I was at a party over the weekend and was talking about my health coach business, and the question came up about whether I could help someone eat better. It was a trick question.
The truth is that someone needs to be willing and open to making changes, no matter how big or small. Thinking about some simple things like adding in more water and greens and crowding out fast food and processed food. Those simple suggestions were met with resistance.
That tells me the person doesn’t really want help, or is not willing to commit to the changes he needs to make. Yet.
How do you know you are ready? Every journey needs to start with a single step. Maybe “lifestyle transformation” is too overwhelming. With the help of a health coach, small changes can happen over time that will eventually add up to bigger transitions. Still, you have to be willing to let go of all preconceived notions and be willing to trust the process.
Not everyone is there. And that’s okay. I will continue to model the behaviors in my own journey and hope he comes around. My nature, I’m a fixer. But I am learning not everyone wants to be helped or is ready to do the hard work.
Are you ready? Contact me to learn more about my coaching approach.