Gaining people’s trust that I can help isn’t something I take lightly
Generally speaking when we meet someone for the first time, our trust levels and willingness to reveal our cards are very low.
This is especially the case when going into a buyer/seller situation and you’re the buyer.
We’re on high alert when someone is trying to sell us something. There’s a trust barrier there.
We’ve all heard the stories or had past experiences of the dodgy used car salesman selling a piece of junk or the get rich quick pyramid schemes promising something for nothing.
What about the greedy money lenders, annoying sales staff at clothing stores, sly insurance brokers and cheesy sales pitches from people that just want your money.
And yes I’ll admit, even investing in a gym membership falls into this category.
There’s plenty of big name fitness companies that have a reputation of having a passion for your finances and not your fitness.
When it comes to making significant purchases, decisions can be hard at the best of times for some.
Sometimes we don’t end up making a decision at all because it’s easier that way. It’s safer. There’s no potential to fail or run the risk of getting the decision wrong or regretting it. There’s no chance of your ego taking a hit either. There’s also no chance of someone ripping you off.
After all they are ‘selling’ you something.
However I’d like to just put something on the table here. I guess when I actually think about it – I’m a salesman too! Whether I like it or not.
I’m not overly comfortable with the title if I’m honest but essentially I provide a service and people buy that service and the benefits that come with it.
However I want to clearly distinguish myself from dodgy salesmen and be honest with you.
I don’t sell bullshit.
I run a business that ads value to peoples lives and I have an holistic approach about it.
It’s built on care and a passion to help you be happy, content, fit, strong and equipped with tools to help you navigate your way through life in a positive way.
I can’t promise you anything else. I’d be lying if I did.
Besides, I don’t have anything else to sell.
I don’t sell miraculous weight loss strategies.
I don’t sell you a promise you’re gonna fit into your wedding dress in 6 weeks time.
I can’t tell you your skin folds will be at 6% by Christmas if you do A,B and C just because it’s the answer you want to hear.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ll do everything I possibly can to help you get to where you wanna get to. That I can promise!
However if that means changing your whole perspective on how to do it then I won’t be afraid to tell you how it is.
I’ll also promise that I will challenge you. And I’ll call you out too if I need to. I’ll be honest and brutal if need be but I’ll be doing it because I care and I want to help.
Gyms nowadays sell a look. And a lie. There’s a hidden agenda behind the pin ups you see with rippling six packs, tanned and little body fat.
However people want more than a good look. (Although I must admit the vanity of some out there certainly doesn’t do anything to back that argument up).
Yes if you work hard and are consistent with your training and eating and have a willingness to invest time into yourself you will achieve many positive outcomes.
And fat loss is one of them – I can say that.
However, a happy and healthy lifestyle and one that is sustainable long term is what we want. Surely no one can argue with me there?
Being strong, fit, healthy and confident in your body and your mind is what we all want. It’s not just about aesthetics.
The aesthetics are a bi-product of having everything else in order first.
It is SO IMPORTANT you realise this.
You need consistency right across the board with your training, healthy eating habits, sleep patterns, positive energy, enthusiasm, commitment to yourself, sacrifice, priorities and enjoyment.
I could keep going but if you lack in any of the above you won’t be achieving anything any time soon.
And further to that I wont be able to help you. And I’m happy to tell you that.
I’m not in the business of making false promises to people when they come to me with unrealistic expectations of what they want to achieve.
I could quite easily be a yes man and play that game and promise this and that. But there’s no integrity on my behalf if I go down that path.
It will only create problems down the line. I’ll have to explain myself when you’re disappointed you didn’t achieve what you wanted (eg. an unrealistic goal or expectation you’ve placed on yourself).
Or you have achieved it but in an unhealthy manner that will only be reversed in a matter of time because it’s unsustainable.
Don’t get me wrong – Yes I can definitely help you reach your goals!
However the problem is, you need to be willing to let go of all the perceptions and ideas you may have about what you think may be best for you to get there.
This includes the bullshit fad diets and detoxes and quick fixes and dramatic calorie reductions and what you used to do when you were 16 and how you want to look the same way as your friend that’s just fasted for 4 weeks and dropped a couple of kilos that unbeknownst to her is only water weight and she’ll put it all back on soon but she doesn’t care because she’s ‘living her best life’.
If you knew how to get to where you want to get to then why would you come and see me in the first place? You wouldn’t need to.
At the end of the day if you want help then I can help you.
I have two questions though that you need to ask yourself before I can.
Do you want to help yourself?
Second question is….
Do you trust me?
‘’If you have a body, we can help you’’
Infinite Fitness Peninsula