Interview With JC Deen From JCD Fitness

Must people get judged by their body of work, this guy gets judged on putting his body to work. His name is JC Deen and his website is JCD Fitness. I had to get an interview with him after reading one of his articles. Enjoy!

Rob: I read your post titled, Why You Should Never, Ever Give Up.
It was an epic, pillar article and should be required reading.
What has been the biggest difference maker for you?

JC: There are so many, but I’d have to say the biggest difference maker in my life is the people I’ve surrounded myself with.  All of my best friends are positive, hard-working people.  I dream big and so do my loved ones.

“The difference is clearly in the people
I spend my time with.”

I actually live with another entrepreneur (who is also one of my best friends) and he’s actually one of my biggest mentors when it comes to business and work ethic.  I learn from him each and every day.  The difference is clearly in the people I spend my time with.

Rob: How have you pushed through the desire to quit?

JC: I grew up competing in athletics and there’s nothing I hate worse than losing.  It doesn’t matter if I’m on the practice field, in the weight room, or closing a sale.  I suppose my attitude and desire to succeed allows me to push forward, even when it’d be so much easier to lie down and quit.

Rob: In your opinion why do so many fail to reach their goals, whether in life or fitness?

JC: Two reasons: No direction and disbelief.  If we have no direction, no goal or focus, we have nothing to aim for.  Without a goal to shoot for, how do you expect to make any progress?

“our actions are primarily based around beliefs.”

Secondly, everything we do, all of our actions are primarily based around beliefs.  Many people fail because they haven’t taken the time to establish a solid belief in themselves and/or in what they’re focusing on.

Rob: What one piece of advice do you want to tell my readers?

“Never, ever give up on your goals.”

JC: We all have the ability to do so much more than what we’re currently doing.  People often make the mistake of believing that some people are talented because of luck.  What they fail to realize is talent is merely a product of passion + hard work over time.  So my advice is to find something you can lose yourself in, grow insanely passionate for your cause, and give it every fiber of your being.  Never, ever give up on your goals.

Rob: Thanks a lot for the interview and encouragement JC.


Live it LOUD!

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9 Responses to Interview With JC Deen From JCD Fitness

  1. What a fantastic dose of inspiration coming from a great interview this fine Saturday morning. Really loved all your thoughts, both Rob and JC.

    Never give up. Never surrender. What a powerful message. What’s important is that you’ve spent the time in your life to back up your philosophies with real life application and example. You can tell, just by reading – that during your athletic days you gave your everything. That’s important.

    You’re an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

    • JC Deen says:

      Hey Christian, thanks for the comment. Yea, I’ve been through hell and back in multiple instances throughout my life. So, I do speak from a very real place.

  2. Trisi says:

    The first thing I have to say is, Wow, what a cool looking site JCD Fitness has. JC’s message is a common one by very successful people. Hard work with determination. I’d put money on the idea he spent long hours working toward those goals. That probably didn’t include long hours in the pub or every spare minute watching the tube. The older I get the clearer the message gets; Work hard, work with purpose and don’t stop. Nice interview, I appreciate it.

    • JC Deen says:

      Thanks for the comments, Trisi. I’ve put a lot of work into designing, developing and building up my site’s content – so I really appreciate the kind words. I have spent a lot of time and effort on my goal of making a difference in the lives of fellow fitness enthusiasts and I’m finally starting to see the fruit of my labor.

  3. This guy sounds a lot like me. You become your peer group so it is very important to surround yourself with people who are supportive and will help you grow as a person.

    • Rob says:

      Agree completely Justin. Influences influence. No different for me than what I take in through reading and audio.
      All are important.

  4. Mika Castro says:

    I love to read the lines “We all have the ability to do so much more than what we’re currently doing.” It has a strong influence for me as a reader. It is really true that being what we are we have all the abilities to do more and more. Even if you are a man or a woman. Nowadays, Both sexes are now equal.

  5. Julie Hayes says:

    He is a great role model. A lot of people are hard up on being fit because they lack motivation to continue.

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