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How to succeed with a personal training business


Personal training business success…


I rememeber one birthday when I was a kid I wanted a new bike so badly it was all I could think about.

And I mean ALL I could think about.

I’m a dreamer by nature so when I set my mind on something it’s pretty much all I can think about.

Day after day leading up to my b-day I would imagine what it would be like to ride it. What it was going to feel like when I showed it off to all my friends. How happy it was going to make me. How proud of it I was going to be.

It got to the point where I could FEEL myself riding it. I could FEEL myself ‘popping wheelies’ and jumping off homemade ramps.

Yes, I wanted it so bad I could taste it. I wanted it bad. REAL BAD.

So what in God’s green earth does my childhood birthday wish have to do with succeeding in business?

Well, the same feeling of wanting that bicylcle is the same feeling I have about personal training business.

And if you don’t have that feeling about yours you are in, as far as I am concerned, serious trouble.

This isn’t easy. And if you don’t want to succeed bad – and I mean so f*cking bad you can taste it – then you’re probably not going to make it.

I sincerely apologize for my language, but I only use it for emphasis.

Again, this isn’t easy. If you are not 100% committed to succeeding you can pretty much kiss your business goodbye.

Do you know of anyone who has earned anything significant in life without enormous work, sacrifice and discipline?

The reason I am writing this is because I get emails from fitness pros who are struggling to make it. And I can relate to them.

There were times when I was so stressed out I was grinding my teeth in my sleep to the point I could barely move my jaw when I woke up in the morning.

There were times when I was completely distraught and was about ready to stop getting up from the falls.


And I don’t write this like I’m anything special, I just kept getting up off the mat. Nothing was going to stop me.

I was going to build the business of my dreams so I could live the life of my dreams.

I’m no different from any true fitness entrepreneur who set out to accomplish something because they wanted it. And they wanted it with every breath in their body. It’s what separates us from employees.

We want it. And we want it bad.


Don’t think you have to suffer. Don’t think you have to struggle like I did.

It is possible to be successful right out of the gate. And that is what I wish for you.

I merely want those of you out there who might not be doing too great right now to hold onto your dream. Persistence pays.

But that’s why you have to REALLY, REALLY WANT IT. It’s the only way you’ll get up from the mat time and time again.

And before you know it, that shiny new bike will be yours due to the success of your personal training business .

Jim Labadie
Dream Bigger Dreams

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