Never do this (please)

In just a few days, at a beautiful resort in sunny (and classy!) San Diego, I’ll deliver the keynote presentation at our 5th Turbulence Training Summit to over 100 TT Trainers and long-time readers. Even my mom will be the audience – but Bally the Dog won’t be there…since he still doesn’t have a passport ☹ (oh well, his loss, he misses out on Birthday Cake!).

My speech reveals the 40 biggest lessons I’ve learned in my 40 years here on earth. And one of them, a top 5 big lesson, is this:

What matters most in life are the people you meet and the experiences you have, not on the stuff you buy or the money you make.  

I’ve been very fortunate. Over the past 10 years, since my best-selling program Turbulence Training became popular, I’ve met dozens of truly amazing people. One of them is a young man that I want you to meet today.

His name is Daniel Woodrum, and he’s a Master Certified TT Trainer, the Director of the Turbulence Training Certification, and my business partner in a Fit Body Bootcamp location in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. In 2015 and 2016 he’ll be traveling across America delivering TT Certifications. He’s also a heck of a writer, and so I plan on having him write you amazing motivational emails like the one below.
Daniel is also a dog-owner, so he’s Bally-approved. He and his wonderful wife, Brittney, have a Springer Spaniel Lab named Reese and a cute little mutt named Ponce, and they (Daniel and Britt, but not Reese & Ponce, sorry!) will also be at the TT Summit in San Diego, so make sure you say “Hi!” because I’m sure he’ll want to give you a classic Southern Gentlemen welcome to our event.

Until then, you need to read this motivational email that Daniel put together for you. It’s perfect for those of us going through hard times, dark days, and dips in the road. It happens to all of us from time to time, even me, ol’ CB. I wish I had a friend like Daniel back when I was struggling with my anxiety in 2006. It would have made a world of difference.

But more important, I trust that Daniel has the right words for you at the right time. Enjoy, and please stay strong and keep on pushing on. – Craig


Never, EVER Give Up
By Daniel WOodrum, MCTT

Let’s face it.

Life is NOT fair sometimes.

It can provide moments of euphoria.

And within a blink of an eye, cause moments of despair.

Life doesn’t care. It will give you the highest of highs – and without any warning – hit you with the lowest of lows.

I’m sure you can relate.

Perhaps you are falling on some hard times right now.

Don’t worry. You are not alone.

In fact, Brittney and I have experienced one heck of a rollercoaster the past 12 months. We’ve been on top of the mountain, and at the very bottom of the valley.

Life has certainly tested our faith and motivation as of late.

There have been times when we were ready to throw in the towel and say, “You Win”.

But somehow, someway, we picked ourselves up and continued to fight.

Unfortunately, you can’t always control your circumstances.

But you can control how you react to them.

It’s quite simple.

You’ve got two options when faced with adversity.

1) Crawl under a rock and hide

2) Face it head on NEVER Give Up

The obvious answer is option #2. But sadly, a vast majority of folks choose the first route and hide from their problems. 

So what’s the best way to face your problems head on and come out on top?

It’s not as hard as you might think.

There are 3 important steps you must take when faced with tough times.

1) Lean on Your Support System 

I know it’s always tempting to try and get out of tough situations on your own. It’s hard to admit to loved ones that you are struggling. Nobody wants to be vulnerable, asking for help. But that’s exactly what you need to do when faced with adversity.

Reach out for help, talk to others who have experienced what you are going through, and open yourself up for help. Sometimes it might not be what you want to hear, but 9 times out of 10 it will be what you NEED to hear. Don’t go through these times alone. Open up and let your support system fight the fight with you. TT is always here to help you no matter the situation.

2) Take Responsibility

It might be a hard pill to swallow, but chances are you played a role in these difficult times. All the hardships we’ve experienced over the past 12 months, we somehow played a role in. Taking ownership of your actions makes it much easier to figure out what went wrong and redirect the course. Don’t blame others or say, “Life isn’t fair” because that will get you nowhere.

3) Embrace the Challenge 

Embrace the hard times and look at it as a challenge. We naturally like challenges. You and I are very competitive people, and we always rise to the occasion when our backs are against the wall. Accept the challenge; stop at nothing to overcome the obstacles, and Never Ever Give Up.

So you know what I think?

Life IS fair.

It always has a way of working out. Good things eventually do happen to good people. It might not be how you envisioned, but it always plays out in the end. Believe in yourself; surround yourself with good people, and Never Ever Give Up.

If you want to make life even better, if you want to build a social support network that will help you through every struggle in life, and if you want to take advantage of a brand new opportunity in the fitness world, then you MUST be at the 5th TT Summit next week. There’s still time for you to reserve your spot.

Join Craig and all the TT Trainers at the 5th TT Summit <= your final invitation here

Have a great day and never give up on what is important to you,

Daniel Woodrum, MCTT & Brittney Woodrum, CTT

PS – Don’t ignore this personal invite from Craig…

…to join him at his 40th Birthday Party where he’ll show you how to be a fitness hero in your hometown so that you can change YOUR life and the lives of thousands of others.

Join Craig and all the TT Trainers at the 5th TT Summit <= your final invitation here

See you in sunny – and classy! – San Diego.