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The Parrsitivity Podcast

Episode 94 路 2 years ago

The Parrsitivity Podcast #Episode8 with Jason Richardson albini

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Very grateful to have connected with Jason, and to have him on the podcast today!. Jason is a personal trainer and has much extensive experience in Martial arts and personal training. Jason runs his own classes, and helps coach and mentor people to be the best that they can be!. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-parrsitivity-podcast/message

Hi, Jason, how are you doing? I'm good, Adam. What's that? Good, kid? Yeah, can you hit? Yeah, I can hear you. Sweet, can take how's my sound coming to? Yeah, Yours is fine, it's perfect. I go. I'm just using the macro off my phone. I need to invest in the proper microprome really. Yeah, but I'll come. Yeah, but not as I appreciate you coming on the podcast ready means a lot. You're welcome and you're welcome. No worries at all. I'm excited to be I appreciate you invited me, by the way, to no no I s great. Grow Up, Sha put on. But so, like, I saw in your instagram page that you do some really amazing clips and videos and your post some great content. of So I postal training. Is it coaching? Yep, personal training, kickboxing. Nice. What kind of got you into though? Yeah, so bring you back. I started karate when I was eight years old. I was about twenty years ago. You, my brother guys want to be Knigi, turnals and Power Rangers. So, yeah, my mom, she lovely that she got this. They got they got US involved in karate and it grew up just training, always getting trained by a coach, constantly working out, competing, having the drive to win, to to travel, to just always get better, and I mean over time. I myself began teaching classes, working with teammates, and then it just natally just training people. Now you'd be to kick back. I just naturally came because of the years of doing martial arts myself. So it was it was just a natural move. I'm good at it. It's a natural talent, I believe. And Yeah, I grew up a big love for it after all this time. Nice gray on a friend, Claude, you know you should do walk comes Na truly to you, shouldn't you as a person and do what you love? Yeah, yeah, certainly. And if you can like create an impact and help other people along the way, mentoring, guide or people within that kind of work, it's pretty pretty rewarding feeling. I suppose I exactly. Exactly. Yeah, I used to do like kickboxing when I was like fourteen, fifteen. I really enjoyed it. I mean I never kind of took it further like a competitions anything like that. Yeah, you're like a couple of times a week, but I think funny members didn't want me to actually go into fighting and boxing and all that kind of stuff. But how do are you do two five hundred and twenty five? Oh, Nice, Nice, nice as a few years ago. But that's cool, man. But I mean there's a lot. There's a lot of benefits from, you know, exercise and personal you know, from martial arts and kickboxing and training. I mean, I think it's something that people should do. You know, I've wanted some point should do it. Yeah, Elvis to it right. So you got you got the fitness aspect of Marc Arts and then you got the self defense aspect of it. And I yeah, I totally agree that everybody should learn at least the basics of self defense, some Basic Jiu Jitsu, some basic stand up boxing, you know, learning how to defeat people while you're on your feet and learning how to defend people when you're not on your feet, just because it's it's going to give you peace of mind to be safe wherever you go. Something was the happy you get attacked, especially whomen. I think all women should be some kind of defense a defense class specially to...

...deny similar basic technique. That way they're safe and they're prepared for any moment, you know, especially all the things that happen around the world of being a tagged, sexually assalted, things like that. It's it's important. And then you have the Finnish side, and the Finnic side is it's super funny because you can you can take it to physical, physical side of March ards where you're working up as z you get strong, you're billing power speed. You know, you're learning new skills, you're learning how to Kiggler, how a punch you can turn into Ar and a hockey. Really they lay'd love to come in. They love that they get a good sweaty, get a good punk and in that each class they fill themselves get better, like the JAB got fast cross, Scott Mar their roundhouse or smacking the bag better and better each class. So it's there's a lot of aspects to it and I think that's what makes martial arts and find this special. Yeah, I'm a friend. You know you you grow down. You was a post some through doing the absolutely what's the way? Yet yeah, yeah, because you know, you know, as anything that challenges you is it's going to make you grow, whether that's with dumb bells, whether that's getting through a two minute round a boxing, kickboxing push ups, you know, business, your career, whatever it is, if it's kind of challenges in as a as a student, I know that I had better every day, had a train and had a compete, you know, take I had to take from my losses in my winds. Always had to take something back to to be better and as a person leadershit. One of the biggest things I think I learned in karate was initiative, Tak an initiative, you know, having nobody asks you to do what you need to do, you automatically do that on your own. I think that's something that stuck with me and I I try to apply that to to everything that I do now. So, yeah, growth, you you want to talk growth, and karate and martial arts and Finness. It's huge, especially because you're building confidence, right, like every time you you get through something, you faith a wall, you break through a wall, another level of confidence is here. So, yeah, I love it. The growth part of it, yes, is is an amazing what you call it is is an amazing what you call it, cout on fitness industry to be in and to be a pall of. Yeah, with that, when you when you're doing that, I suppose by being by improving yourself and that every of your life. You then kind of think about over areas. That kind of I then these two business to work, you know, because you're pushing yourself from one aver them. That leads into a varies. HMM, exactly. So how many people do you have an in your class? Like how many? How many people do you have a? Yeah, so I teach two classes a week. I teach on Thursday evenings in Saturday morning and I'll say my Thursday class averages about a people per class. My Saturday can be anywhere from twelve the fifteen a class. In personal training. I'm working with about eat eight people right now. Yeah, yeah, so, yeah, probably I probably work with, estimate, probably twenty different people there during the week and they're all specially. All have, you know, a different strength, different personality. They bring energy to the class and it's fun just having a relationship in some way. You know, they've taught me something in return. So and hopefully just continues to see to grow and as I get more aggressive in marketing and business. You know, I hope those numbers do grow and I get to meet more people and expand my guests, my talents and ways that I don't even know yet. So yeah, it's it's it's interesting. The numbers growing if I can reach more people. I think...

...that's that's one of all the key things with social media and incident one of amazing things with stings and asn't there's so many good platforms that shoot linkedin on the instagram and facebook as well, puppy talk as well, to talk about so open coming in. You can put your content on the and yeah, Tick Tock is I got to get more busy on tick tock. That's I've been so lazy on there. I think I'll the offer. We need to as well off and he left on a few videos, but I think that's it's a whole different platform to any of the others, isn't? I think it's quite it's quite complex, but yeah, yeah, but it's quite difficult. Is a lot there's a lot more moving parts to it. It's more it's more of an entertainment APPs. It's a quicker APP like the tings man. There's way quicker. Yeah, and it's way more laid back and just just a media part of it. Of how you know you spread a message or you know the there's a lot of music, like dancing, if things like that. But a lot of trends, like trends are happening quick on there and there's a there's a few I wich. I'm like, Oh yeah, Like have you seen that one where that water one where they're over flowing a cup of water something with like yeah, yeah, I love that one. Man. I think of which I think, try to do that, kind of do that way. You it just gets some reactions only so cool. Yeah, I've been so many different pass I think we live in a world done where's like infinite possibilities and yeah, we's so it can be hard sometimes to people to kind of pinpoint what it is going to put out there because you know so many options and now it's as I can go down. But it's great pot those things out there, that content out there for people to see and it's it's free, isn't it? It's organic reach, and I think that's one of the things that got av often talks about, like you know, it's organic. Yeah, truck going to reach. Yep, because it's a sweet spy. It's a sweet it's a sweet time of platform when you can reach so many people faster. You know, who wouldn't add or collaborations or things like that. Linkedin. Like, have you been busy on leaked into? I've recently just been setting all that up in the past couple of weeks, so the past month, of spending a lot more time and I'm kind of trying to go on it every day, you know, every day out there or or get engaged in the conversation. Yeah, that's that's right. Yeah, I've been. I've been really busy on linked into and it's way easier to connect on Linkedin then it is instagram. Now, like might have way more connections on Linkedin than I do instagram. Like instagram I have like one, three hundred or something followers are that I'm following. But on Linkedin, I'm in. I'm already close to like four Tho people that I'm connected to and I've you know, yeah, that's been in the last I don't know when did I get really serious about linkedin. It hasn't been been a year, I know that. And they're going to reach is way better, but I have seen it started to cline, honestly, but they're going to reach is better. Like the views that can get on Linkedin. I'm not. I'm certainly not getting on on instagram. But another thing I know to like videos don't really really at least five videos maybe something I got to do. I got a tweak, but they don't use on Linkedin. But when I put like a picture, regular post or just a word post or something like that, those have been doing well and it versus instagrams always speak to people just because that's the platform. Yeah, yeah, it's fun, it's funny. It's fun letting these things and trying, tasting, testing things. You know, you learn a lot from it down your fend of think it's it's good just to put coinson out there, just just to put yeah, yea, Yep. I saw want to go these videos recently. Any other know who saw it? And he mentioned like people putting content out there because they're worried about how many likes are going to go and he said right, right, and yeah, can't even putting content out there they getting...

...five likes or forty nine likes and then, yeah, removing the content. And he said there were women out there who, you know, they they're passionate about their thin but they would get they get more recognition of the posting a picture of themselves and underwear or like having right right now straightening certain pictures, US getting more of a response and I think, you know, like the likes and all of that. I mean it is very hard to not look at the likes and to focus on that. But, HMM, to just people should just postings anyway, post it right, that's what they love and that's what they think is good. HMM, I'll think about the long yeah, because it's because it's it's like you can get, you know, a hundred likes on this picture, but first, you know, you first that picture that you think about it like gonna Penetrate Somebody's you or it's going to hit that one person. I needed to see that V like. That's all that really matters, that that person that need to see that post saw that both, you know, I mean so even it was that it's two people that saw it, to people I liked the in those are two people that got something from it. It's worth right, and then versus, like it could be on people that saw it but they didn't get anything from it. You know, you know, it's it's still I don't know, I don't know how much meeting has to it. But yeah, and the more you post, the more creative you get, the more you get into the habit and you get the twitch and the muscle. Just keep doing it. Over so, so much. I Love Gary V. I love his teachings. I think he's the best business teacher ever, especially with the Internet and where the world is today in business and marketing social media. I think he just he has the right message and he says in such a way that I think everybody can understand. So, and that's how we're in a connected right is through Gary V and through his team. Yes, the power of the Internet and being, you know, using it how is supposed to be used socially. We're on this podcast today. Yeah, I mean that's that's called. Of all, we connected on that post. I think you did the post talking about while the old fashioned way of putting your content on there and how you want to him up and connecting with other people like a board post and our yeah, I write so many connections from that. I've had, I think, about two or three people on the podcasts who are met from that as well, and it's something that people should engage with more, you know. Yeah, and just take that leap. I mean is a scary leap into the unknown. But yeah, don't make that leap you don't get those results. Yeah, and having the regret of not trying as farward. Exactly exactly? What else do you think? Why do you think people don't post? Was the reason? The reasons, the size that like that. You wh what why people don't post? So, yeah, I think people don't don't post because that they they worry that it won't be good enough. HMM, they way whither. People might think right, right, or they have put things on there in the past and not got much recognition for it. But you know, because I think the society in the world we live in, we kind of thrive on instant gratification and people write one things now and you know, you might put content on there, you might not get much response, but there's a whole kind of science to it, because I think you've got to engage with other people's content. Then you get more recognized. But I think a lot of people, yeah, there they have limited beliefs, so they can almost talk themselves out of posting something new and before they've tried right and put things off for people can say I'll do it Tom on and I'm guilty with the podcast, a kind of mumps buck. I want to do this podcast and so I'm going to do it. I'm going to do it, and I kept putting it off because I was, you know, afraid, you know, what will people going to think? And that's definitely she know, its dangerous fit to to think, yeah, we're...

...this, when this is this is an eight. I Nice, I did. That's so crazy. Never, sorry, like, yeah, that's my number because I'm warning of ember eight a thing. I love that number. Even aways that was called I was connected to Kobe Bryant to all right. So, yeah, I mean that's that's pretty cool. I like that. That's awesome. Yeah, it's almost fate in some way, isn't it? Yeah, yeah, that really is in you can grabs until your pick, as you guys I know. For me, I want to start a bike as and I have it. That's something else I did like you, and I know I should do it, especially because Gary v said, you know, every time she having a pod. Guys. Yeah, I mean, I know, I know, you welcome and you know it's great to have you want to because I was watching, I was watching Joe Rogan, Joe Rogan podcast. Yeah, yeah, yeah, and he on one of his episodes they they looked at how many podcasts are online by out and he said nine Hundredzero, nine thousand him to one hundred thousand at to podcast outs, Promoun time man, and he was like saying, you know some locations and some states in America as a million people, you think it's crazy, right, but I think it gives you the freedom and to talk about whatever you wish to talk about. It's not censored and I think it's I think it's important to connect with people and see how old people think and get to know about them. You can exactly you kind of grow. You know this, like yeah, it's you and your job and what you do. Are you connect with all these different people? Yeah, Yep, Yep, in you really think about it, like how amazing it is because you're in London, right, London on I'm from. I'm from west him originally, give up in hood, okay, but I'm living in Coleml which is a bit on the and okay, the coastal Paul of England. Got It, got it, got it. I never been. Never Been England, by the way. I need to. I need to visit any to get to your that's awesome. Yeah, so you're over there and you're in England and I'm here in California, the United States, just outside of San Francisco. But if you know, it's that's and we're running, we're creating in this audio and we're being our own our own broadcast, of being our own radio person. Yeah, you know, you think back like fifteen, twenty years ago, that wasn't happening really, you know, like you didn't do that on your phone, you didn't have that kind of access. Everything was controlled by the big media companies in the big radio stations. But now we all have our own phone and we have an APP and we have our voice and we push the buttons and that's that's that's pretty it's it's mindboggling in a way because, you know, there's really no stortage of opportunitia. I would say, yeah, not completely. Is is pretty fascinating when you think of it like that because, yeah, I mean, I remember school, probably same you like. I remember I had a phone. It was a flip flop flip phone, motor roller phone, when cool flip phone. I had blue tooth hard like a one point five megapixe will camera. There wasn't any like I think facebook was every earlier when I was at school, but it's always got on Msn Messenger and that was it. And there's my space and Bibo, very like basic kind of social sites was. Now it's kind of blown out of you know, it's blown out the air. And Yeah, there's an Instagram, tick tock. You know, we've got these smartphones that allows to do so many things. It's unreal. And I I've got a laptop and it's like an old Mac book and I think from I mean it works, it does the job, but it's from two thousand and nine, two thousand and ten. I think at times my phone is faster than this laptop. I believe it just ows you how how far always come. Yeah, I think...

...it can on Niquet, you know, more frost to that's all right, but but the bit, you know, this technology allows us to do things like this, and I think we do. There's their endless opportunities. Now it's up to, yeah, to you know, make a choice and just do it exactly, exactly. Yep, this is also my part, as I ever been on by the way, so I've never been I went. But yeah, I remember when I said I was going to start posting more content. This is like I'm going to say December, two thousand and eighteen. I remembered. I remember I sitting down. No, no, this is January. I was January two thousand nineteen. I'll send down my living room. And then I like that talk that Gary was doing. I don't remember where he was at, but it was like an hour long talk and it was about how to brand yourself in two thousand and nineteen. And you know, you preached everything. You know, post more content, post more content, post more content, you know, do this, do that, this before even the tick Tock Talk. And I think for some about really and then, and then I read an article was like my strategies to yourself umber. I wrote it down. Now, I took I took some notes and I posted it on a cardboard so I can see it all the time when I'm when I'm walking to walking through the house. So we're ready to quick. No doing every day. And I remember ember that day. For it, I've I've been hard on it, posting four, five, six times a day. Since I get up to twelve times a day that I post because I want to want to build that muscle. I want to, you know, want to practice what I preach and what I believe in and I want to lead by example as best as I can. So I'm always posting KKE boxing content, personal training content or something funny or, you know, something positive. And lately what I what I've been doing. Have you heard of Calvin Hobbs? You Know Calvin Hobbs has who's a Calvin Hobbs? It's a it's a comic from the mid S to the mid S. I've never si a Charlie Brown kind of humor. Right. Yeah, yeah, so those are my favorite comics. Calvin Hobbs a breezy back to when I was in six grade, middle school, and I would read that book all the time. But what I've been doing is I've been taking that artwork. It's a tiger in a a little boy, a little six year old boy, you'll see now my instagram, and then I just kind of I kind of just re word it. I put my own words into the picture. I create a story out of that picture to fit my message kickboxing, or is my poems, or it's just something that mentally than I'm working on, like I did want about insecurities today. Yesterday I talked about one about happiness. A few days ago I did one that was connected to my poems. And it's fun when you really start posting more, because you can just you get faster at things and you build you. It's like building me, as like creating a song right, like the sometimes ugly song is going to lead you to the number one hit, is going to lead you to the song that the world loves, or it's going to lead you to the song that has the message needed to be heard. That's why I know it's about posting like it's. Sometimes I read a post I'm like, I don't know really how this is gonna be anymore or or you know exactly what is doing at that moment, but I do it anyway right and put it out anyway. I make sure that it's adding value in some kind of way, whether it's entertaining or is educating, or it's bringing some kind of hope or something like. I always make sure you're focused on those things on that post. So the more I do it, you know or I figure out how to tweak things and how to angle things and how to come at things from different, different angle cel. Yeah, I've been hardcore posting and especially with training. I think, just just from being on Instagram a lot, I think you don't really see a lot of well, I guess I would know it's because I pay tasted a lot, but there's not like a lot of kickboxing kind of workout videos that I see that I'm doing, which is which is good, because it's bringing a different art form or a different or different, which I'd say. He's bring something need to people to see. So different.

Narasi. Yeah, yeah, that's what it's all about. What you're doing, you know, it's posting content that you love. You'll putting it out there for a good reason and you put it yet the two people that are gonna benefit from it. You'll not putting content out there for your own you're putting out there to help people. Is, yeah, like the reason and a fuel behind you doing the yeah, yeah, that's that's as big like every post has to have to bring value. That's what I always think every time before I hit that that submit done button. Is just post bring about you. He's educating, is entertaining, like that's what that's always goes through my mind myself so much. Right, like I can sit there. I said, they're posted because my message. You know, what is it doing for the person that's looking at this? It being outensic at the same time, right. That's the only way to be is authentic. So, yeah, that's great. I think it's for roughing. Is really good what you're doing. I appreciate the appreciate it a thing. It can only grow. I appreciate it. No, no, you welcome, and it can only grow and it can only connects reach, you know, people and you know I'll share your content and I'll put it out the thanks thanky. But like, I think we if you if you know what you do, it's kind of becomes easy. You know, you don't really think about it, it flows. HMM. Yeah, yeah, I think, like you know, even Gary says document don't create, right, meaning don't overthink, don't think. You have the come. Yes, fucome. So what's going on right now? So you know, what did you do today? Why are you doing the podcast? Why are you doing kickboxing? Why? Why do you wake up at fern in the morning in train and you go from four to five, to six to seven and train people? When is that story of that person and what's the results in what are you doing after training and why do you why are you doing poems? Right, that's that's the things. If you keep we're going to ran a content. You're never going to run out of ideas because you're living life. You're in motion, you know. So if your in motion, something's always going to be happening. There's always something to talk about, so that there's no there's never does never look know, something not happen. Is the right exactly exactly do you? Do you have Romo? Do have new role models or mentors over the OH, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, for sure. That's a good question. Growing up in karate, some people I like or my karate instructors who I still see every day, who've seen me grow up and I've also seen them grow up. Like one of them is rolling. He's the owner of the karate school I knew for he had four kids for you was married. That's Guy I really look up to. And then his brother, Sean shns like somebody's really close to me in my life. We've traveled together and tournaments. He's when. That's really he's my personal trainer really growing up, and I seen how it's important to have a coach and somebody pushing you in, you know, finding your weak spots and pushing on your comfort zone. So the yeah, I've always looked for those guys. And then my mom. I love my mom. My mom is he's super sweet. She's like I can a lot of other like every day I think about my mom. I'm like, Oh my God, lady is just the sweetest person and she's somebody who I endure a I and I give a lot of respect to my dad for how he he raised me and my brother and he stepped into our lives and I mean we'll say that for another time, but yeah, long story short, he's like a step dad, but he took the role of the father. That's that's hard. That's super hard. So and then Gary Be.

I listen to Gary be every day. When I'm listening to him or reading something more, I'm lit on watching my instagram him. I'm always getting something Gary V and but I, you know, like these days I really like I used to do a lot of reading, like a lot. I see you like a read a lot of leadership books, things like that, being too a lot of audios, but I kind of kind of just I cut a lot of that out and I just I feel like my mentorship is just being more it's an action because everything that I already has been said, you know, everything are everything that we need to know as far as leadership or communication or growth. I believe it. It's already been said. You know, everybody just saying it in their own way. Yeah, I think you gravitate to what you like. Like I can listen to Gary V and be happy the rest of my life just because I feel like you nailed it in such a simple way for me. But yeah, I really believe my mentorship now is just acting learning. If I messed up, learned from that as as best as I can, you know, take the next action. That's my mentorship, right, and then and then go back to Gary because, like, all right, I need to lear I need to learn how to do this next part. I need to learn when I'm missing hard you know, maybe maybe I do need to hear about some happiness or some confidence thing or whatever it might be. Like he has it all right. So that's internship today. No sport. Yeah, and it's good that you've not just got one set mental or role model. You know, you've got many. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, often what about you? May I I started often roll with me and mentors I got into God called Alan Watts. HMM, good, all the more. Helen Watts, do you do like he did, like he's not, like he's more I think I heard his name before he does. Taking he was a philosopher lat during in the s of the S S. right, right, yeah, yeah, heard when I heard one of his like a cool audio is about his lectures. Was One like it was like a school and it was like how school kid can be like right, the same classroom and like, you know, that's not the best way, because this person wants to be, you know, a rocket scientists and this person was to be a dancer. But we'll teaching them the same, the same as yeah, they same, you know, process of learning. And I can't real was a good one though. I was like yeah, he's really deep, he's very, very spiritual. He's a bit of a Yogi kind of guy when he was alive. But yeah, think the content he was putting out there as a philosopher. He I think he o. don't I don't know what actual title was, but he was a philosopher. Any used to teach that in lectures and universities and a lot of people didn't take him seriously at the time. Was Head of his years and the things he was talking about is happening now and people understand. Yeah, a lot more now than they did back then. Yeah, yeah, so I just talked about education like that in the s man. I must took people for a loop. Yeah, yeah, well, I think he had thought becoming an alcoholic, because is that right? Yeah, he just people didn't take him serious. HMM. So I kind of got into his content at young age and then I got into Jordan Bell for Jodan Belfrit all street guy. Okay, the movie, that actual guy who copy of blues. He for Whay Street. Yeah, he, he doesn't. These business talks and talking about confidence sale. Thought, my God, this guy is like amazing, great movie, by the way. Yeah, yeah, crazy film. So I got into him and then I from him. I then went to Tony Robbins M so I listened to a lot of Tony robins watching all this Continentt Cool Tony Robins to Gary V and Simmons. Have you seen? Have you seen me, Gary or sorry, it would be a dream see those kind of people live. I mean I did look basic tickets...

...to see Gary V in London. I think the about eighty pounds, mm, which is what I have no idea how like that is the Google. It eighty pounds and this is what it's like. About Ninety dollars. Then all these, okay, is it a minute, but the but the the tickets where you can go and see them in person and I a chat with them, the like four grand freezero pounds. Whoa some in some of these events. I've looked at them and it's like so if they have like gold option and it's like talking a couple of thousand pounds. Wow, but one day. Yeah, yeah, I think. I think those rottle, those those are my role models. And you know my mom, I mean I remembers of my family. I've always had that support. My Mom's always kind of like never said to me, this is what you're doing, then this is why he's do. You know, in life on a lot, you know, as long as you're hoppy and what you're doing. But you do that and that's awesome. That is that's awesome because I feel and she's always support me and one of you know, dumb. I think that's I mean, there's all different ways of parents, and I'm not pir of myself, but I think it's important to allow your kid to do what it is that they want to do. Yeah, there's I think. Yeah, sometimes, you know, I'm sure parents are unaware of it times because they're probably just doing what their parents did to them. But some exactly, yeah, can want their kid to be a lawyer, you know. Yeah, to go into a certain direction, to go to ststy yeah, that's that's real. That is real and that's what I hear a lot on these Giry v Videos a lot of young people in the same time. But the mom wants me to do this or yeah, and he's like, he's like just live, you live, you acting life, man. He's like yeah, I like I says. It's like it's like look, it's better to have to off years with your parents and have an argument in a fight now then for you to live a fake life to please them and then you resent them when you're fifty six years old. You know, let them, you know, have these bad, tough fighting moments for two years versus, you know, decades. Not. That's a great way to look at it, because they're going to be there, your parents are, no matter what they're going to be happy for you. And Yeah, yeah, I mean that. That happened with me, honestly, when I decided I don't want to do college. No more, like they're kind of bumped out about it, like day don't and trip about it and bring it up it they're like, Ma'am proud of you, you know, versus like I could have went to school, I could have been dead, I don't know. I don't know what career I would have pursued with whatever degree I was gonna settle on. But but yeah, like I love the process of what I'm waking up, training, doing Ebay, flipping sports cards, writing polls and you know, I don't have everything figured out, no way, not yet, of course not. Still figuring things out, but I'm happy that that I'm moving and then I'm I'm doing what I do love, which is training and kickboxing and fitness and you know, and just setting setting these short term goals to hit and having a bigger picture what I want to do. So, yeah, no, it's great. I'm not saying it's really moving. And then you motivateing and inspiring, you know, hearing about your life and how you think and what you do. I don't think. You know. It helps the people think about their lives and things are they're doing and because you know you're doing what you're doing. I'm doing what I'm doing. People. Yeah, yeah, I can do that as well. Yeah, man, like we're in our twenties, say we I'm sure it's the same in eat in England as it is here. Like people do, they they rush and they think there be and they have the impress people and they have to have certain things figured out and it's relieving to know figured out and you it's okay to be patient and they pay yourself to people, because you know what they got going on their life.

You don't know, you know how they exactly got what they got or you know what they're going through at that moment. You really do have to focus on yourself, like you seriously, you have to know what your next step is and why you're that's all that. You can't live another person's like did what you're doing. So it's super relieving, super leaving to know that you could be twenty five in pay Shit and I every day have the averything figured out, or your twenty five and here in the process you're an episode eight man, that's that's that's incredible. Like, I wonder what episode a hundred and eight is going to be like. You know what I mean? Yeah, like that's that's pretty cool. And and like me, like I don't have my own gym yet. I don't have two hundred students, three hundred students, but I got twenty. I work at twenty, I work at twenty five. Yeah, you know, I'm doing something every day. That's the start and I think that's beautiful. But that's that's what it's all about, isn't it? Yeah, it's not process and it's enjoying that grind. Yeah, but I don't mean grind in the sense that it's grind you down. I mean the fact that, you know, it's a growing like it works grind, it's the the engine going, it's it's the calleds, you know, work and getting you to where you know you want to be, and it's is that. It's living that process and I think that, I mean that's someone I've been talking about quit a lot recently. Learning myself is learning. That is living the process. M I've off kind of you know, learn being learning. You know, be more patient and realize that, you know, things take time. Yeah, I think that's something that is not taught to us. That is not something that is preached to us. It's all no results, results and goal. Yeah, marks, especially, I think, through education, I think. Yeah, and it's always what you doing next? What you doing next? Yeah, yeah, and we go out into the world and we have to learn this ourselves that, you know, it's we've got to take a step back, have a new perspective and actually enjoy the journey. Yeah, because, you know, I think if you're so focused on the on the the end goal, you're not enjoying the now. You know, it causes stress. I think you put pressure on yourself because you just so focus on that, that finish line. HMM. Yeah, in that pressure, like I feel it's good to have pressure, but sometimes it can be easy to put unnecessary pressure on you by yourself. HMM. And that's easy to do. They can negatively or not even thinking from a point of view of gratitude, I think, or just beating yourself up too much. I think that's that's like unnecessary pressure. That's not even that you created. That we can create on ourselves, you know, versus like just having the pressure because you're in the grind in the pressure of just hello, hello, facing you slam it. So you came. Yeah, yeah, just broke up them. Okay, what did you did you have the part where I'll talk about what your no, no, no, it just be just broke up. Yeah, so, yeah, so, like, yeah, so that the pressure. It's healthy pressures, like, you know, wanting to win in you know, playing the game. Of course they're going to be pressure, but when you start beating yourself up, being negative, I think that's not healthy and like, like, I love the warriors. I Love I love the pressure the warriors had of of winning with Kevin Duran, with Kevin Drek it just came off that that's easy to be the best ever in the NBA and the year like there are certain...

...my set that they had. They were clear minded and you like, they knew they had the Goy hand to go in, but the angle that they took, the pressure like of just going out and just playing ball, I think it's I think that was a healthy kind of maybe they maybe they've lost to the cows because maybe they put that that pressure on them that they had to be better than the balls. I don't know this baseball. You Watch basketball at off by the way people were basketball was this huh about basketball or baseball? Sorry, basketball, basketball. I watch it. I've gotten up to my phone work and watch like American chunnels are hard to watch it sometimes, but I think they're just yeah, no repeats. But yeah, I watched it one off in America. I went to I went to New York my friend last year and yeah, we went to the sports ball and they had like twenty TV screens and they had like ufced basketball. So yeah, I watched it. I'm watching basketball in this ball. Got Really into it. But as as you guys America, I take yeah, we you love basketball line. It often was a college team, that college basketball teams or something and I was like college basketball. I was well, what is this? Yeah, and those large basketballs at big market after this. Yeah, it's bigger than all the actual basketball or something like some of these college basketball teams a lot of mussive. Yeah, they there's a teams that here to have a huge fan base in it's almost like when you go play for this school as a player and you're good at that school, you're almost you're all. You almost know you're going to be in the professional league. You almost know you're going to get drafted to go be a professional basketball player like Duke or North Carol. HMM, that's like the I don't know if you're the buzz about a guy named Zion Williamson. He was. He was playing at Duke and like his hype. You know, Lebron James, yeah, James, yeah, yeah, yeah, so his height as a college player made the League was the same kind of hype that I remember back in two thousand and three when Lebron James is in high school, like it was the same kind of as the same time of teaching, and that's the first athlete we seem like that in a while in college. So, but you guys, you guys are big as a football. Right, soccer, called soccer all, yes, because a been in the football I like British all you. you called US Soccer Ball A. Yeah, Sokura here is massive, right, right, me, my my dad is, my dad is from Liverpool. Oh Yeah, you guys got a team right there for was like one of the TAP teams out there. Right, yeah, we're do it. We don't. Okay, the minute and I'm the managers are good, good manager. He's a nice guy. Nice. I said that like I'm an. I haven't man, he's he's a really positive guy and you can tell he loves the team and you know he's he's not in it just for the money. You know, you can tell he loves the team in the place. Yeah, and I think that's what the funds can see. That's what's important because, yeah, you know Liverpool, the very passionate people, the very passionate. Yeah, that football as well as you know a lot of other places and the country. But yeah, there's a lot of history there, you know, especially with the Hillsborough disaster. I have no idea what that is, but man, you know, I have not big good. They they played Nottingham Forest, where I'm from, the team many years ago and they up in Google after this, the hills brough disaster, or I it will come up, and basically the police letting lots and lots of funds into the stadium it. Yeah, but they had these big, big metical gates. Yeah, Gates fell down and they crushed people and people will just trumpled and killed because all or word laughing about ninety nine plus people doted Jesuis let a lot of people. All people died. Oh, I've got a right. Yeah, but that's great and the very year it's a very Sol...

...graw spot. Yeah, you know, years on, but football is a massive thing and you know like this lost, these who looking movies, that kind of stereotype. You know, football phones no man like. I'll be honest, probably in my lifetime I probably watched maybe ten hours of football, maybe, but that's because I didn't understand it when I was younger. Butch when I see it now, just from being more athletic, understanding sports more man it's a great sport in the atmosphere that the heart and passion fans have for the team is like no other. Like I know if I know a few Real Madrid fans and watching Kreshtiano or now they play, I'm like, man, these guys awesome, and a lot of these players, I mean they're awesome in the creativity set up, scoring, in playing defense. I think it's it's awesome. It's a good sport. A sports cars over there too, with siding at all. We we have a thing every year whenever there's a World Cup on. I mean back in the day when I was at when I was like, you know, ten, twelve, thirteen, they these are sticker packs and they be cards and sticker packs and then rounds called Pennini Pannini. Yeah, yeah, but, yeah, I got some of those. Yeah, they would lease these books and I remember collecting them. I think it was two thousand and two thousand and six or two thousand and five. And you do? You buy the packs and the big sticker packs, the players and the corps and the be shiny ones, and you put them in, you stick a book and they have card versions which are collected back then. I don't have any any of them anymore. HMM. But each each year, when there's a World Cup on or big tournament on, they they'll release, like you know, these magazines and books. But I said, the marquet really picks up for those and Huh oh, it's crazy. It's crazy. Like my my friends more into the me. But he messages pain. He was like all, you need to buy the stick a book, you need to buy every bowl one. Yet so I ended up buying one. And get on to Pucks, man, I gotta I got a chat with you. Where when the next World Cup is that? That's is that in two years, tween, twenty, because it's every four years, right. So yeah, who's in a couple of years, I mean two thousand and twenty two. Yeah, hopefully, if this this coronavirus, doesn't wipe out with the football tennison. Yeah, seriously, Jeez, Louise that. But yeah, because I've been doing sports cards and basketball is huge and sports cards like Lebron James Card went from one thous hundred and September to six thousand dollars now. So I don't know if that is but that's a lot of pounds. And then last few months and then, like for me, I have a player named tray young fifty bucks, fifty each from September. and soccer. I have a friend that I follow and learn from his name is his name's Adam to. He runs a instagram page called heroes for sale and yeah, and he talks about football and I'm like, man, I need to get some because he's like it's so suckers, the biggest sport in the world. With this the card and the market attention on sports cars is it's almost insulting of how it's not even paid attention to. And like the a lot of cards are cheap to get that you get some really good players because it's is it pay attention to football, but once like world thought what was the World Cup hits, you know, the whole world's paying attention at that point, especially especially here in the states here. It's sucker. Now when that attention comes back to it, those cars are going to be double, triple, quadruple the price. And there's a player that people really that that been seeing people get. His name is in BIB in Bat Bay. He's place for French team, you know, talking about yeah, like this, like his he I hear he's like one of the guys are he's just she's really doing really well. And I seen it some of the...

...stats. I was like, yeah, he's yeah, they're buying his cards. I would say like a good a piece or something hundred. He did twenty a piece and that's I consider that cheap, just because he's doing really, really, really well and that that part, like that was like a basketball player doing what he's doing. Yeah, that card would be way more. So it's interesting. I think that kind of the all people in this country who do a lot of you know, collect those calling. Yeah, things through what they are, but I think mainstream was from the bigger they all big Amo cofin yeah, yeah, yeah, I remember going to Canada years ago. It's like teenager most like well, I'll probably want total footeen and I remember seeing a vending machine right yes, been Ley seen had baseball cards and had football cards and and I was lying, why, how poke on calls and that it's crazy. Yeah, you know pokeymon cards. Well, we're we're kids, pokemon big, first grade, second Greade, they're great, fourth grade and they'll same cards. Now people are paying pretty good money for him and it's crazy, like as a kid I didn't think that would happen. You know, they're hard. That's my biggest regret in life. Is he given? Ha Ha. Yeah, Dude. I'm like, like I'm trying to argue little kids. I see like hey, that's poking on cards, like, man, it's yeah, it's big. Yeah, I had loads. I'd all the legendary birds. I'd show the first edition. I probably I'm like you have those? Yeah, all of them, every single one. Man, you had some good cards. I'd go to car boot cells, like you call them, garage that I was. I used to go to car boot sales. So in this country there's like a lot of light land and people get bring out tables in the pot near the bring things to sell a garage cell. Yeah, yeah, we call the car boots and I remember buying pocom cards for like four pounds. You know, wow, like do loads of things that float? No, yeah, because I think what one of the things that I collect are. I like to collect like playstation two games. I've got a playstation two and I don't know, like I just feel. I just kind of think like, you know, one day the might become with a lot. Yeah, yeah, because you know this is going to become more ancient. Yeah, so supplying the man. Yeah, but, um, it's good to have things like, you know, on the side that you like to do and enjoy, like collections and yeah, yeah, side flips like Ebay and stuff like. I've got into that recently. Yeah, we'd awesome. You. You have, I think you frist shops or something like that in America, don't? We have things in England called charity shops. Ah, so it's from British Heart Foundation. These charity companies will have shops that you can give away your stuff and then I then they you know, you buy it and the money is meant to go as charity. A bit half the time people just took away stuff and they're selling designer close by vintage items like you name it, and these stories as a selling for a lot of these charity shops. Now they're kind of they're clicking on, clicking in on to the price of things so that I can tell that when I look at like an raph lorentop and they're sometimes it's like fifteen pounds. So the prices are and yeah, I'm like these guys are checked ebay, see how much this? Yeah, well, yeah, sometimes you get a bargain and you can buy something for like five, five pounds or five of dollars. Yes, way more than that. Yeah, look really, yeah, I s to Lough at people going to these kind of place. The boy close, but I'll go there. I'll go the quite a lot. See what close them in there and yeah, man, yeah, like there's a good stuff with that. Do you...

...have? Is it like Frist shops? And Yeah, yeah, we've got the shops. We do have even charity shops, you can call it. We have one called the Salvation Army down here. Yeah, yeah, yeah, there, those are all over and you can really go in and find like a vintage shirt, you can find a nice jacket like like especially, like you find like as a company called starters, like a starters jacket. Oh, well, man. Yeah, those, those are vintage and people pay a hundred for those. Yeah, the there's a shopping is it? There's a town called farmer here in Cornwall. That's a lot of shops that so vintage clothing and there's a shop I went into and they sell a lot of clothes that are imported from America. Yeah, got, like, I mean I've never heard of them, but there were like college varsity jackets, you know, College College Jumpers. Wow, like what's famous university in the Marka? We got yell, Harvard. Yeah, yeah, we don't know. These jumpers and stuff. They sold those. Found a vintage champion Hoodi Nice that it was a harvard vintage champion Hoodie. None of that. Sorry, I found there were halved and Yale jump I see, think got it. got. I found a champion Hoodie. Yeah, you know, it's weird about champion. Champ. Champion is now a thing here. It's actually a part of fashion now, like it's I don't know how it is in England, but yeah, champion means you're wearing something not as equivalent to free back it's close right now. It's crazy, because it was it wasn't like that when we were younger. It was like it was like a brand new would get at a you know, you can just pick up easy and now worry about the price. Really it's pretty expensive, though. I'm seeing some yeah, yeah, yeah, I mean screezeout tongs, change it. Yeah, it's a trip. It really is. Yep. Yeah, what times it? I get ready to head over, preper for some sessions. But Yeah, man, this is awesome. This is awesome. Is there anything you want me to take this and that I can back and do for you? These are anything that I can do for you and take away from from today's podcast that you know, you want me to see the share or just beat steady or that can that I can take from my own my own doing and stuffing. You know, share, share that. Share the content. I'll share your content. And you know, if you got if you got any law it can you like to say or there's like a quotes. Will like anything you want to put out the people on yeah, your page and yeah, I'll say this. Look something fitness and kickboxing, exercise awesome. Take care of your body. It would do a lot of good for you, whether you like the bike, you like to swam, hike, run, climb rocks, jog, sprint, to take care of your body and do what you love. Don't worry about what people are going to think any of that. Like myself, I really am by that, more like, I really don't care what others think and I'm I'm loving my journey. And, Adam, I'm super excited to see your journey and this is awesome and I hope to start my podcast. Really inspired me. And and yeah, man, I want to, I want to, I want to see you growing. Here are your hunddreth episode goes. Yeah, yeah, I really really appreciate what you what you just said and means a lot and I'm very grateful to humble to met you and have you want to and I look forward to hearing you on your podcasts and see more of your content and really appreciate it. I appreciate it, man, I appreciate thanks. I'm all right.

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