Dreams Realized with Dawan Nolton
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
Honestly I just wanted more, more money and more time with my family. When you work a typical 9-5 it’s a cap on how much you can get paid and once you reach that, that’s it. I have a wife and 3 daughters now and spending time with them is the most important thing to me. Being an entrepreneur means creating your own hours, even though it’s not easy and it seems like the work is never done. But at least I can be doing the work around the company of my loved ones.
The personal training industry has grown tremendously. What makes your business stand out in maintaining your viability?
Well for one, with me it’s not about the money. My plans are probably the cheapest out of all the personal trainers out there. I genuinely want people to experience a healthy Lifestyle so if that means sacrificing money, then so be it. My plans are $99 for a four week personalized workout plan and meal plan. pennies compared to my competitors.
What makes for a good client?
Someone that is serious, driven, dedicated and no matter what willing to give their all. There have been So many times that I’ve come across people that buy the plan and never use it. Even though I’m getting paid regardless, that defeats the purpose. I’m here ultimately to help and it’s somewhat of a let down to just let good help go to waste.
How have you been able to manage your clients during this pandemic?
This was the easiest thing for me being that it’s 100% online. Check ins are all phone call, email, text or zoom. That’s the beauty of online coaching. Nothing can get in the way of me training my clients. If something isn’t working for them, they contact me and we change it on the fly.
You're also an actor. What helped you make this a career?
I knew I had what it takes when my agency sent me to acting classes and I did really well. Every class I’ve got great feed back from the instructor and my classmates. I’m typically a very shy/ quiet person but when the cameras are rolling and it’s your turn to perform, you have no choice but to make it happen. Acting has really opened me up as a person, help me to speak in public and overall just gave me confidence in myself.
What is your dream role?
Wow this is a great question. My dream role would be my personal dream. I had dreams on making it to the NFL. I started playing football at the young age of 7 and ended after college at 23 never missing a season in between. That’s all I knew how to do and all I wanted to do but clearly God had other plans which is ok because his plans are always better than my dreams. So I would say playing a role as a professional football player would be my dream role.
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