When I blast this song, it inspires me to get out there and do more. I have illustrated my passion, and how I want to impact my small world, but sitting back and talking about it will not get me very far. First, I have to be the role model. Second, I can't wait until tomorrow to start, I have to start now. Third, if there is something I want to accomplish, or something I want to change, I have to find the proper guidance and DO IT!
In my life, this all pertains to my job and my business. But I see it all the time in the gym. People say they want to lose weight but then have a glass or two of wine every night. I hear complaints about not making progress with a current workout regime, but not doing anything about it to make a change. Now, I understand that these people may not be educated on what to do for help, and to that I say, ASK! As coaches, all of our roles, are to provide that guidance and education so that you have the knowledge at your fingertips about what to do. Now, the responsibility comes from YOU. Instead of complaining about it multiple times (complaining once or twice is fine), take the guidance and make the change TODAY. As John Legend says "The future started yesterday, and we are already late".
As I write this, I want to acknowledge one of my clients, Rachel Singer, who did just that. A little over a year ago, she walked into the gym >100 pounds overweight. She asked me "Can people like me do this?" I replied, yes of course. She signed up. She changed the way she ate (a few months later) and took the lead and responsibility of achieving her goal. After she dedicated herself, she has not missed one week of training. She works out with me three days a week even at 6am, had no cheat meals, and no excuses. I have never seen someone so dedicated and willed to succeed. And guess what? She gets married in less than two weeks, is stronger and healthier than ever, and will be a gorgeous bride. (I can't wait to be there to celebrate with you!!)