It is amazing how life can present opportunities you never thought were possible, when you change your mindset and begin to see yourself as a winner.
This is exactly how John Basedow became known as one of America’s biggest fitness gurus with his Fitness Made Simple, Unlock Your Potential video he made on a shoestring budget. He changed his way of thinking and believed in his ability to succeed despite the challenges he faced.
He always had a dream of appearing in a fitness magazine and as he puts it, “I was nowhere near in the shape I needed to be in to appear in a fitness magazine. I was like a bowling pin on legs.”
He quickly became aware that life can throw you a curve ball at any moment and if you’re not prepared to catch it, then you’d better be ready to accept the challenge it will take to get back into the ball game.
John found himself in a place and time where no money was coming in. “I was frustrated, I was broke, and I was out of shape. I felt like there was nothing going on and nothing to look forward to,” he recalled. He was at the lowest point he had ever been in his life. “I couldn’t afford to pay the mortgage. I wanted to throw up my hands and quit”.
But, he didn’t give up and decided to take stock of his life, to figure out what he was doing wrong. He accepted the challenge and became empowered to turn his life into a success.
John has achieved success over the years by following his own advice and what he calls his business model: “Start small, build big, and always keep control along the way.”