I have a wonderful, wonderful story to share.
Actually, I have lots of stories.
And most all are wonderful.
I could write a book.
Someday, I just might.
It’s been quite the ride already in only 9 months, for STK.
It’s been almost two years since I took the very life changing journey, that catapulted me into what I now feel is what I’ve always done.
But it hasn’t always been.
Everyone has a story.
People come to me for many reasons.
What they don’t realize at the very beginning, is that:
- this changes so much more than they could imagine.
- they learn SO much.
- its truly life changing.
This, folks, is my mission.
I’m glad I have a blog.
I’m also glad that you put up with me.
I have to write about it.
Because it inspires others.
And they keep coming.
Let me introduce you to Tracey.
I have known her for a couple of years and we met at our church.
For a brief period, we were both nursery workers together.
She seen my weight loss and like most, was inquisitive about the right foods …a bit.
I never pressure anyone.
Only answer questions and throw the line out.
She messaged me several months ago, showing interest in seeing what I offered, but was going through a very tough and emotional road as her mother was back and forth in the hospital, terminally ill.
I would touch base with her now and again.
If someone shows interest, they go on a list.
I don’t forget them.
I just try to reach out, gently.
This is not for everyone.
But they must want it.
That is key.
I see all sorts and hear all sorts of people trying this or that.
Someone proudly informed me recently of them losing 15 pounds. When I asked how and they told me, I told them to go back and read the label.
And here it is. Sugar, soy, sugar, canola (junk oil), carrageenan (carcinogenic) AND artificial sweeteners (not one, but TWO).
It has to be a lifestyle.
If you want those prepackaged foods. That’s your choice.
If you want to cut all carbs out. That’s your choice.
If you want to drink chemical shakes. That’s your choice.
If you want to eat whatever and only worry about calories or points. That’s your choice.
But….WHAT IS IT THAT YOU ARE CONSUMING?
Yeah. I was yelling.
Are you getting proper nutrition?
Is it sustainable?
Is it sustainable?
Makes me crazy.
I’m your biggest cheerleader but I want you to do it the right way.
So, back to my story about lovely Tracey.
Back in June, she posted a slight rant on Facebook and it was basically this, “what on earth are you supposed to eat healthy and lose weight????????????”
The comments lit up.
“Call this guy”
And on and on.
So, I messaged her.
I gave her a great offer to come see me.
I wanted her to come and at least hear what I had to say.
And she did.
Last week, she finished up her month with me as her coach.
This is what she told everyone about her journey.
I almost cried.
I handed my phone to my husband so that he could read it too.
And then I reread it.
And said to him,”THAT is why I do what I do.”
I’ve read that post no less than five times.
People have no idea how much their lives are changed and impacted by my assistance in their journey.
And just how much it impacts ME.
Every. Single. Time.
I don’t know. Maybe it’s because it’s only my 32nd person.
Maybe I’ll be different when it’s 567.
But I don’t think so.
Not with my personality.
I take what I do very seriously and am now so absolutely confident in my ability to truly help people and equip them for continued success.
Tracey was extremely communicative the entire 30 days.
That is also key.
When I was in Chicago a few weeks ago, she was more than half way through, when she sent me a huge, long text that literally made me burst into tears.
This is life changing people.
Because I care.
Because I root for you.
Because I am right beside you.
And there is so much more to it than just following a plan.
Wellness. Health. Coaching. Nutrition/Habits Counseling.
It ALL goes in.
I could easily hand you info and say, “here you go…I wish you the best of luck.”
But it doesn’t work that way.
Not even close.
Because people give up.
I know and hear too much about all of this now.
Hiring a health coach, like myself, is worth the investment.
And trust me when I tell you, I could be charging quite a bit more. I see what other health coaches (certified, like me, not MLM health coaches) are charging.
But I don’t.
Because for me, this isn’t heavily based on money.
This is a mission that I have taken very seriously.
My life was changed.
So I know what and how and when.
I met with someone yesterday for her post consult.
Carolyn is someone that I met through working at a real estate company back in 2001 (I think that’s the right date).
We have been Facebook friends and I’ve seen how she is a runner and stays very active.
She is also someone that has been fit looking and what I always considered to have been a healthier eater.
So when she called me back in June, I was a bit floored.
You need me?????
So we arranged for her to come to my house.
And it’s where I was told that she had been watching my posts and knew I had something to offer her. That she considered herself a healthy eater but she knew there were areas to be fine tuned.
I always ask what a normal day of meals look like at my consult.
That gives me a ton of insight.
I knew immediately that this was her answer.
Without batting an eye, she hired me.
And three weeks in…
And I always smile.
Because if I had a crystal ball to show them at the consult, it would show success, a different way of seeing and thinking and feeling.
But we have to walk it out … together.
Because she was quite knowledgable to begin with, I asked her yesterday if she could’ve done this on her own and had success.
She immediately responded, “no way.”
And explained, “the accountability is huge. I could have easily given in at some point, but knowing that I was accountable to you made all the difference. And I’m glad, because I can see the difference in sticking to it and completing it. It’s a definite lifestyle for me now.”
I’ve had many hire me multiple times for that very reason.
I’m reminded once again that ALL of THIS put together WORKS.
Cora, Tracey, Carolyn ….SO MANY OTHERS….picked me.
They picked me as a possible solution.
And they are very grateful for what we accomplished as a team, in just thirty days.
I came across this recently.
Many would agree that this is the difference in me.