On our way to church on Christmas eve, I decided to check my email from my cell phone. I received several messages. Most of them coming from blogs that I’m subscribed with messages about the Holidays. Only one email caught my eye and my desire to open it immediately. It came from a friend who is a Zumba® student of mine and a client. Her name is Cathy. The subject of the email read: “Thank You”. I opened the email and my heart was full of joy. Only one word came out of my mouth: “WOW!” My husband who was driving asked: “What’s wrong?”. With tears in my eyes and my voice a little shaken I read the email to him and another “WOW!” resonated but this time it came from my husband and then he asked: “What do you think?”
Throughout this year, many people have given me the opportunity to work with them to help them improve their lives and I’m deeply grateful for that. My motivation and deepest desire is that each of them achieve that change, achieve results or at least stay on track with the new life style adopted. I’m dedicated to them. I’m in constant communication to make sure everything goes well. I provide the necessary information. And most importantly they have my unconditional support.
Unfortunately, not everyone experiences the change they are looking for or they don’t want it bad enough to make the necessary sacrifices. Not everyone wants me checking on them asking how they’re doing, how they’re feeling and how their meal plan is going. Some of them ignore my messages. And some of them the only time they respond is to tell me that the products didn’t work or the products are no different than any other products in the market. Of course, there are out of control circumstances that can affect the “getting healthier/adopting a new life style” process and I totally get it but that is not what I’m referring to, I’m referring about things that we have control over.
I want to clarify that Cathy’s success story is the result of her dedication and commitment. She didn’t allow excuses to hinder her process of getting the results she wanted. During the time she used the Xyngular products she traveled around the country and even internationally. She even took the products with her in some of her trips. She celebrated birthdays, attended dinner invitations, etc and still she was able to lose weight and control her cholesterol level. I only provided her with the tools she needed and my unconditional and sincere support.
So, what did I think about when I read her email?
1) That I love the area of health and wellness. Nothing more rewarding to know that I’m making a difference in people’s well beings, in their lives. For the last 6 months I have been praying to God for confirmation and I feel that HE answered my prayers.
2) That it is totally out of my control how some people excuse their weaknesses and are not willing to make the necessary sacrifices to get the desired results.
3) That my focus and motivation should be channeled towards those that really want a change in their lives.
In health and wellness, there is a saying: “facts tell but stories sell” and some people could think that the most important thing for me is that my clients get the results they want so I can sell more and nothing could be further from reality. Obviously, this is my business but financial rewarding is not my main motivation. Much less in this highly sensitive area such as Health and Wellness. My biggest motivation, what I look for and want to hear from my clients is what my friend Cathy summarized in her email.
Xyngular products or any other weight loss product for that matter will not work when trying to lose weight if when everything is said and done you are not fully honest with yourself and blame the products, other people, circumstances and anything else but yourself. Your actions WILL MAKE a difference. NOT your INTENTIONS.
I end this blog post with Cathy’s Thank You email:
1. I have you for a wonderful Zumba® instructor and best of all, a good friend!
And because of this success story and many more that I haven’t even shared, I begin this year with a heart full of GRATITUDE to those who gave me the opportunity to make a difference in their lives both in the health and financial area.
I will continue my mission of empowering others to take control of their health and well being. Best wishes to you for a healthy and prosperous 2014.
What steps are you planing to take to improve your overall health this year? What about your finances?