Author Archive for: Tony Whatley
I feel fortunate to have had great success in my professional pursuits. As President and CEO, of Accessor Capital Management, a mutual fund in Seattle, WA, I led the company to national recognition as the Lipper Award recipient in 2007 for best Mutual Fund Family. I was fortunate to reap the benefits of a physically active lifestyle in handball, crossfit gym, golf course, tennis court and even a boxing gym. Besides the benefit of good health, I strongly believe they enhanced my friendships which were developed through a fit lifestyle and the socialization of being active. Living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, my lifestyle has facilitated me to enjoy the great outdoors up close & personally, including reaching the 14,000ft summit of Mt. Rainier multiple times.
Even during my CEO days, no matter how long much time spent at the office, I knew it was important to make time for physical health. It was enjoyable and enabled me to be a better husband, father, CEO, etc.
Since selling my company in 2008, I've pursued other passions, including writing a book, Inspire Your FitBehavior. My motivation stemmed from a core belief that observing successful models and altering my own actions accordingly can create results that enable me to make a positive impact on humanity, inspiring others to improve their health.
For more information, please visit FitBehavior.com.
Entries by Tony Whatley
Make the most out of every day; you are not going to get a do-over. When you look in the mirror, there is the CEO of your life. It’s not your boss, spouse, friends, and parents–it’s you. So ultimately we have no one to blame for our mistakes, failures, and shortcomings other than ourselves. At some point, we all experience hardships and personal catastrophes. You can keep moving forward if you decide to do so. Pick a career that centers on work you enjoy. Then it becomes play instead of work. On average you are going to work for 60… Read more.
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Sometimes we humans don’t like the change we’ve encountered, whether it’s a loved one passing, a lost job, or a lost opportunity. As Neale Donald Walsch notes, "Most of us have experienced events which we have called, when they were happening, the worst moments of our lives, only to find as time went by that what occurred was one of the best things that ever happened to us." These changes can feel absolutely devastating. We may ask “Why me?” and “How could this happen?” and feel that “this is a nightmare, this is not real” when it seems like our world has flipped upside down. Neale's book When Everything Changes, Change Everything shares extremely vital tools to cope with change, the very thing that is always constant in our lives. If you're ready to take a closer look at the deep issues of change and how to deal with them, check out When Everything Changes, Change Everything.