(VIDEO) What Three Questions Chris Wooten Says You Need To Ask Yourself
Chris Wooten, owner of BodyShop Athletics, was the speaker for the first Mind Your Business luncheon, sponsored by Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, of the year. Originally from Greer, SC, Chris joined the Marine Corps after high school and found himself serving on security detail for Presidents Reagan and Bush. After retiring from the Marines, Chris came back to SC where he worked as a state trooper and was then picked for the governor’s protection detail.
In time, Chris was ready for a new challenge. He had always stayed in top physical condition and enjoyed helping others get in shape as a trainer. So he founded BodyShop Athletics in Lexington to help his neighbors enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. He also worked as a football coach at Lexington and River Bluff High Schools.
Starting a small business is no small feat. It starts with a dream, a passion and a plan. But, as we all know, life rarely goes according to our plans. So, how do you handle the obstacles that come your way and threaten to keep you from your success?
Chris said to ask yourself these 3 things:
1.)What is your goal?
2.)How much are you willing to invest?
3.)Are you willing to break through the finish line with nothing left?
First, your goal should be bigger than you. If you are in business for no one but yourself, you are already setting yourself up for failure. Instead, Wooten encouraged us to serve others. Make serving a priority and see what happens!
Second, you must be willing to invest! “There is no escalator to get you to the top,” Chris added. Reaching your goal is a step-by-step process with something to learn at every step. “You can skip steps,” Chris added, “But that means it is more likely that you may trip and fall.”
Third, Wooten says, “Give your all every day!” Don’t phone it in. Go to bed each day knowing that you did your very best. Chris quoted Vince Lombardi who said, “ I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.”
The next Mind Your Business lunch will be Wednesday, February 28 at 11:30 a.m. RSVP Here! (Required)