Entrepreneur of the Month - Nicholas Bayerle
New Year New You!
With the New Year upon us, we often set our goals in an attempt to realize our dreams. For a lot of us those goals include some kind of fitness aspect, whether it’s losing weight, gaining it, or just getting overall more fit! This month’s feature specializes in fitness for the entrepreneur! Nicholas Bayerle is the founder of the Billion Dollar Body program, a fitness and weight loss program for the successful busy entrepreneur.
Starting his first business at the age of 12, Nicholas attributes part of his entrepreneurial spirit to his family! Growing up with a father and uncle who were entrepreneurs paved the way for Nicholas. But most of us know that true success does not appear without struggle. At the age of 13 Nicholas and his father had a falling out, so he went to live with his mother. Without the push of his father, his grades suffered, he couldn’t find a girlfriend, and he gained 60 pounds.
Nicholas later met a boxer who introduced him to meal planning and eating right. From that moment on, Nicholas made his health his number one priority. In six months he lost the 60 pounds he had gained, he rekindled his relationship with his dad, and found the girl who would soon become his wife. As he focused on himself and his health, each area of his life improved dramatically.
What inspired the Billion Dollar Body program, however, came shortly after he got married. Nicholas and his new wife decided to start a business. Between paying so much attention to his business and his new wife, Nicholas realized he hadn’t been to the gym in months. That’s when it hit him. There are so many men who run businesses who don’t have the experience, knowledge, and drive for health that he does. If the quality of his life had improved so drastically from his improved health, how many others could he impact by helping them improve their health. That’s how the Billion Dollar Body was born. It is designed for men who want to become leaders in their business, home, and overall life!
When Nicholas started his business, he was also helping run his father’s business. Although he had an amazing plan to scale his father’s business, his mentor told him he seemed stagnant. “But I have this amazing plan,” Nicholas thought. Why did his mentor think he was stagnant? It was because he was splitting his effort into two businesses and, therefore, wasn’t able to put full effort into either. Nicholas needed to decide whether he was going to grow his father’s business or if he was going to grow his own dream. He chose his dream and phased out of running his father’s business.
When asked his thoughts about failure, Nicholas replied, that “what causes failure isn’t making bad decisions; it’s having the inability to make a decision. When you are indecisive, you can’t define your priorities and won’t be focused on your goals.” He believes that you learn more with each failure than you do with each success. Failure is a natural part of being an entrepreneur, but what separates the successful from the unsuccessful is that ability to learn and push past your failures.
Nicholas stresses that the most important investment you can make this year is in yourself. He realized how he could serve others based out of his own needs and that is why he serves male business owners. He knows firsthand the struggles that come with owning a business and how not investing in yourself can impact not only your health, but also your family and success in every area of your life.
Here is Nicholas’ best advice to get your life on track to becoming the best version of you?
1. Surround yourself with what you want to become. There is a saying that you are the average of the five people you are around the most. So if you surround yourself with people who are unhealthy, out of shape, and stuck in life, you will fall into the same patterns of these people. This is one of the reasons that if his client wants to include his wife in the program, she is welcome.
2. Don’t be afraid of failure; be afraid of missed opportunities. Most people are afraid of failing, so they let opportunity pass them by without a second glance. But failure is something that you learn from; it isn’t something to be feared. So what if you fail? What you need to worry about is not reaching your full potential because you make your decisions based off of fear. Instead, focus on your goals and knowing what you can accomplish. Don’t let fear run your life, because if you do you will be stuck in the same place this time next year.
3. Put your money where your mouth is. How important are your goals? If they were actually that important you wouldn’t be worried about investing time or money in them. If you want to lose weight, invest in a coach and nutritionist, invest in a community, invest in yourself! If your goal is to grow your business, invest in a mentor. Nicholas believes that if you have something to lose it becomes much more important to you, so be willing to put your money where your mouth is.
Let’s bring in the New Year with the New You! Don’t be afraid to go after your goals this year. Invest in yourself just like Nicholas Bayerle did! If you are ready to change your life and invest in yourself, check out the Billion Dollar Body program at www.billiondollarbodylive.com.
Jennifer Meim is a Graphic Designer who works with Entrepreneurs to transfer their vision into fruition. Jennifer has a natural gift of being in tuned with her clients to understand and to see their vision. For at least a decade, Jennifer have supported and worked closely with founders and CEOs to launch their ideas from table talks to tangibles. Jennifer is a self-taught designer, and continuously strive to learn especially with new technologies. Her creative soul and genuine love for people makes her one of the most approachable, dependable, and trustworthy designers in San Diego.