Finding Purpose Through Pain
The pursuit of happiness is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Each individual is different both mentally and physically. We all start at different levels and abilities and as we change, we all progress differently.
But each of us has a common thread in our stories: pain. No matter how you were raised, you've endured it somewhere: at home, in school, in the workforce, or even in a relationship. We've all been hit by life and we all understand what pain feels like.
What is the difference between success and failure?
It's simple: success is taking your pains, your mistakes, and your misfortunes and turning them to work in your favor. To flow with the direction of your life instead of always pushing against it. To do what you're meant to, not what you think you should do.
Success is living an authentic life. Failure is choosing not to.
Mike has been training people for over 15 years. He has helped many people do things like: overcome obesity, fight through cancer to go on living healthy, active lifestyles, go through divorces and breakups, come back after injuries, change jobs, the list goes on and on. Mike helped others get through tough times. Where others saw negativity, Mike saw a chance to fight and win.
In 2020 Mike had to put his money where his mouth is. In October of 2020, Mike had a total right knee replacement. In December of 2020, he fought through Covid and in January 2021, he lost the ability to walk. By February 2021, a doctor diagnosed Mike with a severe spine disorder caused by an injury that occurred some years prior. His spinal cord was damaged in the thoracic and lumbar region. This caused severe lesions in his spinal cord - no signals were getting to the legs from the brain. Mike had emergency surgery on his thoracic region in February 2021, and a total reconstruction of his lumbar region in May of 2021.
Now it was time to get to work. From day one, Mike knew he was going to fight. When others doubt you that’s exactly the time to prove them wrong! His chances of walking again on his own were slim, but Mike knew he was going to win. Eight months of physical therapy later and Mike was not only walking on his own again, but training again, too.
Losing and regaining the ability to walk has fueled Mike to help others even more. While still holding personal training sessions, he also takes on speaking engagements. Through his speaking engagements, Mike teaches others to push through pain, find their purpose, and live a more authentic life. By using his story and sharing his triumphs, failures, and moments of doubt, Mike teaches you how to climb back up and strike again.