In this age of social media, we get too wrapped up in trying to gain 1000's of followers. We start with a pure message then we stray from it by getting wrapped up in how many likes we get.
As a fitness professional social media is a huge part of the business. People need to see you, they need to hear you, and that's a way to become successful. The problem is that we now get so wrapped up in gaining the attention of 1000's of people that we forget about getting the right message out into the world. We forget that if we can affect just one person's life we've done our job.
When I became a trainer my goal was to change peoples lives. I wanted to get the WORLD in shape. My starting point was one person. Not hundreds but the one client that invested in to my beliefs and decided to allow me to use my fitness methods to change their life. That's what we need to get back to as people. If you have a message that you know can change the world why would you stop spreading it because 1000 people wont listen.
Imagine that you see 50 people walking towards a cliff and you start yelling out, " stop you're going fall off the cliff!" If only one person stops, and they realized you saved them have you succeeded?
Now imagine that the 50-people heading towards the cliff were all billionaires and the one that stopped decided to give you 10 million dollars just because he believed in your message, and it saved his life. Its a wild analogy, but sometimes the wildest thoughts lead to the wildest realities. My first year as a group exercise instructor I urged my boss to allow me to teach my own class. I had taught other formats, but I wanted to introduce my own style of group exercise. After a month of emails and calls pitching my class I was finally given the opportunity to teach, and my first class had a whopping 3 people in it. I was a little discouraged, but as I was leaving one of the members hung around to let me know that the class was the best she had ever taken. That one member kept me motivated and she went on to spread the word to others which led to me leading classes with 40+ members.
The physical fitness messages I taught in my first class may have fell on only a few ears, but it just took one testimony to make it grow into one of my most successful classes.
Remember it only takes one seed to plant a fruit tree, so keep planting seeds eventually ONE fruit tree will grow and its fruit may contain the message that can change the world.
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