I walked into metroflex gym when I was 16-17 years old. I didn’t know what to expect.. We pulled up in front of the parking lot. You heard music pumping out in the parking lot because it was so loud. Bryan was in there, Ronnie was in there.. I was like wow, this is a gym. It was not like anything I have ever seen before. The energy and the atmosphere in there is like no other gym I have been to. Even as a young guy he had a different look to him. Very hard muscle. I was like yeah.. this kid is gonna go a long way. Once I got hooked on it I just wanted to win. You know, I wanted to be a champion. Today you have to be about it.. Not talk about it! Last man standing who is it gonna be?! Don’t let nobody outwork you.. NOBODY!! I always loved him, I loved his attitude. I like that hardcore pitbull mentality. I remember one day we were getting ready for a show. A tornado came in.. You know, all the sirens are going off. Everybody is running. My wife called me, like you all better get out of there.. I’m looking at this radar and it says right in front of you. I looked at him, and said ”Man you gotta run..” He just kept training. He said I’m gonna keep training regardless if you leave or not because I got a show. There is no substitute for hard hard work. I always like the concept of training angry. If you’re training aggressive If you’re going after it If you want it You can’t be defeated. That’s how we do it here! I beat guys that I should never beat just because I outwork them. Everything I have I owe to bodybuilding. It taught me hard work pays off and it also taught me that it doesn’t happen overnight. The biggest problem with my generation and the younger generation is people don’t wanna work for it.. They want it right now. I see guys all the time, they say ”I wanna be where you’re at.” I started this journey 20 years ago. 20 years ago I knew this is where I wanted to be.