I believe all of us have passions deep within our heart. Deep within our soul. I believe too often in life, we either neglect our passions by ignoring them, or we simply allow the business of life to drown them out. I personally have done both. But as I grow older, experience life more, and continue to mature as a young man, all I really want to do is follow and live out my passions. Is there more to life than this? If something excites you, challenges you, fires you up, is that not good? Is that not what life is about? Inside of me, the passions that are burning are training and youth. I love to train. I love to push myself, test myself, and do what others won’t. Physical training has been such an integral part of my life for so long, it is who I am and what I love. The physical training in my life has taken on many forms over the years. I have even stopped physical training for a four year period, but I always find myself back in the training game eventually. I have trained for sport, powerlifting, bodybuilding, distance running, and for life. At times, my training has been weights dominant. At other times, there have been little to no weights. Again, when I have set aside the weight training, I always find myself coming back to it. There is something about the iron game that is woven deep into my DNA. Youth. The next generation. There are so many youth in our world, in our country, who are hurting. Struggling. Desperate for help, encouragement, and love. As an educator, I see first hand how messed up our youth are, how messed up their families are, and how easily they are influenced by the world’s negativity. Our youth are the next leaders. The next CEO’s, doctors, nurses, business men and women, teachers, coaches, military personnel, firefighters, police officers, and entrepreneurs. Our youth are in trouble. They are being led astray. They need positive role models. They need real leaders, real examples, real men and women to show them the way. They need discipline and accountability. My heart yearns to help. My heart burns to be a part of raising up the next generation. Training and youth. Training has changed my life. Youth have changed my life. I want to give back. I must give back. I want to use training to teach youth. To show them the way. It won’t be for everyone. I get that. I’ve seen and experienced that within my own life. But it can definitely be for some. And it can definitely alter the destiny of those who buy in. I am waiting. Waiting for the door to be opened. The passion is there. The fire is burning intensely. Patience is the answer. Patience is the process. It will happen. The door will open. Lives will be changed. I can’t wait.