Be a mentor and help get a young person set on the path to fitness.
When I was a young man I immersed myself in Montreal’s weightlifting community, most of whose members were older than me. As a matter of course a few of them took me under their wings, showing me proper lifting form and encouraging me through sticking points.
Shortly thereafter I was fortunate enough to come in contact with my fitness hero, George Jowett. An icon in the strength and fitness field, George would soon help guide me, both in fitness and in business.
For the past seven decades I’ve been able to serve as a guiding force for millions around the world, through my magazines and of course I have this column, through which I can reach a whole new audience.
I encourage you to make yourself available to those who could benefit from your expertise, be it in fitness or anything else., especially if you were once such a beneficiary yourself. Some call it “Paying it forward.” I call it the right thing to do.