“When people tell me I’m too obsessed with what I do, I ask them one question: Is Mother Teresa a good person?
Mother Teresa was obsessed with helping more people than anyone on this earth. If you’re adding value to people’s lives, what’s wrong with being obsessed?” says Mets Alanin CEO of Titan Fitness Coogee.
This week I had the privilege to sit down with Mets to discuss success, mindset and motivation.
When it comes to the fitness industry, Mets has done it all; from personal training, to group fitness, to sales and marketing.
At just 20 years old Mets bought his first gym in Rockdale. A few years later he opened a second gym in Kensington.
He used the triumphs and failures of these gyms to create Titan Fitness; a premium gym in the heart of Coogee, which encompasses world class facilities, group fitness classes, personal trainers and ‘challenges’.
Throughout his journey, Mets has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in business, fitness and health. I highly recommend this article to anyone who is driven to achieve any goal, be it personal or professional. Following is a few snippets from our discussion.
“The key to achieving any goal is consistency.”
According to Mets, daily practices or rituals can help you stay focused on achieving your goals.
To be successful, he believes you need to utilise the methods of thinking and behaviour of successful people.
Mets incorporates the daily practices of reading and listening to a variety of media that describes what successful people do and who they align themselves with.
“I’ll do half an hour of audio in the morning, midday and at night.
It keeps my mind focused on how to become more effective and
how I can continually add value to people’s lives.”
Throughout the day, there are continual distractions and things don’t always go to plan. Listening to audio helps Mets focus on the larger goal and ensures that any small roadblocks throughout the day do not prevent him from achieving his higher purpose.
“Total chaos happens every day.
These problems can dictate your day, if you let them,
but I don’t, I focus on the outcome.”
Mets is currently listening to Tim Grover, a renowned trainer of world class athletes, including Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
Like Grover, Mets believes that successful people are never satisfied and are always seeking ways to improve.
Mets is also listening to Grant Cardone, who is huge in sales and marketing. Cardone believes that success is your duty. His beliefs strongly resonate with Mets.
As seen on Titan TV, Mets has begun to incorporate yoga and meditation into his weekly routine, to optimise his physical and mental performance.
Mets believes that both meditation and yoga encourage the practice of mindfulness. It helps him switch off from the day and relax.
Just as your muscles need to recover from a tough training session, your mind needs to wind down from a taxing day of work or study.
Relaxing your mind helps you to come back to daily tasks with more creativity, focus and intent. In addition, yoga is a fantastic way to work on one’s flexibility and mobility. Mets recommends these practices to any athlete or regular gym goer as a way of enhancing their recovery and performance.
Being new to yoga himself, and by simply practicing a new skill, Mets acknowledges that this pushes him outside of his comfort zone, giving him new found confidence to conquer anything.
Throughout his involvement in the Fitness Industry, Mets has had the chance to rub shoulders with elite athletes and bodybuilders.
In his experience, the characteristics common amongst this calibre of people, enabling them to push their minds and bodies to their highest potential resonates with why Titan has been so successful. It’s all about focussing on your purpose and your why.
“Whenever I do anything, I ask myself, ‘what value am I adding to people’s lives’?
There is nothing better than having an effect on other’s lives.
That is the greatest currency”.
Like these athletes, Mets is continually challenging himself and believes he can always do and be better. He is never satisfied. He is continually evolving and staying on top of the game in the health and fitness industry.
Just like these athletes, Mets has a huge team behind him which helps to drive Titan’s success.
In a time where social media is so huge, Mets admits that it is easy to get caught up in what others are achieving.
On social media you see the highlights, but you don’t see the hard work behind the success. Social media is creating a lot of pressure in our society.
Instead of using others to measure your success, Mets emphasises that you should use yourself. If you use yourself as the gauge, you will be proud of how far you have come and will be motivated to continue progressing.
“To be successful, you have to ask yourself…
How can I do better than I did yesterday?”
As the CEO of Titan fitness, Mets has a very busy schedule. Many people report that they struggle to eat healthy due to a lack of time and energy.
Mets advises readers to find a consistent diet plan that is comfortable, sustainable and suits their lifestyle. When it comes to diet, what works for one person might not work for another.
Mets encourages people to play around with different food sources, timings, macronutrient ratios and kilojoule intake and modify it to fit your body, your lifestyle and your goals.
“People always complain that their lifestyle dictates what they eat. You can have an excuse for everything. People who are serious about achieving their goals make no excuses.”
Today, people have access to a wealth of nutritional information and understand what a balanced diet consists of. Despite this, they still struggle to stick to long term healthy eating.
One key problem people face with healthy eating is a lack of willpower.
If you struggle with self-control when confronted with poor food choices, you need to control your environment in ways which support your healthy eating as the best strategy for long term sustainability.
Mets recommends ensuring you don’t have junk food in your house and to plan and prepare healthy snacks and meals which you can eat when you are time-poor or lack energy.
Your environment also extends to the people you hang out with. Mets encourages people to surround themselves with people who also value and practice healthy eating.
One strategy is to get involved in “Challenges”, such as the ones which are constantly being held at Titan Fitness.
Alana Willis is passionate about all things health and nutrition. You can usually find her at the beach, with a smoothie in one hand and a good book in the other, soaking up that great Aussie sun. She is currently completing the Bachelor of Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Sydney and foresees herself one day running her own dietetics practice. With a major in psychology, Alana is fascinated by the relationship between food and our mental state, and how our psychology can be used to implement healthy eating behaviours.
Alana’s keen interest in health and nutrition is reflected by her writing. With her scientific background, Alana critically analyses everything she hears and reads, ensuring that her writing is current and evidence based. You can see more of her writing featured in the Dietitian Connection Newsletter and the Feel Great Challenge founded by biggest loser host, Hayley Lewis.