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Does Friday the 13th Freak You Out?

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I was dropping my kids off at school and I had just realized that today is Friday the 13th. The first thought that came to my mind was the infamous “Jason”, yes I am giving away my age, but in my mind I started to think about how we have come to believe that Friday the 13th is associated with bad things happening. Now, I get the girls to school and I hear another mom talking to the front desk associates and they were talking about how nothing bad has ever happened to them on this so called “day of horror.” So, all this talk about Friday the 13th and how people let it seep into their head got me thinking about what other thoughts creep into our head and prevent us from success.

Fear of Failure - For most people failure is a bad thing. People hate to fail and internally it can eat people up. However, failure is a good thing. John Maxwell, a well know speaker on leadership, talks about “Failing Forward.” I know for me I have learned the most from my failures. Now, I am not saying go out and fail, but what I am saying is don’t be scared to live. Don’t be afraid if you try something and you fail your life is going to be ruined. The key is to go after it and if you fail learn from your mistakes and as Maxwell says, “Fail Forward!”

So, today on Friday the 13th do something different for a change. Instead of holding back in fear of failure, rejection, or whatever else is keeping you from reaching your goals, go out and do it! If you fail, so what, learn from it and move on! “Jason” isn’t real and fear of failure is made up inside your head as well, so don’t let Friday the 13th Freak You Out!

Coach Dave

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I am a husband, father of 2 girls (I was told that I was meant to be King)! I have been in the fitness industry since graduating from the University of Florida back in 97. I had the privilege to do an internship with the world renowned Dr. Cooper and the Cooper Aerobics Center. My initial start after graduating was as a personal trainer at a small private personal training studio in Orlando. After eight months, I moved to Dallas and worked as a personal trainer and manager for the Premier Athletic Club in Dallas. Since that time I have continued to work as a fitness professional in a variety of roles. Most recent is the development of America's # 1Lifestyle program for Working Moms called "Working Mom Workouts." I enjoy working with my clients and helping people reach their fitness goals.

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