Changing your life starts with a decision…
Coach Jimmy here and I have a bit of an issue that I want to ask you about today. Every day I get a message in my inbox or via my Facebook page or something like and and it sounds something kind of like this. “Jimmy, I’ve been watching you for a long time. I’ve watched your weight loss, I’ve watched you take off a hundred pounds, completely change your life, and keep it off for over ten years. You know I’ve been watching really consistently and I’m really inspired by you and I’m ready to change my life. I want to get started.”
Are you ready to get to work?
For me, that’s the greatest message in the world. FANTASTIC! Someybody that’s decided to get started. But here’s my issue and it’s something that I find really curious. So we start sitting down to talk about the ways people get involved in my support groups, or challenge groups as I call them sometimes, and we sit down and figure out what their goals are and find the perfect program for them and I show them the pack. This is how it works. And this is the response I get. “Oh, well, can I just do the program? Do I have to drink those shakes?” or “Do I have to follow the meal plan?” And I find that really funny.
If you take that person’s time to ask their advice and they freely say, “Absolutely. Here are the things that you need to do.” and you decide to negotiate, that’s probably why you are where you are.
This individual has watched me over time, or anybody it doesn’t have to be me, somebody they have watched over time get results. And so they finally get up the gumption to ask, “Hey, how do I do what you do?” And then that person shares their answers and says, “Here’s all my secrets. You need to follow these three or four things.” And then that other person wants to negotiate. “Oh, we’ll can I just pick this part…and this part…and still get the same results you did?” The answer’s no.
Compromises lead to failure
I don’t even care if you’re talking about health and fitness, you’re talking about business, or relationships, if you reach out to and expert, and what I mean by expert is somebody who’s gotten results. Right? Not just somebody who’s talking about a theory, but you’ve watched walk the walk and get results. If you take that person’s time to ask their advice and they freely say, “Absolutely. Here are the things that you need to do.” and you decide to negotiate, that’s probably why you are where you are.
“Oh, do I have to do that part?” ABSOLUTELY YOU HAVE TO DO THAT PART! That’s why the results happened.
You know, can I just do the workouts? Do I have to do the meal plan? Do I have to drink those shakes? I don’t know, I guess you don’t have to, but to work with me you do because I only know one way this thing works. It’s the same deal with people that work with me in business. Do I have to xyz? Well, you asked me how I did what I’ve done. You’ve come to me and said, “I want a piece of what you’ve done.” So I only know one way to do it and I’m not keeping any secrets. Look, it’s simple. I invested in these things and I was consistent over this amount of time and I had a support system. I’m going to offer the same thing to you.
And if you are privileged or lucky enough to have a mentor or somebody else, it doesn’t have to be me, that you’re looking to and saying, “Wow. I want what they have,” and they’re willing to tell you “This is the price you have to pay,” and I don’t just mean monetarily, there is probably going to be some sort of investment, but time-wise, commitment-wise, sweat equity-wise, and you do, “Oh, do I have to do that part?” ABSOLUTELY YOU HAVE TO DO THAT PART! That’s why the results happened. Not because they nit picked off the buffet the things that were convenient or the things that were appealing.
Here’s where it all changes…
It’s because that person, that expert that you’re looking at, took it all in. They went to somebody else and asked for help and that person said, “Here’s what you have to do.” They looked at their own life and they looked at the life of the person that they emulated, or they admired, and they said, “I would rather be there than here so I’m willing to take the good, the bad, the convenient, the inconvenient, the free, the expensive, and everything and take a step and work with that person.”
Those are the people that change their lives forever.
If you’re a person that’s ready to change your life forever, contact me. If you’re ready to say, “Jimmy, I’m all in. I’m tired of where I am in my life, but I know I can go somewhere else if I work with the right person.” If you’re willing to make that step then you and I should talk. Leave me a message below. Take care.