This thread was inspired by a recent Dan John article, “Strong Eye for the Weak Guy”.
I see many aspiring “gurus” on the T-Nation forums looking to get in to the fitness industry. I’d be interested to hear from like minded individuals looking to make their primary income, as a; nutritionist, personal trainer, strength coach, rehabilitator, pharmaceutical expert, sports psychologist, etc… anything related to fitness, or health.
My questions are:
What special niche are you looking to fill?
What have you done thus far? Do you have a place of business, website, articles in print, etc…?
Have you written out your goals, and have a plan for their attainment?
Any stumbling blocks along the way?
Any words of wisdom?
Even if it’s a number of years away, I’d still be interested in others thoughts. I’d enjoy hearing from people that are currently working in their respective field as well. Your experience would be invaluable.
As for me… my current research interests are; nutritional diversity among populations, evolutionary medicine, and psychology. I’m more or less on the cusp of getting my business in gear. I’ve spent the last number of years in research mode and schooling, and need to get the ball rolling.
I’m hoping to get some key distinctions from others that may help with a smoother transition to “gurudom”. Hopefully we can all help one another out.
ps I’m not a fan of the word guru. It reminds me of a snake oil salesman.