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057 | Jason Karp’s Yellow Brick Road to Success!

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057 | Jason Karp’s Yellow Brick Road to Success! Jason Karp, PhD, is the 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, 2014 recipient of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership award, and creator of the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification. He has more than 400 published articles in international running, coaching, and fitness magazines, is the author of eight books, including The Inner Runner and Run Your Fat Off, and speaks at fitness conferences and coaching clinics around the world. Does Shiny Object Syndrome have you hopping from one amazing business idea to another? This week’s guest, Jason Karp, has had many opportunities in his life to veer off his chosen career path, but because fitness is his life, he sticks to his yellow brick road and doesn’t let the shiny objects distract him. Jason Karp has earned his Master’s degree, his PhD. and has spent countless hours writing 8 (almost 9) incredible books about running and fitness. Jason has experienced many major failures in his life, but the thing that keeps him going is that it’s a numbers game. He knows that if he pushes through each NO, the YES will eventually be there. One thing that also helps Jason remain focused on his goal and push through the failures and avoid the shiny objects is knowing his why and how important fitness is to him. He won’t let anything sway him from his path and it shows in his success! What Shiny Object is currently dangling in front of your face like a carrot, distracting you from your real goals? If you’re tired of hopping from idea to idea, and feeling like you’ll never succeed, this episode of Success Unfiltered is a MUST LISTEN! Enjoy, and thank you for listening and tuning into Success Unfiltered! To share your thoughts: Email The Pitch Queen @ Ask a question over at Share Success Unfiltered on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & LinkedIn To help the show out: Please leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe to the show on iTunes. Special thanks goes out to Jason Karp for taking the time to chat with Michelle. Be sure to join us next week for our next new episode! P.S. Entrepreneurial Sales Mindset Doesn’t Have To Be A Mystery! Master Sales Strategist Shameca Tankerson and I have both had many ups and downs in business. But we’ve also both experienced the ways that a kickass mindset can help you get through the tough stuff to get to big-time successes! And it comes down to 3 simple power practices that you can implement right NOW! Join us for our brand FREE Mini-Course, “3 Power Practices To Create A Kickass Entrepreneurial Sales Mindset” and get your mind-mojo going starting TODAY! Here are a few key secrets we talked about in this episode: Michelle introduces Jason Karp Jason shares a brief synopsis of who he is and what he does. Jason’s first NO happened when he was fresh out of college and trying to get personal training positions as a job. One gym wanted Jason to “beef” up to fit the position better, but he refused, instead he found a gym that valued him for the qualities he brought to the table. At a young age, Jason learned that expertise and knowledge don’t really matter in the fitness industry, they’d rather have personality and experience. Jason’s most devastating NO occurred while he was still in college. He was working towards earning his PhD. and failed the oral part of the exam twice, before he finally passed on the third try. He shares the full story in this interview! It was tough for Jason to keep pushing through the failures, but he wasn’t willing to give up all the hard work he’d already put in, so he kept pushing through. The most accomplished NO that Jason experienced wasn’t just one NO, it was a mixture of the many NO’s he rece