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From the outside looking in, I was “successful”.


But it was all a lie.


And it’s why in 2014 I quit the gym.


See, I had a full-book of clients. I was charging a premium rate and had a team of trainers working for me.


But I was dying on the inside, because for 8 years I was following the wrong model.


If you’re like most personal trainers working right now you’ll know exactly how I felt.


In fact, you’re probably feeling the same way right now…


I remember that day because it was one of the scariest days of my life. And one of the most exciting.


It was the usual 4:30am wake up to see my 6am client (that cancelled last minute).


Finally by 7pm I finished with my last client, and I jumped in the car to race home in time to give my baby daughter the bottle and put her to bed.


But, by the time I got home she was already asleep. I missed out spending time with her that day.


I felt guilty.


Like a loser.


A bad provider.


A bad partner.


A bad father.


That was the point where I got so uncomfortable that it all changed. I was tired of the STRESS. I was tired of the FEAR. I was tired of the GUILT. So, I decided to finally start building the business that I dreamt of.


Because I HAD to fix this.  I was going to figure this out or die trying.


And this is when I asked the question that changed everything;


“How much longer can I keep doing this?”


“Can I keep doing this in 2, 5, 10+ years?”


The answers was: NO.


And it’s why I want to share with you in this episode the truth to work:life balance… 


So you can not only create the business you love… but the life you love to live.




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