I have long resisted any kind of sales position. I was a teller in college. That didn’t sell any stocks. I was a event manager… that didn’t sell banking relationships. I was a development associate… that didn’t sell theater tickets. I have long resisted any job that relied on me selling anything. Anything that relied on myself.
Today my hubbend reminded me that I don’t sell weight loss. I sell health counseling. Clients (and I) get caught up in our goals, but really, when some hires me who wants to lose weight they are buying something I can’t deliver. I cannot lose weight for someone else. They have to do it themselves. Weight loss isn’t easy. It isn’t simple. It takes hard work, a dedication to a goal, and a prioritization that many don’t have. (which is why so many fail)
So I wonder why I am doing this rather sales related job (something I have long denied doing) when it is something that has such a high failure rate? It is something I finally believe in. Something that is so important. Something that our lives depend on.
I don’t want to live my life in ill health. I want to thrive. I want to live a life of being, feeling, thinking and doing. All within the harmony of living.