060: Micah LaCerte | Flex and Smile: Transformation and Giving Back
Are you ready to unlock the power of going big, giving back, and embracing the "smile and flex" mindset? Welcome to the "Go Big to Give Big" podcast with Randy Molland and Steve Arneson! In this inspiring episode, we delve into Micah Lacerte's incredible journey of purpose-driven entrepreneurship and the profound impact of giving back. Micah is a co-founder of Hitch Fit, an online personal training platform, and Rock Body Retreats. He's a Muscle Model World Champion, TV personality, author, and motivational speaker. Micah and his wife have helped clients from 81 countries lose over 600,000 pounds through Hitch Fit, rated as one of the top online personal training businesses globally. They've also sponsored a school in Haiti for over 10 years, giving back 10% of their gym revenues. Micah's motto in life is "Flex and Smile."
In this episode, prepare to be inspired by Micah, as he shares his journey of purpose-driven entrepreneurship and the profound impact of giving back. Growing up with limited means but strong values, Micah's story exemplifies the transformative power of embodying good human principles and going big with your dreams and goals. Discover how adopting 80 children shifted his purpose, driving him to work harder and make a difference. From the joy of giving to the importance of faith, Micah's insights highlight the fulfillment that comes from giving and the positive ripple effect it creates.
Tune in for an inspiring conversation with Micah as he shares his journey from overcoming adversity to building successful businesses while helping others reach their goals!
[00:00 – 15:04] The Passion of Building a Life with Purpose
- Micah is the co-founder of Hitch Fit, an online personal training platform, and Rock Body Retreats.
- His passion for the past 25+ years has been transforming people inside and out through lifestyle, positive choices, nutrition, and fitness.
· Micah's purpose-driven approach to business, focused on transforming lives, has led to both personal and financial success.
· His upbringing taught him valuable life lessons, emphasizing the importance of giving back despite financial constraints.
[15:04 - 30:09] Smile and Flex: Overcoming and Giving Back
- Micah's upbringing taught him valuable life lessons, emphasizing the importance of giving back despite financial constraints.
- His purpose-driven approach to business, focused on transforming lives, has led to both personal and financial success.
- Giving back should be a top priority, even during difficult times, as it not only helps others but also opens doors and fosters relationships.
- Embracing a bigger purpose instantly brings excitement, inspiration, and a new drive to pump the business and make a difference.
[30:09 - 40:48] Inspiring Others to Give Back
· Micah's faith has been a source of strength during storms and struggles, reinforcing the importance of leaning on one's beliefs.
· Micah's belief in giving unconditionally, even without financial certainty, has led to powerful experiences and transformations that make him smile and flex with gratitude.
· His mission is to inspire others to smile and flex, to embrace giving back, and experience the same euphoria he found in his own journey.
[40:48 - 45:27] Quick Questions
· Brag one about a charity you like:
o Boys & Girls Clubs of America
· What would get you more excited? Donating a $1 million check or spending a week physically helping others:
o Physical involvement in helping others brings Micah more excitement than just writing a check, creating a lasting impact.
· Who inspires you with their giving?
o Micah's wife serves as an inspiration in her passion for giving back, motivating him to do the same through their business and personal endeavors.
· Do you entrepreneurs should start including a giving component in their business from day one, or wait until they've seen some success and have some money in the bank:
o Micah shares his belief that entrepreneurs should include a giving component in their business from the beginning, fostering relationships and creating opportunities.
· What is the first thing that you think of when you hear Go Big to Give Big:
o Micah defines going big as striving for success, weathering storms, and embracing discipline to make a significant impact.
· In one word, describe the feeling you get when you give
· Do you believe that money can buy you happiness?
o Money can facilitate happiness through experiences, but true happiness comes from giving and building joy.
[45:27 – 47:37] Closing Segment
· Reach out to Micah
o See the links below
· Final words
"When you go big, go all in. Jump in the deep end and go all in. And when you give, do the exact same thing.” – Micah Lacerte
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