My name is Fred Fox. First, I must admit that I am not a Rabbi, and therefore this is not a site of a religious nature. It’s just that I’m often told that I sound like a Rabbi and many have suggested that I should become one.
In 1995, through a series of serendipitous events, I co-founded a gym and became a Spinning instructor as a hobby. At the time my full-time career was and continued as a stockbroker.
I soon realized that being a Spinning instructor was an opportunity to do more than just give Spinning instruction. I could use it as a platform to motivate and inspire people in a way that spoke to their lives, not just their Spinning practice. I soon found my voice as I discovered how much I was enjoying doing all that I ever really wanted to do. In class, I was able to combine my desire since childhood to be a Rabbi, therapist, comedian and entertainer.
I have been tremendously moved by the life stories people in my classes have told me. These were often tearful stories of the impact that the things discussed in the class had on their ability to deal with their life struggles. As I listened to these stories, I decided that I may have “found that which I am needed for.” In telling me how much I inspired them, they inspired me to find ways to reach a larger audience. Many, specifically suggested that I expand my reach. My desire now is to reach as large an audience as I can with these same messages, without the Spinning, of course.
To summarize, the theme of this site is:
“You cannot lower your mountain, but you can elevate yourself.”
“Okay,” you ask, “but how?” As I climb my mountain, I will share with you all that helps propel me upward. All that helps keep me focused on the goal and still in the moment.
You ask, “what is the goal?” Using the mountain metaphor, the human you were created to be, is waiting for you at the top of your mountain. The goal of continually climbing is to get to the top of your mountain and find joy, strength, and meaning along the way. To fulfill your unlimited and ultimate potential.
That is the purpose of this site. Here you will see stories* (some true, some fiction), quotes*, tools, thoughts, drills, recommended books, and exercises to keep you inspired, focused, reminded, and positive.
To paraphrase the title of a great oldie by the Del Vikings, Come Grow With Me!
*It is always my intent to give proper attribution for all the stories and quotes. In some cases the stories, which moved me, were ones I read some time ago and I have no recollection of their source. I wish to apologize in advance to those that I have not given proper credit to.