Achieving Goals and Dream Life – Step Nine
We have moved on to Step 9 of your mission of helping clients achieve their goals and dream lives, but first you may want to view the previous steps:
Step 1: Lay out your goals
Step 2: Get physical
Step 3: Eating like a champion
Step 4: Realize your potential
Step 5: Be positive
Step 6: Surround yourself with positive people
Step 7: Become a Lover of Knowledge
Step 8: Don’t Let Setbacks Set You Back
Now For Step Nine: Be An Inspiration to Others
This should be a pretty easy step to achieve. It is what you do everyday right? You strive to be an inspiration to your clients. Show them how you walk your talk.
I feel very confident that when you focus on helping others and inspiring others to live their dream life, it makes it easier to achieve your goals.
Many of us fitness professionals are lucky and we are fitness fanatics! We have no problem getting up every morning and getting to the gym for our workout or our early morning run. We’ve been exercising for years and couldn’t imagine ever quitting. When we are on vacation or on a business trip, we always book at a hotel that offers a fitness gym so you don’t get off track. We exercise 5 plus times per week and it’s never a problem and in fact, sometimes, we have to really discipline ourselves to take a rest day. Sedentary, couch potatoes watch us with envy wondering how we do it!
Were you always so disciplined? Probably not. Think back to when you first started exercising. Do you remember how it felt? You may have felt a little awkward or clumsy. You may have been really stiff and sore the next day. It may have taken you a little while to get into a routine and feel comfortable with what you were doing. You may have hated every second of every workout!
When did exercise change from a chore to a necessity, to a desire? When and how did you get hooked? As personal trainers, it’s our job to get new clients to the point where they’ve caught the exercise “bug”. This is when clients stop complaining about how much exercise hurts and how difficult it is to stick to their program and instead, start commenting on how exercise makes them feel so good and how they find they need exercise to de-stress, find energy or be more productive at work.
Unfortunately, most people never get hooked on exercise.
They give up before their body starts to experience these wonderful feelings associated with the exercise “high”. Within 3 months, 80% of new exercisers