In my business of life coaching and peak performance, I have had many different people use my services. People from every walk of life, with almost any type of experiences you can imagine. I have clients who have just flown in on their personal jet to see me to the opposite extreme, people who took a cab or the bus to come see me. But no matter what walk of life they are from or what their prior experiences, in my field of expertise there are some general principles that apply to EVERYONE! I say it again….EVERYONE!
Leverage is one of those principles. In my seminars, one of the central themes I always come back to is that for a individual to change, that is for a shift or change to take place, the individual must associate more PAIN with staying in the “current state” then in changing. So, it must be more unbearable to remain where they are at, then to change. Let’s face it folks, people HATE change! Why? Because it is uncomfortable. That’s why.
Let me give an example. I was speaking with a new client the other day. Let’s call her Jane. Jane was telling me about her family health history. About the diabetes, high blood pressure problems, etc. Basically, Jane had some serious health concerns and she could see based on her family history that it wasn’t going to get any better. All of this being said, Jane was still overweight, smoked, and didn’t make any time for herself to practice healthy habits, such as exercise.
I asked Jane one simple question: “Where do you see yourself 3-4-5 years from now if you don’t make any changes in your lifestyle”? She looked me in the eye and said, ” In a bad place, physically, emotionally and mentally.” We proceeded to talk about her family, her kids, her husband…all of the things she held most dear in her life.
Bottom line is this, I helped Jane create Leverage…I helped Jane draw an invisible line “in the sand” if you will and say “No More”! No more would she let environmental decisions and unhealthy behaviors literally rob her of the life she was meant to have and deserved! No more would she submit to a medical diagnosis. Jane created personal leverage. I helped Jane see that something MUST change; that she MUST do the changing; and finally, that she COULD change it RIGHT NOW!
To end the story, Jane ultimately re-wired her thoughts about food and exercise. She appreciated her self more and understood that she was worthy of investing in. Jane is now exercising 3-4 days a week; she has lost 25 lbs. in the last 6 weeks and is actively what I like to call re-writing her “family tree”. Meaning that Jane is now exercising her new personal POWER to stop the mentality that was affecting and condemning her to a life that was less than she deserved. Because of this new change, this LEVERAGE….her life and her relationships will never be the same! WOW, now that’s powerful!
Ask yourself this question right now: “What in my life right now is holding me back from living the physical life that I am meant to live”? Is it overeating? A medical diagnosis? Time management issues?
Remember my friends, apply your own personal “leverage” to that obstacle that is holding you back…say “Something must change; I must change it and I can change it.”
Now Go Live With PASSION!