We had the good fortune of connecting with Daniel Lue and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Daniel, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
The reason I started my own business was for several reasons. The main reason was that working for someone else I would have to share the majority of my income to the corporation I was working for. I wanted to the freedom to control my own schedule and set my own hours and to be able to choose when I can take vacations for however long I chose. In the beginning I was hesitant to make the move, because I was afraid that finding clients would be difficult. Working for a corporate gym meant there was always new client prospect potentials. But I realized that fear was not a good reason not to make a move. I’m very glad now that felt the fear and did not let it hold me back.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My journey into the business of personal training started years before I actually became a personal trainer. Growing up I was very skinny and I wanted to change that. The moment I picked up my first dumbbell, my life was never the same. As my body changed, I realized it wasn’t just a physical change, but more importantly a mental change as well. I realized that if I knew exactly what I wanted and could believe and visualize it, that it would eventually come to pass. Everyone has their own “best body” within them. My specialty in personal training is to help clients achieve their own best body. I do this with customized strength, cardiovascular and flexibility training. But what sets me apart is that I also incorporate the spiritual- meditation and visualization techniques.
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?
Even with restaurants and other places limited due to Covid, there’s still plenty to do in Los Angeles that will fill up a week long trip. Los Angeles is a collection of small cities, each with unique characteristics. I live in Marina del Rey so I’ll first start locally and then visit other parts of the city. There’s no shortage of great restaurants to go to, so I’ll hang out at as many rooftop restaurants as possible. Here’s a sample itinerary: Monday (after picking up from the airport in the afternoon) – In n Out – Venice beach and walk along the boardwalk – Head to Abbot Kinney – Dinner at Elephante in Santa Monica Tuesday – breakfast at Grand Central Market in downtown – check out Santee Alley – head to Hollywood and look at the stars and the TCL Chinese Theater – lunch at Republique – dinner in Hollywood Wednesday – head to the San Gabriel Valley and have lunch at a Chinese restaurant – visit Huntington Library – dinner at Din Tai Fung Thursday -visit Malibu -El Matador beach -lunch at Moonshadows -take a surf lesson -dinner at Nobu Malibu Friday – hike Griffith Park and walk around the Griffith Observatory – find a cafe in Silver Lake for coffee -lunch at a taco truck -dinner and drinks at a rooftop restaurant in downtown Saturday – visit the South Bay and walk along the beach – head to Newport Beach – have seafood for dinner
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’m all about personal development and the ones that have had the biggest impact on me is Neville Goddard, Abraham Hicks and Tony Robbins.