There’s a lot of people out there telling you that you can make a lot of money. You know what? In the fitness business you actually can make a lot of money. The only thing is I think there’s too many trainers out there just chasing money. That I believe… is wrong because when you chase money and when you’re constantly thinking about oh, I have to make all this money, I’ve got to do this, I’ve got to do that, you’re missing the picture. Actually you’ve missed the bus altogether and you’re really not going to go anywhere.
Now, I have seen some people who have and chased money – they do make money, but the reality is the people that are the most successful. The most successful in their life have really found the secret. That secret has nothing to do with money. It has everything to do with peace of mind. Now I want to say it again. It is everything to do with peace of mind and that peace of mind carries over into all aspects of your life.
When you look for peace of mind and you figure out what it takes to have that peace of mind, everything else falls into place. Money comes almost effortlessly. I’m not saying that you have sneak off to some island or go over to Tibet and hang out with monks to find your inner self, but peace of mind is where you really want to be. If you’re constantly chasing money and you say you’ve got to make a million dollars – guess what? I’ve already done it and there was no happiness there. Once I realized that all I wanted was peace of mind, it was a lot easier to get to my goals.
What gives you peace of mind? What is going to make you truly happy? Is all the money in the world going to make you truly happy? Most of the time a lot of money just brings on more problems… and less happiness. And I’m not saying that making six figures or seven figures is a bad thing because it isn’t but what is that relationship that you want to create with either your fan base, your audience and also what is it that that money is going to do? What is the money going to bring you? Is your peace of mind about providing for your family or making sure that your family has a future if you aren’t there anymore?
Now, I see so many fitness professionals and business people in general that live in a state like New York and they simply can’t make ends meet. Or they live in California where they’re living in a house that’s way beyond their means, but they have to do it to keep up with the Jones’ and you know what? Keeping up with the Jones’ is not peace of mind. Now, I’ve lived in several different places and to tell you the truth, when I was in New Jersey, I hated it. I absolutely hated it because I never had peace of mind. I was always looking over my shoulder, thinking that someone was going to shoot me in the back of the head.
That my friends… is not peace of mind. And the reality is I didn’t learn that I wanted peace of mind until way later in life and that’s why all the young people out there, even people that are my age – I want you to realize. It’s really about peace of mind. Success is about peace of mind. Where is your piece of mind and what will bring you peace of mind? What will bring you true happiness? I don’t want to sound like some spiritual adviser, but that is what has happened to me and many of the most successful people out there, have finally found their peace of mind. What truly brings them happiness in their whole life?
Now, if money is really going to bring you happiness, well then you figure out how much money that is that’s going to give you peace of mind… have a plan and take action.