The Anatomy of Success: Interview With Bodybuilding Pro Michael Walding
Michael Walding started his bodybuilding career when he was 19 years old. By 25, he was a professional, with 7 years of experience and a few certifications and accolades to show for it. At 30, he had become a multi-millionaire thanks to his persistence not only in the arena of bodybuilding, but also in online business. He traveled to over 30 countries while building multiple online businesses to continue pursuing bodybuilding while he made money using his phone and laptop.
How did you make a name for yourself in your industry?
“I became really good at networking and connecting experts in specific niches which led to exceptional results in the eCommerce industry. I was able to connect these individuals in a way that made scaling stores easy.”
What obstacles did you face to get to where you are now?
“As the oldest of 3 siblings and growing up in a middle class home, I had to navigate my own path to success. I have always been a dreamer and one to “think outside the box” more than anything. This created some pushback and negativity from people close to me because they didn’t understand my way of thinking.”
How did you overcome these obstacles?
“Once I broke away from those people and surrounded myself with people willing to think big and take massive action, it helped me get closer to living up to my potential. Also, the mindset required for bodybuilding is one that keeps you hungry and motivated. Applying this to other areas of my life makes me very efficient.”
If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
“Ignore the noise, the hate, the difficulty, the speedbumps, and any issues stemming from any of those things and just keep your nose to the grindstone, your head down, and keep working until you get what, and where, you want.”