34 Quotes For PT’s In Their 20’s

This year I turn 34 (on April 25th) I thought, hey, how about I whip up 34 quotes which have inspired and moved me in profound ways. I know, I know, there are probably way too many Insta-quotes out there, most saccharine sweet and overused. Yet, given that, I don’t judge. Words and quotes cliche to one person can be the holy gospel to another.

I’ve grown and developed more in the past 4 years than I have the previous 30. I really stuffed things up in my 20’s, which left me behind the curve when it came to the most important things in my life.

Life is good now, but hasn’t always been.

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There’s a lot of inequality and suffering in the world, so when someone achieves a good life, when they make it, I believe — and I hope you do too — that there’s a strong responsibility to tell your story and reveal your path, so that others can take what they need and apply it to themselves if they so choose.

So, it’s in that spirit, in my 34th year, that I choose to wear my heart on my sleeve and share what I can, with you and your path in mind.

I really wish my earlier self-had been more open to considering the deeper meaning behind the following quotes. So in the hopes that one of these might land well with you and, perhaps, trigger a more enlightened personal development journey sooner, I leave you with what I believe are 34 pieces of gold:  

  1. Don’t get complacent

“Complacency is man’s biggest weakness. It creeps upon us when we least expect it.” – Jay Mullins

  1. Learn how to listen

If you don’t listen you don’t sell anything” – Caralyn Marland

3.  Read a lot of books, and create your own library

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr Seuss

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  1. Be smart with your money

“Rich people stay rich by living like they’re broke. Broke people stay broke by living like they’re rich.”

  1. Learn who you really are

“It’s impossible to have a clear sense of what you want out of life if you have not deeply defined the person you want to become.” – Joe Hanney

  1. Travel

“It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

  1. Get to work

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  1. Find true love

“Men prosper when they devote, become loyal and learn to trust.” – Joe Hanney

  1. Be open to more hardship

“Be thankful for the hard times because they have made you.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

  1. Study Buddhism

Buddhism to me is the training of the mind.

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

  1. Freedom of Choice

“Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.”

  1. Meditate

“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.” – Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

  1. Find your purpose

“The two most important days in your life is the day you were born the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

  1. Take 100% responsibility. Always.

“More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying them.”

  1. Set high standards

“Don’t lower your standards for anyone or anything. Self-respect is everything.”

  1. Challenge every belief you think is true


  1. Inspire

The mediocre trainer tells.

The good trainer explains.

The superior trainer demonstrates.

The great trainer inspires.

  1. Hire a coach

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  1. Be present more

“The future depends on what you do this moment.”

  1. Act of kindness

“You never know when one act of kindness or one word of encouragement will change a life forever.”

  1. Be grateful

“When you are grateful, fear disappears, & abundance appears.” – Tony Robbins

  1. Step outside the four walls of the gym

Where a fitness professional’s true character and worth is built.” – Joe Hanney

  1. Pain

“The cure for pain is within the pain.” – Rumi

  1. Ego

“Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space.” – Diana Black

  1. Let GO

“One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it’s guilt, anger, love or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go.”

  1. Comfort zone

“Get comfortable with uncomfortable.”

  1. Death

“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever. The goal is to create something that will.”

“The trouble is you think you have time.” – Buddha

  1. Persistence

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley

  1. Life

“Deliberately seek the company of people who influence you to think and act on building the life you desire.” – Napoleon Hill

  1. Selfish


  1. Uncertainty

“When it feels scary to jump that’s exactly when you jump. Jumping will free you from all the pain and angst you have in your life.” – Joe Hanney

  1. Role Model

“Men, your sons will grow up to be like YOU. Your daughters will grow up and marry men like YOU.”

  1. No limits

What would you do instead, if there were no limitations and no consequences to not being a personal trainer?”

  1. Cake

“Is for life not just for birthdays.”


Okay, it was a bit cheeky to add in quotes of my own, but hey, it’s my party, and what’s the point if we’re not having fun doing what we do, right? I think the larger point here might be that we should all aim to live lives worth quoting about, to do what you do with such verve, purpose, and passion, that you simply can’t help writing quotes about it, and to do so with the humble intent to inspire others to live more now.

Everyone, I believe, has someone looking up to them for wisdom and advice. You have someone, I’m sure. If you were to come up with a quote right now for that person, what would it be? It doesn’t have to be sexy. Just make it from the heart, and leave it below in the comments section.



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