• Jake Shaw

You need to start being real with yourself

In the past, many of these blog posts have been happy and fun and cheery. But, sometimes there is a time and place to buckle down.

This is one of those times.

I would like to start this blog post off by asking a question. Are you coachable?

The easy answer is, "Yes Jake, I'm very coachable."

But i want you to think beyond the surface. I want you to think about those days when you're just not feeling it. When you find yourself in a funk, maybe? Are you still as coachable then?

How about when someone younger than you tries to help? What about someone who holds a lower position in the company you work for? What about someone that works for you?

To often, I encounter people who claim they are coachable, but when it really boils down to it, the exact opposite seems to be the case. They brush of advice or tips to improve something because they are so wrapped up in doing the same thing over and over and over and over..... You kind of getting the picture?

As humans, it's in our nature to develop habits and follow those same habits for years and years and years. The point of this post is not to change your morals or values but rather open you eyes to the vast world we live in. A world in which information is so readily available everywhere you look. A world in which younger folks have the hand up because they grew up with technology.

I am in no way disrespecting those who are older than myself or anyone else. Personally, I have learned a lifetime worth of lessons from my family members through their successes and failures.

But I also thoroughly enjoy learning new things. Whether that be in the gym or in my relationship with my wife or in a book referencing historical artifacts. My point...? Some things in life can't be passed down through generation to generation and we have to learn about some things on our own.

This is not a cry for independence but rather a call for solidarity. We all need to be more willing to accept constructive criticisms and words of advice (myself included).

As far as BST Fitness is concerned, it is up to YOU to make gains or improvements. I can only help carry someone so far. I can't speak for every coach out there but I feel it is paramount that any client I work with step out of their comfort zone and TRY. That's all I ask.

The name of my company speaks for itself. "Become Stronger Today". It's not just a ME thing. It's a WE thing.

So what is your honest response? Are you coachable? Are you willing to learn and develop new habits?

"Monday Motivation" brought to you by a coach who truly cares.

Jake S.


BST Fitness

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