Are You Poor or Broke?

This was a pretty relaxing weekend for me. Rented a few movies and ordered take out from our favorite Chinese restaurant. (doesn’t happen often)

We also spent part of Saturday at the OC car show checking out some new cars to add to the stable. If you know me, then you know I love cars – and thankfully my son Andrew takes after daddy 😉

** Side Note **
If you’re into cars the 2010 Maserati Quattroporte is going to be one killer vehicle (and only 1500/year will be produced making it desirable for collectors).

And the 2011 Chevy Camaro Z28 is a play back to the Camaro of the 60’s and just looks awesome and has plenty of power to spare. (Think Bumblebee from the recent Transformers movie.)

Enough about that…

I’m not writing you today to tell you about my weekend or the cars that will occupy space in my garage.

I’m writing you today because I got a lot of emails over the weekend from trainers responding to my last PT Profits newsletter where I explained how information without immediate action and implementation is useless.

Most of the emails I got over the weekend went like this:

“Ok Bedros, Fine, I believe you, but what information is right for me and my business? And times are tough, what if I can’t afford it?”

Here’s what I have to say about that. In 1980 when I was six years old my father decided he was done living under the communist regime in Armenia so he up and moved the entire family to America.

Best move he ever made!

We actually arrive at LAX with two suite cases and $80 cash.

I’ve lived poor.

For years I saw my father, brother and sister work multiple jobs just to afford the rent in the crumby apartments we lived in.

Being the smallest in the family meant I was the one who had to do the dumpster diving in the back of the super markets. (You’d be surprised how much good food gets thrown away.)

During those first three or four years in America things where rough for us – we were poor – and that was the ONLY time in my life when I was poor.

I’ve been broke plenty of times since.

But I’ll never be poor again.

Poor is a state of mind, and for some people it can be permanent.

Broke on the other hand is a temporary state of “lack of funds” – but with burning desire, information and ambition to turn things around.

Why am I telling you this story? It’s certainly not to pat myself on the back for my rags to riches life. I think anyone can do what I’ve done if they want it bad enough.

The reason I’m sharing this story with you is to point out to you that even during the most broke periods of my life I always found a way to get the information I needed to get me where I wanted to be. Even if that means living in the back of my 1979 Toyota pickup and drinking my now famous diet coke and tuna fish protein shakes. << Watch the video at the bottom of the page.

(yes I really did that and called it the ‘poor man’s protein shake’)

Now I don’t know if you’ve chosen to participate in this economic turmoil, recession or whatever they’re calling it.

For that matter I don’t know if you consider yourself poor, broke or none of the above.

But I can tell you this. If you consider yourself ambitious and an action taker and the only thing you really need is the right information then you’re in luck because I have the solution to your problems.

Want to start your own online training business and start generating passive income? Then is right for you.

Want to start your own bootcamp and learn from someone who is actually making a killing running boot camps? Then check out Laurel Blackburn’s awesome system at

If you have an idea for an ebook or any other type of digital info product and want to know how to create and market it online then check out Craig Ballantyne shows you how he did it step-by-step.

Want to know how to sell more training sessions? I mean really sell big ticket packages? Then get the exact script and diagrams I used to sell over 20,000 sessions a year.

Want ready-to-use marketing material proven to attract new clients? Want to know why people buy and how you can influence them to buy more? Want to know how to get your clients on monthly ongoing EFT and what software and billing system to use?

I cover all of the above (and more) in the PT Business Course:

Want to know which website I would go to on a daily basis if I were still training clients and looking to better my business? Check out what my friend Chris McCombs has created for you.

Oh, I almost forgot. Want to know what really successful personal trainers have in common? They all build a list, send out newsletters and keep their face and service in front of their clients and prospects.
Here’s how you can do the same:

There it is. My list of information you should have if you’re serious about your personal training business. Like I always say… the information is there. It’s up to you to do something with it.