IYCA International Summit: I Admit to Being Emotional




Tomorrow I’ll be in Louisville and kicking off the first IYCA International Summit.


More than 200 attendees from all over the world will be there.


And I admit that this is going to be an emotional time for me.


I founded the IYCA back in 2003.


Released it to market in late 2005.


The struggles have been many and the uphill climb steep.


But I wouldn’t have changed even one experience.


The victories have been sweet and the failures nothing more than learning experiences that we all need to go through.


Many people think that difficulty in life is important because it teaches you what to do ‘right’ next time.


I think it’s important too, but for a different reason.


To me, difficult times and situations get thrown at you because destiny wants to see if you’re serious.


True and lasting success is a road that most are unwilling to walk down.


An often unrelenting path most lack the strength and conviction to press through.


I haven’t done this alone.


This is not a ‘pat myself on the back’ kind of message.


I suppose I’m just proud.




And very humbled.


More than 1,200 esteemed professionals worldwide have answered my call to create a more effective and safe environment for kids to flourish under.


And to each and every one of them, I say thank you sincerely.


I have always been a dreamer.


Known without doubt that I have the capacity to change the world.


I learned that trait from my Dad, who used to tell me –


"Never doubt that even the smallest band of dedicated people can change the world, Brian. Know why? Because that’s all that ever has"


If you’re going to be in Louisville with me this weekend, I can’t wait to meet you or see you again at the IYCA International Summit.


Please take the time to stop for a moment and say hi.


Let me know what the IYCA means to you.


And if you couldn’t be in Louisville, I’d still like you to consider giving serious thought to becoming part of our global mission.


Becoming a Level 1 Certified Youth Fitness Specialist is something much greater than just earning credentials for your resume.


It’s becoming part of a family.


A passionate family of successful people who are doing good for the world.


Much larger and more profound than other fitness certifications, the IYCA is making real change.


And I want you to be part of that.


Click below and see what some of our current Members have to say –


Get Certified


Part of something bigger.


In the end, that’s what we all want isn’t it?


Here’s that link again –


Get Certified


‘Till next time,



4 Responses

  1. Liz Donnelly says:

    I just hope I’ll actually sleep tonight! I for one am beyond words when it comes to excitement – I’ve had a smile plastered on my face for weeks now. I’m so appreciative of what you and the IYCA gang has rustled up for us!

  2. Monty says:


    Congratulations! I heard your event was a great success! Thanks for being an inspiration and for laying the groundwork for us all.


  3. Hey Brian, What can I say man, you and the gang exceeded all of my expectations and put on a weekend I may never forget. Thanks for what you guys have done for me and most importantly, what you have done for the children I work with on a day to day basis. Keep it going. Were with you all the way.


  4. Serenia says:

    Hmm, very cognitive post.
    Is this theme good unough for the Digg?

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