13 Dec How to Add Value To Your Health
Have you ever heard of the TV show “The Office?”
It’s a mockumentary that takes place at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It follows the everyday lives of the regional manager, Michael Scott, and the employees he “manages.” The crew follows the employees around 24/7 and captures their bizarre encounters as they do what it takes to keep the company alive.
In one episode, Michael, played by Steve Carell, wants to boost morale because of potential cutbacks and layoffs. He goes to a travel agency in hopes of getting a “deal” for a trip to Atlantic City for him and his team.
He explains he’d like an all inclusive trip that includes, meals, hotel, gambling. You know, the works.
And, he doesn’t want to pay anything for it. He wants the all inclusive, five star FREE “deal.”
Sounds pretty ridiculous, right?
With any exchange of services or products, there must be an equal (or close to equal) exchange of value, especially when it comes to your health.
If your car breaks down and the mechanic says it’ll be $2,000 to fix it so you can pick up the kids from school, go to and from work, and live your life in the way you want to, will you find the resources somehow?
If you value those things more than $2,000, you bet you will.
Think back to when you wanted something for free or severely discounted… And you got it!
Did you value it very much? Did you take care of it like you would’ve if you’d paid for it?
Believe it or not, we’ve had people come into our office proposing the same deal as Michael Scott. And it surprises me every time.
When I’m speaking to a group, school, organization, or company, I ask “what is your most important asset?”
And the answer 99.9% of the time is their health. (Duh!)
When I’ve made concessions or “deals” in the past, trying to get a patient the care that he NEEDS, most often he doesn’t follow through with recommendations or care he’s agreed to. Basically, he doesn’t value it much.
Many people feel they shouldn’t have to pay anything for their health, especially if they have insurance. After all, it is called “health” insurance. But I’m confident you know it’s actually “SICK” insurance because THAT is when it’s supposed to be used… when you’re sick and/or in a crisis situation.
And if their insurance doesn’t cover a particular service or product, they won’t do it, even if they KNOW it will correct their problem, make them feel better, have more energy, be able to work, and be there for their kids.
You’re either gonna pay a little with your time and money now, or a lot more later managing the crisis of disease… hospitals, doctor’s visits.
Yes, your insurance might cover most of it. But will it cover the suffering you and your family will go through?
I take care of my Health, Fitness, Nutrition, Sleep, and Mindset NOW so my family won’t have to manage my disease later.
I show the patients in our office, and my Health Participants in my online health program how to maximize their Health, Fitness, and Nutrition.
And, I want to show you how to do that same thing for you and your family…if you value your health enough and what it will do for you.
Have a healthy day,