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We’ve mentioned many, many times before that people do leave us.
As always, it happens in all facilities, gyms, etc.
But most, essentially, claim otherwise.
I see many fitness businesses claim “no one ever really leaves”………..
And post pictures of their new members…………..
But, a year or two later have no more members (or less).
Some leave us after years when something circumstantial means they need to.
They relocate, etc.
Some leave after the first month.
Having never really started.
And we get that.
We’ve all had things we invested in and never used.
Or not used anywhere near enough.
I remember early last year I’d seen a lot of ads for the upcoming ‘Expert Empires’ event in London.
Vaguely considering going.
When COVID hit and they immediately took it online and slashed the cost massively to £120, I bought it.
I’ve not even logged in once to see what’s in it.
And I’ve done similar other things over the years.
We do the “buy”.
Just not quite the “buy in”.
We have a ‘problem’.
We see an opportunity to throw some money at it and make it go away………..
But then we realise we still have to do something.
We realise that whatever we’ve bought can help………….
Can, maybe, make it easier in some ways………..
But we still have to “do the work”.
And to do any work, we need a level of “buy in”.
So, if that’s what’s missing with you, how do we get that?
How do we move to “acceptance of and willingness to actively support and participate in something”?
From my experience (cough **** in my twentieth year **** cough), the key often lies in tying the process into the outcomes.
Immediate ones as well as longer term ones.
If exercise and better food choices had no benefits, I doubt anyone would “buy in” to them.
I know I wouldn’t.
They in themselves don’t get “buy in”.
But, could we ‘buy in’ to having more energy?
Could we ‘buy in’ to feeling better?
Could we ‘buy in’ to improved mood?
Could we ‘buy in’ to being able to be better at the stuff that’s important to us – being a parent or partner, our work, our business, etc?
And could we ‘buy in’ to the longer term benefits – a body we like the look and feel of more, better health, an increased chance of living longer, etc?
If the answer is yes, we’ve bought in.
We just need to do the things that’ll bring about what we are bought in to 🙂
Jon ‘Out and shake it all about’ Hall