Standing On The Corner…

I’ll make this short and sweet.


In the fitness industry there are only 2 things that separate the worst from the best and one of them I just mentioned and the other is the reason I write these emails, marketing.

You see on my weekly seminar trip, I’ve rekindled my curiosity and I can feel that I’ve taken a new perspective on life.

It reminds me of a story that I heard on one of my trips. It’s of a man and his son.

The young boy asks his father if he can go out to play.

The father says sure just don’t go past the corner.

The father goes out to check on the son and he sees him at the corner. He calls him in and sends him to his room.

Later the boy asks why he was called in and sent to his room. He wasn’t doing anything, he said, except for maybe toss a few rocks across the street.

The father told him that he was grounded because he was on the corner.

The boy responded: “What’s a corner?”

Now right there the man shifted his perspective to see that his son was not disobeying him on purpose, but it was simply a misunderstanding.

Misunderstandings can easily be avoided by taking the time to understand before we try to be understood.

And that’s why I’m having the boot campers help, because I want them to make sure they understand.

I also want to understand.

I want to understand what it is to be a boot camper in my program.

So that I can be better understood as an instructor as well as a person that’s been through the paces along side these awesome people.

The lesson?

Seek first to understand then you will find it much easier to be understood.


Understand more about how to win at life here:

Jerry “not on the corner” Washington

P.S. I feel a boot camp email coming on. Stay tuned for a little wisdom on a question I’ve been getting for the past few years…

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