Tracy: What was your entry point to Entrepreneurialism?
Tim: I’ve always been an entrepreneur. When I was in elementary school I was thinking of different ways to make money. It started with buying fireballs and sourballs in bulk and selling them at school for 25 cents. That was the start and from there I’ve had multiple businesses.
Tracy: Was there a specific event when you caught the bug?
Tim: Probably the best example of me “catching a bug” was when I was first introduced to Bodybuilding. At the time I was working out to improve myself and some friends mentioned how I might do well in competing. Decided to step on stage to do a show and “caught the bug”. Since that day I’ve competed in 14 shows over 10 years.
Bodybuilding was the reason I decided to become a coach and help others change their lives.
Tracy: Share with us the story of your rise from green entrepreneur to where you are now?
Tim: My rise as an entrepreneur really started with a direct sales company. I was mentored by some very successful individuals and learned a ton. Made lots of mistakes and had many successes. I quickly rose through the ranks and was able to make a good income. I only stayed with the company for about 2 years but it taught me a lot and with my work ethic have been able to make Staggs Fitness a success.
Tracy: What was the crossover point from “I’m going to be” to “I am” an entrepreneur?
Tim: I would have to say the crossover point for me was when I took Staggs Fitness full-time. I was with a company doing design and sales for home remodeling. I had been with them 10 years and was 100% commission. I basically had the duties of an entrepreneur without the ability to own my own business or share in the profits. I took the company from 100K in sales to $1,000,000 million all by myself. The owner didn’t take care of his employees and morale was terrible. So I started helping people get healthy on the side to make an additional income. One day it got really bad at work and I decided to just walk into the office, drop off all my work materials, and quit. It was a scary moment, but an incredible one. My wife wasn’t happy and I vividly remember her being scared and asking “what happens if Staggs Fitness doesn’t work out”. My response was “well I guess we go broke”. I knew in my heart I would make it work and I would say that would have to be the day I said “I am an entrepreneur”
Tracy: What is your current offer and how do you help people?
Tim: I currently offer individuals an opportunity to change their lives forever by taking back their health, regaining their self-confidence, and having the body of their dreams.
My magic is simple. I stay away from diets, gimmicks, fads, and shortcuts. 92% of people who use diets fail. That’s not acceptable to me. So I help individuals change their lifestyle and mindset to live a healthy lifestyle. Only by changing the mindset and making health a lifestyle will someone reach their goal and maintain their goal. The incredible thing is a healthy lifestyle can still allow for individuals to have the foods they love and not spend hours a day in the gym. It can provide you balance that we all need.
I do this by creating the blueprint for them to reach their goals. We take a look at making healthy eating changes. We look at the right type of exercises for them and their goals. We look at other factors that can help or hurt them from reaching their goals. And then on a weekly basis, I receive progress reports from them and make strategical changes to the plan to keep them from plateauing. I’m available for questions throughout the week. If they follow the plan I guarantee results!
Tracy: What is your prospects biggest or most common problem?
Tim: The biggest problem my prospects have is changing their mindset. Society today doesn’t teach you how to be healthy. There’s a lot of misinformation on the internet. As a society, we have an instant gratification mindset. So my goals to overcome these problems is to #1 find the persons WHY. If their reason why to get healthy is deep enough they’ll overcome anything. #2 goal is to change the mindset that getting healthy doesn’t happen overnight. That there are no shortcuts, quick fixes, or gimmicks that’ll work. #3 is to find ways to make this fit into their life so that being healthy is sustainable for them.
Tracy: What is it that you can look a client in the eye and say “I can help you” and how did you discover this magic?
Tim: I have 15 years of experience helping others reach their goals and I have 20 years of experience bettering myself. I’ve made many mistakes along the way as we all do. I’ve also watched others fail and succeed. With all my experience and the knowledge I have gained, I can say with 100% certainty I CAN HELP YOU! That’s how I discovered the magic. Plus I’m always learning, researching, and bettering the methods I use.
Tracy: What is the most common “Do It Yourself” solution your prospects might try?
Tim: The best suggestion I have for anyone trying to change their health is to start with small changes and stay away from diets. If what you are doing to lose weight is not sustainable forever you have almost a 100% chance of gaining the weight back. So make small changes by eating less than the body needs of as many healthy unprocessed foods as possible and start moving. These 2 things will create positive progress!
Tracy: Thank you very much for your time. You provided some great information and congratulations on being selected to be a Co-author of Essential Wisdom.