5 Things I Need to Say

The thing about change is—whether it’s good or bad—it forces you to reflect on where you’re at, where you’re going, and where you want to be.

So many pivotal moments in my life—from meeting my mentors, opening a gym, to raising kids—have taught me about being a coach, entrepreneur, and father.

With the amount of change going on recently, I’ve sure had a lot of opportunities to reflect on those pivotal life moments and their lessons.

Today, I reflect on five thoughts that could help you live a healthier, happier, and more successful life and coaching career.

I explain why you need to choose your mentors wisely and reveal the characteristics that make a great mentor.

I discuss the key considerations you need to make before you open a gym, and describe why coaches need to remind themselves that social media isn’t real.

And last but not least, I underscore the power of taking small, consistent steps towards your goal every day and highlight the importance of engaging and coaching the youth.


Good things don’t happen overnight. Take small, actionable steps daily if you want to achieve massive, long-term goals. – Mike Robertson


This week on the Physical Preparation Podcast:

  • The importance of choosing your mentors wisely
  • The most influential mentors in my life
  • What makes a great mentor
  • How consultants are different from coaches
  • Reminding yourself that social media isn’t real life
  • The difference between training strategies and principles
  • How I limit my social media use through the “post-and-run” strategy
  • Why you really need to be sure that you want to open a gym
  • The value of volunteering for youth athletic development
  • Playing the long game and giving back to the world of physical preparation


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  1. Good episode Mike,

    I am an “OG” strength coach like you and Ian King was an early influence and I still go back to his books, I had the chance to meet him when a friend hosted him at his place in San Jose. I was very fortunate.

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