I know what it’s like when you start your own business and everyone around tells you that it won’t work.
I know what it's like to drink ‘bottomless coffee’ and have ZERO energy.
I know what it's like to not want to look at stressed face in the mirror.
I know what it’s like to have sleepless nights and feeling like a crap in the morning.
I know what it’s like to have low focus and productivity while being very busy but nothing gets done.
What I also know is if I didn’t change things around, I don't know how bad my life & business would be right now.
I would not be in the mindset I am in today.
I would not have control over my body like I have today.
Many men think that working on their body and getting 6 pack will fix all their problems.
The whole fitness industry has it all wrong.
How about all ‘shiny’ bodies from the covers of the most popular fitness magazines?
The truth is, the bodies from that covers don’t even look like these bodies in real life.
Sure, if you get a physical result, a great body shape, that definitely helps with confidence!
But without fixing your mindset you will be still suffering.
Transforming our body is easy. You can do it even by eating the right foods without exercising.
But, having the mindset to handle life when it throws challenges your way... that’s a different story.
The truth is, the mind rules the body.
Yes, it’s essential that they work together, but the body does what mind tells.
I am where I am today because I invested in support and I had strong believe this all works, and still do.
No one is going to invest in us, to a level we're worth until we invest in ourselves.
Trust me, I lied and BS myself for many years trying to avoid investing money in myself to grow fast.
Telling myself I can do it cheaper and all by myself.
Weaponize your body & mind and your life becomes effortless.
Where will you be in 6 months if you don’t change right now?
What about 6 years?
You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain from doing something about it.
But you've also got EVERYTHING to lose if you sit and DO NOTHING.
The choice is in your hands.
If you don't want to face that reality, but looking for short cuts and hacks, it is a formula for disaster.
You'll never know what you are truly capable of achieving, until you stop settling for what is easy!
Just start and everything will fall into the right place.
To your success!