Category Archives: Personal Development

LEARN HOW TO GET PUBLISHED

Listen, you want to get published but you don’t know the first step to take.

How to stand out?
How to get noticed?
How to get picked up!

DON’T WORRY – I GOT YOU!!!

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WHEN: Jul 10, 2019 04:00 PM PST
LIVE WEBINAR

Getting picked up in the media, getting published in a magazine, getting featured on a podcast can be a complete GAME CHANGER for you, your brand and your business!

This FREE webinar will teach you everything you need to know about how to get published including:
– How to find the right media outlets
– How to build successful relationships with the media
– How to pitch the right way
– How to stand out
AND… how to leverage published features to grow your brand and your business!

Being published can create immeasurable potential for yourself and your brand – it is time to harness it!

Learn from award-winning and internationally published photographer James Patrick on everything you need to know to get your self positioned properly in front of the media. James has photographed nearly 500 magazine covers and thousands of interior features and will teach from his two decades worth of experience!

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WHEN: Jul 10, 2019 04:00 PM PST
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Why You Are Receiving This…

IMPORTANT: ONLY 48 HOURS LEFT OF EARLY BIRD!!!
GET YOUR SEAT NOW AT FITPOSIUM.COM

Let’s be brutally honest – pursuing what you love and chasing after your dreams can be scary AF!

I know this because I’ve had to go through it myself. I was unsure of what was the right step to take and feared losing everything if I made a single mistake.

It is the exact same fear and uncertainty I see in my clients and the readers of this blog.
WHAT IF THEY DOESN’T WORK???
WHAT IF I FAIL?

That is why I created this blog. That is why I created my podcast. That is why I created my e-books.

THAT IS WHY I CREATED FITPOSIUM!!!

I wanted to have a community of passionate people coming together to share best practices, support one another as a tribe and collectively push to higher levels. And we did just that. Every year since 2015 we have SOLD OUT this conference which reinforced that we are doing the right thing.

Individuals come to FITposium with an idea and leave with an action plan on how to grow a career they love. Every single year at the event people will come up to me to tell me what has happened to their businesses and lives since the last event.

People left careers they hated to launch businesses they loved
People doubled their income
People got the cover of every major fitness publication
People who are now the breadwinner in their family
People who are now showing their kids what happens when you TRY!

You are receiving this because you DESERVE this same opportunity for the pursuit of success.

You are receiving this because you ARE PART OF OUR TRIBE!

You are receiving this because you are the person who is willing to TAKE ACTION and CRUSH FEAR!

THIS IS OUR FINAL WEEK FOR FITPOSIUM EARLY BIRD PASSES. GET YOUR SEAT BEFORE THEY SELL OUT AT FITPOSIUM.COM

AT FITPOSIUM you will

  • Learn from leading entrepreneurial experts such as Chris Harder, Danny J, Jill Coleman, Cathy Savage and more
  • Network with a tribe of like minded people who will be your network to support you and everything you do moving forward
  • Get exclusive and career changing opportunities to meet with top magazine editors in person to audition for features in their publications

NO WHERE ELSE IS ALL THIS POSSIBLE!

Join us Oct 3-6 in Scottsdale, Arizona at the conference that is REVOLUTIONIZING FITNESS!

THIS IS OUR FINAL WEEK FOR FITPOSIUM EARLY BIRD PASSES. GET YOUR SEAT BEFORE THEY SELL OUT AT FITPOSIUM.COM

It doesn’t matter if you are a personal trainer, influencer, coach, nutritionist, writer, photographer, small business owner – you will grow your career at FITPOSIUM!!!

THANK YOU for being a part of this tribe!

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
JamesPatrick.com

Do This (Even Though It May Suck)

When I present at conferences on the importance of creating change in your own life I talk about the importance of daily habits and routines that help me optimize my outfit and efficiency. Managing six separate brands, while still having a life I desire to live, is not an easy task after all.

However when I tell people that legendary change is made through doing small things that will culminate overtime I get some push back.

“It can’t be that simple.”
“That can’t actually help.”

It can. It does.

But as simple as what I am about to share with you is, it is far from easy to do consistently, non-negotiably over time.

Let me share a quote from Aristotle, “character is built through habit.” Thus in order to build character, one must do it habitually. Everything you do has to become a habit – that is how character is built.

When I get up in the morning I go on a 10-20 minute jog around my neighborhood (or whatever area I am in). To be clear, this is not my main workout for the day. This is something I do first thing (before social media, coffee or life). I will be honest, it is the last thing I want to do at that time. But I force myself to do it, I force myself to do something difficult (mentally) that I don’t want to do. When I finish I ALWAYS feel better. Why? Because I just won a battle against my own resistance. The next battle will always be easier.

Then, before I still satisfy my urge to be online, I set meditate and journal. With the weather being so amazing in the morning I have been doing this out on my back patio and it has easily become my favorite part of the day.

After that I will pick up a book to read a bit to expand my mind while I drink my coffee (yes I can have coffee now). Anything I feel I have learned I will record as a note in my journal or phone.

Then I eat a healthy breakfast from my meal plan and jump on the shower. My first setting on the shower is cold – literally as cold as I can make it. Then I allow myself to fight the cold water and adapt. I have a minimum threshold I force myself to hit, and then after that I will see how long I can go before I reward myself with hot water.

Then I allow myself to start my work day.

When I talk to my coaching clients they will even ask “how can you get all this done before you even start your day? I can’t do that myself. I am too busy. And also screw you and your cold showers!” Okay I am exaggerating a bit there.

However, I don’t want to insult them by reminding them that I still manage to run six companies on top of all this. But let me give you an example of a critically busy day I had.

Both my wife and I were recently presenting at the IGNITE520 conference in Tucson. I got up with the sun and went for my jog. As soon as I got home I was on the back patio meditating for 20 minutes. Then I journaled a few pages of thoughts and recapping my dreams from the night before. I then sipped my hot coffee and read two chapters from this book I had been enjoying. I got up to make us both breakfast and then took my cold shower before I got dressed.

After getting dressed I started writing down concepts for an article I wanted to release while my wife finished getting ready.

Once she was done we got in the car and on the road. It was only 7:45 in the morning.

Let me go back to that quote from Aristotle. “Character is built through habit.”

I have built daily habits for my body (working out and properly fueling), for my mind (meditating and journaling), for my relationships (expressing gratitude for them every day) and for my business (learning and teaching). All of these are done, non-negotiably, every single day of my life.

That is my intention. So now your turn. What habits can you build now that will help you develop your character?

James Patrick
jamespatrick.com
IG @jpatrickphoto

Already Over 25% SOLD OUT!

In only a single week the FITposium conference sold out more than 25% of the available capacity! This is proof that we are doing the right thing with this event.

NOW IT IS YOUR TURN!

Do not wait any longer to level up. I want your vision to become your reality.

That is why I want you to get your conference passes for the fifth annual FITposium Conference happening October 3-6 in Scottsdale, Arizona!

I KNOW this is the event that will finally make a difference for you!

Get your conference pass now before they sell out!

FITposium brings together the leading fitness entrepreneurs who specialize in helping individuals LIKE YOU successfully grow your brand and business idea to the next level.

Regardless if you’re a fitness talent, personal trainer, coach, gym owner, writer, influencer, nutritionist, clothing designer, photographer or small business owner – FITposium will give you all the tools, resources and connections you need to succeed!

By attending FITposium 2019 you will:

  • Learn how to establish, market and profit from a brand in fitness
  • Develop the necessary relationships to scale network and net worth
  • Meet face-to-face with leading fitness magazine editors and podcasters
  • Audition for high level exposure media features
  • Learn the most effective sales and conversation strategies
  • Understand strategic social media practices
  • Develop effective business systems and processes
  • Create the most effective media pitches
  • and so much more!

Get your conference pass now before they sell out!

You will learn from the top fitness earners and business owners, leading social influencers, marketing and branding specialists and from magazine editors themselves on the most effective and impactful ways to market and differentiate yourself, attract more clients, increase your income and grow your social media audience to expand your influence!

The results of FITposium attendees are mind-blowing! The alumni of the conference return year after year because they are more confirmed, more informed, more connected and thus better positioned to succeed!

They are, and you will, utilizing the proven market techniques, getting published more, growing their social influence and making more money in less time then ever before attending the conference.

“The progress my business has made has been astonishing! I contribute this to the motivation, advice and guidance of the FITposium conference,”
Karey Northington, Founder, Protein House Gilbert

“FITposium was the best thing I’ve ever done in my fitness career! I walked away from the conference with more confidence in myself and my business that I never had before!”
Madison Murray, Founder, MadFIT

“FITposium has been pivotal in helping me expand my brand. I’ve attended the conference for the past three years and have seen my business grow exponentially as a result – most recently by publishing a best-selling book and hosting my own successful women’s conference!”
Lindsey Schwartz, Author, Founder, Powerhouse Women

While extraordinary, these attendee experiences are not unique. We have seen exceptional improvement in so many others who have joined us at FITposium.

Get your conference pass now before they sell out!

Passes for FITposium are on sale now and will sell out very soon as they have every single year!

Here is EVERYTHING that is included with your conference pass:

  • Multi-track educational conference
  • Magazine, podcast and commercial client castings
  • Portfolio reviews and pitch meetings with top magazine editors
  • Magazine editor panel reception (NEW!)
  • Networking mixer
  • Interactive workshop sessions (NEW!)
  • Advanced master class session (NEW!)
  • and much more!

If you are ready to have extraordinary success in your fitness brand and business then you cannot afford to miss FITposium 2019!

REMEMBER – space is extremely limited and FITposium will sell out. Do not wait another moment on launching your fitness dreams! Join the conference that’s revolutionizing fitness!

REGISTER TODAY! Get your conference pass now before they sell out!

James Patrick
FITposium Founder
IG @jpatrickphoto @FITposium

Wait No Longer to Level Up! (Look Inside)

If you are reading this right now, what I know about you is that you are a driven and passionate professional who is:

  • Tired of waiting and finally ready to take your brand to the next level
  • Tired of limiting fears and willing to take action to step towards your goals
  • Tired of playing it quiet and committed to earning the success you deserve

Do not wait any longer to level up. I want your vision to become your reality.

That is why I want you to get your conference passes for the fifth annual FITposium Conference happening October 3-6 in Scottsdale, Arizona!

I KNOW this is the event that will finally make a difference for you!

Get your conference pass now before they sell out!

FITposium brings together the leading fitness entrepreneurs who specialize in helping individuals LIKE YOU successfully grow your brand and business idea to the next level.

Regardless if you’re a fitness talent, personal trainer, coach, gym owner, writer, influencer, nutritionist, clothing designer, photographer or small business owner – FITposium will give you all the tools, resources and connections you need to succeed!

By attending FITposium 2019 you will:

  • Learn how to establish, market and profit from a brand in fitness
  • Develop the necessary relationships to scale network and net worth
  • Meet face-to-face with leading fitness magazine editors and podcasters
  • Audition for high level exposure media features
  • Learn the most effective sales and conversation strategies
  • Understand strategic social media practices
  • Develop effective business systems and processes
  • Create the most effective media pitches
  • and so much more!

Get your conference pass now before they sell out!

You will learn from the top fitness earners and business owners, leading social influencers, marketing and branding specialists and from magazine editors themselves on the most effective and impactful ways to market and differentiate yourself, attract more clients, increase your income and grow your social media audience to expand your influence!

The results of FITposium attendees are mind-blowing! The alumni of the conference return year after year because they are more confirmed, more informed, more connected and thus better positioned to succeed!

They are, and you will, utilizing the proven market techniques, getting published more, growing their social influence and making more money in less time then ever before attending the conference.

“The progress my business has made has been astonishing! I contribute this to the motivation, advice and guidance of the FITposium conference,”
Karey Northington, Founder, Protein House Gilbert

“FITposium was the best thing I’ve ever done in my fitness career! I walked away from the conference with more confidence in myself and my business that I never had before!”
Madison Murray, Founder, MadFIT

“FITposium has been pivotal in helping me expand my brand. I’ve attended the conference for the past three years and have seen my business grow exponentially as a result – most recently by publishing a best-selling book and hosting my own successful women’s conference!”
Lindsey Schwartz, Author, Founder, Powerhouse Women

While extraordinary, these attendee experiences are not unique. We have seen exceptional improvement in so many others who have joined us at FITposium.

Get your conference pass now before they sell out!

Passes for FITposium are on sale now and will sell out very soon as they have every single year!

Here is EVERYTHING that is included with your conference pass:

  • Multi-track educational conference
  • Magazine, podcast and commercial client castings
  • Portfolio reviews and pitch meetings with top magazine editors
  • Magazine editor panel reception (NEW!)
  • Networking mixer
  • Interactive workshop sessions (NEW!)
  • Advanced master class session (NEW!)
  • and much more!

If you are ready to have extraordinary success in your fitness brand and business then you cannot afford to miss FITposium 2019!

REMEMBER – space is extremely limited and FITposium will sell out. Do not wait another moment on launching your fitness dreams! Join the conference that’s revolutionizing fitness!

REGISTER TODAY! Get your conference pass now before they sell out!

James Patrick
FITposium Founder
IG @jpatrickphoto @FITposium

You Have Spoken and the Results Are…

I awoke the morning of January 1 ready to start the New Year but also to some news. My book, Fit Business Guide: The Workout Plan for Your Brand hit a best seller list on Amazon!

This book was written with the intention of helping to give you, the readers, the permission to take action on your ideas. It was created to provide the tools, insights and knowledge to step into your passion.

Through the book, through my annual FITposium conference, through my new mastermind, through my weekly podcasts; I am privileged to watch your success.

I am honored to be a part of your journey.

So as we go through 2019 together, I want to give you my sincerest thanks.

I attribute my success to your success and I cannot wait to help you get to that next step!

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

A Critically Dangerous Viewpoint for Entrepreneurs

How often do we look at those who succeed and say:
“they are talented”
“they are gifted”
“they are lucky”
“they have confidence”

This is one of the most dangerous viewpoints you can have as an entrepreneur.

Why?

Because to classify someone who is successful as talented means that unless you too are talented you cannot be successful. To classify someone who is successful as gifted means that unless you too are gifted you cannot be successful. To classify someone as lucky means that unless you too are lucky you cannot be successful. To classify someone as having confidence means that unless you too feel confidence you cannot be successful.

These are lies we tell ourselves about others. The reason we do this is quite simple to understand. It is much easier to say that someone is successful because of talent or gift or luck or confidence rather than face the truth.

The truth is that they out worked everyone else.

They might be talented, gifted, lucky or develop confidence. But that was not the reason for their success. They worked harder.

When we tell ourselves those lies it removes our accountability to be a person who could work hard too or walk into our fears or step into an area of the unknown.

However… success is intentional, not accidental.

So the next time you see someone succeed, say, they worked harder.

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

Daily Routines to Maximize Your Efficiency

I am obsessed with routines, particularly the routines that can improve efficiency. Running six separate businesses can take a significant toll mentally and energetically so it is important that I am always testing to find the daily routines, rituals and habits that can give me the edge that I need to efficiently and effectively operate. What follows are the systems that I’ve adopted for my own workflow that can support you in your own professional development.

What follows are routines that I suggest are done without negotiable. This means you schedule the time for these items first and you never schedule anything over them, nor ever bump them – despite how busy you may get. The purpose is to become more efficient.

Morning Routines
I start my mornings with either a brief meditation or a few minutes of calm breathing. My goal is to do this before I check e-mail, texts, voicemails or social media. This is the hardest of all the items to stick to because it does not feel concrete. But it is actually an imperative action. I find that the busier I get, the better I feel the longer I meditate. The longer I meditate, the more focused I can be the rest of the day. The longer I meditate the more efficient I can be. Imagine cutting your work time down significantly because you took a few minutes at the start of the day to breath. By no means am I an expert at meditating. That is not the point. The point is to meditate so you can become better at life! Take a few minutes, get comfortable, close your eyes and breath. You can think about things you are grateful for, you can think about your intentions you want for the day, you can think about the future you want to manifest. That is entirely up to you. But at minimum take 5 minutes to breath. If you can’t afford those 5 minutes, then you are simply not serious enough about becoming more efficient.

After those 5 minutes I check my daily journal. I prefer doing bullet journaling. This is quick bullet points and lines about action items and notes I have for that specific day. I write most of these the night before (see below) but will update them in the morning based upon what I feel I need to work on that day.

Day Time Routines
It is only after I’ve done those two things do I allow myself to check my e-mail, texts, voicemails and social media. Now the rest of the day is at your disposal on how you choose to organize your time.

For example, I do my best, most creative work either early in the morning or late in the evening. For example my time writing I do really well in the morning or night. Whereas in the afternoon I can’t be creative to save my life, so I save that time for responding to e-mails and doing paperwork like my invoicing.

I, of course, give top priority to the items listed in my journal. Those are the most important things I have listed that need to get done first. Once I accomplish those I can shift my focus to what every else pops up.

I also try to sweat at least 5 days a week. Typically this means I take a break from work in the afternoon (when I am at my lowest creatively) to go to the gym and sweat. Or I even will just walk away from work to take my dog for a long walk in the middle of the day. The exercise is amazing to re-energize my brain and help me get back into focus for a second wind of work in the late afternoon, early evening.

The point is, the day should be organized based upon when you do your best and most important work.

Night Time Routines
I tend to keep my nights away from my laptop. The big exception to this rule is when I am writing and I feel my creativity fire up. In that case I will hit up a late night coffee shop and write until my brain turns to mush (just my process for writing). Otherwise I actually enjoy the time away from my 15inch monitor (or my two 24 inch monitors in my office).

Each night I then pull out my journal and I will take a few minutes to write out the most important work I want to focus on the next day (what I referenced above). For example, as I am writing this I have my journal open to tomorrow’s page. My notes and action items are as follows:

  • Presentation to LSR’s Mastermind Group (9a – 10a)
  • Pick up tax documents from CPA
  • Update workshop page on website
  • FITposium website team call (6:30p)
  • Acceleration Assignment #1
  • JP Workshop Promotional E-mail Campaign

Then tomorrow morning after my meditation I will look at this entry and add to it with anything that I feel also needs my attention.

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

This is NOT for THEM, it is for YOU

During the most recent FITposium conference we had all attendees fill out a survey ranking everything about the event. One person gave everything (including my personal presentation) a 1 on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being the worst. FITposium was not for them.

Not long ago one of my podcasts got its first 1 star review. The individual was offended by some of the language myself and the guests used on the show. The podcast was not for them.

At some point my book, which became a best seller on Amazon earlier this year, will get a bad review. The book was not made for that person.

After photographing for a client for many years, a new art director came in and no longer wanted to hire me. My photography work was not for them.

It is so easy to attach our personal worth and emotions to the feedback and reviews of every single person under the sun (and I recently wrote about the importance of feedback).

But realize that feedback should be coming from those who you create for, not from those who do not matter.

My conference, book, photography, presentations, blog, podcast, whatever – is NOT for everyone and neither is what you do!

Know who matters. Listen to them.

IGNORE everyone else.

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

If You Are Reading This…

I am going to make some presumptions about who you are. If you are reading this, then you are someone who works hard but know there is a better path for you and that you deserve more for your effort. You are willing to do the work required, but perhaps you don’t know the specific steps to take to grow your business and your brand. You are someone who has passion, you have dedication, but you want guidance and mentorship.

You are an entrepreneur!

When we launched the Get Amped Mastermind is sold out in only 3 weeks (when we thought it would take 3 months). We learned how hungry you are to learn, to grow, to be held accountability and to get guidance on your journey to grow your career.

Because of this… I created an entrepreneur and artist coaching and mentorship program for individuals like you! Individuals who are committed to growing a successful business and are ready for that extra edge! This is the program and guidance that I personally wanted in my own journey!

We will dive deep into your brand and get into the granular details of your business so we can set goals that will challenge and motivate you. Our strategic planning may include marketing, sales and business development strategy, sales techniques, influencer status and promotion, perceived obstacles and barriers as well as developing the story of your brand.

This process and newly formed collaboration will be guided by my own insights derived from two decades of experience in developing the strategies needed to properly envision your future and orient your actions to achieve extraordinary results.

The program is perfect for you if you…

  • Are ready to be COMMITTED to your journey as an entrepreneur
  • Are ready to possess a NO-QUIT, CAN-DO attitude in your business
  • Are ready to BREAK THROUGH previous obstacles and barriers
  • Are ready to be held ACCOUNTABLE for your goals
  • Are ready to define and OWN your success on your own terms
  • Are ready to RAISE the bar and increase your prosperity

We are the artists of our own careers and we can adjust the canvas of our future through focused visioning, careful planning and purposeful action and accountability!

Contact ME today to schedule a free consultation to see if I can be of service to you in your career journey! Just send me an e-mail on my site jamespatrick.com to get the process started!

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com