Today was another challenging day.
I had a packed work schedule, a client to train, and it was LEG DAY which always takes me a long time to complete, because, well..
I'm going HEAVY (for me) and challenging myself.
I also did the dreaded stepper (how do people really like that thing?), a run, checked in with online clients, and got my new group set up.
I created social media posts, paid some bills, and battled my toddler, more like pleaded with my toddler to go to bed, as my husband was out for the evening.
MOMMY IS TIRED.
But let's face it, at two and a half years old, he doesn't know or care.
He just wants milk and his toys and 100 stories at bedtime.
In which I get suckered in every night. :)
But he is so damn cute.
My emotions were a little on edge today as we are still recovering from our trip to Nashville and I was thrown into a full schedule.
So it would have been really easy to EXPLODE on the incredibly RUDE person, actually family member that I had a conversation with today.
I've coached this person in MANY of my free challenge groups online.
Why, because I believe the relationships are the most important part of coaching.
We actually make a rule that a person can only be in one free group, but considering she was family, I let her in a few.
She inquired about my newest group, and when I told her it wasn't free, she wasn't interested.
I then asked how she was feeling and she gave me the sob story of feeling awful, having no money, and I offered to chat with her to work out a plan.
I actually hear a lot of people saying they don't have money to invest in their health, but they smoke, excessively party, buy designer handbags and shoes, get manicures and pedicures, and take vacations, but that's really none of my business.
If that makes you happy, then more power to you, but when you're miserable.. how's that working out?
So I made a heartfelt post about wanting to help people and that almost ALL of our programs were on sale this month!
Goodbye money excuse.
I used a bit of sarcasm and playfulness, and BECAUSE THIS NEVER HAPPENS, right?
My lovely family member thought my post was DIRECTED at HER.
Well.....she wrote my husband and I the most vulgar, despicable words all day.
She called me a thief for "stealing people's money" and told me that it's quite apparent that I only coach for the money.
Yup, that's why I coached her for FREE many times and why I give every last second of my time to my clients.
Sometimes I even answer messages in between my HIIT intervals.
I should really stop doing that.
I don't do coaching primarily for the money. But yes, we all work hard, and we all deserve to be compensated for our hard work.
What most people don't know is that many of us coach in addition to working a full time job.
My time is so limited, but I'm happy to give it to people who are ready for change.
So naturally, I gave her the F-bomb.
The Forgiveness bomb that is.
She later told me (in between the disgusting language) that she does have the money, but wants to spend it on her kids.
I support that, Cool. But sometimes you have to call a spade a spade.
Why do I forgive her?
Because I feel sorry for her kids.
As parents, we have to set the example.
It's OK to get mad. It happens. But to attack another human being with the intent to hurt, is just wrong.
And it's not the sign of a happy, stable person.
And to get SO UPSET over nonsense, this mamma needs some coping skills.
My branding course calls this type of thing REPEL MARKETING and I'd have to say this took it to a new level.
I'm not interested in working with people who think services are free or they are owed something in this life.
You want something.. WORK FOR IT.
You want help.. VALUE and APPRECIATE PEOPLE.
I would have responded that I forgive her- despite the obscenities, numerous digs to my character, and vile words- but she blocked me before I could respond.
People feel so powerful behind a screen.
That's why I asked to speak with her before her drama filled blow up. I'm more of a face to face or on the phone kind of person.
As much as I dreaded that stepper today, I killed it like a mad woman.
And after my workouts, I didn't feel a stitch of anything.
Anything other than joy and accomplishment.
Forgiveness is a gift.
It doesn't mean it's OK. I just means you FREE YOURSELF.
It's a gift to YOU!
Day 24 of 168... DONE!
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