As a child I was totally unathletic – the ultimate wuss, in fact. So a big part of my workout reward comes from being able to say, “I did it!” When I attended a high school reunion, everybody teased me about my new “jock” persona. (That tells you how far I’ve really come.)
Since I’m such a dedicated, self-motivated exerciser, I rarely hire a personal trainer; I just take classes that come with gym membership. However, recently a top trainer at my new gym offered a special deal – 5 private lessons at a deeply discounted rate. I couldn’t resist.
Initially, I wasn’t expecting much. But I was still new and every time you visit a different gym, you need to learn the equipment. I knew she is an award-winning body builder so I was a little intimidated: exercise for me is FUN.
To my surprise, I found a whole new exercise routine. Instead of putting together an ad hoc group of exercises when I’m in the gym, I now have a systematic set of steps to follow. I’m doing some fun new exercises with free weights.
Best of all, I was having more fun and getting even more fit.
In the same way, most of my clients are moving along well in your career, career change, or job search. They figure, “Why hire somebody? I’m doing just fine, thank you very much.”
But you might be just as surprised as I was.
Some people go on to get training every week. At that time I wasn’t interested in training on a regular basis. My goal was to get a quick tune-up and a handful of takeaways.
In the same way, some of my own clients just want one or two sessions – a tune-up. Let’s face it: where can you talk to somebody about your career for a solid 90 minutes? Where can you get objective suggestions from someone who doesn’t have an agenda about your career or business?
What I found was that I’d slipped into a comfortable routine with my workout program and it was hard to break away from it. You might find that you’ve slipped into career patterns and you’re having trouble
Then I wI offer the same opportunity for my clients and readers: the Career Tune-Up. Learn more here.