A View from a FAILURE

 

funny thing happened to me the other day

 

 

 

...I was talking to a client after a session

 

 

 

and they said something quite profound:

 

 

 

"Ant, I've struggled with my job the last 6 months. It's been tough, stressing me out and got me down. I remember the little talk you gave on just DOING what you want to do and not letting anything hold you back..."

 

 

 

"Wow", I said

 

 

 

..."and so I'm quitting my job to go self-employed and start a business doing what I WANT to do in life, cos that's the most important thing."

 

 

 

Damn.

 

 

 

My first thought was, "oh shit I'm in trouble if this doesn't work out for them!"

 

 

 

:-)

 

 

 

But anyway...

 

 

 

I realised something funny after this conversation.

 

 

 

I forget sometimes that we're NOT at the gym to train, get sweaty and lift weights

 

 

 

We're training for LIFE

 

 

 

Trying to find out what we're here to do on this earth

 

 

 

...stay with me, a little esoteric I know...

 

 

 

BUT....

 

 

 

Isn't it true that you just want to be happy?

 

 

 

Make your family happy?

 

 

 

Live happy days and laugh with your friends?

 

 

 

I believe that's what life is about.

 

 

 

So let me give you a tip from one of MY many personal failures....

 

 

 

** The Time I Couldn't Afford to Eat... **

 

 

 

during the early years of Raw Strength I had no money

 

 

 

but I had to pay the rent on the business property and power bills...

 

 

 

it was a choice between eating and paying those bills

 

 

 

So, you know me!

 

 

 

I starved and paid those bills

 

 

 

Figured I could hold out for a good 7-10 days on my muscle and body fat stores...

 

 

 

Crazy!!

 

 

 

...anyway, my NOW girlfriend gave me that wonderful, direct female advice all us guys are so used to hearing...

 

 

 

"Ant, you're an idiot"

 

 

 

...she then went and bought me a week's worth of food and she had my back when I truly needed it.

 

 

 

That was almost 6 years ago!

 

 

 

Now what's the lesson here?

 

 

 

Well, two things actually

 

 

 

Firstly, do NOT put your happiness second. Eat the damn food! Bills can wait. Your sanity is paramount.

 

 

 

This could mean you take 2-3 hours a week to go walking ALONE and clear your head

 

 

 

Or you smash it in the gym and get some aggression out in a smart way

 

 

 

How could you put your happiness first today?

 

 

 

Second, when you do have a BIG goal, or are going through some tough times or are starting your own business...

 

 

 

Get some SUPPORT

 

 

 

Get friends and family around you who love you and want you to succeed

 

 

 

...and people who will quickly tell you when you're being an idiot!

 

 

 

Anyway, that's today's tip.

 

 

 

Be happy!

 

Anthony Shaw  

Head Coach

Raw Strength Gym, Warrington

 

PS - *** we are CLOSING applications for Januaryon the 31st of December

**

 

 

We only have 12 places left for 12 men who are ready to work and commit to an intensive training regime, a smart nutrition plan and a proven system which will GUARANTEE you lose 1-2 stone of bodyfat by the end of March 2016 or your money back!

 

 

 

You'll also learn how to lift weights from scratch and build immense whole body man strength

 

 

 

And typically the guys add 3-4lbs of lean, rugged muscle on the forearms, upper back and legs - the parts of the body where you actually require strength for athletic events, challenges or just to get that 'power look' of someone who is truly strong (think strongman/powerlifter versus a pretty boy on the beach)

 

 

 

this is a tough program, but if you want in apply here:

 

 

 

https://rawstrengthgym.wufoo.eu/forms/built-the-12-week-body-transformation-system-/

 

 

 

it's less than 50 quid a week for experienced coaching and a guaranteed result

 

 

 

Like I said, 12 more places only then we'll close the doors for January and work closely with those guys. I highly suggest you take action and fill out a form and take a free call with us to discuss your options.

 

 

 

Applications close in just a couple of weeks.