Why quick promises end in quick disappointment

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Why quick promises end in quick disappointment

Whether it’s something you heard on TV, or from someone trying to sell their multi-level marketing (MLM) quick fix, the word is out there. I’m asked about these all the time, and I have mixed emotions. I am happy my clients are asking questions to educate themselves, and I am humbled that I am a resource that they come to for information; but these quick fix plans are short term solutions that lack the long term results people are looking for, and they usually end in disappointment.

These companies do a great job of marketing and training their salespeople, but unfortunately that is the extent of my positive opinions towards them.

Anything that promises a quick fix is likely going to end in a broken promise. If someone asked you for $2000 and promised to pay you back with interest in 14 days, you would likely run away from that scam as quickly as it was pitched to you. We all know that making money takes hard work, so why do we think it would be any different when it comes to our bodies?

The shake, cookie, low protein or carb diets, the different types of cleanses, the patch of super vitamins or 18 different vitamins taken at certain times of day to name a few are all guilty parties. All these diets and plans can have some bright spots and generally have some science behind them. The issue, however, is that they leave you in the lurch when they are finished because they likely haven’t provided you with the necessary tools for long term success. It saddens me to hear about people who have been sucked into these great sales campaigns, but don’t get the results they were anticipating.

The purpose of this post is to help educate you about the right way to look at a shiny new sales campaign that promises you the exact results that you are looking for.  When assessing a new program, I recommend you ask yourself the following questions:

What am I learning?

Is this something that works for my lifestyle, my family and myself as an individual?

Am I being told exactly what to do, or am I being taught how I can realistically incorporate it into my life for the long term?

Can I purchase a part of the program and tailor it to my needs, or am I being pressured into all or nothing?

Is this salesperson profiting from taking care of my best interests, or profiting from my impulse purchase?

I’m not saying that these companies are entirely bad; I do recommend in my coaching practice some products that come from MLM companies because I believe that they are good products. I would like to make it clear that I do not make money off of these products, and not because I can’t, but because I feel it would be a conflict of interest. If I were to recommend a protein powder that I directly make money from, am I recommending the best product for you, or the best product for me? These companies have quick fix programs that I do not agree with, but some of their products do have merit and I will happily recommend them.

All I ask from you is to do your homework before signing up for the next big thing. You owe it to yourself to do so. Quick fixes have been on the market for many years and yet the obesity epidemic is only getting worse. I truly believe that educating yourself on how to make changes in your individual way of life is the only long term solution with permanent results. With this in mind, I was fortunate enough to be able to design a program that leads to those permanent changes. This is not a program that promises miracles, you will have to put some work in but the program is there to help guide you in the right direction and give you the tools to add healthy nutrition into your lifestyle. I chose to keep it affordable because my goal is to help as many people as possible reach their goals. At  $2.50/day for 12 weeks you would be spending less than what most people spend on a coffee a day. If you want to break the habit of jumping from one ‘big’ thing to the next and get to work on instilling realistic habits in your life, you can sign up here: https://app.coachific.com/register.php/2686/5578

If you have any questions, you can email me at elaine@energized4lifefitness.com and I will happily answer your questions.

Next time you hear a sales pitch, I ask you to apply my questions, and truly think about the benefits of the program. If you do, then I will have accomplished what I set out to do today. Thanks for reading, and keep your eyes open for a future post about why these quick fix promises work for a little while but inevitably fail!

 


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