Thursday, January 7th, 2010 by

Police Officer’s Personal Success Story

Editors Note:  The following is excerpted from the personal blog of CopsAlive regular contributor Chuck Rylant.  For those of you who don’t know him, Chuck is a working police officer, has his own financial planning business AND now is co-owner of RockStar Fitness with his wife.  Chuck is an amazing person and continues to be a role model for all of us on how to get the most out of life.  It is our pleasure to celebrate with the Rylant’s and share their story with you.  If you want to learn more about Chuck you can listen to our first interview with him CLICK HERE.  In that interview he talked about the importance of writing and using a business plan.  Remember he did all of this while still working full time at his police department.

We Actually Pulled it Off

Well it’s been a while since I’ve posted to because I’ve been so busy launching a new fitness club called RockStar Fitness, while still growing my financial planning firm in Santa Maria.  For now, I’m enjoying being a partner with my wife in this new venture.  We really do make a good team in business and life.  It really has been fun,  rewarding, exciting, stressful and scary all at the same time.

Now that it’s open, we’re discovering all new stresses, but also some incredible rewards.  It was gratifying… seeing everyone enjoy themselves at our extravagant VIP party and now it’s even more fulfilling watching people leave their fitness classes with a glow and smile.  That seriously makes it worth it.

Be sure to CLICK on the links that Chuck embedded in his article to learn more about the fitness club and it’s grand opening.  Our congratulations to the Rylant’s and encourage everyone in law enforcement to follow your dreams and if they involve a side business then get started with your business planning process.  Follow these links to our CopsAlive articles about businesses planning for cops.  CLICK HERE for a replay of our teleseminar on starting a business and CLICK HERE to download our PDF worksheet to help you.

Chuck and his wife will be taking a much needed break and joining us and other law enforcement officers on CopsAlive Cruise 2010 as we cruise the Western Caribbean and both of us will be back to tell you stories soon!

Happy New Year!

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