Proverbs 16:18 says: “Pride goes before destruction.”

Boy do I know that one well.

Flashback ten years ago.

I was trying to be this “mover and shaker” business owner.

“Fake it til you make it” was my mantra.

I frequently compared myself to other successful fitness business owners and wanted to be a big shot like them.

Because of my pride and my insecurity, I made a lot of mistakes doing things I thought I needed to be successful.

I was trying to keep up with the “Joneses” in the fitness business world.


Then…came the fall

My “keeping up with the Jones” mentality had me with a ton of debt and had virtually no money in my business checking account.

I found myself biting the bullet and calling my Dad for money to keep the business going. Talk about a pride crushing moment.

However, if it weren’t for that loan from my Dad, Puravida Fitness might not still be around today.

I look back on that whole experience and realize I had to hit bottom before I could go up.

Right when this happened, I got invited to go to a financial workshop for business owners.

I knew I needed to make some drastic changes so I scraped together some money and went.

It was at that workshop where I gained clarity on how I had gotten into such a financial mess and acquired skills and knowledge I needed to NEVER let my finances get out of control again.


Since that coaching I never looked back. Now I have a business that is DEBT FREE and  financially healthy.

This is a complete 180 from 10 years ago.

It took me getting humbled to make the changes I needed to make.

How about you?


What false stories are you telling yourself?

  • Are you too busy? (Really you have time, you just don’t make time)
  • Is it someone else’s fault? (Blame broken down is b-lame)
  • I’ve got this (No you don’t).
  • It will get better (No it won’t – unless you take action)

I guarantee a fall is coming unless you ditch the pride and ask for help.


If health and fitness is something you keep trying to “fake it til you make it” then ditch the pride and reply to this email or call/text me at 952-220-2448 to set up a complimentary success session. Here we will do a comprehensive interview with you to see where you are at and come up with a plan to get you where you want to go.  From that we will give you one or two solid options to get there working with us. No BS, just an honest professional recommendation.  If one of those options looks good, we can move forward from there.

We are in the 4th quarter.  How do you want to finish 2020?