Knowing Your Potential

Greatness revealed

You know, we aren’t so different you and I. We both want to live up to our potential, spread and receive love and most importantly, make some sort of impact on the world.

It’s not always easy however, with a limited perspective. You tend to notice these things when you meet people from different countries.

One of my neighbors is an immigrant that is here from China. He recently moved here, but the insight he has made me a proud American. He too believes that our country is great and the reason why is pretty amazing.

I know you don’t have a ton of time, so I’ll try to make this sociology lesson quick. Chris, or least that’s what he goes by, was telling me how China has so much more of a competitive culture than America.

You see, China has over a BILLION people, but they have all their resources gathered in two big cities. Beijing and whatever the other big city in China is…Shanghai, that’s right.

Imagine that would be the equivalent of having everyone in America AND Canada AND Mexico essentially trying to live in New York or San Francisco and everyone in the middle was dirt poor.

I really never knew that about that country and it really gives you an idea of what’s going on out in the real world.

So I’ll leave you with this today. Whether you believe your way is the right way or not, you can never truly understand what it is to live as someone else unless you truly become someone else, which of course is impossible. That being the case, your best bet would be to just learn as much as you can from those around you. The potential benefit of learning from them –both in what to do and what NOT to do– may help you to gain a little more insight into your own life.


Jerry “international” Washington

P.S. I encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and do something that you wouldn’t normally do. Whatever it is, it doesn’t have to be crazy just maybe something that makes you challenge the way the you normally do things.

Respect The Process

Man, I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t like it. I was mentally in a place that said I’m OK, but in all reality, everything indicated otherwise.

So I did what your average person never thinks to do…


I know, I know. You’re probably saying that I’m a jerk for saying that, but honestly Brozilla, it’s true.

How do I know it’s true? Well, sugar lips, I was one of those people that did nothing about my situation up until recently. So like I said earlier, I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t like it.

But you know what, most people tolerate it. That’s why reality t.v is so big nowadays, people have gotten so disengaged with their own lives that they have resigned themselves to live in this weird fantasy world.

But I get it though, but there is a way out of that fantasy world. There is a way to wake up. And that way is actually so simple that you’ve probably dismissed it over 100 times in the last week alone.

Before what I tell what it is, however, let me share something with you. There was a guy named Albert Einstein who learned a lot from a guy named Max Talmy. Not sure where I’m going with this? Ok, how about this one: There was a guy named Socrates who learned from a guy named Aristotle…actually how about this recent one: Bill Gates learned from a guy named Warren Buffet.

You get the theme here? These greats never did it on their own. There were other greats that helped to guide these legends along the way.

There was a time when I was thinking that I could do it on my own. All I needed was to get a college degree, just pay off my student loans and I’d be free. Well, that wasn’t exactly how it worked, but I do have to say that I learned a lot along the way and one important thing I learned is that I needed to look for help if I was gonna be successful.

And I found a lot of fakers, but I eventually stumbled upon a few mentors that taught me the value of self-education as well as the importance of surrounding myself with as many people that had the same mindset I wanted.

You see brotein shake, you don’t have always to do what everyone else is doing. Especially, if you don’t want to be going through what everyone else is going through. It’s as simple as finding a good group (company) that has the same ideals of success as you do.

Some people call it mentoring, some coaching, whatever makes you feel comfortable. But before I go, I want you to consider this: If Albert Einstein, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Gandhi, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk…should I go on? If all those people needed (multiple) coaches/mentors to get them to where they are, shouldn’t you as well?

When you are ready to join a mastermind group that can help support you in reaching your goals, give me a shout here.

Jerry “helping hand” Washington

P.S. I don’t claim to be Phil Jackson, or Aristotle, or even Bill Campell (mentored Steve Jobs) But I do know that I’ve helped to inspire a ton of people to take action on what they believe to be their full potential and I help them to find more. It’s not hard, it just takes a little waking up sometimes and I’m ready to help so if you’re ready to be helped contact me directly here. Talk soon…

The Love You Earn

You know, they say you gotta earn it when it comes to success. It can’t just be given to you. You just don’t realize that it’s true until you actually try to earn something for yourself. Let me pose a question to you. If you had all the money in the world and achieved all the goals you set out to achieve would you be happy?


In a word…probably not (OK that’s two words)


You see, there is a huge difference between achievement and success. There was someone I was talking to in the Bahamas whom I thought said it best when he said: “Money can’t buy happiness, but it pays for the yacht to pull alongside it.” 


That, at first, may sound a little crude, but if you think about it and if you’re honest with yourself, you’ll know that it’s true. The yacht represents achievement, something that you can measure. But the harder to explain phenomenon, success, is something that we feel and can’t quite explain so we use things like money, expensive items, and various other forms of opulence to express that feeling of success.


The problem is that sometimes they go together and sometimes they don’t and that’s where a lot of people get hung up. They either chase the toys and lose their whole purpose or they get so caught up in making something that they love that they never really put it out into the world…


So where’s the happy medium? How can you achieve and feel successful? Well, that isn’t something that we can completely answer here, but I’ll give you a clue that might be a good guide. Ready?


Start with a purpose and never forget it. 


Sounds simple enough and it is, especially when you have a group of people waiting to help you find and maintain your purpose. If you’re looking for a group that can help you to reach heights you never thought were possible then you should consider the group over here at the General Fitness Company.


Just shoot me a message here to get started today.


Jerry “successful achiever” Washington


P.S. If you’re in the Philadelphia area and you use social media, check out our local group Project SELFFY. We’re just starting, but it’s a private place where we can share ideas about living the good life in Philadelphia. Talk soon…