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Hello! I’m Jason. Although I’m now and doctor and motivational coach, I was once a personal trainer and film director, producer, and writer. With a combined 22 years of experience between those industries, I have seen the gamut of things-gone-wrong all the way to fantastic successes.
I’ve taken an elderly PT client from having difficulty walking, all the way to daily brisk strolls in Central Park.
I’ve motivated my cast and crew on independent movies and commercials, gaining the best work out of them, resulting in award-winning films.
I saw a floridly psychotic patient crippled by visual and auditory hallucinations respond so well to treatment his presentation became that of an excited young man so happy to have found himself.
What was the common denominator between those and other successes?
My job description as a motivational coach consists of one simple question: How do I find the ways by which to assist a person in achieving whatever it is he or she seeks to accomplish?
Everyone has a different goal, a different reason for coming to me. Consequently, everyone’s path must be different. However, there are commonalities I have witnessed over the years in now four different industries. And that is the foundation upon which I work.
You may ask me why I love motivational coaching when I’m a doctor and already work in areas for which I have a deep passion. I’ve found throughout the years I gravitate toward those individuals who seek to improve their lives, learn new things – basically, reach for their potential. And I’ve studied those who have achieved phenomenal success. Also, I’ve found I have a natural ability to inspire people. So I figure I should use what I’ve got. I have my bad days, like anyone else. Hey, that’s being human. But I focus heavily on trying to stay positive (one of the reasons I love Positive Psychology!), and those bad days are few and far between.
My dad always says, “Hey, I woke up. So it’s already a good day.” I guess that sank in.
I love tangible, evidence-based action plans. If a plan isn’t actionable, it’s simply theory. Yes, theory can become actionable, but until it is, it’s only on paper and not out in the world. And that’s where your best ideas want to live – in the world, outside of you. It’s where you can share your efforts. Perhaps you’d argue you have an internal goal (to become more patient, for example). I would say even the internal goal has outward expression. Your newfound patience will enhance your life satisfaction, and consequently, people surrounding you will see and feel that. And it will flow out like tributaries off a river.
My work in motivational coaching is very different from my work as a psychologist. While you may gain enhanced mental health through achieving your goals, in motivational coaching we are specifically workshopping the means by which you will attain those goals through actionable items.
It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.
Action = Results
I’m sure you can see why I love that quote. I don’t know which of the Nolan brothers came up with it for the film, Batman Begins, but cheers to whichever one of you wrote it. That quote is actionable by the VERY definition of the word.
Here’s another great quote:
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Edison workshopped his ideas and I’m pretty sure we can all agree how well that worked for him, and by extension, for us. Speaking of which, I’m going to give you homework if you work with me. Yes, you are going to work, and I’ll guide you, but I won’t take no for an answer. The outcome: you’ll get whatever you are seeking.
So please, feel free to contact me at your convenience to inquire as to what I can do for you and we’ll see if we’re a good fit for one another. I look forward to hearing from you.