What is frustrating to me is when I take the time to help a client design a vision of their best self, break it down into three month goals and then weekly goals, assess their readiness and commitment to make a change (either a thinking or doing behavior change) and they do nothing.
Frustrating to me. It is like it is in one ear and out the other.
Frustration = Clients who “accidently” slept in, canceled at the last minute or “forgot” to tell me they were not coming in that day. I totally understand but please respect me as your trainer as well as my time. SOLUTION = If they have a cell, I will teach them to text me whenever they need/have to cancel. Common curtsey/common respect keeps your trainer happy!
FRUSTRATION = Negativity. I have had clients that are always negative/critical on everything and everybody. Although I love them I will tell them that they are drainging my energy and happy trainer mood…and we can’t have that…can we? 😀
I guess any frustration I feel toward clients stems from those who occasionally let their negative self-talk become audible to me. I think it’s human nature (unfortunately) for others to see the best in us, before we do. So, if a client makes a remark that is disrespectful to herself, I try to not make a big deal of it, but also make it clear that we will have none of that nonsense in our training session:)