One of the first questions that we ask when people walk through our doors is “what are your goals?” Usually the question that we follow up with is “why are those goals so important to you”. The reason why we ask these questions in that order, is to identify the differences between ‘want’ and ‘need’.
Take for example “I want to lose 10lbs”. What does that really mean? Why 10? Why not 5, 20 or some other number? When asking why these specific goals, we get to understand the driving forces that lead to this specific number.
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs show that human beings’ behavioral motivations are influenced in a specific order. The first being physiological, safety, love/belonging, esteem and self actualization. One cannot meet the needs of one tier unless the previous tiers are satisfied.
You need to work on your health to form an even deeper bond with your family. You will have trouble trying to keep up with the demands of family life if you are constantly battling with illnesses, lack of energy and trying to keep up with your children.
As a team leader, you need to lead by example and show that your health influences your productivity and results. Your productivity will go down if you are unable to focus your attention on the projects at hand.
Adding a regular exercise and nutrition program is the first step in making sure that you’re fulfilling your physiological needs. You can do it on your own or you can ask for help from a coach. Life is busy as it is and you shouldn’t have to worry about trying to decide on what to eat next or what workout you will be doing today. That is why having a coach of your own is helpful to your success.
Human nature will stop at nothing to make sure that their needs are met and will not move on unless it is done.
So my question for you today is not, what do you want to get out of a program, but what do you really need?