Category Archives: Personal Development

The Question That Led to $37,000 in Gross Revenue

Imagine that, a question being responsible for $37,000 in revenue. True story and I was the person that the question was asked to.

The question was asked to me after this individual gave me some consulting over the course of an hour. So for an hour this person is giving me their time, but more importantly, they are giving me value. After the conversation came the question.

Here it is, pay close attention to the wording.

“Who could you refer me to that could benefit from my services?”

The question was not “do you know anyone” or a statement such as “it would be great if you knew anyone.”

It was “WHO COULD YOU REFER ME TO.”

The question, worded the way it was, merited that I give a direct answer.

I said actually two names.

The follow up request was “can you send an email to introduce us?” A direct inquiry for me to take a very specific action.

There was nothing vague or passive about the question and subsequent request. It was very intentional with a purpose behind each word.

Those two names, who I referred to this individual, went on to hire them for a total gross revenue of $20,000.

A few weeks later I thought of another person who I referred and they paid a total of $17,000 for the individual’s services.

All because of the direct question “who could you refer me to.”

When you request things, are you asking passively or can you be more direct and intentional? Who could you refer me to?

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

The Workout Plan for Your Brand

I am thrilled to announce the release of my new printed book, FIT BUSINESS GUIDE: The Workout Plan for Your Brand!

A year in the making, this new book is your workout plan to get your brand in shape.

This step-by-step book will guide you from the idea phase to launch and beyond as you scale your business in the health and fitness industry.

Included in the book are details on how to how to overcome roadblocks, successfully brand your concept, finalize the business formation, develop your client profile, construct a marketing plan that works, use social media to grow your visibility, the art of selling and how to get the attention of the media.

It is not enough to just have a great idea, you must take action on it in order to succeed. Fit Business Guide will give you the information you need to move forward confidently as you turn your passion into a profitable profession.

Get yours today on AMAZON!

Once you get yours, post it on Instagram and tag @jpatrickphoto

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

Time to Get LOUD!

So many ideas falter and entrepreneurs fail. But they don’t fail because the  ideas were not great enough. They don’t fail because the entrepreneurs were not hard working enough. They fail because they were not LOUD enough and their message never got heard.

That is precisely why I created the GET AMPED MASTERMIND!

This year long mastermind is for entrepreneurs who are tired of being quiet and want to get loud! They want to get loud in their business and their brands.

Sounds amazing right?! But there is bad news. The bad news is that we are now over 50% sold out!

The 2019 mastermind includes:
· Strategy & Branding Review Session with both of us to set your 2019 goals and directions.
· TWO in-person high level mastermind weekend retreats featuring guest speakers, elite training sessions, group activities and special receptions for amplified business and entrepreneurial leaders.
· 1-on-1 Quarterly Check-in Calls with James or Kelly tailored to your brand.
· Monthly group coaching calls for accountability, further education and collaboration.
· Accountability partner to keep members on track.
· Photo shoot with James Patrick Photography.
· FITposium 2019 Full Conference Pass w/ VIP Access.
· Exclusive Session around FITposium 2019 (limited only to GET AMPED Mastermind Members)
· and much more!

With only a few spaces left, you do not want to miss out on your opportunity to level up your brand by being connected to a tribe who think and operate on a higher frequency. It is time to get loud!

Head over to GetAmpedMastermind.com to learn more and schedule your free consultation to see if you would be a good fit for this exclusive group!

Imagine where you will be a year. Imagine where your career, your brand, your passion will be in a year with the right tools, the right resources, the right connections all pushing you to success. I cannot wait to begin this process of helping our tribe GET LOUD!

James Patrick
JamesPatrick.com
IG @Jpatrickphoto

What we shared for the first time on stage…

This past weekend my team and I hosted the biggest event FITposium conference to date. More than 260 attendees from four countries gathered together because they all heard the same calling.

They all heard the calling that they could do more with their career, they could achieve their dreams and they could claim their brand!

With that came an important announcement along with both some good and some bad news.

The important announcement and good news is that Kelly Spartonos and I have launched the GET AMPED MASTERMIND!

This year long mastermind is for entrepreneurs who are tired of being quiet and want to get loud! They want to get loud in their business and their brands.

So why is there bad news? The bad news is that we announced this from stage and 25% of the seats available were claimed with another 25% also under discussion! The means ONLY HALF of the space is remaining for this elite opportunity!

The 2019 mastermind includes:
· Strategy & Branding Review Session with both of us to set your 2019 goals and directions.
· TWO in-person high level mastermind weekend retreats featuring guest speakers, elite training sessions, group activities and special receptions for amplified business and entrepreneurial leaders.
· 1-on-1 Quarterly Check-in Calls with James or Kelly tailored to your brand.
· Monthly group coaching calls for accountability, further education and collaboration.
· Accountability partner to keep members on track.
· Photo shoot with James Patrick Photography.
· FITposium 2019 Full Conference Pass w/ VIP Access.
· Exclusive Session around FITposium 2019 (limited only to GET AMPED Mastermind Members)
· and much more!

With only a few spaces left, you do not want to miss out on your opportunity to level up your brand by being connected to a tribe who think and operate on a higher frequency. It is time to get loud!

Head over to GetAmpedMastermind.com to learn more and schedule your free consultation to see if you would be a good fit for this exclusive group!

Imagine where you will be a year. Imagine where your career, your brand, your passion will be in a year with the right tools, the right resources, the right connections all pushing you to success. I cannot wait to begin this process of helping our tribe GET LOUD!

James Patrick
JamesPatrick.com
IG @Jpatrickphoto

NEW RELEASE!!! Fit Business Guide: The Workout Plan for Your Brand

My new book, FIT BUSINESS GUIDE: The Workout Plan for Your Brand is now out and available on Amazon? (Or you can get a copy at the FITposium 2018 conference).

Over a year in the making, FIT BUSINESS GUIDE, is all about how you can take your idea and turn it into a profitable brand in the health, fitness and wellness industry.

This step-by-step book will guide you from the idea phase to launch and beyond as you scale your business in the health and fitness industry.

Included in the book are details on how to how to overcome roadblocks, successfully brand your concept, finalize the business formation, develop your client profile, construct a marketing plan that works, use social media to grow your visibility, the art of selling and how to get the attention of the media.

It is not enough to just have a great idea, you must take action on it in order to succeed!

Fit Business Guide will give you the information you need to move forward confidently as you turn your passion into a profitable profession.

Get yours today either at FITposium 2018 or on Amazon!

Don’t Get Left Out!

Tickets for FITposium 2018 are selling fast and will sell out. Do not miss out on the opportunity to level up your fitness career! You will learn everything you need to know to get more clients, make more money and expand your influence.

FITposium 2018 – October 5-7, Scottsdale

Learn from nearly 40 elite level speakers presenting keynote seminars as well as hosting interactive workshops.

Earn CEUs through NASM, ISSA and AFAA to continue your personal training certification.

Casting for numerous leading magazine projects

Meet face-to-face with top magazine editors

Network with fellow industry enthusiasts to form a tribe

This is the opportunity you have been waiting for to take your passion and turn it into a profitable profession! Register today at fitposium.com/why

Do not miss this opportunity to invest in yourself!

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

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What to do when you fall out of alignment

Couple weeks ago I was struggling. Running five separate businesses and launching a sixth takes its toll. On top of that I am trying to plan a wedding!

I am constantly being pulled in so many directions simultaneous that one day I woke up and I felt off. I was a little sad, a little depressed and completely out of alignment.

First thing, it is not like a light switch. Falling out of alignment is a gradual process. The stress, anxiety of doing what we do can slowly wear and tear on you. Each day you may fall a bit further away from your happy center.

The first thing you want to do is recognize the signs of when you start to fall out. Perhaps it is that you get a bit shorter, you feel a bit more rushed. If you can catch it early enough, often times you can refocus and recenter yourself.

I am personally a huge fan of meditating and journaling to return to my center. I will also hit the gym hard, turn my phone on airplane mode and focus on myself for an hour or so.

When I feel myself fall too far out of alignment, I do what seems really counterintuitive. I stop working. You might be thinking, what, are you crazy?!

But stepping away actually refuels and refocuses your energy. Gandhi was known to meditate two-to-three times as long if he felt busy or stressed.

Currently I take about 4 STRAIGHT hours per week uninterrupted completely away from work to recharge. My goal is to keep increasing that until I have a full day every week that I step away from all the work and stress.

Doing that relights you and reenergizes you. Try it.

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

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What Are They Doing That You Are Not?

At FITposium 2018 we have nearly 40 elite level presenters, most of which are in the multiple 6 and many of which are in the 7 figure earning brackets.

What are they doing that you are not? How are they achieving the success that you are dying to achieve?

Let’s be honest for a second though. It’s not just about making a living thought, right?
You want to make an impact!
With all of the info out there about sales funnels, branding yourself, social media engagement how do you know what to focus on with only so many hours in the day? Where do you even start?
It can feel overwhelming to get yourself known in this industry and effectively market yourself to really make a difference in the lives of others.
Exit the hamster wheel to get the right information and learn a different way
Sign up for FITposium 2018, Oct 5-7 • Scottsdale, AZ to learn from the best in the industry on how to level up your career at fitposium.com/why

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

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The Number 1 Thing to Differentiate Yourself

I had a call with a fitness entrepreneur who was worries that they should not move forward with their goals because “what if there are too many others doing it?”

I asked them if they believed that I should never have become a photographer because I was worried that there were too many other photographers.

Obvious what their answer was.

So many great ideas and passionate individuals never move forward because we are afraid that there might be too many others doing it, that we don’t have the right to do it, that we should be criticized for doing it.

But the number 1 thing that separates and differentiates people is actually doing it. You would be amaze how many people never take that step that you are going to take.

Actually doing it, sending it out the door, hitting published – that is the main thing that will differentiate you from others.

In the spirit of taking action, I hope to see you take action by attending FITposium and learning for the 40 best experts on how to level up your career in fitness. Get more clients, make more money and increase your impact!

Register at FITposium.com/why 

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

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Are You In The Top 1% of the Fitness Industry? You Could Be…

There is forecasted to be more than 330,000 personal training jobs by 2026. However the average personal trainer makes just more than $50,000 per year. Less than 10% make more than $80,000 annually. But what if you want to make six figures?

Cracking that six figure mark, making multiple six figures and even breaking into the 7-figure range requires that you be in the Top 1% of the Fitness Industry.

Why are more people not more doing this? Because they are not leveraging the best practices in the industry and making the right connections to level up their brands.

At FITposium we want to provide you and all the rest of our attendees with the resources, connections and career-changing opportunities for you to level up, accelerate your growth and get into the 1%!

Here is what you’ll learn at the FITposium 2018 International Conference + Expo:

  • How to get more clients
  • How to make more with your clients
  • How to make passive income
  • How to grow your audience
  • How to develop your content marketing
  • How to grow your e-mail list
  • How to best market your brand
  • How to grow successful relationships
  • How to get published
  • How to succeed in castings
  • What you need to have in your portfolio
  • And so much more!

At FITposium, it is not enough that we just give you the information and inspiration to succeed – we want to give you the connections and opportunities that can change your entire career!

The event on October 5-7 in Phoenix, Arizona will feature top speakers, key influencers, business leaders and opportunities from key magazine editors and commercial clients.

In addition, by attending FITposium you will qualify for a multitude of discounts on photography work, design work, web work and more!

The benefits of FITposium are many, the reasons not to come…? Well, we can’t think of any. We look forward to you entering into the Top 1%!

Passes FITposium are available exclusively at FITposium.com – get yours soon as we are more than 50% sold out!

Stay Inspired!

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

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