It Takes A Village

Whether it’s raising children, building a business, or putting on a 5k series… it takes a village.

If it is to be successful, it always takes a village.

This was a hard lesson for me to comprehend.  I have often tried to go it alone, and always ended up frustrated, fatigued, and failed.

While on a walk recently, I was replaying my life in my head, comparing, and contrasting the times when I was successful versus the times when I was very unhappy and struggled.

I tried to decipher what could possibly be the cause of how the same person could experience such polar extremes of the spectrum- success and failure.

This was especially perplexing when you consider the time frames were not that far apart.

Finally, it hit me… when I have a support network and when I have a team, and when I am a part of the village, I can accomplish great things.

When I go it alone and try to shoulder every burden myself, I eventually crumble and fail.

I do not think I am the only person that has experienced this.

This realization is powerful and can be applied to many different scenarios.

It may take the power of the village to get you committed to training and preparing for a race.  To hold you accountable and to make running a habit.

The best way to establish a lasting habit is to have a reward component to the routine, and I can guarantee you that the feeling you get after a great run or training session will feel like a reward.

As Humans, one of our gifts is the ability to communicate and interact with each other.  We can add value to each other’s lives.

My profession is centered around adding value to others’ lives.  But it doesn’t take a personal trainer to help someone commit to their goals and to achieve great feats.

Find your village and start adding value to each other.  Fitness is just one way to enjoy each other’s company, and it has great benefits! It is always a worthwhile reward!


Your Trainer,



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