Wed, 13 July 2016
My guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a man who believes 100% that we all have the power to create the perfect day (and by rights should be doing just that.)
He is a Productivity & Success Transformation Coach from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and funnily enough the author of the book The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life.
He has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine since 2000, and his articles have also appeared in Women’s Health, Oxygen, GQ, Maxim, National Geographic, Men’s Fitness and Muscle and Fitness Hers, amongst many others.
With many other articles also being featured on Inc.com, LifeHacker.com, and Telegraph.co.uk.
But of course the journey towards being known as the "the Godfather of fitness info marketing" starts with an understanding of what you enjoy most in life, and then building a business around that love.
We have to find the belief that there is more possible in our own lives before trying to changing the world.
And this was certainly the case with today's guest, who like so many young men who now earn their living in the fitness industry, he found the love early in his life when he played a lot of sports day after day.
The competition, the physical challenge and of course the outright fun was what lit him up inside and made him want to do more and more.
So he then focused his energies on weight training, before realizing that he wanted to be a strength coach in professional sports.
He had found the starting point that had lead to the amazing business that he has today.
If just one part of what it has become.
As of course we all know, that being fit is just one half of what makes us ready to tackle bigger and bigger challenges, to build amazing success in our lives.
The physical will always bash against the mental.
So by setting your stall out everyday to tackle the world in the right way, you are giving yourself an amazing platform to then become the version that you would want to be too.
They work hand in hand to create a powerful force of self improvement.
But dont think that this a dot to dot story that was a breeze from start to finish, as our guest has had to overcome many obstacles on his journey to success, even tackling his toughest battle with crippling anxiety attacks that could have stopped everything before it began.
So looking back on his life, was he lucky that he found the thing within himself to build a business around?
Or is this a doorway that most people have waiting for them to walk through if they only work on asking the right questions?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Craig Ballantyne.