Saturday, February 14, 2015

What I Do Now

I quit my job back in November and have been loving life ever since. I've been sitting on the couch, watching TV, playing video games, eating chips, and drinking soda while my wife goes to work and brings me home money and take out Chinese food. It's awesome.

That's a lie. Actually, I've been working a lot. Sometimes 12 and 14 hours a day. Sometimes I work on Saturdays and Sundays. But I love it. No joke. I absolutely love it.

So what am I doing? Well, a couple things.

First off, I'm a trainer at Mick Doyle's Gym. I started working out at the gym back in 2011 and quickly fell in love with fitness and martial arts. After a year or so I started teaching kids Jiu Jitsu classes, then some adult Jiu Jitsu classes, then Mick asked me if I'd ever considered being a personal trainer. The personal trainers at Mick's are top notch, which is why I hadn't thought much about doing it myself. I had a hard time believing I could reach their level, but once Mick asked me, it got the gears spinning. I got my personal training certificate earlier last year and have slowly been building a clientele since then. I've still got a lot to learn, but there's really no better place to do it. I'm truly honored to be a part of the gym. If you need to get in shape, give me a call. I'll put together a personalized and comprehensive plan to help you reach your fitness goals, and you'll probably even have fun doing it.

Second, I've been learning a new trade. Back when I was a freshman in high school, I worked for my friend's dad at his body shop. I hated it. I was lazy back then, which is probably why I hated it, but once I was done, I promised myself I'd never do it again. Nearly 20 years later, I'm doing it again. My good friend Michael heard that I was thinking of leaving my job and offered to teach me how to do auto body work. He owns his own shop and makes a living buying wrecked cars, fixing them up, and selling them. I debated his offer for quite a while but finally decided to give it a shot. I'm really glad I did because now that I'm not lazy, I really like it. Michael is being unbelievably generous in giving me this opportunity. Most people wouldn't take the time to teach someone an entirely new trade for free, but he is, and I'm very grateful. With is help, I was able to make more money last month flipping cars than I would have made at my old job, and this month is shaping up to be even better. Here is some of the work I've done over the last couple months. Needless to say, if you need a car, let me know. I can get you something a lot cheaper and in much better condition than you'll find on a used car lot.