I'm headed to Chicago in a few weeks and it looks like we'll have just over 30 people attending camp. As I prepare for my trip to the windy city my mind is filled with better ways to motivate, inform and inspire everyone. In the course of a weekend there's lots to do and cover. My job is to try and disseminate as much IMI as I can during our very brief encounter. After almost every camp I'm always asking myself if there's a better way to do this or that. Traci and I will brainstorm afterwards and look at ways to upgrade or improve upon things. The feedback from campers has been amazing and we've tried to incorporate as many suggestions as we can. We will continue to ask you what worked and what didn't, because I believe that our customers should have plenty of say when it comes to the things they need to improve their lives.
One of the best things about my job is finding ways to create "light bulb" moments for people. I think that far too many folks suffer from the bombardment of incomprehensible information floating around out there. I've never been a fan of boring and complicated ways of learning something. When I was in school I responded to teachers and professors who loved teaching. The good ones were special because they had a style and delivery that kept students interested. If I learned anything in school it was how to deliver a message. Humor has always been one of my dearest allies. A few years back I read this amazing book by Don Migel Ruiz. The book was called "The Four Agreements." I was so inspired by his writings that when I heard he was speaking in LA I had to be there. This sweet and gentle man was one of the worst public speaker I had ever seen. The material was still invaluable but the messenger put me asleep.
Traci Morrow and I are committed to making these camps as fun, inspiring and powerful as possible. This year was our first go around and the ride has been pure joy for both of us. My hope is that when people are heading home on Sunday and Monday after a camp, their hearts and minds are filled with hope and optimism for the future. The future for the camps looks bright, and I'm looking forward to next season. Now that we have a working formula I'd love to have two or three more camps next year. A ski camp and certainly a trip over the border. Maybe even a ski camp over the border. The buzz is on because Traci and I are heading down to Orlando in October to work with a Tony Robbins Master Mind group to spread the word. More and more people (through these camps) are discovering that health and fitness are priority one when it comes to finding joy and happiness. They're learning that six pack abs and shapelier calves got nothing on feeling good and improving the quality of your life through health and fitness.