Jesse James Retherford is creating A Movement Lifestyle
6

patrons

$65
per month
Hi Movers,

Welcome to The Art of Fitness Patreon page. I am deeply moved that you are here. 

I remember when I was 14 years old... an incoming freshman in high school... my best friend Jonah (pronounced yona) living around the corner from my house... and our daily walks with his dog to the lake, hike and bike trail, train tracks, or neighborhood convenience store. These were times of interesting reflection... not normal teenager talk. We both had childhoods which provided us with an interesting outlook on life (some good and some not so good). There is a conversation that sticks out in my memory... one that has lasted me many many years...

As we were walking down the hill from my house... I saw the guidance counselor at school...
GC: "What do you want to do with your life?"
Me: "have a positive impact on the world."
GC: "There isn't a career choice for that. Out of the choices, pick a box?"
None of the choices had anything to do with having a positive impact on the world. I felt lost, confused, and disenfranchised. 
Interesting thing... I've never gone back to a guidance counselor. 

To this day, I have this idea which stems from that conversation: 
I believe everyone has a gift... that we all bring something special to the planet. And when we seek our truth and act from our hearts... we can share our gifts with the world... and as more people share from this place, we can possibly elevate humanity. I call it Gift Economy. It has been around much longer than me.

I lived on gift economy for over two years. In that time, I didn't charge for my work... personal training or massage therapy... When someone asked me "how much?" I told them it was a gift. Most people gave something back... most often cash, sometimes fresh garden veggies or eggs, concert tickets, and other cool things. At the time, my son was less than a year old. I was the primary provider and supported a family of three. It wasn't easy. We didn't thrive... but it worked. It was an amazing experience and one I believe can grow. 

Patreon provides a way for me to return to Gift-Economy. It allows for people who believe in the work I do... to support me. Together, we can help create an incredible movement community.

My hope is to offer for free... my teachings... learnings... methodologies... everything movement/health/lifestyle related that I have learned over 20 years in the industry... as online content.... with no expectation of return. I hope and trust... that if I do this... I may inspire you to change your life... and in the process... you will find so much gratitude that you'll feel compelled to return the gift... possibly to me... or by paying it forward. 

To give back, you can donate to Patreon here; purchase something awesome from one of my affiliate links on my website; or share my videos, blogs, and other content. 

Have I affected your life in a positive way? Then I offer you a way to affect my life in a positive way.

If something I have said, written, created has moved you... inspired you... helped change your life in a meaningful way... and you want to give back... here is an option. Any amount that you give pokes/prods/motivates/inspires me to continue pursuing my question. Even better, I can feel your support and it fills my heart. 

I would love to hear your feedback... what works for you and what doesn't. I'd also love to see you join me... if you feel called to do so... I look forward to seeing what moves you. 

Tiers
The Starting Point
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
This is where I'd like you to start. Make this pledge financially.. and also physically. This pledge is your commitment to yourself to learn how your body moves... beautifully, artistically, lovingly... with strength, power, and grace. 


Follow my lead and start moving every day. Watch my videos and read the blogs; follow me socially (instagram, Youtube, Facebook, http://www.tao-fit.com) and share it with others; and start moving your amazing body. If you have questions along the way... please ask. Your questions are the same questions most people have when they are getting started. The more you ask, the more helpful content I will know to create and share. 


If you follow my lead... 

taking things slowly... 

non painfully... 

and move every day... 

and continue to add movement throughout your day... 


You will find that... 

at the end of a day... you'll feel better

At the end of the week... you'll move better

At the end of a month, or two months, or six, or twelve... you won't recognize yourself compared to when you started. 


You will have changed, and I believe you will like who you've become.


If you experience this shift in yourself... through following my videos... at this point I want you to consider a larger financial and/or social offering. Please think of the value this movement work has brought to your life on a monthly basis... and offer a greater gift of yourself. 


Every dollar speaks volumes...  touches my heart... and allows me to share the life changing qualities of movement with my larger community. 


You are amazing. 


Thank you.

Paying it Forward
$25 or more per month 1 patron
If I have gotten you this far... then I must be doing something that is resonating with others. It feels amazing to be able to share with you. Thank you. 


This also means you've accepted the challenge to go further... deeper. The work you've done shows. You look beautiful. You're feeling better in your body... you have more energy... you can do more cool things than in a very long while... you have new appreciations for yourself and others... There may still be aches and pains... and there is still amazing work left for you to do. 


It is time to step it up a notch... continue doing the movement work I am showing you... and also go learn something new... develop a new skill, hobby, passion... then bring what you learned back and share it with us. 


And please continue asking yourself the question about value I mentioned in Tier one... If you can give more... financially and/or by paying it forward in your community. Then please do.

The Sweet Spot
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Want to see more professional videos, editing, locations, podcast, better headbands, and more??? This money helps make it happen.
Spreading the message far and wide
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Want to see more professional videos, editing, locations, podcast, retreats, and more??? Tell me what you want to see.


This support will allow me to hire a content support manager, other movement coaches, and so much more... as well as continue to offer all content free to community.

I must be doing something right
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
It doesn't hurt to ask right? 


My goal is to inspire just one person... to move more... to discover their body through movement... and for that discovery to grow into a self discovery of their heart, mind, and soul. 


I believe if I can reach just one person... then I can reach ten...  a hundred... thousand... million...


My vision is grand... the ideas are plentiful... the financial ability to do so will need to come from you. 


*videos, blogs, books

*state of the art website to deliver content free to my entire global community

*a retreat center

*workshops and retreats around the world

*hiring support 

*paying it forward

Grow A Global Community of Movers
$15,000 or more per month 0 patrons
This kind of money would help sponsor a movement collective of teachers, teacher trainings, meet-ups, workshops, retreats, a community movement gym, and so much more. 


If you have this kind of money and believe in my vision enough to invest... send me an email or give me a call. 

  

Goals
$65 of $600 per month
We are greater than Me.

This movement is growing, but I am only one person, and can only do so much.

The next step in building this movement and taking it to the next level is hiring an online content manager (job description below).

To do this, I need your help. As a full-time dad, full-time student, and self-employed business owner, I don't have the time or income to invest in hiring someone. And let's face it, this movement is about you, for you, and from you. For it to be successful, to reach more and more people, and grow our global tribal community... You have to put some skin in the game.  

Title: Content Manager for The Art of Fitness

Duties
In this role, the content manager would work with Jesse to grow a larger online business presence and revenue; strategically drawing out content in order to create a secondary, passive stream of revenue; and most importantly… help turn likes and followers into a thriving community. We are looking for a self-starter and go-getter with a health and movement mindset who is excited to have a positive impact, change lives, and build community.

  • Social Media
    • Facebook Page
    • Instagram
    • LinkedIn
    • YouTube
  • Web Content
    • Posting/editing blogs, videos, and links
    • Creation of online courses
    • Finding creative new content outlets
  • Email
    • Monthly Newsletter
    • Email drip content for virtual courses and movement programs
  • Managing Patreon/Donation for Services outlets
Skills and Competencies
  • Content management
  • Social media management (FB, IG, LI, YouTube)
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Video editing
  • Wordpress
Compensation
  • For the first 6 months, the pay would be $15/hour for 10 hours per week (or $600/mo).
  • At the end of this 6 month period, the salary will be renegotiated based on revenue created. With the right results, I’d love to see this become a full-time position. Essentially, we’d work together to create the revenue to fund the position long-term. 
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Hi Movers,

Welcome to The Art of Fitness Patreon page. I am deeply moved that you are here. 

I remember when I was 14 years old... an incoming freshman in high school... my best friend Jonah (pronounced yona) living around the corner from my house... and our daily walks with his dog to the lake, hike and bike trail, train tracks, or neighborhood convenience store. These were times of interesting reflection... not normal teenager talk. We both had childhoods which provided us with an interesting outlook on life (some good and some not so good). There is a conversation that sticks out in my memory... one that has lasted me many many years...

As we were walking down the hill from my house... I saw the guidance counselor at school...
GC: "What do you want to do with your life?"
Me: "have a positive impact on the world."
GC: "There isn't a career choice for that. Out of the choices, pick a box?"
None of the choices had anything to do with having a positive impact on the world. I felt lost, confused, and disenfranchised. 
Interesting thing... I've never gone back to a guidance counselor. 

To this day, I have this idea which stems from that conversation: 
I believe everyone has a gift... that we all bring something special to the planet. And when we seek our truth and act from our hearts... we can share our gifts with the world... and as more people share from this place, we can possibly elevate humanity. I call it Gift Economy. It has been around much longer than me.

I lived on gift economy for over two years. In that time, I didn't charge for my work... personal training or massage therapy... When someone asked me "how much?" I told them it was a gift. Most people gave something back... most often cash, sometimes fresh garden veggies or eggs, concert tickets, and other cool things. At the time, my son was less than a year old. I was the primary provider and supported a family of three. It wasn't easy. We didn't thrive... but it worked. It was an amazing experience and one I believe can grow. 

Patreon provides a way for me to return to Gift-Economy. It allows for people who believe in the work I do... to support me. Together, we can help create an incredible movement community.

My hope is to offer for free... my teachings... learnings... methodologies... everything movement/health/lifestyle related that I have learned over 20 years in the industry... as online content.... with no expectation of return. I hope and trust... that if I do this... I may inspire you to change your life... and in the process... you will find so much gratitude that you'll feel compelled to return the gift... possibly to me... or by paying it forward. 

To give back, you can donate to Patreon here; purchase something awesome from one of my affiliate links on my website; or share my videos, blogs, and other content. 

Have I affected your life in a positive way? Then I offer you a way to affect my life in a positive way.

If something I have said, written, created has moved you... inspired you... helped change your life in a meaningful way... and you want to give back... here is an option. Any amount that you give pokes/prods/motivates/inspires me to continue pursuing my question. Even better, I can feel your support and it fills my heart. 

I would love to hear your feedback... what works for you and what doesn't. I'd also love to see you join me... if you feel called to do so... I look forward to seeing what moves you. 

Recent posts by Jesse James Retherford

Tiers
The Starting Point
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
This is where I'd like you to start. Make this pledge financially.. and also physically. This pledge is your commitment to yourself to learn how your body moves... beautifully, artistically, lovingly... with strength, power, and grace. 


Follow my lead and start moving every day. Watch my videos and read the blogs; follow me socially (instagram, Youtube, Facebook, http://www.tao-fit.com) and share it with others; and start moving your amazing body. If you have questions along the way... please ask. Your questions are the same questions most people have when they are getting started. The more you ask, the more helpful content I will know to create and share. 


If you follow my lead... 

taking things slowly... 

non painfully... 

and move every day... 

and continue to add movement throughout your day... 


You will find that... 

at the end of a day... you'll feel better

At the end of the week... you'll move better

At the end of a month, or two months, or six, or twelve... you won't recognize yourself compared to when you started. 


You will have changed, and I believe you will like who you've become.


If you experience this shift in yourself... through following my videos... at this point I want you to consider a larger financial and/or social offering. Please think of the value this movement work has brought to your life on a monthly basis... and offer a greater gift of yourself. 


Every dollar speaks volumes...  touches my heart... and allows me to share the life changing qualities of movement with my larger community. 


You are amazing. 


Thank you.

Paying it Forward
$25 or more per month 1 patron
If I have gotten you this far... then I must be doing something that is resonating with others. It feels amazing to be able to share with you. Thank you. 


This also means you've accepted the challenge to go further... deeper. The work you've done shows. You look beautiful. You're feeling better in your body... you have more energy... you can do more cool things than in a very long while... you have new appreciations for yourself and others... There may still be aches and pains... and there is still amazing work left for you to do. 


It is time to step it up a notch... continue doing the movement work I am showing you... and also go learn something new... develop a new skill, hobby, passion... then bring what you learned back and share it with us. 


And please continue asking yourself the question about value I mentioned in Tier one... If you can give more... financially and/or by paying it forward in your community. Then please do.

The Sweet Spot
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Want to see more professional videos, editing, locations, podcast, better headbands, and more??? This money helps make it happen.
Spreading the message far and wide
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Want to see more professional videos, editing, locations, podcast, retreats, and more??? Tell me what you want to see.


This support will allow me to hire a content support manager, other movement coaches, and so much more... as well as continue to offer all content free to community.

I must be doing something right
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
It doesn't hurt to ask right? 


My goal is to inspire just one person... to move more... to discover their body through movement... and for that discovery to grow into a self discovery of their heart, mind, and soul. 


I believe if I can reach just one person... then I can reach ten...  a hundred... thousand... million...


My vision is grand... the ideas are plentiful... the financial ability to do so will need to come from you. 


*videos, blogs, books

*state of the art website to deliver content free to my entire global community

*a retreat center

*workshops and retreats around the world

*hiring support 

*paying it forward

Grow A Global Community of Movers
$15,000 or more per month 0 patrons
This kind of money would help sponsor a movement collective of teachers, teacher trainings, meet-ups, workshops, retreats, a community movement gym, and so much more. 


If you have this kind of money and believe in my vision enough to invest... send me an email or give me a call.