Hey! I’m Adam Bate. I know you’re busy so thank you for taking the time to read through this to get to know me. I really do appreciate it.
I’m just a normal guy. I grew up in rural Nova Scotia, Canada (yes I eat poutine, say ‘eh’, wear a toque, and will embrace just about any other Canadian stereotype you can throw at me).
I was really lucky growing up to find a few things that I was quite passionate about – health & fitness, web-based business, and building relationships. I was half decent at all three of these throughout my schooling.
It wasn’t long after leaving university that I got lost in the hustle and bustle of the “real world.” Things changed. I became unhealthy – physically, mentally, and socially. I put on weight. I stopped eating well and exercising. I overworked and under paid myself. I was losing more social connections than I was creating. Things were slowly but surely falling apart.
Fortunately, I was able to come to this realization before it consumed too much of my life or got too far off track. In 2013, I was able to realign a lot of things. I lost 40 pounds, ran my first marathon, and was more focused in my business than ever.
But I still have a lot of work to do. I’m still not finding the best balance and there are areas of my life that are still a struggle. This blog is part of the process to help identify and change that.
Work-wise, I am involved with a web services company (I focus on hosting and search marketing), I publish a daily health and fitness podcast that inspires people to take action and make healthy changes to their lives by sharing the stories of others. I have also recently started dabbling in real estate investing, just closing on our first 4-plex in January, 2014.
I have a bachelors of Commerce from Dalhousie University. I am a certified personal trainer. I love getting people fired up about health, fitness, business, or just being better today than yesterday.
I love a good craft beer and creating real relationships (the best is when the two are combined!) I am typically fuelled by coffee, and still believe that laughing is the best possible exercise.
At the end of the day, I’m just trying my best. I’m trying to add value and make a positive impact on the people in my life all while finding a proper balance in my own.
Want to chat? If you’re local, lets grab a coffee or beer. Alternatively, we can hop of Skype for a good chat and a laugh.
I’m looking forward to getting to know you better, so please don’t hesitate to contact me.