A Father’s Impact

Samantha Taylor
Samantha Taylor Fitness

I wanted to mention what an impact my father had in my life, since its Father’s Day this month. They can certainly affect so many parts of our personality and who we are as people, and my father is one of the happiest, most positive people I have met and he is a great businessman. He always believed in me and he always told me I could do anything that I put my mind to and the funny thing is, my mother was that way as well.

I am so grateful that I had parents like that because I know it’s affected where I am today, my business, and the fact that we just opened our fifth location and have served over 6,000 women in this community!

I did a seminar at my studio a few years ago where he spoke and he talked about having dreams in your life and having goals. It was impactful because for 30 years, he always talked about how he wanted to retire and go on a sailboat and go to the Bahamas once a year. That was his dream, and he knew exactly how much money he needed and he knew how hard he had to work to get it.

When he spoke at my seminar, he also spoke about those things but helped the women tie in how that’s the same thing for your weight loss. We just had another client break a record, and she lost 85 pounds in 11 months and she’s been very focused on the same things.

It was surreal when we went to go get the boat of his dreams with our family, and as I was looking at the ocean remembering all the times he would tell me that he had this dream and he was going to make it happen.

He even worked a couple years beyond retirement because he was going to make that goal happen. Well, I can say that he retired at 71, he hit his goal, he bought his amazing boat and as we speak right now he is out in the ocean in the Bahamas!

It’s just really impacted me to watch him talk about his dream and know exactly what he wanted, and to be able to go on the boat and celebrate his accomplishments was just such an amazing experience and such a testament to going after what you want.

That is so similar to seeing what you want with your health and fitness in your body and setting a goal and taking action. And just like him out in the open blue waters of Bahamas, he and his wife are able to enjoy the efforts that he has put in over the last 30 years.

And I can say that he is in great shape and I’m so proud of him that he’s taking such great care of his body. The conversation that we had about 10 years ago that he was turning into a marshmallow man got his attention. He is in amazing shape floating around the blue waters of the Bahamas. And how different it is to age in such a different way where you are not losing the quality of your life.

So what are your goals? And what do you want to look back on in life a year from now and know that you accomplished what you set your mind to? I can tell you that if you don’t set your mind to something you’ll fall for anything and you will not have the success that you want.

So if you need a place for women only to be supported, encouraged, lifted up, educated, and kept accountable to being healthy and fit, then go to www.SamanthaTaylorFitness.com so we can talk about mapping out plan to your success just like my dad did with his boat.


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