Thank You!

Well this weekend I got a ton done on the studio. With the exceptions of some little things, very thing is finished! It has been a long time in the making, which is just like any great transformation. If it were easy, everyone would do it and it wouldn’t be highly sought after.

Anyway, here are some pictures of the studio! I started training people back when I was only 15 years old never in a million years thinking I could make this a profession. Lucky for me God gave me a passion for training and a thirst for knowledge. These two gifts enabled me to open Just You Fitness Winston-Salem. These same two gifts enable me to help YOU! My mission is to help busy people in the Triad area remove the jiggle from their middle by providing a private personal space, coupled with customized nutrition and training plans based on Just You.

For all those individuals who trained with me before this physical location was open, THANK YOU! Without you and your results, this wouldn’t have been possible.
With all that said, a thirst for knowledge has enabled me to learn and help a lot of people. It can do the same for you, learn how by reading below : ).

School’s In! Why You Need to Keep Learning

The end of the school semester is always a time of relief. After months of reading and learning (or trying to get your children to) and working under pressure, finally it’s break time. The mind can relax and not have to think about anything. Ahhhh. Blessed idleness….right??? Not really, or at least it shouldn’t be.

Idleness after an intense period of work or study is fine—even helpful and rejuvenating. But ongoing idleness is never a good idea. In order to stay on the cutting edge of your field, you must look at learning as a necessity, not as an option. This is where I will steal a concept from the educational vocation ,which I was a part of for 6+ years, continuing education.

What is continuing education?

Continuing education is simply intentional learning that takes place after the formal years of schooling have ended. It can be as structured as an additional degree or as informal as reading books and attending conferences (which is my personal favorite, I love and I do mean love to read about things in the field of business, psychology, sales, training, and fat-loss, sometimes I over do it : ) that sharpen your skills and keep you abreast of new developments and concepts.

While in school, we learn basic skills and concepts that prepare us for entering the workforce and getting started in our chosen field (or at least that is the hope). Unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you look at it the world we live in is not the same world that we graduated into—even for recent graduates. New knowledge is being discovered every day. Technology changes faster than we can keep up with it. And much of what used to be regarded as unchangeable truth has been replaced by new facts and proven theories.

Those who do not intentionally pursue continuing education will find themselves left behind. Even if the science in your particular field does not change quickly, the methods for organizing, implementing and handling that knowledge will change (from pen to paper to computers to phone apps). Unless you can keep up with the changing landscape, you will be ineffective and increasingly unproductive, not beuno. Your peers and clients will soon regard you as unwilling to move with the times, and that could have negative effects on your livelihood.

Continuing education increases your value no matter what field you are in. I wish I would have embraced this simple truth when I was younger, but I am extremely grateful I did finally learn it. Being teachable and wanting to learn increases your value. And value is crucial in order to keep your edge and be considered as an indispensable member of your team. Uninformed team members are expendable, it is that simple.

Ideas for Continuing Education

Your continuing education can take whatever form you desire. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • College or university classes (local or distance learning)
  • Conferences in your field of expertise
  • Online courses
  • Class in a box—DVD and workbook courses
  • Reading books by industry experts (My favorite!)
  • Studying under a mentor in your profession
  • Networking events (these often feature a speaker or forum before a time of mingling; both are valuable for continuing education and learning about new trends in your industry).
  • Any effort you put into keeping your skills, abilities and knowledge up to date will keep you ahead of your competition and increase your potential—you can always be a better version of yourself!

Not my usual rant, but I do believe it is still important for your life and health.

Now go be awesome!
Kellen Lake @ Just You Fitness Winston-Salem, removing the jiggle from the Triads middle one person at a time.

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