What's the first thing you do?
If you are like a lot of people, you look to social media and social websites to see what the latest fad diet/exercise craze is. Maybe you pick up the most recent book by Dr. Oz, Jillian Michaels, or some other celebrity health guru.
Maybe you buy a new piece of home exercise equipment with a four-figure price tag.
The rationale is sound: "They are popular, so it must work!" "Go big, or go home!"
This year, summer of 2019, I'm going to challenge you to do something different.
I'm going to challenge you to go small.
For a person seeking out help or guidance in getting their body where they want it to go, this is an excellent time of year! Social media is festooned with people JUST LIKE YOU who have done what YOU WANT TO DO.
Imagine you are scrolling through social media's #transformationtuesday or #throwbackthursday hashtags, looking for inspiration. You see a person who is built a lot like you, living it up, loving life. Then you swipe, and you see their transformation. You think, "Wow! How did they do that?"
Then you see that they are affiliated with Beachbody, or Isagenix, or some other known MLM and your immediate thought is "Ugh." or "MLMs are predatory." or "I don't want to be sold to."
Now imagine pushing past these initial feelings and going through this person's feed. Imagine you see testimonials and shout outs. Real people who this person has legitimately helped, who have given their consent to be an advocate for this small-time health coach.
This person, who is like you, has clearly helped other people like you before.
Why not ask a question?
Just to be clear, any person worth their salt knows that asking a question is not committing to buying anything. It's opening the door a crack to see if the person on the other side is someone you are willing to work with. This goes for both clients and coaches.
Let's say you start having a conversation. You will know within the first few sentences if this is a person you want to continue talking to. If they aren't, thank them for their time, delete the chat, and close the door.
But what if they are funny?
What if they are brilliant?
What if they have similar interests and struggles as you? Maybe they know exactly what you are going through, and they are more than willing to help you; they are excited to help you?
How rare is that in this world? Sharing a genuine connection with someone who wants nothing more than to help you?
How much success do you think you will have working with someone like that, instead of buying in on the latest trend?
That's why I'm challenging everyone this summer to get the success you want by going small.
Here are a few health and wellness coaches that I highly recommend:
- Arianna Hoffman - She is a certified trainer who has helped me out with my neck and shoulders with her free mobility videos. You can find her on @AllHandsOnFitness and @LifeSynqOrg
- Cera Byer - She is a belly dancer and health coach who has some seriously amazing moves! Find her @CeraGoHellaHard
- Matthew Strenger - He's a pastry chef who lost over 100 lbs! Find his weekly blog here, or buy his book on Amazon!
So pick a coach, and start your summer off on the right foot!
Want to work with me? Please DM @SLCansian on Instagram/Facebook or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to chat!