FREE THINGS ARE NOT VALUABLE
I have discovered recently that free items are not valued by most people. We all love a freebie, its true, something for nothing sound great, right? But how much value do you put on something that is handed to you?
The reason I have noticed this is through my coaching training. I give away free life coaching sessions currently, this is so I can complete the 50 hours practice I am required to document to pass my course and become accredited. Free life coaching is not something that will come along every day, it is a valuable service which people pay hundreds or even thousands of pounds for. When someone puts that much money into something, invests in themselves that heavily, they will take it seriously. They will show up, they will put the work in, they will do their homework, they will enjoy being challenged and have the will to better themselves.
But when handed it for free people show initial enthusiasm and high interest, but then they simply do not respond to emails to messages, don’t show up to sessions, or make excuses not to come to the second session if they know its going to be challenging.
Having said all this, I appreciate that not everyone is the same, some people I have met have been very dedicated and are really grateful for an opportunity that there financial situation would have otherwise prevented them from accessing. These are the people I want to work with, these are the people that want to make changes in their lives and are ready to follow through.
The people who will go far in life are those that are willing to accept they need improvement and work on making those changes. Action is key, too many people only talk about change without talking action and then expect something to happen. Change comes from within YOU, no one else can do this for you. You need to be willing to take a leap of faith, be scared and push through anyway and be grateful for all you have, even if it isn’t much, I bet if you sit down and think about it you have a lot more to be grateful about than you think.
In fact, I challenge you to sit down and write a list of the things you are grateful for, I guarantee it will be longer than you think. Are most of the things on your list free?
I think the title of this post should have actually been – FREE THINGS ARE NOT ALWAYS VALUED BY PEOPLE, BUT ARE ACTUALLY SOME OF THE MOST VALUABLE THERE ARE.
Thanks for reading.