March 12, 2020
Corey Lawson was called into the principal's office one day when he was 7 years old. He was a bit of a trouble maker and just thought he'd gotten caught this time. But when he stepped into the office, his mom was there, and she was crying. Hard. "Corey, your father collapsed. He's gone."
Meeting Corey today, you wouldn't have any idea he'd experienced such tragedy. He lights up the room with his vibrant, positive energy. But it wasn't always this way. In his darkest moments, fitness, sports, team camaraderie, and coaches were there for him.
It is in honor of his father and the other positive male influences in his life that Corey aims to help as many people as possible achieve optimal health and live their best lives, because we never know if today is our last day.
Corey is the founder of Claw Athletics, a health and fitness company that provides boot camps, social activities, 1:1 personal fitness training, and online training for millennials, by millennials.
It wasn't an easy road getting to where Corey is today, and in this episode, he shares every bump and rock bottom moment along the way.
Key Themes in this episode
-Why Corey is driving around Austin, Texas in silence nowadays
-Pivotal moments for Corey and CJ when they realized it was time to quit the corporate 9-5 and go all in on their side hustles
-What Corey's first major investment in his business was
-How Corey stuck it out when NO ONE cared about his boot camp all-in for the first YEAR
-Key mistakes Corey made early on in his business
-The one thing business owners get stuck on in the beginning that leads most people to quit within the first year
-How Corey and CJ learned to let go of control in their business and start delegating the things they're not good at so they can grow
If you are between the ages of 22 and 30, you're in a corporate position or in sales, you really care about your health, you're competitive, and you've got that social itch to be hanging out with friends, Claw Athletics is perfect for you! They have social events built into memberships. Head to clawathletics.com to learn more or follow @clawathletics or @coach_corey_fit on IG or Twitter.
If you're looking to start a business or project and don't know where to start, contact CJ Finley on IG @thriveonlife or @cj.finley
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