FDF Episode 026: How Failure Breeds Fitness Success, New Years Resolutions

Released Thursday, 12th December 2013
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In this episode of the Full Disclosure Fitness Podcast  I talk about what it was like starting out as a small chubby kid with false teeth and glasses in Southeastern KY. I discuss how I transitioned from being that to eventually becoming an NPC National Level Bodybuilder, Fitness Trainer, & Businessman.
Trust me it was a long and failure ridden path that lead me here – and I think that too often we don’t get to see the dirt on so called “experts”. Now, don’t get me wrong – I don’t like the word expert, and I personally don’t consider myself one – but any level of success in an area of life deserves deeper exploration, and my goal with this Podcast was to tell you as much of my past as possible…including as many blunders, insecurities, and failures as I could.
I also discuss my successes and what led to them – the mindset it takes to succeed in fitness (and how that applies to many other areas of life) and much more.
If I personally could go back in time and talk to my younger self I would say this: “Hard work does work Jay. What you have done in basketball & bodybuilding translates into anything else you want to do in life. Discipline, hard work, and repetitions, just keep plugging away and you can do anything you want. Start learning and taking action now, don’t wait for a special day. Don’t procrastinate. Start now.”
I hope that the general feel for this pep talk comes across in the Podcast for you. I hope that you can glean this information from the audio and start your own personal journey towards your goals, whether they are fitness related, business related, or related to any other thing you might want to accomplish.
My advice to you is to start now. Don’t wait for New Years, don’t wait till’ the kids leave the house or until it’s “the right time” – start now! You can do anything you set your mind to!

More specifically, you’ll find out in this episode:

  • The one specific thing I learned from playing Basketball that I still use today.
  • How to think of goals with patience instead of a hurried rush.
  • How a day in an Ice Truck taught me I didn’t want to do something with my life I didn’t enjoy.
  • Why a New Years Resolution might just be a form of procrastination.
  • What you can learn from “losing” and how it can help you win!
  • Just how much “practice” it takes to learn something or change your life skills.
  • Why enjoying the process is just as important as accomplishing your end goal.
  • How I gained 70 pounds of fat, and what I learned from losing it.
  • And much, much more!

Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

My New CE-Fitness Online Personal Training (Beta)

Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Storyimage

The FDF Podcast Facebook Page

Follow Jay on Twitter!

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