It’s crazy to think less than 2 year ago I quit my job scared out of my mind that I wouldn’t have a steady paycheck coming in

It’s crazy to think less than 2 year ago I quit my job scared out of my mind that I wouldn’t have a steady paycheck coming in. I was in debt and being sued by a creditor having my wages garnished. I was driving a 600 Horsepower Camaro that eventually turned into a money pit and gave out on me. My relationship wasn’t in a good place and I was waking up to headaches everywhere I turned. Life was hell, but you know what? Instead of crying about it like everyone else and blaming others for my financial mistakes I decided to fix the problem. I hated waking up to a job a wasn’t passionate about and although my Boss at that time was the best Boss one can ask for he kinda pushed me into chasing my fitness career after I did my 1st photoshoot. I quit my job and went full time into building my own brand. That Camaro took a dump on me and I was force to sell it to try to pay off some of my debt (which didn’t do much for me). It broke my heart because that car had a very sentimental value to me. It was also my pride and joy. I was on unemployment for only 6 months and yes even food stamps. I was struggling to pay rent, my bills and getting a meal in. Well, that didn’t last last very long. It was all cut off by the government within a couple months of being unemployed. I’m glad it did, because I’m not about that life. I hate handouts, but I had to do what I had to do to survive this moment I faced. It also forced me to get out of my comfort zone. With the money I started getting from my online coaching I reinvested that same money into paying to shoot with the right photographers in the Fitness industry that will later get me published. I’ve payed up to $1,200.00 for 1 photoshoot. It’s crazy to pay that much when you can afford to eat, but it was a sacrifice I took that I knew it would pay off in the long run. Those same images that I got back from this international published photographer I used them to promote my business. That following day I ran a special on my online coaching business I had going. Within 24 hours of getting those images back I signed up 5 new clients that made me $1,500.00. I made my money back from the shoot and some to help me pay off my bills. I saw a cycle in the fitness industry that I can use to do what I love and help others while making a living. Fast forward to today, I’m sitting here in my new office putting all my equipment together, looking back at how blessed I’ve been and thanking God for those struggles. I now have savings in multiple bank accounts, I own 3 business and I’m about to blow your mind on a new upcoming project. Best part of all is I’m helping others change their lives . I’m teaching others how to live a positive and healthy lifestyle doing what I’m passionate about which is fitness. Life is hard and it will knock you the FUCK DOWN, but it’s what you do in those time that defines where you will be in the next 5 years. You can either bitch about your situation pointing fingers at the world or you look at yourself in the mirror and point at yourself. Take responsibility and be a FUCKEN MAN! Work your ass off to make shit happen.
Welcome to Luis Montoya Fit I am your host and I am the MUTHAFUCKEN C.E.O!
Shoutout to Andy Frisella for teaching me to not be a pussy and take control of my life.
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53 thoughts on “It’s crazy to think less than 2 year ago I quit my job scared out of my mind that I wouldn’t have a steady paycheck coming in”

    1. How much do you love your life is the question you have to ask yourself. You deserve to live a life with a purpose that you can wake up every morning to. A life that when you’re about to go to bed makes you think “I love what I do and I can’t wait to do this all over again tomorrow “.

  1. I love that I’ve watched you grow from the bottom to the beginning of something great!

    You are the definition of inspiration Luis. Thank you for all that you do for others!

  2. This hit all the feels! I feel exactly in the position you were you in! EXACTLY
    100 %. I can’t stand where I’m at and I know I can do more. I want to be involved in health and fitness! I have a long long way to go personally to get in shape, but this.. all of this is so inspiring!

    1. You’re step away from taking the decision of getting a step closer to that new life. Stop waiting for it and just do it!

  3. I know not everyone here believes in God and like to hear about religion,but I do love God. I believe everything in life happens for a reason . The struggles you face today is designed to mold you into the person you need to become. It’s the you need. I also believe in free will. You can choose to be stuck in the same Hell hole you are in now or you can choose to rise above it. I’ve said it since day #1 God is my strength and I’m blessed to have a purpose in life.

  4. So proud of you bro! True inspiration for those of us trying to chase what we are passionate about.

    I’m working on it. It’s gonna be a long road, but it will be worth it.

    1. It doesn’t happen overnight and I’m so glad you’re finally doing something you’re passionate about. Btw, I already have more business lined up for you. This is what life is about helping those around you reach their full potential.

    1. Thanks brother. I was just thinking back on that phone call we had where we were talking about all this. God bless

  5. I really wish we were closer because with all my health setbacks I’ve pushed my fitness to the back and I’ve lost my motivation and need someone to kick my butt. Also way to go ! You deserve it

    1. Thank you. You do know I also do online coaching and coach Beachbody friendly programs too right? Most of my success stories are from clients who I’ve coached via web. Send me your email and I’ll shoot over some info to get you your life back.

  6. Your story is amazing ! Congratulations on all your accomplishments !!! Have you thought about motivational speaking? I think you’d do great in this !

    1. That is actually my main goal in life. I want to become a motivational speaker through the fitness industry. I want to be able to travel the world speaking at events and schools all over the world sharing my story. It might help a few to believe that they too can do it.

  7. I am so proud to call you my brother congratulations! All the blessings you have coming your way are very much deserved! I look forward to continue to watch you grow

    1. Unfortunately I the heads took a dump on me along with transmission problems. After 3k in repairs and with all the stuff listed above I had to let it go. I’m still in contact with the new owner who treats it as good as I did.

  8. You rock!! Glad I met you in the beginning when you were training for your first comp.. cuz now you’ll be untouchable lol!! Jk. Ps I just found a picture of when we went out downtown o-side haha. Good times

    1. Such good memories. I wish I knew back then what I know now… it’s all been a learning experience is so many positive ways. Hope all is well. How’s the little one btw?

  9. God is good!!!! And even though I’m struggling I’m still praising him because I will soon be praising him in my victory as well with you brother! Amen! Happy for ya!

  10. Thank u for this!!! It really helped me! Congratulations on your success. You have done an amazing job. Wish I could say more

  11. That’s my brotha! Felicidades Hermano! So proud of you. I’ve always believed In your talent and been your #1 Fan from the start. From the Luis fonsi days when you use to love to sing and write music, showing me how to use the guitar, to the car shows and loving the adrenaline and speed of racing to finally being where you are a fitness inspiration. Keep growing and keep being a role model for us ✌

  12. God Speed. Congratulation. Sorry to hear about our Camaro but I do understand. You can reach for the stars but keep your feet on the ground. I know you know that. Sending much Love!!!!!!

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