The most influential advice that I received was to simply mind my own damn business.sc: Are you still singing? If so, where can soulcitizens hear you? HF: Singing now, no. I haven’t sung in a very long time; however, if given the opportunity to do so, I will again. sc: Family support is always a plus. How has your family encouraged you in your various endeavors? HF: Family support is indeed a critically important part of life. My family is very supportive of my various endeavors, but only to the extent that they had something to do with it. Not everybody’s the same – I realized a long time ago that just because you’re family doesn’t make you equal and efforts that you pursue [differ]. That is, not everyone chooses to prepare and pursue their dreams. sc: What words of advice have you received that have been influential in your life? HF: The most influential advice that I received was to simply mind my own damn business. You can do a whole lot more for people than you think could only be done through a group. sc: Another chapter in your book is “Crabs in a Pot.” Share why you addressed this concept. HF: I address this concept because of the way our people – not all, but some – have a tendency to think that we all should be able to accomplish successful things without having to do what it takes to get there, but “if you can have it, I can have it, too.” sc: You have accomplished much in your lifespan thus far, talk about your various career endeavors. HF: I’ll just say this, what I’ve accomplished so far in my lifetime can be attributed greatly to my mother and father. Whatever the accomplishments, they traveled vicariously through me and with me. sc: Describe a day in the life of Herb Fulton as coach and trainer. HF: As a coach and trainer, I look forward to all of my members walking through the door with a goal in mind to finish up their day at the boxing gym, some leaving tension-free and others learning more about the craft. sc: What has been your most rewarding experience?
With me it’s not about the money, it’s not about the fame; but it’s about them, The People.HF: When my members see that with me it’s not about the money, it’s not about the fame; but it’s about them, The People. sc: What drives you? HF: The People. sc: I understand that you consider the folks that come to your gym not simply as clients, but family. How has this impacted your business? HF: It has provided greater than expected growth. sc: Do you plan to write more books? HF: I do plan on writing another book. This book was actually written three years ago, but I wanted to show progression. It was very difficult for me to release this book. But I did, on December 26, 2016, because I finally realized that sometimes adding on to an already wonderful story can sometimes make it worse. Keep the pages turning! No Excuses, Just Results: A Memoir, by Herb Fulton is available on Amazon. Eight Count Boxing and Fitness is located at 1960 South Austin Avenue, Suite 110, Georgetown, TX 78626.