"Luis turned ridicule into support using this very clever strategy"
Last year Luis embarked on a fitness challenge, it actually involved a photo-shoot at the end and he made the mistake of letting the guys at work know he was doing it...
At the end of the year Luis and I were sitting down for coffee when he told me that this was happening initially, thankfully Luis is not only thick skinned but he is also very cluey and he let me in on a little piece of human psychology to which he brilliantly took advantage of.
Praise for A Cause Bigger than Yourself..
There's a pack mentality that often comes with hanging in groups of people whether that's at work or in the home etc.
As soon as there is a defector from the pack (somebody who changes their behavior) the pack will naturally want to bring that defector back and that sometimes comes in the form of ridicule.
Luis was getting comments like "ha ha ha, why would you want to do that" and "Are you sure it's working mate, you don't look any different".
As soon as Luis made the endeavor about something bigger than him, like magic those comments turned into comments of support.
All of a sudden the guys at work were saying "what do you want me to order you before you get here?". "keep going mate, you're looking great" etc.
What was this bigger cause?
It wasn't a complete lie, earlier in the year we were toying with the idea of putting a calendar together that we would sell with the proceeds to go to a charity.
Harmlessly, this fact was also let slip to the group at work and it changed everything.
So, next time you find yourself being ridiculed for wanting to improve yourself make the cause bigger than you.
It doesn't have to be charity, it could be for your children. For your relationship, often when we open up to people about the real reason we are trying to improve ourselves it humanizes you in a way that makes the person ridiculing you resonate with your desire to change.
Who knows, you could make a stand and turn away from the overweight Truckie status quo.
Or, you might be of an ethnic background wanting to make a stand against it's poor health standard.
We only take a few clients into our Exclusive Body Transformation Program at a time, the next intake is on the 15th of April.
If you need a reason bigger than you to change, this is it..
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