We don’t have bad days
We smile and are courteous to our clients even on the worst of the worst possible days.
We stand on our feet all day long.
We shovel food in our mouths like animals, most of the time cold, out of a tupperware, and usually just standing in the locker room because there is little time for eating. Most of us live on protein shakes.
We service clients that want to train early in the morning as well as late at night, many times on the same day.
We scramble to do things like grocery shopping and laundry in between appointments on our “light” days, which could be any given day of the week, but most definitely not Saturday (which is when all the weekend warriors want to train).
We work hard to maintain a professional tone throughout our sessions, even when clients tell us very personal things like stories about their spouse, kids, work, etc.
We generally work hard to accommodate our clients’ needs.
We drink a lot of coffee and/or tea to remain alert and focused for our clients.
We do get tired at times. We are human too. We like to workout also and love our private time to do that, even when you interrupt us on our own time.
We want you to succeed and accomplish your goals.
We often become emotionally invested in your journey.
We appreciate your “thank yous” and loyalty.
Be nice to your trainer.
Being alone is not the worst feeling. In my opinion, what’s worse is being in a relationship with someone, yet feeling all alone.
It hurts when you are giving someone your all….. And getting little in return. You put this person on a pedestal, usually without him or her earning it… You’re super hopeful… You hold your breathe, you keep your fingers crossed…. And then end up sad when he/she disappoints.
Why does this happen? What is it about this person delivering mediocrity that you continue accepting and allow to persist? You’re not happy currently. You’re holding on to what “might” be… what “could” be… but what currently exists doesn’t even bring you a forced smile.
“I’m stressed out.
I’m tired all the time.
I need to do X or I need to go here/there.”
You’re not a priority in this person’s life, not by any means. Everything comes before you and you have allowed it to be that way.
Know your worth and stand up for yourself.
When someone goes back on his/her word, call that person out on it. Speak up about how it makes you feel. Explain that you’re unhappy. Easier said than done, especially if you don’t have a lot of opportunity to spend time together and the last thing you want to do is fight…
Do people deserve second chances? Sometimes… yes. But never ignore your instincts. Never ignore what your gut is telling you.
At some point in time “POTENTIAL” is not enough.