I was reading an article today by Jon Acuff, talking about success being a slow process. I think its important to be dedicated to you craft, regardless of how many people are in your audience. After reading his post I couldnt help but think about my own journey over the last several years. I started Geek and Gamer Fitness with no clients, no plan, no real idea what I was getting myself into. All I knew is I want to start a group that would provide a safe place for Geeks and to workout.
My very first class had two people show up, Tiffany, and Alia. To be honest I don’t remember much more about that class. I was just happy people had shown up. But over time two people turned into 4 people and 4 into 8 and so on. Now, two years later, we have 16+ people showing up every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Geek and Gamer Fitness has been invited to speak at conventions such as Emerald City Comic Con, Rose City Comic Con, and Wizard World Portland Comic Con. We are even making plans to open up Geek and Gamer Fitness clubs in Seattle and Portland this year.
The point is, if you had asked me on that first day if I saw Geek and Gamer Fitness growing into what its become I would have told you no. Even more exciting is I cant wait to see what Geek and Gamer Fitness grows into in two more years, and hopefully many more beyond that. So if you are struggling with building something be patient, keep going, and no matter how big your audience create something amazing.