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I learned I can be FUN!

I learned I can be FUN!

After completing my Vision and Impact Program (VIP) training, I realized that I can put fun in everything that I do. By creating fun, I can still get the job/task done. My life is more enjoyable and so is everyone else’s around me. I discovered that I, Bob Barnes, can be fun!

- Bob Barnes
Assistant Vice President Treasury & Cash, American Municipal Power Inc.


I lost 80 lbs. by shifting my mindset.

I lost 80 lbs. by shifting my mindset.

I thought losing weight would be simple: eat right, exercise and the rest would happen right? What I didn't realize is how my mindset was impacting my ability to lose weight. I was going through the motions but with a mindset that was already defeated and settling for giving up easily. I'd lose a two pounds and gain five, then my mind would flip to "okay it's hopeless." After going through my Next Level journey I realized I was using my negative self-talk was a form of sabotage. 

Next Level supported me in seeing that for myself and with the support of the community I was able to shift "I can't" to "I am." On my journey I have released 80 lbs. of body fat, moved out of being pre-diabetic, and participated in several 5ks and the Cap City Half Marathon. I changed my relationship to running and enjoy the ability to go out and run around our beautiful city. I have also explored the many opportunities to stay active through weight lifting, rock climbing, swimming, and finding the fun and joy in physical activity. I am proud to say I am in the best shape of my life at 36 years old!

- Patrick Anderson
Customer Service, Fiserv Financial