On my drive home from work this evening, I happened to catch sight of a new business just a few blocks from my home.
The small, unassuming sign hung above the building was laeled “Action Coach Seattle.”
Being as I am an action movie enthusiast, my hopeful young mind immediately conjured up images of a safety mat and training dummy filled stunt school.
Think of that one scene a lot of James Bond movies where Q shows up and he and 007 take a stroll through a chaotic training/gadget room while casually slinging deadpan humor back and forth.
That’s the kind of imagery I had swimming around in my head as I drove past Action Coach Seattle.
What’s more, I also happened to notice that the sign had a date for a meet and greet in the near future, getting me anxious for all of the future possibilities the place might have in store for someone like me.
For the 3 minutes or so, I drove home with feelings of hope and excitement stirring in my heart.
“Man, I should go home and work out!”
“Tonight I should have tuna, cabbage and rice, that always makes me feel energized!”
“Should I start running again?”
Then I got home and actually visited the Action Coach Seattle website.
In an instant, all of my ambition, and all of my practical, realistic goal-oriented energy went straight down the shitter.
It’s a business coaching service.
Action Coach Seattle, is a training/motivational service, for small businesses.
I suppose it’s better than a bunch of “social media experts” moving ino the neighborhood, but even so; business coaching is a far cry from balls-out, fighting/stunt training for Hollywood hopefuls!
*Sigh* Oh well, we can’t always get what we want…
I’m just glad this all took place over the course of a few minutes, otherwise I would’ve gone nuts busting my ass to be in great shape for the open house, and no doubt would’ve ruined my daily performance at work.
I guess I’ll just have to stick to making stupid action movies with my friends the best way I know how…
Badly, and without the proper planning.