From Roger DeLaCruz, Campus Director.
Part 2 of my conversation with AFNA Alumnus Matt Didier:
Do you have a Fitness Philosophy, Motto, or inspirational quote you go to to motivate yourself and your clients?
I do! Heart and Soul STRONG and Destroy The Doubt. Even before graduating from AFNA I was already envisioning how I was going to lay down the framework for my philosophy. An easier way to instill the foundation for what it takes to achieve progress, long lasting change for the better within each and every one of my clients. This took me years of grinding, writing, journaling, and making personal progress in order to get to this point.
Heart and Soul STRONG
The capacity of an object or substance to withstand great force or pressure. Whatever you are physically.. Male or Female, strong or weak, ill or healthy. All of these things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All of those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but YOU are the light inside!
Destroy The Doubt
If you’re not having doubt, you’re not pushing the boundaries far enough. Expressing your power, doing good work that you find meaningful, serving others, surrounding yourself with your people, and continuously pursuing growth empowers you, and your performance. You must actively feed, and strengthen your body, mind, heart, and soul. While we’re alive, it is so important that we see each day as a precious opportunity to spread our unique gifts into this world. If we do so we will serve the world, and raise others around us.Choose to derive your power from within, dream big, act now, DESTROY THE DOUBT! This is all the framework that I use with everyone in order to instill a universal effort, and message to ensure that each of us as a team is aspiring towards the same goals together as one unit!
What advice do you have for the students graduating at the end of June?
The first piece of advice that I would offer is to seek out individuals who have already paved the path that you wish to pave. Find a mentor, someone that you can learn from, pick their brain, go to for advice or to vent, a person that you can build a long lasting trust with.
READ, READ, READ!!! Starting out, I made a point to take things one day at a time, and before I knew it checkpoints were being hit. Write down your micro and macro goals, then take action. It doesn’t need to be a perfect plan or perfect action. It just needs to be a steady consistent action, and when you set that path you can make corrections along the way as needed while pressing on.
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