Yes You Can!
April 30, 2014
Hosted by Mickey Ellison
On March 30, 2001 my oldest son, Jordan, was born. Later that year my family took a vacation to Myrtle Beach, SC where my wife took pictures of us on the beach. When I saw those pictures for the first time I saw how unfit and overweight I had become. A little later while trying on slacks it was confirmed by the fact that my next waist size was going to be a size 40. The 40 inch waist was what did “it” for me, and literally that day was when I found my “why”. Today I am at my college baseball playing weight and have been there for the last 12 years. No matter how much you want to lose weight, you have to find your “why” that will motivate you long-term. I found mine and so can you. Michael Gowan, Health and Fitness Coach with Team Beach Body, joins me on this week’s show. You’ve seen the commercials for P90X, Insanity, and T-25. That Beach Body! Michael will speak to how Beach Body has transformed his body and through coaches like Michael, you can as well. No matter where you are today regarding your fitness level, Michael can teach you and help you get to where you want to go, but YOU have to take the first step and find the “why”! Here is a link to my story on my blog. http://www.coachmichaelgowan.com/2014/03/14/my-story/ Here is a link to what Beachbody coaching is http://www.coachmichaelgowan.com/beachbody-coaching/beachbody-coach/ Here is a link to what our challenge groups are http://www.coachmichaelgowan.com/beachbody-coaching/what-is-a-challenge-group/
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Children are more wise than adults because they question everything, and as adults, we are often annoyed by those questions, especially the question “Why?” We adults become “set in our ways”, when in reality answering the question “why” may cause us to question what we believe. We would rather give the answer, “it just is,” because we are intellectually lazy and we really don’t know why. The question “why” is an important question because it requires critical thinking to answer. “Why” can back up our beliefs or “why” can break them down and cause us to realize that many of our thoughts are really not our own, rather they are thoughts of others that we have accepted as our own.
Here are some “why” questions for you to consider. Why do some churches ban dancing? David danced! Is a little inflation a good thing? Is our tax code over 70,000 pages long? Are there racists? No one is born that way! Never stop asking why! You never know what you might discover.
I was born in a small town in South Carolina with the dream of playing professional baseball. That dream died in 1993 when my career at Vanderbilt ended. I chased wealth through network marketing only to be $200k in debt after two years. In 1999 I became a financial planner, and a Certified Financial Planner in 2006. While in network marketing and financial planning I heard so many times that perception is reality and “Fake it till you make it,” and those clichés are lies! I had that gut feeling that something was wrong and never spoke up or acted, and in 2009, I found myself scared with one prayer, and that was to know the truth. In my search, I had to look in the mirror, and realized many of the gut feelings that I had about the industry were correct. My goal is to educate, and most of that education is simply common sense. For what it’s worth, I believe my experiences in life can help people, from failing in baseball, and reflecting on the excuses. From pretending to be someone I’m not to get rich in network marketing. From being scared to death because of debt. Pretending to be someone I wasn’t in the financial industry, and now helping people understand what they have in investments and what they are paying. Much of what society tries to sell us is a lie, and if we think for ourselves, search inside, question everything, we can find truth. Find the child inside of us that asks the question “Why?”