Why Being Selfish Is A Good Thing


Have you ever been on a job interview when the employer sits there across the desk from you and asks, "Tell me about your best and worst characteristic?" I don't know what made me think of that - probably back when I wanted to be a bagger at Hy-Vee....anyhow, they did ask me that question, as did numerous others at other interviews to follow. I remember telling them that I was a perfectionist, because that can have both positive and negative connotations. But today, I know what my real answer would be:

I'm selfish. I'm totally selfish and I think it's a great thing.


You probably think I'm nuts. But keep on reading. I've decided that in order to be my best, I need certain things. I need enough sleep. I need to workout. I absolutely no matter what, must have access to healthy food to eat. And I won't negotiate on these things. And you shouldn't either.

If you want to 'be healthy' or better yet, reach any type of weight loss or health goal, you must make certain things in your life non-negotiable. If you don't, you are hurting yourself and taking way to long to get to something that really doesn't need to be far away. 

The truth is, you can attain any goal you set for yourself. Too often, I hear people say that they can't be healthy because they eat out too much, or there aren't healthy options where they are going, or no one else is eating vegetables so I don't want look differently than they do. Or here's another one: "But Jodi I really love "cheese." "wine." "Taco Bell." or whatever your fill in the blank is! 

If this is true for you, then maybe you really don't want to lose weight or change the way you are. True change can only happen when you are ready for it, and ready to figure out what to do, and if there are limiting beliefs holding you back from getting there. 

These type of thoughts put your health in the hands of everyone else. Whoa. I would really not trust my body to the ideas and thoughts of the people writing the menus on all those restaurants out there - or on my best friends idea on what good food is to her. You and only you get to decide what you put in your mouth every single day. That's the great news! You have the ability to manage the outcome. Every single decision you make, over and over is reflected in the body you have today. So if you want something different, then all you need to do is make some tweaks, probably nothing too scary or difficult either. 

My advice to you is to be a little selfish with your body and your health. You are the only one who can make the difference. 

If you want to know how to do this for yourself, book at discovery session with me and we can talk through it!