Does your home environment remind you of being healthy and having the lifestyle that you truly want? OR is that existing somewhere else? Does it only exist away from home at the gym? - BJ Gaddour
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We talked about everything from his days at Men's Health to the launch of The Daily BJ and how he stays true to his authentic self with his brand.
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00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction
1:15 Opening comments with Rob and Devon
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3:10 Halloween candy: Healthy alternatives such as the kids "cashing in" their treats for money with the parents.
5:30 About our guest this week, BJ Gaddour.
7:00 How he started focusing on his own health with his home gym aka Garden of Gainz.
7:50 How working out at home will give you the results and feeling of empowerment to live a healthy life.
9:00 How the fitness world has betrayed us and let us down as far as motivation, investment (time and money), and our health.
11:30 BJ's experience as a personal gym trainer and how it led to where he is today with his career with online coaching.
17:30 Why it's so hard to make money as an only fitness trainer and health coach.
19:00 What you have to do to make it online with Instagram posts and Tweets to promote your business.
20:00 His online presence and how he likes to make his platform fun and inclusive for everyone looking to improve their health.
22:30 Some of the out-of-this-world messages he receives from Instagram followers.
24:30 The crash and burn of his first online business, Stream Fit, and how he moved on from it.
27:40 How he's been lucky to "fail forwards" in life and why timing is everything.
30:00 His career as an entrepreneur and what it means to him.
32:00 What it was like to work for Men's Health.
40:00 The importance of companies and entrepreneurs putting out great content.
43:00 How he moved on from Men's Health to begin his own brand.
47:00 Why he posts specific images to weed out the followers that are right and not right for his brand.
48:00 The power of being authentic and true to yourself through your brand.
55:00 How to create your own authentic brand by being true to yourself and your brand.
1:00:00 BJ's advice for people who want to break through the noise in a career in fitness.
1:12:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon
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1:12:10 Contact Devon and I if you're interested in one-on-one coaching with us.
1:13:10 Open Sky Fitness Closing
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