Moving Into Movement With Galo Naranjo
Meet Galo Naranjo
After discovering his passion for movement, Galo Naranjo decided to take the first steps towards pursuing a career out of it, making both movement and moving forward a priority.
Galo Alfredo Naranjo
Occupations, affiliations and projects.
Crossfit Coach and creator of The Movement Project.
“People Who Do” focuses on those who excel at moving forward throughout their passions in life, why is it important to you to “do”?
Once I finally gave myself permission to start following my inclinations and start doing (no matter how small the act), I had a vision of what my life could look like. Once I got that glimpse, there was no turning back for me.
To date, what accomplishments (of any kind) are you most proud of?
Looking back, I'm particularly proud that I had the courage to quit my corporate job. Little did I know, quitting was going to be the easy part. It's everything that came after, the inner turmoil that I had to fight through. Formal education never taught me how to develop a sense of emotional intelligence (nor movement intelligence).
#1 motivating mantra to get through tough moments.
"It's all part of the process."
What’s your favorite thing you’ve learned so far this year?
These past two years have been about unravelling everything I've learned, the previous 25 years, that no longer serves a purpose. It takes a LONG time to remove beliefs that have been implanted in your psyche. Needless to say, this is a constant battle.
What’s your favorite thing you’ve ever learned, ever?
Piggybacking off of the last question -Taking the time figure out who you are and following your inclinations is definitely a worthwhile and necessary pursuit.
What's your go-to song to put you in a better mood?
A Sky Full Of Stars. Coldplay's my favorite.
What’s your favorite thing about coaching?
I love the people and being able to deliver different perspectives. I especially like the trust-building process that takes place when working with someone, I realize people are more what they hide than what they show. The more of me I show, the less of them they hide.
When did you first have the idea for The Movement Project?
Four years ago, while I was still working at my corporate job. I wanted to start something I was passionate about. It has morphed and evolved into many shapes and forms and will continue to. A big lesson I've learned is to never waste time in front of the computer conjuring ideas of what 'this' will look like and what I want my brand to be. That's the reason why I "started" this four years ago, but only in the past year and half I've given myself the permission to go with what feels right and let it evolve.
Top 5 people you would invite to a dinner party.
Bruce Lee, Leonardo Da Vinci, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Seth Godin, Ido Portal.
What book are you reading currently?
Why Zebra's Don't Get Ulcers, and The Artist's Way.
By "do-ing", you create your own unique legacy. How do you want your legacy to look/be remembered?
I just want to be me and inspire people. That's all.