We had the good fortune of connecting with Nate Wilson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nate, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I started off by attending school to become a personal trainer simply because I liked working out. After I graduated, I had to decide what my niche would be and how my service would help the world. I knew because of my past with addiction/crime as an adolescent and young adult that I could best serve a purpose in the world by helping others who are struggling. I knew the strong role that fitness had played in my life and I wanted the opportunity to share it with others.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I started my business from ground zero. I had social media and a phone to get started. As I was turned on to more positive mindset material from my mentors, I started becoming more positive myself and putting out more positive content onto social media. I started sharing my story about my struggles on social media as well and people were attracted to that. Many people didn’t know that I had gone through what I had gone through. Others knew I had struggled for years, but didn’t know I was on a better path, so social media was a great place for me to communicate my message at the time.

This WAS NOT easy. I knew my reputation had not been great in my hometown from my past. I knew having felonies would also disqualify me from certain jobs, but it turns out that was the perfect set up to being a business owner. I started 10xing my networking and made sure I made lots of community meetings for anti-addiction, and I volunteered most of my time just to get my face and name out there. Finally I was offered by a good friend I met through a community meeting to have the opportunity to mentor some struggling youth in the community and be compensated as well. I jumped onto that immediately, as that was my dream come true. The only way I was able to get started was by taking massive actions. I was hungry!!

I’ve learned along the way that massive action is great, but massive INTENTIONAL actions are supreme. I got to a point where I worked myself down to the nub and realized I needed to be smarter with my massive actions so I didn’t burnout.

My brand is activity focused in our efforts to work with youth. Sometimes we use fitness, arts & crafts, writing, hiking and other things to connect with our youth. Our mentors are high performance people in the community and many have been through similar situations as some of the youth we work with such as addiction, probation and incarceration. We also have a therapist who has stepped on board with us who is extremely motivated and extremely mastered at her craft. She has brought a clinical aspect to the program that was needed, and with the combination of therapy and mentoring I believe we can better serve our youth

My personal training business gained attraction from social media and I think people liked hiring me for the same reason that my story was inspiring and they were wanting to get the same thing that I got out of working out. Because I had a lot of supporting clients and my name was known from networking and my self-published book about my life, I was able to connect with a very successful personal trainer who was retiring. He had owned the newspaper column for 20 years and was gracious enough to let me take it over. I am now blessed with the opportunity to write health and wellness articles once a month for the local newspaper

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well, I’m big on physical activity, so in order to get the best view of the city I would recommend the incline for an intense workout, or we could take a trip to Palmer Park to get on a small plateau and see over the city.

Afterwards, a trip to Tokyo Joe’s to get some sushi and a healthy protein, rice and veggies bowl that tastes great is my preference.

The infamous Cheyenne Canyon is a big attraction for locals and tourists alike as they have many different levels of hiking trail difficulty and the views are beautiful.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
When I first started working at a small and failing gym in north Colorado Springs, I was blessed with the opportunity to meet another personal trainer and another business owner who got me involved with business trainers, seminars and a lot more. They introduced me to Grant Cardone’s book 10x, which changed my life. Grant is a little crazy and his craziness has played a part in his success. As an ex-addict, I relate to being a little crazy and a little addictive or obsessive about my goals so I was able to relate.

Contact information:
Website: https://newvisionsrecoverysolutions.com/
Email: natewilson0223@gmail.com
Other: https://www.amazon.com/Zero-Hero-Recovery-addiction-Psychosis/dp/1724736450/ref=sr_1_5?crid=A38XFOUUOFMQ&keywords=Zero+to+hero+book&qid=1641955524&sprefix=zero+to+hero+book%2Caps%2C187&sr=8-5 Nathaniel Bryce: 9781724736451: Amazon.com: Books

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