“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” – Statue of Liberty 🇺🇸
This is one of my favorite quotes as we are a country made of hard-working immigrants and I am extremely proud of that. I am patriotic to the core, unapologetic about it and hope you are too, for good reason. 🇺🇸
I also hope you enjoyed the 4th of July and celebrated with your family! 🇺🇸
And like many of our ancestors migrating for a better life, my great grandparents on both sides escaped Communist Poland.
They came with the clothes on their backs, no money in their pockets, or the ability to speak a lick of English.
But with the American dream to escape oppression of communism/socialism and pursue capitalism (aka a selfless system which incentivizes production and where you must add value in others lives first in order to be successful) and FREEDOM that we have here in the USA!
This is what has made our country great! 🇺🇸
And yes, our country has its fair share of problems that need to be resolved.
But it always will. As our country consists of flawed humans.
But unlike the media wants you to believe, this is still the land of opportunity and we have it very, very good.
In fact, having lived in 3 continents and visited dozens of countries with many to go, I know first hand how great we have it. 🇺🇸
And while our freedoms have been recently tested which we need to continue to protect, the American dream is still alive and well for those who want to pursue it. The Founder and President of Fit Body Boot Camp, is living proof of that, having escaped Communist Russia for a better life.
And so am I.
And as my incredible team shared the news last week I was appointed “CEO” of Fit Body Boot Camp last week.
Truthfully, part of me is still in complete disbelief.
But the other part of me knows that this is just another American dream story of hard work, passion and freedom. 🇺🇸
So in today’s message I want to share with you the video (and letter that I read) of my “CEO acceptance speech” at our World Conference with nearly 400 attendees which closed the event.
For clarity, the message was directed at my HQ team initially, then our live audience.
And please know it is also very much directed at YOU as well.
As without YOU, without YOUR dedication to your health/fitness and without YOUR trust in our team, this wouldn’t be possible which I am extremely grateful for and completely see. I will always remember and value that. 🙏
So I hope you receive some inspiration and motivation from this perspective of a guy starting out life in a trailer, with an abusive & alcoholic father and with very humble beginnings (for American standards).
And that with incredibly hard work, some luck, an AMAZING team and clients like YOU, he has been able to achieve the “American Dream” which is what I want for you and us all! 🇺🇸