"If you really wanted to help people get healthy, you'd do it for free." .
A woman actually said this to me. She'd reached out because her coach wasn't giving her any support. She was struggling with her meals, gaining weight, and was miserable. I advised her to have a talk with her coach and voice her concerns. She said she had and the coach was too busy, so she wanted ME to help. I said I'd be happy to, but she'd have to assign me as her coach. .
The above quote was her response. .
Coaching is my job. It's how I pay my bills and help support my family. At some point, I'd love to give back more than I already do, but I'm still building my business. That includes charging clients a reasonable amount. I don't require people to buy things monthly. I don't goad them into paying for things they won't use. I'm fair and understanding during financial hardships. .
That doesn't mean that I'll allow myself to be taken advantage of. Asking me to do my job for free is asking me to take food out of the mouths of my children. As in every other industry, there is a cost corresponding to services rendered. .
You don't HAVE to pay me to get healthy. You can do the research yourself, develop the programs I use on your own, and create your own menus. In fact, I have several friends who do just that. Most people, however, WANT someone to do the leg work for them. They WANT to be told what to do, when, and how, and they're willing to pay for that assistance. .
Neither approach is better than the other. Do what works for YOU. If having someone show you what to do, and support you through your journey, is what it takes for you to make a change, I'm here. I'm filling up my September group now. Drop an emoji, and I'll send you details. .
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