My Personal Training Philosophy & Principles
I’ve been reading a lot about mental conditioning. Everything from “Unbeatable Mind: Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level” by Mark Divine, and “Principles” by Ray Dalio among a few others.
I feel it’s essential for me to think about what is important in my life and put it out there for other people, especially my clients, to see and understand where I’m coming from and what I’m striving for.
So this is a first iteration of my: Philosophy, my “Why”, and my Principles. There is a brief description of each. And if I’m doing these wrong, read Principle #5D below.
*These are subject to change and rewritten over the course of my life.
Inspire others through mastering myself.
Being a trainer/coach to me, is a cherished responsibility. I have been blessed with the opportunity to move and shape people’s lives. It is not a responsibility I take lightly. My clients trust me with shaping their lives, therefore I enthusiastically make it my obligation to ensure I keep striving for my life path to be as mentally, physically, and emotionally strong as possible. Thereby setting a bar for others to aspire to.
Finding and using your calling to strengthen and serve others is a true blessing.
What gets me excited and impassioned is to witness someone truly gifted in their craft or work to the point they are able “move” others. It takes a lot to move someone emotionally, physically, or spiritually. People can detect frauds pretty quickly. If you are able to find a vocation that you feel is truly your calling, it is a blessing and an honor to serve others. And if you’re able to do it, especially many people, it’s beautiful.
a) Face personal faults and gifts. Be aware of faults but don’t harp on them.
b) Use your gifts and glorify in them. God gave them to you.
c) Reflect often.
d) Don’t get too high or too low.
e) Try to learn more about yourself everyday through meditation and introspection.
f) Don’t hide weaknesses, everyone has them.
g) Have reality breaks often which include helping the less fortunate.
h) Also have reality breaks often which include reading and knowing more about the more fortunate.
i) Journal and acknowledge progress and declines.
j) Meditation to be aware of your inner machine.
a) Have 1 month, 3 month, and 1 year goals.
b) Write down your plans
c) Have a 5 step process
i) Have clear goals
ii) Identify and acknowledge problems quickly
iii) Diagnose and do something quickly
iv) Make a plan
v) Push through
d) Find people or ways to cover your weaknesses
a) You can learn from anyone until they’ve proven not so.
b) Know you have an ego. It is 10% your friend and 90% your enemy.
c) Know you have blind spots. Try to find them.
d) You’re looking for the best answer. Not the best answer you have.
e) Don’t worry about looking good, worry about achieving your goals.
f) Realize that you can’t put out without taking in.
g) Remember we’re wired to think negatively.
a) Not everyone understands the same things you do and you don’t understand the same things they do.
b) We need to be exposed to different wires every day in order to grow.
c) Question any negative feelings toward anyone.
a) Step up to reality.
b) Face any consequences head on. Do not run away.
c) Be present and engaged when a problem arises
d) Be an imperfectionist, keep moving forward!
Thank you for taking the time to read my: Philosophy, Why, and Principles. This is something I look forward to cultivating throughout my life and also something that will give me direction.
Best of everything,
Love Coach Jayson