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Loyalty

  • by Queen City Kettlebell
  • April 10, 2015
Loyalty: noun;
  1. The state or quality of being loyalfaithfulness to commitments or obligations.
  2. Faithful adherence to a sovereign, government, leader, cause, etc.
  3. An example or instance of faithfulness, adherence, or the like:
I talk about loyalty a lot. It means a lot to me and that’s why it comes out as much as it does. But let me define what I mean when I say the word ‘loyalty.’

I define loyalty by the bold definition above; To be faithful and to adhere. I do not constitute a level of loyalty by the amount of money you spend with us. I do not constitute a level of loyalty by how many times per week you train with us. I do not constitute a level of loyalty by the number of referrals you make. I do not constitute a level of loyalty based on blind following of my, or any one else’s principals.

Being faithful and to adhere may have a negative connotation so let me expand on that. I do not expect anyone who walks in to train with me to blindly follow what I preach. I ask questions when I learn. I make challenges to grow and get better. I expect the same from my students.

Being loyal to me, and to QCKB means you are faithful to yourself. You show up when YOU are supposed to; when YOU say you will. For some it may be 5 times per week and others it may only be 1. That does not make one person more loyal than the other. When I say show up when you are supposed, I mean you show up! You are punctual. You come prepared. Mentally you are where you need to be to train. All this needs to happen on a constant basis. You show up ready to do what you need to do in your training that day. Be it once, or five times a week.

I have said many times loyalty has it’s privileges. And it does. Those privileges are more for you and given to yourself than anything I can ever provide you. It is earned, not given. There is no reason to walk in and have a sense of entitlement because you pay more or train more often than someone else. Everyone has what they have when they earn it; when they are loyal to themselves; when they do the necessary work to get what they want in their training.

The above picture is supposed to represent how loyal you should be to yourself. I want you to be loyal to yourself until the very end, until you can’t go any farther, and then some more. I want you to show up. I want you to do the work. I want you to ask me why we’re doing the things we are doing in our programs so you know the why’s and the outcomes. I want you to be loyal to yourself so you can be a better version of you.

THAT, is how I, how we at Queen City Kettlebell define what it means to be loyal to us, to yourself.

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