So You Think You Know it All?

One of the most dangerous sentences I've heard fitness professionals utter is "I don't need to go to conferences because I already know everything." If you don't have the money or time, that's one thing. But please, oh please, never think you know it all. If you know everything there is to know about training people of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and persuasions, then why aren't you teaching the rest of us how to solve the world's health problems? In case you haven't noticed, people are getting fatter and sicker. Yeah, that's right -- in spite of how awesome you are.

But you know what? The people who attend IDEA World Fitness Convention are trying. They are motivated, energized, compassionate and smart enough to know what they don't know.

I just love how passionate you all are. You move me so. After a session I co-presented yesterday on 30 ways to make residual income, an attendee came up on stage and offered several more ways to make more money in passive ways. But what really struck me is how authentic, personable and humble she was. She just wanted to share what worked for her and her clients. I'm sure she's a local hero. People and her passion for serving them come first. The money flows in afterwards.

I managed to take a class late today from Gregg Cook called "Schwinn Cycling: Ride One, Get One Free." This was a treat to myself, but I also need to learn new coaching and motivation techniques for the indoor cycling classes I teach. I'm not the type to think I know it all -- not by any stretch of the imagination. However, after having Gregg hop off his bike, come face to face with me and connect with my inner cycling goddess, I came to realize there is quite a gap between my current teaching skills and the high standard of coaching I should be providing my students.

It woke me up.

I hope you had some "wake up" moments this weekend. Thank you for all you do to Inspire the World to Fitness. I can't wait to see you next year.