“Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care”. – Teddy Roosevelt (or other’s have been attributed to first saying this)
This quote is pretty universal to many industries, especially anything dealing with providing a service for someone. You could be the smartest trainer in the world, have 10 different abbreviations after your name, and be able to write out the perfect plan for packing on solid muscle…but that will only get you so far.
This is a quote I strive to live by. My mantra so to speak. I hope that I accomplish this daily, and with everyone that I interact with. While providing training and nutrition is my job, providing care and treating people like people is my number one goal.
When a client has a nagging injury, it bugs me, like REALLY bugs me. I feel for them because I’ve been there. I want them to feel better, and it bugs me when they aren’t. I instantly turn to research, books, and articles and try to find out what I can to help. At the same time, I’m not afraid to say “I don’t know” – and then help them find someone who might.
When a client is struggling with their nutrition it bugs me. Not in a way like, “OMG, I can’t believe they ate THAT!” (because I’ve been there too) but in a way that I feel for them, and want to help them find happiness, and results and not feel like they are suffering through deprivation. I bring up several different strategies, approaches, or other ways to look at the issue and work through it.
This doesn’t just apply to clients though. I strive to do what I can for everyone I know, and everyone I don’t know.
I post daily free tips, fitness, nutrition and mindset stuff – things that hopefully inspire people to make a step in the right direction of health.
This is where knowing on the other end isn’t enough, and the point of this post.
All the info is out there. Exercise, nutrition, life skills, etc. We live in a time that you can find out how to do anything with YouTube videos, web tutorials, and access to professional resources at the click of a button.
It’s safe to say that most people know what to do when it comes to health.
Bridging the gap between knowing WHAT to do, and HOW to do it is where a coach, a guide, or a mentor comes in.
When people ask what nutrition coaching or online training is all about, this is what I tell them. It’s not telling someone exactly what to eat. It’s not handing out cookie cutter programs.
It’s about helping guide people through all the noise.
It’s about being there when challenges arise with diets, training, and life, and helping troubleshoot through these challenges.
It’s about helping celebrate the wins and helping lift up from the falls.
While it’s important for a coach to have a good understanding and knowledge base of exercise, nutrition and the likes, it’s more important that they are there to guide you through the rough patches, challenge you when you need a challenge, and support you when the rest of the world seems to be providing enough challenges of its own.
This is what I do. This is what you should look for in a coach. This is what it’s all about.
I’ve got 2 spots open for online coaching – full coaching – training and nutrition. If you are ready to commit to yourself, and invest in your health, with me as a guide, then click below.
I’m ready for you.
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Stay healthy my friends,