Reflections on my first 2 years outside the corporate world - Part 1

Not quite as comfy as my old office chair!

Not quite as comfy as my old office chair!

I wrote the first draft of this blog on a plane returning home to Singapore from Vietnam. I have been thinking a lot recently how much my life has changed in the last 2 years since I stepped out of the corporate world. 

I am truly happy with life and the opportunity to do something that I love as my job. The business has grown steadily and there have been a few ups and downs along the way but thankfully more ups than downs. 

I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing people who continue to push their personal boundaries and redefine what they believe is possible. To play a small part in these transformations is an awesome feeling. 

I have had a client go from not running at all to completing the London Marathon in 2017, another athlete make strength gains as he prepared for the 2018 Ironman 70.3 world championships. 2018 has been a great year for the competitive clients I have, with multiple podium finishes and personal bests for most. 

I've seen improvements in strength, mobility and body composition in all of my clients and this has resulted in multiple referrals which for me is the best form of marketing. 

There have been so many highlights that this blog would run into multiple volumes if I tried to list them all so I'll just list a few:

D a 73 year old lady who works out regularly and has learnt to deadlift and reminded me that we are never too old to learn new things. 

J who started her journey with the goal of running quicker and then discovered that she loved strength training and is on track to hit her target of 1/2 bodyweight turkish get-up this year. 

SL has lost body fat and weight and is receiving lots of compliments from her friends, her  balance has improved and this has improved her quality of life as sightless person. 

I still have to pinch myself at times that this is all real and seeing an interview with me published in Strength Matters magazine was a surreal experience to say the least. Thanks to Dan Frantz for making sense of my ramblings on our video call! Being asked earlier this year to attend a corporate retreat and provide training for a cross section of people from across Asia Pacific was a challenge but a fun one.  

It has been an amazing experience and I have met some great people who have helped me along the way and I've made friendships that will last a lifetime, more of that in part 2.

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