Doubt is Human – Combat it with Action!
In June of 2020, we hit rock bottom here at eVOLV Strong. It was the height of the pandemic, and we were just coming out of our first of many mandatory closures. Our membership had dwindled to half of our highs, Gladiators was canceled, and doom and gloom were the norms. Our revenue would not even cover our rent for the month. It was horrible.
I vividly remember the doubt I heard, saw, and experienced firsthand from all those around us and even those inside eVOLV. It was a time when I had to make some profoundly serious decisions to keep the heartbeat alive here and to do whatever it took to get us to survive.
This same scenario kept replaying throughout 2020 and then into 2022. Just today we are finally experiencing some sense of relief, yet we now find ourselves in a full-blown recession with inflation causing crazy headwinds. I look back to my failures in business in 2008 and then again in 2015 when I let go of my partners which almost caused eVOLV to permanently close and then to 2020 when I not only survived the business but allowed it to transition into what it is today.
The difference between all three years is in 2020 and currently, I don’t accept failure anymore and I take massive amounts of action to keep things moving forward. It’s not if we will experience challenging times, it’s when and now I am prepared to never give up and to do what it takes come rain, snow, hell, high water, or the Rona or Recession/Inflation to not only survive but to thrive!
This is the mentality you need to succeed as well. Don’t get me wrong – it fucking sucks some days – but it’s worth it. Even when those around you doubt – prove them wrong with action and delivery!
We got this and we will prevail, and you will along with us. Let’s maintain the faith, take massive amounts of action, and focus hard on our goals together!
1. Quit doubting yourself and just act on that which you desire.
2. Don’t allow the negative talk to distract you – do what you know to do and seek advice if needed.
3. NEVER GIVE UP!
Love you – just a quick note off the top of my head relating to all that is going on at the moment. I hope this helps you just a bit by me being raw and real and sharing my process in hopes it inspires you!
Your Trainer – C.J.
Start Strong, Stay Strong & Always Be eVOLV & UpMo Strong!