I was broke my entire life until last year.
The kids would call me "goodwill" in school because I would wear the same shirt multiple days in a row. We couldn’t afford more, and we were ping ponging between my parents’ houses mid divorce.
Our neighbors would drop milk and bread off at our door.
I started working (babysitting) when I was 12.
I worked 2 jobs all throughout high school.
I worked 2 jobs all throughout college.
During school breaks, I went home and worked at Sonic Drive-in every day to be able to have money for the next semester. I gave blood for money.
When I was a nurse, I signed up for bonus shifts and went in extra constantly at the hospital.
I didn't bat an eye when I started pursuing working overtime even more to create a fitness side hustle.
I had been working for 16 years before ever being able to go to bed not stressing about money.
True hard work is showing up with zero promise of a better future. Too many people demand the answer "Well, when will I get the results I want?!" BEFORE THEY EVEN DO A DAY OF WORK.
"How long will it take me to lose 20lbs?"
"How long will I have to be cutting?"
"How long until I can become a coach?"
"How long will it take me to build the muscle I want?"
"How long until my belly fat goes away?"
"How long will I have to have a coach?"
The answer: No one knows.
Mostly, it depends on you and your work ethic.
One thing I can tell you for certain: you are 0% closer to your goal while you are sitting around demanding a timeline before you convince yourself to make even the smallest bit of effort.
I never dreamed in a million years I would be able to build a career, get out of debt, and support my family. There was no promise. There was only a desire to help people that made me show up for day after day after day. I can also tell you, I was posting on Instagram DAILY for 2 years before I obtained a single client. It took me another 10 months to be able to quit my day job. I worked 2 FULL TIME jobs for months with zero promise or guarantee of the workload ever alleviating, or my income ever increasing.
Anything worth having is going to be hard work.
What if 2 months into posting on Instagram I had said, "You know what, I'm not getting enough likes or followers (started at 220 followers) or enough recognition, I'm going to quit."
You wouldn't be reading this email right now.
DLDNation wouldn't have helped thousands of people.
I know I can be a hardass. But comfortability doesn't lead to growth. Everytime you are challenged and you overcome it, you advance up another rung in the ladder of life.
Hard work always wins. There are no guarantees in life. Stop searching for one and start taking action. Even today, I don't have any guarantees that DLDNation will be successful long term, or even next year.
No one is promising me anything.
But I don't care about that, I'm going to show up and keep doing the work every. damn. day. Relentlessly!
If you're unafraid of putting in the work for what you want, click here to join the DLDNation fam.
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