Before and After with the DTC Movement, Part 2
This post is not as complete without a reading of the previous one.
Weight loss testimonials only show the before and after pictures of the success stories. We all know there are failures, but who wants to see those? Hope, belief and encouragement come from identifying with the successes. However, skepticism can be good. What works for someone else doesn’t guarantee us success. When my wife, Paula, was overweight she watched others do the trendy, faddish approach and resisted participating.
Then she was given the opportunity to do a “beta test” with a brand new weight loss program. It was formulated by a highly reputable 30 year old health and wellness company. They were looking for an evaluation of a health oriented approach to weight loss that would have lasting benefits. However, they wanted a “before” picture. A huge emotional investment.
Intentionally and publicly exposing the worst of physical features requires a hard decision. She knew the accumulation of 60 pounds of excess weight had seriously and negatively impacted her lifestyle–and it was rippling into that of the family. But, what if it didn’t work? What if she didn’t like it? What if she couldn’t make the adjustments necessary? Would failing be worse than not trying? She was ready to get her life back, but what if . . . .
Staying the same was not what she wanted, but at least is was familiar.
Paula fought through all the negativity, what ifs, and doubts. She determined to make the changes necessary to give her best effort. Through tears she took the “before” picture. It was a decision marker in time. She was willing to get beyond skepticism and do something she had never done before and now the benefits are huge. She has her life back. (More information here.) She even journaled the experience from day one–the good, bad and not so good.
When it comes to our financial conditions, the mindset can be quite similar to someone needing to lose a lot of weight. Being financially desperate, functioning in survival mode, and struggling to keep the house and car functioning is overwhelming. Then things escalate, and we’re dealing with bill collections, IRS, foreclosure, bankruptcy, and lack of daily necessities, which leads to hopelessness and an inability to make positive changes. We are living the in the trap of a short term, least financial risk mentality. Everything we try to do to alleviate financial strain hits obstacles. We struggle mightily within ourselves, wanting things to be better but without any headway.
As hard as it is to see, both weight loss and financial burdens are running on parallel mental tracks. To see a better future requires making a “before” picture. See how bad it is. Now, realizing that doing the same thing gets the same negative results, we must be being willing to make some significant changes. I know because this is my story, too.
Quite often spending is not as big a problem as lack of income. There may not be much extra time to give to producing more income. Too often it takes money to make money. What to do?
It’s time for hope. It’s time to believe, if even just a little bit. It’s time to commit to change. It’s time to check out the DTC Movement. The DTC Movement is possibly an answer. Go ahead, be willing to take a look even if being a bit skeptical. What makes the DTC Movement special is that it is: 1) no risk–doesn’t take money to make money 2) huge market–energy drinks are extremely popular; KAOS Gold is a healthier one 3) high tech: free website; real-time pay; social media connected 4) confidently share your website with others who are looking for a better energy drink and/or no risk additional income.
Paula and I want to partner with you to improve your life. The more successful we are at doing that, the more fulfilled and successful we are. Get in touch and let us know you are interested and check out our Ditch the Can website. We look forward to hearing from you soon.