Daily thoughts by a guy that doesn't like to think deeply too often!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Time to Reinvent Myself...

It's time to shift my focus. I always hated to hear about other people's dreams. Probably because I never had dreams for myself. I was never able to find my little niche-- my goal in life. I've probably read every self-help book known to man, and all of them say the same thing: set goals and go for them. Don't get me wrong... I do have ambition, and I have stumbled upon some successes in my life. I have been running a very successful catering business for 7 years now. I built this career out of nothing. But-- never as a child did I utter the words "I want to be a caterer when I grow up". I never even considered that possibility for the first 37 years of my life. I am good at what I do... I might even admit that I am damn good at what I do. But, it's something that I stumbled upon-- it wasn't a goal. Never in my life have I set a goal for myself and achieved it. I can say that situations have been thrown at me, and I have excelled, but I never had a goal or a visual image of what would become of me.

Until now. I am happy to say that I finally saw an image and set a goal. I enrolled in school a couple of months ago. I am going to be certified as a Personal Trainer! I really enjoy working out and I enjoy helping people. The puzzle pieces finally came together and I made a decision to go for it. The course I am taking includes 14 parts. I have already completed the first 7 of them, and I have a 99.3 average. I am also learning a lot about the human body and nutrition. I'm really trying to be the best I can be. Money has been very tight for the past year, and I'm hoping that my efforts will add the income that we need to survive.

So, if I seem to AWOL lately, you know why. I'm still working 50 hours a week as a caterer.... going to the gym 10 hours a week (working out and observing)... and then coming home to study for another hour or two each day. I am working hard and really trying to make this happen. I would hate for my first actual goal to be a complete failure. Wish me luck!