How To Do What You Love And How To Kick Ass Doing It

How To Do What You Love  And How To Kick Ass Doing It

Yesterday I was sitting in Franco’s Pizzeria grabbing some lunch before it was time to coach at the Underground and I came across this video from Elliot Hulse…

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This video resonated with me a lot because it reminded me of my early years in college. Going into college, I had no idea what I wanted to do because professional jobs like an accountant or a lawyer had no appeal to me. For my first year of college, I was an accounting major but once I took my first accounting class, I decided that there was no way in hell I wanted to be an accountant.

I was a sophomore in college now majoring in Entrepreneurial Studies and still had no clue what I wanted to do. This is when I started to discover  my passion and I pursued it head on.

My love and passion is for strength and conditioning. This started 4 years ago when I came across Zach Even-Esh’s and Joe DeFranco’s website. Ever since that day, there hasn’t been a day gone by where I haven’t studied my passion. I remember staying up every night till 3 AM watching Zach and Joe D’s videos wishing one day I would be able to do what they did.

The first product I ever bought was ‘Lost Secrets of Strength’ from Joe D and Zach.  I was so excited to get it, I ordered it when I was on vacation in Florida with my family. When I got it in the mail, it was like Christmas morning. I continued to follow guys like Zach, Joe D, Elliot Hulse and other guys who wrote for EliteFTS.com.

A few months later, I connected with Zach and started interning at the Underground Strength Gym. It was the begining of my junior year and I was playing college baseball, taking 18 credits and interning for free at the Underground Strength Gym (which was 35-40 minutes away from my college). It wasn’t easy but I made it happen because it was my passion and it was what I wanted to do with my life.

As Elliot said in the video, once you find what you love you need to immerse yourself in the study of it. This is exactly what I did.  I found a GREAT mentor in Zach who really molded me and gave me the opportunity to do what I wanted to do with my life. I’ve attended numerous seminars, purchased various training books and downloaded every audio piece I could get my hands on to listen to while I was driving. I was on a mission to become the best dam strength coach I could be. 

The second big point Elliot makes is “Share That Love”. This point explains exactly why I am writing this blog post right now. It explains why I create YouTube videos, why I create various training programs, why I hold seminars and why I write a daily newsletter. These outlets allow me to share my love of strength and conditioning with YOU.

So why am I writing this? I am writing this because you have the power to create your own life. You do not need to participate in the “machine ” or “system”as Elliot calls it. The machine tells you to: “go to school, go to college , get a good job, get benefits, get retirement funds and then die”. While there is nothing wrong with this at all, I have bigger dreams and aspirations.

Now more then ever before, you have the power to create your own non-job that Elliot refers to. Today, there is opportunity like never before to write your own story and not let the “system” dictate your life. The choice is yours, what are you going do?

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  • Joe this was awesome. I too was stuck in the Job Resume BS of everyday life. I bounced around as a landscaper, a lighting salesman, a landscaper again, a grocery store dude, a medical biller, a truck driver, you name it I did it. I quit college because I hated the studying and had no idea what I wanted to do. I thought it was to be a Cop! HAHA!

    One day I read this blog I forget who it was, some life coach lady or guy, and it asked “If I could do anything in the world what would I do?” and had like 10 questions following and I came to point that it was my passion, a buried passion for YEARS, to OWN a gym. I thought at the time it would lead me to a Globo Gym ownership but the more I learned about myself and loving something I finally got to where I am now and that’s being a Coach, a trainer, a friend to clients, and having this small tribe of people looking to get better.

    I said F the man and decided a few years ago to bust my ass to have a Non-Job and EVERYDAY I am one step closer.

    Good read Coach Megz! Thanks for sharing!

  • Thanks for your comment Mike! Good for you brother, keep kicking ass!!

  • Good stuff Joe. Life’s too short, gotta just find what you love and go do it. I was lucky enough to play some pro ball, spent 7 years chasing my dreams in the minors. After that, I started my pitching instruction business and also got into trading the stock market. Worked my way up and have been trading for a hedge fund for the past 4 yrs while still keeping things going with my coaching. With two little ones at home, life’s definitely busy, but I love it all and I get to share what I’ve learned over the years with the next generation of pitchers. Keep the good stuff coming!

  • Jerome Roles

    I would like to tell you that your video was very inspiring even though weight training is a passion of mine and I love it very much I chose to go in another field of study. I would love more inspiring videos and I would love to know how to get started in a jobless field of study. Thank you for that pep talk I am fired up now.

  • Jerome, thanks for your comment man. Glad I can fire you up! I live for this!!

  • Phil, well said man! Thanks for your comment. Keep checking back in!

  • Megz,

    Love it. Everything you say rings so true.

    Reminds me that everyday I am on the right path.

    Cheers brother

    Shannan

  • Shannan, awesome stuff bro!! Keep checking back in

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