Taking the Plunge

Whilst part of the role of this blog is to inspire and motivate its readership, I also wanted it to be an outlet for some of my more personal thoughts and a record of my own personal learning journey.

Those more observant, regular readers will have notice a new page appear “Thin from Within”.  Ever since I first trained as a personal development coach I have wanted to do something for those people who pay their fees to weight-watchers and similar clubs every week just to be disappointed that they once again have failed to loose weight because they can’t stick to a really strict diet. The minute they treat themselves to one thing they’ve broken their diet and loss of motivation can set in.

With no diet plans, the Thin From Within concept works on the basis that deep down we all know – to lose weight we put less in and increase our exercise levels. That requires motivation and will-power.  Its a process I truly believe in – I have dieted as strongly as anyone else over the years and true success only comes when I have the right mindset.

I’m now running a local club in Leek, my home town.  I need to compete against the powerful advertising of Slimming World and Weight Watchers and I need to get people in through my door.

So I’ve been out and put up posters, I’ve pushed it on Facebook and Twitter, emailed my contacts, in fact I’ve done most things except….


I rang the local station to see if I could get a bit of free PR.  They said “yes”.  “Great!” – I thought.  “Why don’t you come in?”

The strange thing is, although I knew it would be the best thing, I wasn’t going to do it.  It puts me right outside my comfort zone.  Yet, saying yes was incredibly easy.  And now I’ve said yes I’m having to go through all the steps to do it.

There is a moral to this story.  If you’re not sure whether you’ve got everythng you need to meet your goal, why not take the first step.  The rest is sure to follow.

By the time you get to read this, I will have done my radio stint.  If you want to know how I went on – come back next week.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dan
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 08:56:30

    Disappointed to have missed it-what about a podcast?


  2. carolyntrafford
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 12:07:45

    Thanks – will be loading it up to my web page soon


  3. Trudi
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 11:28:02

    Just listened to your radio pod cast – really good!!!


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