Have you noticed… I mean REALLY noticed that most “Health Practitioners” and “Health Care Professionals” are ridiculously out-of-shape? I mean, we really need to take a good hard look at this… These are the very people who are giving you advice about what you should be doing to have the health and fitness that you want to have in your life…
This is the bonafide elephant in the room that is impacting your life more than any other single thing. Your body is REALLY how you experience the world… And if your body is not healthy, strong, and pain-free, then you are AUTOMATICALLY living a sub-standard life.
And why is this so prevalent…?
Well, if we’re honest about it, we’re listening to people about health that aren’t really healthy. We’re taking advice from people about getting in shape while looking at their huge belly and acting like it’s not there…. And how can we justify that??? It’s not that there’s anything inherently wrong with being a bit out-of-shape if that’s someone’s decision, but if we’re going to be advising others on health and fitness then we ALL need to be shining examples of what we teach.
You don’t have time to sit around and find out if they know what they are talking about… Use your god-given common sense and ask yourself, “Do I really want what they have to offer?” Not as a concept, because anyone can talk a good game, but as a real proven result.
If your doctor, or health provider, or nutritionist, or “healer” is not healthy themselves, that’s a smoking gun that you need to redirect your time and energy into another option NOW! A wise old saying states “You should never listen to anyone who’s more screwed up than you are.” These are definitely words to live by, but it takes some time to really get this and remember to catch yourself when you go against this mandate.
Why do we not listen to our better judgement that’s literally SCREAMING at us from within ourselves??? It’s simply because we’ve been programmed to ignore the fact that you have ownership over your body, and it is YOUR responsibility to take care of it and keep it strong and healthy. We simply don’t know how to take care of ourselves… We have to go to an “expert” outside of ourselves when something goes wrong… And the irony is that we live with ourselves ALL THE TIME, yet we don’t have a clue how we actually work.
Now I’m not saying that adept health professionals and caring advisors aren’t a very important part of your life…. But they should be a FAR distant second to you understanding what is most important in your life, which is the health and happiness of your own body. And the real linch pin is making 100% sure that the person you are taking advice from when it comes to your health and the health of your family actually knows what the they’re talking about! Not by words, but by RESULTS.
Some of the most inarticulate people can give you some of the most valuable information about your health that can instantly change your life. It’s all really experiential… If someone has LIVED IT, and they have the real results there to prove it, drop your ideas about whether or not they have a masters degree and just listen in. They are the real Master because they’ve made it REAL in their life… It’s not just a theory or a concept.
There are a lot of good people out there that are branding themselves as healers, and this is a call out to you to SHOW that you can give the value to the people you want to help by walking the talk and BEING it first.
The bottom line is if you want to call yourself a health professional, then you need to have your body and your life reflect that.
It’s of the utmost importance that you do this right now, because the cream is rising to the top, and everything is becoming more transparent. If you want to succeed in the field of health, fitness, coaching, wellness, etc. then you’ve got to get YOURSELF healthy, fit, coached, and well FIRST. That’s where the game is not only going, but it’s already here. It’s just a matter of short time before the entire culture is tuned in to this.
Another wise adage says that “You cannot give someone something that you do not have.” For the great people who really do care and want to help people, it’s time to focus on yourself and get yourself into the best shape of your life so that you are the walking embodiment of what you teach.
That’s the type of person that you’d want to learn from yourself, isn’t it?
Now let’s make it happen!
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