The Only Way to Have a Healthy Balance: Full Alignment

The Only Way to Have a Healthy Balance: Full Alignment

The Only Way to Have a Healthy Balance: Full Alignment

As I always close in my posts, I write that my business is personal. Having Full Alignment is near and dear to my heart. Therefore, here is something very personal about me.

After I got out of the United States Marine Corps in 2000, I was going through a rough patch in my life. Two of my outlets were working out and running. I worked out twice a day, and ran approx. 30 miles a week. After several weeks, I was leaner, stronger, and everyone noticed, so I focused my efforts on competing in a bodybuilding show. Well, after a few months of learning the demands of the sport and eyeing my competition, I was hopeless. I yearned for another competitive activity.

One day in my gym as I was working the front counter, one guy spent about 30 minutes convincing me to do the Portland Marathon (in Oregon). The event was two months away, and a marathon is 26.2 miles. Now, I was in great shape but not marathon shape.

I decided I would do the 5k instead, but I’d get some of my colleagues to do it with me (because I was too scared to do it myself). I got the ok from the owners to sponsor the registration. Now, I just needed a team. After recruiting for a couple weeks, I had four other colleagues and we had our team. Unfortunately, my time expired and registration had closed.

My goal of not doing it soured me. Every year, I regretted to see the first Sunday in October come without me completing the marathon. However, 2012 was different. I was done of being left out. In 2013, I finally completed my Portland Marathon. In hindsight, I wasn’t ready. It was a complete lifestyle change. The race took me over 8 hours to complete (thanks to a shin splint), but it was worth every minute of it.

My biggest takeaway from the completing the marathon was that I needed to have Full Alignment with my life, and I’m not just talking about health and fitness. The race catapulted me to take charge of my life. I stopped allowing others to control it, deferring to loved ones, delegating my wants, and expecting others to give me my dream.

Ultimately, this led to a divorce, single fatherhood, financial hardship, backstabbing, loss of family members & friends, loneliness, precious time from my children, more unspoken obstacles, and an enormous amount of hard work. Don’t get it twisted, I’m happier now than I ever been. I look back on that accomplishment and chuckle.

If I’d have known that marathon would have empowered me to have FULL ALIGNMENT back then, I’m scared to see my other undone accomplishments will propel me to complete.

The feeling to have Full Alignment is amazing. Words cannot express the feelings. To have complete balance is to have Full Alignment spiritually, mentally, and physically.

Is there something you’re scared to complete? Do you have Full Alignment?

To have FULL ALIGNMENT means everything will change. To be clear of Full Alignment, let me bring you clarity. The line divides phonies from real, lackadaisical from serious, supporter from haters, hate from love, practice from game, and failure from success. If you’re ready, be about it. Mean it. And from my own experience, it will be worth it.

Have Full Alignment- you won’t be sorry!

I write this because my business is personal. My struggles are for your gain. No strings attached.

Nathan A. Webster, MBA

I was born, raised and currently residing in Vancouver, WA. Grateful to have an entrepreneurial life that allows me to use my God-given talents to help others pursue their passion. I'm blessed to be educated (MBA-Operations) veteran (US Marine Corps) who enjoys the community with all my family members (blood and adopted).

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