My biggest challenge at this point is that I want to do too much, and I need to pull back into just a few areas of expertise. I love attending conventions and lecture, and the more I learn, the more I realize there is so much more I don’t know, which takes me to another workshop, and another… Not that it’s bad to be an educated trainer (I’m getting 260 hours of training in 2015). It’s just that I have to keep reminding myself of my core values, my core mission, and how what I’m learning relates to that mission.
It’s not my job or my problem if others join the fitness industry for reasons I think are faulty or selfish. All I can do is run my own race, be the best trainer I can be based on MY standards of what that is, and be very honest about what I have to offer so my clients are clear on what they’re getting with me. I don’t necessarily believe that the cream will rise to the top because I’ve seen some people rise with questionable ability and ethics, but what I do believe is that to focus time on what others are doing that is “wrong” or “bad” takes away time from my self improvement.