When you work in an industry where the average person earns less than minimum wage when you look at their hours………….
You sometimes get comments when you are, shall we say, more successful than that.
The comments have slowed a lot since we first started and it was a new concept people weren’t so familiar with………….
But we still get them.
About us “making money off other people’s unhappiness”.
Or “profiting off people’s struggles”.
I sometimes reply to such comments (on social media) with something like;
“It’s great that you’re independently wealthy and don’t need to get paid for what you do. I’m not that fortunate and have bills to pay and kids to feed”.
They usually don’t reply to that.
Or if they do, they point out that that’s not the case for them and they do their work, in part at least, in order to get paid.
Like we all do.
Because we can have multiple reasons for doing what we do.
One doesn’t eliminate the other.
Us wanting to do this, liking to help people and changing people’s lives…………
Isn’t mutually exclusive to getting paid to do it.
If anything they’re directly correlated.
A person’s income in a product of how many people they help and how much they help them.
We help a lot of people and are really good at it.
If someone else does something kinda similar to us but doesn’t make much money from it…………
They’re either helping less people or are less good at helping them.
Neither of those things are good for the customer.
Not mutually exclusive – directly correlated.
Like living a healthy lifestyle and enjoying life.
We’re often tempted to think the opposite.
That healthy living is boring and restrictive.
That it’s at the expense of fun and enjoyment.
That we’ll have to force our way towards a slimmer body and better health by stopping doing what we like doing, using willpower and living a life we don’t really want to.
In reality the opposite can be true.
A life we enjoy more doesn’t need to be mutually exclusive to healthy living.
It can be a direct product of it.
Less aches and pains.
A body we like the look and feel of more.
That can do more of what we want it to do.
Or even things we hadn’t even considered before.
That let’s us down less.
That keeps us going throughout the day.
That supports how we feel.
Our mental health.
That stands an increased chance of lasting longer.
After nearly 20 years of doing this I don’t think I’ve met a single person who’s adopted an overall healthier lifestyle on a continued basis……….
And has regretted it.
Who has felt their life was in any way “lesser” for it.
Only those who briefly dip their toes in and out in a way that’s very much about restriction and going without do.
Like doing this to help being and getting paid for it are not only not mutually exclusive………….
But are directly correlated…………
So are living a healthier lifestyle and enjoying our lives!
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Jon ‘coriolis effect’ Hall
RISE in Macclesfield was established in 2012 and specialise in Group Personal Training weight loss programmes for those that don’t like the gym and find diets boring and restrictive!