Today, I am excited to talk with our Kajabi Hero, Shane Dowd, founder and owner of GotRom. ‘Rom’ stands for ‘range of motion,’ and we are going to see how this has played a huge role in his personal life.
Shane’s background is in personal training and he was working in a gym teaching weight training and crossfit when he started to experience pain in his hip and lower back. He was diagnosed with Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), and the prevailing theory at the time was that the ultimate cure was surgery. Being only 26 years old, Shane refused to accept the fact that he was going to need a hip operation at such a young age.
This led to the beginning of his journey for rehabilitation, flexibility, mobility, and yoga. He would spend hours a day researching a practicing methods to help his body heal and eventually started to teach it to his clients in the gym. He slowly morphed into the ‘fix your body’ guy at the gym and then actually became a massage therapist as well.
This week’s #kajabihero has an incredible and amazing story. Born homeless and raised in poverty, Daniel has truly overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to be where he is today, and I am so happy to have the privilege of interviewing him.
Daniel uses Kajabi to teach personal development on the highest level. His 12-week course offers life lessons that people don’t learn in school, at work, or at church. Some of these ideas include money and time management, making decisions, deciphering and leveraging credit scores, and managing relationships. His online product is called Daniel Ally’s 12-week Success Program, and to add to this, he is also the author of three books.
Those who sign up for the course will receive one new topic every week for 12 weeks. Each topic is 6 ½ hours of material and mentorship by Daniel himself. I asked Daniel how he became so well-versed in all of these topics, and he took the camera and showed me his vast library of books and referenced them as ‘his mentors’.
This week’s Kajabi Hero is a psychologist who is passionate about improving the workplace. In his own words, he trains individuals and groups of people to become more psychologically flexible and safe, which in turn enables them to be more creative and more productive.
His product is called the ProSocial Matrix, as part of the ACT Matrix membership site, and with it Dr. Polk aims to provide the antidote for toxic work environments. One of his webinar offerings is called ‘How to Intervene in a Toxic Workplace,’ in where he equips leaders and managers to go into their workplaces and change bad habits. As 60% of workplaces are considered toxic, his product offerings really come at the perfect time.
Dr. Polk is a clinical psychologist by trade and he has worked with veterans who suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He thought that the methods in which they were teaching other psychologists and counselors to treat people with PTSD were overly complicated and hard to understand, so he took it upon himself to simplify the process and make it more digestible for others to process.
This week’s #kajabihero shares a name with the famous musician James Taylor, but while James isn't headlining concerts around the world, he does help musicians with their marketing so they can make a living doing what they love.
He noticed pretty early on in life how difficult it was for musicians to make a living with their music, and so he decided to become involved in online musician schools.
Musicians who decide to teach online have a steady stream of income sharing something that they love with people who are eager to learn which enables them to have options for what gigs they want to accept or decline.
This week’s Kajabi Hero is unique in that she not only has the privilege to work with people but with their pets as well. Nicole Begley is a pet photographer and she also offers courses training others in how to become pet photographers as well.
Make sure you pay close attention to the interview today, because Nicole has made over 6 figures since launching her courses on Kajabi, and so you’ll want to grab all the great nuggets that she has to offer.
Nicole has had a pet photography company for about 7 years, and she used to meet with clients in person to teach them the ins and outs of starting and running their own photography businesses. While she loved meeting face to face with clients (and still does), she found that she was repeating a lot of the same information over and over again. Most of her teaching focuses on the business side of running a company, and she realized she could reach many more people all at the same time if she put that part of her teaching online.