Sunday, June 23, 2013

TT Summit Wrap up and 2013 TT Trainer of the Year

Bring the Energy,
Get in the Flow,
Forget your Limits,
Just Go-Go-Go!
- My mantra at the 3rd Turbulence Training Summit, 2013,

What an amazing weekend. Incredible workouts with Martin Rooney. TT Bootcamp workouts for massive fat burning. Brilliant advice from John Romaniello, Adam Bornstein, and Bedros Keuilian. A few motivating and inspiring presentations from myself. But most important, 175 like-minded, positive people making POWERFUL connections. Lots of love and learning shared.

And then it was all capped off with the TT Trainer of the Year Award going out to Catherine Gordon, author of, "Keep the Change", and the winner of the 2008 TT Transformation Contest. She's come SO far in such a short time. Now her clients are winning TT Contests thanks to the workouts done at her gym in Sonora, California. Soon Catherine will be a role model for millions of women around the world ... showing them how to lose fat and eliminate the frustrations that stand in their way.

"Life changing weekend" sounds so cliche to say, but there was no other way to describe this weekend in San Diego.

I hope you'll be there next year!

Alright, time for a Deadlift workout at FIT Gym in San Diego. I'll also be doing KB Snatches, Bulgarian Split Squats, and some torso training.

Going to try and take in a Padres game this afternoon, too.

Then off to Denver on Monday to visit the offices of and work on some big projects there. Looking forward to it. So many great things going on in life. Hope you have a great week!

But if you are I once was, take this mental challenge...I gave this "Exercise" to all of the TT Summit attendees, and I know it connected with so many of them. I hope it helps you too.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
A challenging mental exercise from Dan's tough on the Ego, but the answers could change your life (if you take action):

1) Ask yourself "The Question":

Where you would like to be and have known you would like to be but aren’t?

2) Be brutally specific.

3) List why you are NOT there.

4) Identify the changes you need to make.

5) Then take massive action!

Don't let another year go by stuck in the same place!

Be inspired to change by this wisdom of the ages:

“Now is the time to get serious about living your ideals. Once you have determined the spiritual principles you wish to exemplify, abide by these rules as if they were laws, as if it were indeed sinful to compromise them. Don’t mind if others don’t share your convictions. How long can you afford to put off who you really want to be? Your nobler self cannot wait any longer. Put your principles into practice – now. Stop the excuses and the procrastination. This is your life! You aren’t a child anymore. The sooner you set yourself to your spiritual program, the happier you will be. The longer you wait, the more you’ll be vulnerable to mediocrity and feel filled with shame and regret, because you know you are capable of better. From this instant on, vow to stop disappointing yourself. Separate yourself from the mob. Decide to be extraordinary and do what you need to do – now.”
– The Art of Living, Sharon Lebell translating Epictetus

So much can be accomplished with a long term vision and resilience to short term setbacks. Not every problem is conquered overnight, but if you persist and never give in, you will succeed.

Make the change and keep the change,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

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