We had the good fortune of connecting with Patrick Brackens and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Patrick, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most Important factor behind my success and anyone else is being consistent. With consistency, nothing is out of reach. All things are possible when you continue to show up and work. The problem most of us have is the courage to keep going. We face battles and become defeated and discouraged. This is only a test. Will you fail or pass? My brand has been successful simply because I kept moving forward regardless of what “set back” I felt I faced. Many people in my industry (fitness) tend to either stop or get comfortable once they reach a certain level of success. That could be a specific amount of followers or one viral video. Now the problem with this is everything on social media is a wave and as we all know, all waves fall eventually. So what’s next? Consistency. Consistency will separate you from everyone else. Stay hungry. Stay motivated. Slow motion is better than no motion. Most importantly, keep believing!
What should our readers know about your business?
My line of business is Fitness. I’m a personal trainer and online fitness coach. Although it’s a industry that’s filled with many people, it’s not hard to stand out or separate yourself. It’s so many forms of training and approaches that makes us different. I think what attracts people to me is the energy I bring to the atmosphere. By simply going to my social media platform, I’ll make you want to go workout or do something you’re enthusiastic about. Once you find your nitche, you’re unstoppable. The sky is the limit! I got to where I’m at by getting out of my comfort zone and believing I could. No it wasn’t easy because I doubted being successful in this industry. To overcome it I had to put myself out there and understand that with time it would get easier. With time, I would be comfortable watching myself workout and talk. With time, it would because second nature to me. Along this journey what I’ve learned is with consistency you can find success in any industry. All you need is faith and work. I want the world to look at me and say “even I can do that if I believe.” My story is still being written and no where near completed but by following it I hope to give people motivated to invest in their dreams and don’t let them die.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
So I’m located in Dallas TX. Of course you have to go to one of the main attractions of Dallas which is Rudy’s Chicken and/or Fuel City. Both very popular spots to grab food at. For drinks and good vibes I would take them to Kiss Dallas which is a great scene and atmosphere to be in. In all honesty, if we are looking to get active in the city I would recommend us checking out literally anything @highlifedtx or @214cozy is promoting. This is two of Dallas event marketing groups. They are very good at what they do and will definitely give you a great time.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to dedicate my success to Patrick Sr. and Tameaka. These two individuals instilled in me young to believe in myself regardless of what the world may say. Without my parents I would be nothing. The support and love they gave me could never be unnoticed. When I first started in this industry these two kept me going. When I said “why” they replied “why not.” This is exactly what I needed! I love you two to the moon and back!