A few years ago, BMW released a limited edition car (M3), only available for few customers, but there was a caveat, in order to own a car you had to sign an agreement that states that it is the owner responsibility to care properly for the car. BMW warranty will not cover any damage caused by lack of maintenance or proper care.
Customers paid a lot of money to own the M3 Model and took the responsibility to care for their cars. The reason I mention this, I recently coached a person that expected me to change his life without doing any work. I terminated our agreement and refused to coach him any longer, and he said: “I’m not finished yet, I still need your service.”
I informed him unless he is willing to take the proper care of himself and start doing the work that will impact his life, I won’t coach him anymore. I also explained to him that I’m a result oriented coach, and If I can not change you, I won’t charge you, so I stopped coaching him.
I asked him to have breakfast with his kids daily, have one weekly date with his wife, work on 3 business goals, and a few other things that I won’t mention on this post. The program that I asked him to do is the same program that helped many people have better relationships, make more money, and increase their influence at work and home. However, I refuse to work with any person who is not willing to work on himself or herself.