Well, I can happily say that yesterday was my first ever Easter as a PROUD papa.

I hope you had a happy and blessed holiday with your family and now you’re ready to get back into the grind and Go H.A.M.

I can’t even begin to explain the powerful feeling I’ve had with being a new father.IMG_20140419_194602

It’s a totally different perspective to have on this side of the fence VS. before when I wasn’t a dad.

Being in charge of a family is some serious biz and the RESPECT I have for my own dad has now grown to a whole new level.

Bottom line is I’m truly blessed to have what I have and I hope that YOU see what you got in front of you as well.

Father, mother, sister, brother, whatever you may be.

It’s been nearly 3 weeks since my little girl came into this world and I’ll tell you, it’s been a crazy ride already.

Just when we thought we had her on some what of a “sleep schedule”…


Guess again!

The last 3 nights have been absolutely sleepless.

Waking up every 45-60 minutes to feed the little one has gotten to be a true TEST, but it’s all apart of the PROCESS.

But, it’s this “PROCESS” and “Falling in LOVE with The Process” that’s truly important.

Whether this be with your Family Life, your Training/Fitness Goals, or your PASSION / Career in life, it’s about living in the moment and taking in every second, minute, and hour and embracing it for what it is…


Doing this is so much more powerful than always looking ahead to the end result.

Obviously we’re all after a BIG end result of some sort, but it’s not about that.

It’s about the PROCESS of getting there.

The Journey.

This brings me into today’s #mentalitymonday message, which is a POWERFUL one.

What really made me think about this concept of “LOVING the PROCESS” was when I was having a convo with one of my coaching clients the other day.

We were discussing his progress with some of the Olympic Lifts and while his overall progress has been nothing short of great, he was still a bit frustrated with where he was currently at.

I told him to focus in on the PROCESS and enjoy it VS. always thinking about the end results.

Obviously when it comes to our strength and fitness goals or anything else we’re pursuing in life, we all want RESULTS.

To be bigger, stronger, leaner, faster, conditioned, more powerful…

What ever it may be that End Result will always be out in front of us.

What matters most is THE PROCESS.travis stoetzel and eric thomas

If you want to be truly happy and enjoy more success, you’ve got to fall in love with the PROCESS NOT the end result.

Because it’s the PROCESS that gets us to the END RESULT.

And the process NEVER stops.

It just keeps on going which is why it’s extremely important you EMBRACE the Process and learn to LOVE it.

About a month ago while in Vegas at a big fitness seminar, I had the chance to meet Eric Thomas (AKA The Hip Hop Preacher) and see him speak which is where I first heard him talk about “Falling in LOVE with the Process”.

To give you a more in depth feel for what I’m talking about, watch as my boy E.T. goes H.A.M. and delivers this message to the fullest…

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A powerful message that I’ll NEVER forget and will live by the rest of my life.

Think about this when it comes to your own life and your own BIG goals and dreams, because that’s exactly what it’s about…

Going through The PROCESS of achieving these goals and dreams is where we truly LIVE.

And as a father, strength coach and an athlete it’s all about the PROCESS in everything I do.

Never will I stop trying my best to become a better family man, strength coach, or athlete.


And that’s why YOU must “Fall in LOVE with THE PROCESS”.



Live and Train Aggressive!