Hey, everybody, it is Motivational Monday!
Here in Philadelphia, Joel Embiid is known as The Process.
For any outsiders of Philly, this “Process” refers to plan put in motion by former general manager Sam Hinkie to create a roster of low-level players that could not be competitive in the NBA.
By trotting out a roster of D-League level talent on the floor you will lose. Badly.
This was done purposely by Hinkie in order to lose basketball games and get higher draft picks. He did this as he said to “accumulate assets” for the future.
Professional players on the court are not trying to lose on purpose. When you look bad on the court it can cost you your career.
But when any semblance of an NBA player has been traded from your team for future draft picks and lower-level players, you have no chance to win. This is not the movies!
This season, however, Embiid is healthy for the first time and playing above anyone’s expectation of him.
He is destined to be great if he stays healthy.
Fans of the 76ers like myself were told in 2014 that we needed to trust The Process.
We had a few absolutely horrendous seasons since 2014 and that can make even a die-hard fan lose faith.
But it looks like The Process is starting to take shape this year. Embiid is showing us that he is special.
It is very important that when you embark on a journey that you trust the process.
I promise you The Process will be difficult.
I promise you The Process will create self-doubt.
I promise you The Process will put you on the verge of quitting.
But I wholeheartedly promise you that if you trust The Process and weather the storm, you will unleash your inner greatness.
In August 2009, I hit one of the lowest points in my career as a fitness professional.
I was struggling so badly to attain clients that I told myself if I did not get a new client or 2 that month, I was quitting the training game.
That month I stayed at the gym 12 hours a day and I put in all the hard work that I had not been putting in prior.
Remember you get back what you put in. I was giving 50 percent and I was getting 50 percent back. Last time I checked 50 percent does not cut it effort-wise.
That month I attained 2 new clients who are still with me today. I had to continually exceed that level of work ethic to arrive where I am today.
I almost cost myself my dream because I was not putting in the work that would make The Process begin to take shape. I am dang sure glad I fought extremely hard that fateful August.
The creation of The Fitman Performance Center was also a process, but I never lost faith that it could become real regardless of the many setbacks that occurred along the way.
Continue to trust The Process. Do not quit on your passions.
When you quit, that unfulfillment and regret that you feel will last forever.
Enjoy the pictures below that show The Process of building The Fitman Performance Center.
I’ll holla at you next time.
The People’s Trainer,
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