Don’t rescue anyone who doesn’t want to be rescued.
A couple of years back I was teaching at a personal training certification workshop in Sweden and met a fellow named Pavel Macek, who was also teaching at this certification.
We were able to laugh at each other’s jokes and he’s a good guy and often times posts inciteful things on his Instagram page. One post, in particular, caught my eye. It was words to live by, and I read each word.
One sentence, in particular, intrigued me. It was
Don’t rescue anyone that doesn’t want to be rescued
You see it’s commonplace when people start undergoing a transformative journey to try and push others to try to join them on their quest. Their intentions are entirely noble.
The thing is before someone embarks on such a journey they have to be mentally ready. Transforming your body like in A12 is a big ask. You have to be ready and able to commit to 5 one hour sessions a week for 12 consecutive weeks. That’s a big ask, but it does produce big results.
Many times when people indicate that they are interested, I outline the program and I’m almost looking to keep them out of it. Not that I don’t want them to do it, but because I don’t want to set them up for disappointment if they think they are ready but aren’t actually ready.
Having said that, there are every problem there is a solution and there is almost always something you can do. I have personal training clients that only train with me once a week and do homework on the side. It’s not optimal but it’ll have to do.
Another line in his post was
Be very careful with who you rescue.
This also rings true because, for a person reaching out for personal training, that very first step can be a big one. A person is basically admitting there is something they don’t like about themselves, they want to fix it, but they are forced to admit they can’t do it on their own.
And if they reach out to a professional, the professional owes it to them to give them a good experience or it can sour them on future attempts.
If this is you, I would be more than honored to be the one to help you. And I offer a one week free trial for you to see if you think I’m the one for you.
Text me at 973 476 5328 if you want to give it a try.
Eric Moss is a world-record-holding professional performing strongman, author, motivational speaker, and personal trainer. In the tradition of the strongmen during the turn of the century, he performs feats of strength such as bending steel and breaking chains as part of a show and speaks on goal achievement for corporations, nonprofits, government as well as for schools and universities. His exclusive personal training studio is located on Main Street in Boonton New Jersey, is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville, and Parsippany New Jersey.