• Jake Shaw

Letter To My younger Self

Look back at how far you've come. It's actually kind of a beautiful thing.

The following is a condensed letter to my younger self. If you have 3 minutes, please read the following:

Whats up dude?

Alright, so you're a young kid. Right now it seems the world is a big scary place and you don't really know what you're doing. Everything is new and everything is unknown. Your future is unsure and you likely feel like you're going nowhere.

But, I am here to tell you that everything is going to be just fine. Yes, there will be obstacles in your way. Yes, there will be moments you'll want to take back. Yes, there is going to be broken bones and lots and lots of bruises.

That ok.

Believe it or not, all of that is going to be what shapes you into the man you're going to transform in to.

There are going to be times when people don't think you know what you are doing. You will prove them wrong.

There are going to be people that tell you you should quit because you're not good enough. You will prove them wrong.

There are going to be bosses and co-workers who think your ideas are crazy and will say "That will never work. Trust me". Guess what, you're definitely going to prove them wrong.

No, you aren't going to grow up and become a wizard (damn it). You're not going to become a math genius (although the best man at your wedding will be so close enough right...?) and you're not going to grow up and wear a suit and tie to work.

Instead, you are going to grow up and learn through trials and many tribulations about the fitness industry. You're going to learn what makes people tick. What holds them back and what environment they flourish in. You will not be a teacher in the traditional sense but you will be coaching plenty of people and assisting them with improvement, self-worth, confidence, strength (in more ways than 1) and overall happiness.

In the not-so-distant future, you will be responsible for creating and providing content to those who seek positive reinforcement and accountability using fitness as your main tool. You will connect with folks from all walks of life and you will do so with minimal difficulty.

You have grown to be, very much, a people person. You'll grow to love networking and growing your brand. But, more importantly, you will love hearing people's stories. learning about what brought them to where they are today.

Fitness is your focus. People will be your passion. Continue to follow what you believe to be whats best for you and your family. Always be willing to learn. To share. and to help others succeed.

That is where true success come from.

Positivity is powerful. Share that with others.


Thank you so much for reading. I don't want this to come off as a self centered, narcissistic letter. Instead, I wanted to tell a little bit of my story to help you all realize that we go through a lot of the same things. There are many times where the metaphorical deck is stacked against us. It's at these moments that I want you to stay the course. Find out and or continue working for what you are truly passionate about. Gone forever are the days where you HAVE to do something that sucks because there wasn't anything else.

If you follow me on social media, I wrote a very similar message and the message stands. "Bad luck is sitting back and "hoping" things will change." Good luck is forging your own path and having a support system that backs your every decision."

Create you own "luck" today.

It's all part of the "Become Stronger Today" mantra.


Jake S.


BST Fitness

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