Here are 5 more common objections I often hear when consulting with potential practice members:
1. I’M AFRAID THAT PROPER LIFESTYLE CHANGES MIGHT ISOLATE ME FROM MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
It is true that not all of your friends will share your newly found optimism toward your health. Friends who do not place high priority on their health often play down healthy lifestyle choices. Although they may not mean any negative intent, this behavior is sabotaging. The bottom line is; Those who truly care for you WILL support your decision to place your health as a priority.
2. MY DOCTOR MAY NOT APPROVE.
I will always be open and willing to work with any doctor or health professional you currently have. They also should be open and willing to do the same if the goal is to optimize your health and improve lifestyle choices. This includes reducing and/or eliminating unnecessary medications. A doctor’s main concern and intent should ALWAYS be to aid in the optimization of health in his/her patients. This begins with “DO NO HARM”. I am always cautious of a physician that dismisses any holistic and natural approach to health. In summary, YOU are ultimately responsible for your health and, therefore, the final decision and direction you want to pursue.
3. I DON’T HAVE THE SELF-DISCIPLINE TO MAKE PERMANENT CHANGES.
Self-discipline is not a trait that we are born with, but one that is developed over time through life experiences. Discipline coincides with a positive experience. In other words, as your actions result in positive changes you will be inclined to continue these actions. One could look at this as positive habits, or simply, discipline. Self-discipline is also strengthened through accountability held by loved ones, a friend or a mentor.
4. WHAT HAPPENS IF I COMMIT TO A LIFESTYLE PROGRAM, HATE THE EXPERIENCE, AND GIVE UP?
Life is a series of ups and downs. We do not always enjoy the duties required for the end result we are seeking. It’s funny how these duties or actions can initially seem to be difficult or “no fun”, but later take on an uplifting emotion. This is because we come to recognize the most meaningful successes we have in life come from such actions. Having a successful marriage, raising children, optimizing our health and becoming financially independent all requires discipline and actions that sometimes have us wanting to “give up and quit”. Those of us who continue to play the game are allowed the pleasures of earned rewards.
5. I DON’T HAVE THE PERSONAL CONFIDENCE TO TAKE ACTION.
Very few of us have a natural born instinct of confidence. This comes from continually taking action even when we are fearful. The actual definition for this is courage. As we continue to develop skills from taking these bold steps, we become less fearful or confident. We are here to MENTOR you and SUPPORT you. We do not judge or chastise. We offer an environment that anyone at any level can feel comfortable and genuinely cared for. As you become a veteran in the art of wellness, you too will become very confident.
I hope this gives you all an idea of how YOU can create a healthy and abundant lifestyle. The power is YOURS!!!!!