It's been over a month since I've posted, so I figured a small "Here I am!" after the prosaic drought would be appropriate. I had a week off mid July being unplugged (stay-cation) which was wonderful but also illuminating, as it emphasized my unrequited need for more downtime.
During this time partially off the grid I came to some conclusions and decided to shift professional direction to a degree. One shift will be the investment of more attention into online personal training - for busy professionals who can't make it in to see me face to face on a frequent basis due to travel or schedule issues. This is also a very affordable option for people wanting the guidance of a trainer without forking over several hundreds of dollars a month for the service: $100/month is the starter package price. Of course online training online works if the client is willing and motivated to do the work and follow my instructions and the assigned programs! Some package option available will include nutritional counselling and life coaching, as well as Skype or FaceTime access.
I am launching another business endeavour as well, a subsidiary to Smith Training Systems (under the same company umbrella), so my current brain teaser is figuring out how to launch and promote it. Word of mouth is an incredibly powerful tool for spreading a good (or bad) reputation.