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Conversations with Binh Trinh

Today we’d like to introduce you to Binh Trinh.

Hi Binh, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My parents met at a refugee camp in New Orleans after fleeing their homeland because of the Vietnam War. They came with nothing and worked harsh, exhausting, and low-paying jobs to provide for my brother and I. Due to the struggles that my parents endured, they always preached education at all costs. My brother was valedictorian in high school and UCSD and is currently studying to become an Emergency Room Medical Doctor. I am currently working as an Electrical Engineer and graduated Summa Cum Laude with my Master. The quality education resulted in having a stable job with a high salary and great benefits, which is what my parents wanted for me, but ultimately I crave more. I wasn’t as passionate about my career as I thought, and I needed to change this feeling. To begin my journey to find what I was passionate about, I began attending entrepreneurship conferences and began to network and communicate with other people. While meeting other people and talking to them about their passion, it began to motivate me. The passion that I saw within the individuals at those conferences was the same passion that I had been seeking. After the experience, I went home and began to question myself, carefully considering what made me happy in life. After much searching and meditating, I realized that I had a passion for working out as working out has helped me escape reality when I needed a way out and helped me improve my mental and physical health. In addition to working out, I loved serving and helping others. I merged those two “passions” in my life and decided to obtain my Nutritionist and Personal Trainer Certification and created my own business called “Binh Inspiring Nutrition & Health”.

My business was founded to help individuals achieve their fitness goals. This new business was something I was passionate for and for the first time, I felt true freedom to live life to the fullest, be my own boss, operate the business like I envisioned, and share my love and passion with my clients. I couldn’t have made it here without the sacrifice and support of my parents. They instilled in me hard-working ethics and respect, and although they did not determine my final destination, they were an integral part in helping me to achieve fulfillment, happiness, and purpose.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
My biggest challenge is juggling so many different things at once. I work a normal 9-5 job, but then the second half of my day consists of not only taking care of my nutrition and mental/physical health but for others as well. Time and energy are the biggest challenges, but helping others is something that truly makes me happy so it’s something I can definitely make time for!

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Nutritionist | Certified Personal Trainer | Strength & Conditioning Coach | Electrical Engineer

As an engineer you’re given a complex task and asked to find the most efficient, cost-effective, and innovative way to accomplish the task. My master’s program taught me to use DMAIC principles. This means defining, measuring, analyzing, improving, and controlling a task. I work one on one with my clients to figure out a long-term strategy for them based on their own personal background and preferences. As a certified nutritionist, I tried every single fad diet for a month each to understand what a client might be dealing with. With that prefaced, I understand that everybody has a unique diet and body preference. As a personal trainer, I work with my clients to ensure we have a long-term game plan that is sustainable. I’m there throughout the whole process for them to ask questions and to help them when they are in need! I work 9 hours a day as an engineer but that 15 minutes or 1 hour working out with them or helping them with nutrition means more to me and genuinely makes me happy.

Is there a quality that you most attribute to your success?
Gandhi once said the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. During Covid even though I was working full-time, finishing my master’s program, and obtaining my nutrition and personal trainer certification, I had a lot of time to think. One of the questions that I asked myself is what made me happy? I looked back at my life and there was two things that stood out most. The first was taking a solo trip to Peru to volunteer at an orphanage. I learned on that trip that helping others is something that truly fulfills me. The second was accomplishing a task in my life whether small or big. This could be getting a six-pack or finishing a master’s program. To summarize, my happiness is based on helping others and the feeling of getting better. The second part of this was to figure out how to do this every single day. With nutrition and health, I put myself in position to empower others to get better which ultimately empowers me. Seeing a client or close friend fall in love with working out makes me genuinely happy. My hope is to recreate this feeling as much as I can and impact as many people as I can.

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