about 4 years ago(and everyday since) I started prioritizing working on myself over everything else. some didn’t like it, others embraced it. and when I decided that part of my journey would be to take up martial arts, most thought I was crazy. afterall I was bullied growing up for not being very athletic...and they weren’t wrong...
but I can honestly say that martial arts has helped me learn more about myself than any book, podcast, or personal adversity I’ve experienced.
I’m not the best, some days I’m terrible, other days I’m better. But everyday I learn.
Boxing and jujitsu have taught me how to think before I act, how to take a punch with a smile, and has continually reminded me that when I think everything is going wrong I can still manage to regain control.
I learn how to fight with my intellect first. How to be patient. How to persevere. All things that I apply daily in my work and personal life.
I have spent the last year rebuilding strength just to get back at it. Building a foundation in order to grow-exactly what I am doing in my business.
It’s funny how the things you least expect to love end up changing you the most. The leap of faith I took when I walked into @redschafermma changed me for the better. And it lead me to take a leap of faith and walk into Keller Williams with the same confidence, a decision that I will never take for granted. I am who I am in part because of the courage and humility I have learned from martial arts, and I cannot wait to continue this journey, both on and off the mats.