I’ve always wanted to help people
After college I took a job implementing
A behavioral health program in an inner city school
The kids were awesome
I learned so much from those kids
I was just coming out of a college where
There was about 2% minority population
Talk about culture shock.
My position within the organization
Was that of care coordinator
The job is exactly as it sounds
Whatever care these kids needed,
I coordinated for them.
Now there were two sides to this job,
One was interacting with the kids
And the other side was interacting with the parents
And other outside agencies that had dealt
With the kids beforehand
Setting up the program took a little work,
But we eventually got everyone on the same page
There were interesting observations that could be drawn
From these interactions.
What I learned was that the kids who had the most interactive parents
Actually had a harder time adjusting to yet another program,
I mean think about it if you had a bunch of people “helping you”
Who would be your “go-to?”
Anywho, we were really trying to help, but the problem
Was that although about 95% of the parents
Knew they needed help
Only about 10% of them actually acted on our
Attempts to give it to them.
Why? Well we had a few requirements
And one of them one them was parent interaction
Many of the parents simply were satisfied that we
Were providing them with help and thought nothing
Of actually implementing any strategies or worse,
Never even showed up to meetings
These people did not want help
They wanted a handout
They were looking for a magical “cure”
For their problems and didn’t think it was
Their responsibility to make any changes on their own
You see, we all need help to make a change,
But we can’t expect that change to be made for us
You have to kind of…well…you know
You can’t just
Or hope it gets done for you
Change only comes when you want it for yourself.
I am here to help you make that change and I’ve created
The General Fitness program to help those that are ready
To help themselves.
We’ve been doing it for 9 years now and we have some
Pretty happy campers 🙂
If you are ready to make a significant change in your life
And are willing to put in the work.
Click here: http://generalfitnesscompany.com/
Jerry “I don’t do handouts” Washington
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