Today I have the pleasure of sharing an awesome new Tuesday Talk featuring Billy Rom. To best introduce Bill, I have to tell you about our first date.
Bill and I were introduced by our mutual friend Rich, who said that Billy and I were both into the same types of websites. If you’re reading StrengthCoach.com, you’re cool in my book, so I visited Billy’s gym to lift and talk shop. After about 90 minutes lifting, I had about another hour to talk before I had to leave. We end up spending 2 hours talking; it was just one of those first dates that we didn’t want to end.
I ended up being an hour late to what was actually a first date. Whoops! Needless to say, Billy’s the one that stuck around, and we’ve been friends ever since. Having a few years in the field on me, he’s been a peer and a mentor the whole time, always pushing me to get better as a coach and do ‘more.’
Bill was the one who first told me when MFF needed a new coach in the summer of 2013, and I was confused that he was recommending it; Did he not want me to stay? No, he just knew that MFF would be a great fit for my career aspirations. And he was right!
While we’re in two entirely different environments, and have dissimilar backgrounds, Billy and I agree on the big rocks in the fitness industry. On Sunday I visited him at Superior Athletics in Farmingdale, Long Island to have a mastermind session and talk shop. After the group talk was over, we hit record and revisited the important points.
Here’s my Tuesday Talk with Billy Rom: