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Unlocking My “Aha” Moment

Written by: Jill Witte, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


We go through life trying to find those “aha” moments. Those moments tell us we are on the right track to achieving our goals. Unfortunately, not everything we try leads to “aha” moments. That can be frustrating because we want to make the right choices.

I recently had an “aha” moment and wanted to share with you how it has changed me. As a personal trainer, I wanted to unlock my niche clientele so that I could become an exercise specialist.

My niche was a box that I had to find the combination to unlock so that I could have that “aha” moment. The first number in the combination was figuring out a specialty group of clients with whom I wanted to work. This happened by working with a variety of clients who were looking to achieve different results.

The second number on the lock was getting the certifications I needed to become an exercise specialist in my chosen area. As I was working with my clients, I realized that I liked helping people who had chronic diseases or injuries and people getting ready for pre/post-surgery. I found that a number of people who fit these specialty groups feel they cannot exercise because they are limited. I wanted to show them that they can achieve a stronger/healthier body despite their limitations.

The third number that ultimately unlocked the “aha'' box was confirmation from my clients that what I was doing helped them. The exercises they did made them stronger despite the chronic disease or injury and prepared others for pre/post-surgery.

Once the combination was in place and I opened the “aha” box, everything I needed to do fell into place. First, I became more focused. Originally I would use Instagram and Youtube to distract myself because I was frustrated that I wasn’t finding my niche clientele. When the “aha” moment hit, I didn’t need the distractions anymore, because I realized what I had to do.

I started living in the present. I would think about where I wanted to be as a personal trainer. It is important to think about where we want our careers to take us. Living in the present lets us see the opportunities that come our way. As I wrote in my last article, “The GPS That is Life’s Journey” there is no quick path to our goals.

Once I was focused and living in the present, I became more patient and at peace with myself because I knew I had a clearer path to get me where I needed to go. Everyone has different ways to unlock their “aha” moment. This is just one of mine. Embrace the moments when they come and learn from what they have to show us because they can lead us to achieve amazing things.

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Jill Witte, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Jill Witte, is the founder of True Fit Balance. She is a personal trainer who is certified as a Senior Fitness, Cancer Exercise and Clinical Exercise Specialist. Jill also has certifications as a Nutrition, Brain Health and Life Coach. She created True Fit Balance because of her past experiences of trying to find what exercises and foods worked for her. Now, Jill helps her clients find what works for them by connecting the brain, body and nutrition to create a healthy balanced body. Jill also hosts "Can You Relate Fit and Health". A podcast were she talks with people about their stories of overcoming injury or illness



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