This is a story of how I came to know Jackson at the right time in my life. He heads Nfinite Pursuit, a service based fitness company. He provides classes and personal training for apartment complexes, corporations, and living communities. He brings the classes and trainers to you, saving time and money. You can find out more about his business at www.nfinitepursuit.com
During my college years, I still wasn’t sure what exact route I was going to take. I started taking on every opportunity presented to me. I joined clubs, became a personal trainer, took on a weekend traveling sales job, and took over my club’s social media account. I was just working, hoping that progress would become passion along the way. The one issue was that I was still working for people. Starting my own company has always been my long term goal but I didn’t know how to approach it and It wasn’t until I met Jackson Belcher that my dream seemed obtainable. I entered a 3 - day start up competition that my school was offering. Here, people gathered and pitched their business ideas to a small group of people. If the idea seemed well thought out it was selected and people were free to join their team for the weekend. My idea wasn’t put together enough, I had too many variables I hadn’t accounted for yet so I looked for a group to join and learn. Jackson was already a year into business with his company, NFinite Pursuit. The idea was genius to me and I knew I would gain the most experience learning under him. For the next three days he explained what his company did, how he started it, what he needed to work on, how he wanted to grow, and the steps I could take to start my own. This was my first time getting to see someone who started a business from the ground up. It had seemed so far out of reach at this point until that weekend. Afterwards I was was dead set on starting my own company and knew it was attainable. This was my first time having someone I would consider a mentor in life. He was already up and running at this point, so most of the work done was him bouncing ideas off me on how he wanted to scale his current business. I offered help wherever I could with the experience I had in the fitness industry and made sure to soak up as much information as possible. I remember leaving that weekend high on life and ready to start my own project. This was one of my greatest memories from college.
I asked Jackson what moves him in life and this is what he had to say:
What Moves Me
“At my ripe old age of 25, I've had a lot of experiences and met a lot of people in my life that have moved me and shaped me into who I am today. These people and moments broke me out of the box I put myself in and allowed me to chase after what I was truly passionate about. Some of the biggest moves in my life seemed negative at the time, but each ended up being exactly what I needed. For example, I found out the career path I had set for myself as a kid turned out not to be my passion, the MBA program I wanted rejected me, my dad lost his job after committing to pay for my MBA program, and I lost my job at a gym I worked at for over 2 years. I could have easily let all of these "negative" experiences bring me down, but instead I used them as a catalyst for starting my own business, NFinite Pursuit.
I'm moved by people who don't take no for answer, who can't be stopped from achieving their dream life, and who inspire others through action not words. I want to help everyone understand that their destiny is up to them. God does not give you obstacles that you can't overcome. Most people take adversity as a sign that they must give up or that they aren't meant to be great, rather than a simple path redirection. If you want to be successful in life, the goal is to keep yourself moving and to help move others.”
I have remained close to Jackson over the years and he has continued to grow his business exponentially ever since. Mentors come at different stages and in different degrees of impact. I found Jackson at a pivotal point in my college career and this allowed for a huge impact to be had. Your mentor is out there, be ready for when they come into your life and take advantage of the opportunity.
Jackson Belcher, you moved me.