with several offices. I had a beautiful wife and 2 amazing kids. I was living the good life – nice home, nice cars. Blah blah blah...
I felt like I had arrived and that I had it all.
Then in 2008, the mortgage crash hit!
I had to shut down all my business locations, lay off all the people who worked for me and devastate their families — which I felt were my extended family.
I didn’t know what was going to happen and what we would do.
I had no idea how I was going to take care of my family. I was scared – often frozen with fear. I started drinking heavily and stopped taking care of myself. I started gaining a ton of weight very quickly.
When I went to my doctor he said I was pre-diabetic and I needed to change my life immediately or suffer the consequences.
But I didn’t know how to turn it all around! I sank deeper into a depression as the bills kept piling up. I withdrew more and more from my friends and family. I was lost and rapidly losing hope.
Don’t get me wrong, I tried every conventional thing we are taught — "diet and exercise, try harder, work more, wake up earlier, mind over matter, just push yourself, be disciplined. Don’t you want it enough?" You know the feeling and self talk...
I would get up early Monday morning and go to the gym. Maybe also get there on Tuesday and by Wednesday I was so freaking exhausted I had to recover the rest of the week. Just to try it again next week.
The truth of the matter, more than just wanting to look and feel better, I was a broken person inside. My hopes and dreams were shattered and nothing I was doing seemed to be working.
I was totally stuck!
Then one day the phone rang! It was my little brother William who I hadn’t seen nor heard from in a long time and he asked me to be his best man at his wedding!
I could hear the excitement in his voice, I said I would be honored, congratulated him and got off the phone.
I was so excited for him! But, the more I sat there and began to think about the festivities — and that I would be seeing so many people that I hadn’t seen since my own wedding —
Fear and shame started to creep in – and I became very apprehensive.
For quite some time, I had been hiding from mostly everyone I knew. I was embarrassed that I let myself go so far.
Determination welled from deep within me! I wanted to be the best man for him – for myself – and for my family.
But I only had 90 days before the wedding! That’s just how my family sometimes does things.
The problem was everything that I was already trying still wasn’t working!
You see I’m dyslexic. Because my mind doesn’t work in the same linear way as most people, I view problems and the world a little differently. It's actually forced me to train my mind to "chunk" all my tasks into "simple, systematic solutions."
Whereas dyslexia is one of my greatest weaknesses, it is also my greatest strength! It helps me to think outside of the box. It challenges me to find solutions when and where others don't seem to be looking.
It was my dyslexia that enabled me to do what I call "thought chunking" experiments. And, in this particular crisis, the heavens opened on this gathering together and pulling in everything that I had studied through the years.
All of my resistance training, martial arts, yoga, meditation, breathing, motivational teachings and even the simple wisdom discovered in people watching – it all started to come together in my mind!
Have you ever had that epiphany moment or revelation just come to you like a flash of lightning in your head and heart?
I began to look at everything as brand new... Stringing different theories together, taking into account all the information from my past encounters and lessons – opening me to new ideas from the years of discipline I had in all of these areas!
I was feverishly searching for a new formula. I had to find the answer I was missing!
Then I had the epiphany!
I penciled down some specific movements and everything just began to make sense! All of my life's experiences united together! I knew I was provided the solution for my desperate situation!
I didn’t even tell anyone what I had chosen to do because of past failures, not even my wife!
Then I started working my plan. The method I formulated began uniting all my life pursuits together. It gave me the answer I had been looking for.
Well, within only three weeks, I was stepping out of the shower and my wife said to me “Aaron, have you been working out?” I remember being a little embarrassed and told her what I was doing and what I had come up with.
With that little bit of encouragement, I started paying much more attention to every aspect of my health — nutrition, water intake, sleep, etc..
As it became easier for me, I realized I had a solid method for the making the most important things top-of-mind and SO simple to accomplish!
Because of the way I designed the protocol, it became clear that my Simple, Sustainable, Solution was a beautiful way to transform anything in my life!!!
I became more mindful of better choices and everything changed.
It was the power of one isometric movement that launched me into a world of TRANSFORMATIONAL change.
It has totally revolutionized how I live my life and, I believe, it was a gift meant to flow through me, not just to me.
When I embarked on this journey, my motive was more about my outer shell – my fleshly exterior and my own vanity.
But, by an opening of understanding, what I discovered was the true, inner work that I needed to do. The systematic approach I'm about to reveal to you, has transformed my life and helped me define who I choose to be – at the core of my being.
In only 3 months before the wedding, I lost 67.8 pounds! But, more importantly, I found my passion for life and discovered a way not only to lose weight but to keep it off for over eight years.
The delight of my wife over my changes as well as compliments from others made me wonder...
what if this concept would be as powerful for others as it has been for me?
As my transformation became more evident to all, my good friend from the office, Tad, also asked me what I was doing. We conversed together and I shared with my simple, awesome formula – and how the pounds literally flew off because I simply followed the clear, easy steps at the foundation of my Minute Movement Quickstart Program!
Tad asked if I would help him do what I'd been doing! It ignited a passion to serve and a purpose for others that set me on a journey that brings you and I together today.
So I've created the Minute Movement Quickstart Bundle and, as these "COVID-19" times have called for us ALL to rise up and be our best selves.
And, remember, you are just one minute away....