We recently had our first IN PERSON monthly meeting. It was so nice to get our team together (not on a zoom call!). We reviewed many day to day topics and brainstormed on the more difficult topics concerning COVID, masks and how to best make our clients feel comfortable AND how to help our staff stay mentally “in the game.”00
We have been discussing the book, The 4 Agreements, during our pandemic team meetings and I resent the summary of these principles to our team after our meeting. I believe this could serve all fit pros well, personally and professionally. Please share with your staff!
We have to remember that we are part of the health spectrum and we are on the preventative side. We must be 100% committed to always focusing on the health of our clients and supporting each of them on that mission.
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Be Impeccable With Your Word
Understand the power of your words.
Understand that what you say can build up or tear down, it can divide or unite.
Speak with integrity and truth.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your words to speak against yourself or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
To be impeccable means to take responsibility for yourself, to not participate in “the blame game.”
Regarding your word, the rules of “action-reaction” apply. What you put out energetically will return to you. Proper use of your words creates proper use of energy, putting out love and gratitude perpetuates the same in the universe. The converse is also true.
Impeccability starts at home. Be impeccable with yourself and that will reflect in your life and your relationships with others.
Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do or say is because of you.
What others say and do is a projection of their own thoughts & beliefs.
We take things personally when we agree with what others have said. When we do not agree, the things that others say cannot affect us emotionally. When we do not care about what others think about us, their words or behavior cannot affect us.
When someone yells at you, gossips about you, harms you or yours, it still is not about you! Their actions and words are based on what they believe in their personal belief system.
Our personal belief system makes us feel safe. When people have beliefs that are different from our own, we get scared, defend ourselves, and try to impose our point of view on them.
When someone gets angry with us it is because our belief system is challenging their belief system and they get scared. They need to defend their point of view. Do not become angry, create conflict, and expend energy arguing when you are aware of this.
Practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is a promise not a feeling. Forgiveness is a promise not to use the past sin against them . . . or yourself!
Apologize. Apologizing doesn’t always mean that you are wrong and the other person is right. Apologizing just means that you value your relationship with them more than your ego.
Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want.
Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
When we make assumptions, it is because we believe we know what others are thinking and feeling. We believe we know their point of view. We forget that our beliefs are just our point of view based on our belief system and our own personal experiences that have nothing to do with what others think and feel.
We make the assumption that everybody judges us, abuses us, victimizes us, and blames us the way we do ourselves. As a result we reject ourselves before others have the chance to reject us. When we think this way, it becomes difficult to be ourselves in the world.
Take action and be clear to others about what you want or do not want; do not gossip and make assumptions about things others tell you.
Respect other points of view and avoid arguing just to be right.
Respect yourself and be honest with yourself.
Stop expecting the people around you to know what is in your head.
Always Do Your Best
Your best changes from moment to moment; Your best is different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Simply do your best under any circumstance to avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.
Doing your best means enjoying the action without expecting a reward. The pleasure comes from doing what you like in life and having fun, not from the reward or compensation.
Enjoy the path travelled and the destination will take care of itself.
Living in the moment and releasing the past helps us to do the best we can in the moment. It allows us to be fully alive right now, enjoying what is present, not worrying about the past or the future.
Have patience with yourself.
Be consistent and persistent with meaningful action.
If you do your best always, transformation will happen as a matter of course.
Yours in health, fitness & business,
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