Informed pessimism is a big problem

I typed a note with an idea on November 15, 2009 at 9:47pm. On that note was written “a book for personal trainers to become better at their jobs.” I had no idea how to write a book, no connections in publishing, and didn’t know anybody who had written a book. I was a 24 … Read more

My secret to consistent production

I’m going to get straight to it. No story today. This is the 109th email I’ve written as part of I meant to write this as the 100th but forgot to check. I don’t check anything. That’s part of today’s message. The secret to my consistent production is subtraction, not addition. I’ve learned that … Read more

But I thought that these avocados were free?

Driving down the highway on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Hawaii, my wife and I saw a curious site. I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me back up a bit … In 2016 we lived in a small town called Kilauea on the northeastern shore of Kauai. Kauai is breathtaking and remote. … Read more

Skate to where the puck is going, not where it’s been

Like a glass of champagne, the bubbles always rise to the top. I’m still buzzin’ after our sold out invitational yesterday where 70 of the best and brightest online trainers got together in Toronto. And while there was some learning, the real story of the day was the connection. After hosting 3 seminars and … Read more

A bunch of sour grapes that are not worth gaping for

Thinking that I was taking an easy course in University, I enrolled into a year-long study of children’s literature. It turned out to be the most interesting and difficult course I took in all of my schooling. Great stories that stand the test of time aren’t just entertainment – they contain didactic lessons that span … Read more

Online Trainer Academy Presale Now Open!

Great news – You can now secure your spot for the Online Trainer Academy (OTA) Certification program with a fully-refundable $50 deposit. –> Secure your spot here How the pre-sale list works Some background: Last enrollment we collected names for the wait list, but not deposits, and ended up with 54,304 on the early bird … Read more

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