Welcome back. You realize that you're like a diamond in the rough you've been and you've been chipping away and refining and cleaning yourself up so that we're starting to see the golden you. You now know your foundational truths. You know what you believe, you know what kind of teacher you want to be. You know that you are important and you need to take care of yourself and you have an idea of how you're going to do that and what happens when you start to align within yourself about yourself and who you are and where you want to go.
Something magical happens because you start become more authentic and more simple and like attracts like. So those people that have a similar harmonic to you are going to be very attracted to you and find you and want to be with you. Why this is important is because this is a clue to who you are meant to serve as a teacher. None of us are the right teacher for everybody, but the good news is that we're really different in each one of us has very different qualities. As a teacher, we're not supposed to be the same. We're supposed to be different and we eat.
We'll serve a very different sort of public. So you want to recognize all these qualities and what is important about this is that it actually leaves clues. The students and the people that you love to work with and love to work with, you make you happy. You know what I mean? There is those clients that you go, wow, is an I. I were gone by already. I, I enjoy working with this person so much.
There was this instant feedback loop you gave to them. They took it, they gave back to you, and both of you got better and moved up. This is very much the key ideal client that is ideal for you. On the other hand, you probably have those experience and people you've worked with. It's like pulling teeth. You're exhausted. You can't get through to them. They look at you like, who the heck are you?
Or what are you talking about? They're probably not your ideal client. So getting clarity for yourself and who you love is the beginning of defining your brand, defining who you are as a teacher. This is very, very valuable for you to kind of put your hand on the pulse of, let's explore this idea of an ideal client in depth. Now let me give you an example from my own life. Remember that story about me is a ballet dancer and my ballet teacher who saw something in me. Well, I took all of these qualities of what it was like as my ideal teacher self and I found that I resonate with students that first of all have desire, have problems and our technical nerds, they want to kind of unravel problems. In fact, I like to say to people, I'm like a mad professor, like a mad scientist. I like the dysfunction and the people that have an injury, they can't quite make it work or stomach massage, they can't feel the stomach. And what are they supposed to do about it?
I actually really like problems and challenging quirky little funny situations and I liked clients that want to work. They like to move their body, they're interested in it, they want to discuss and explore this. That's very, very much my ideal client and I like clients that will take this journey and apply it and use it even if I'm not around. They're not relying on me to be the constant reminder of this. They're excited about discovering those things. So do you see how there's this interesting parallel between my life, my experience and now who I like to work with it feeding and flowing right into itself. You may not even be aware of this, but there are a set of circumstances and people and clients that you probably enjoy and align with.
Maybe you really like to work with overweight people that are self conscious and not comfortable going to work outs in the gym because they have a sense of really wanting to be private about themselves. Maybe you love working with seniors and you have a lot of compassion and understanding for them and you want to really empower them to feel comfortable. At this stage of their lives. Maybe you're, you love to work with athletes, crossfit, people who want to like apply [inaudible] and not get injuries while they go into competitions. I mean, I don't know, but you do, you have people you enjoy and you resonate with. If you're a beginning teacher, there are fellow apprentices, people that you like teaching or that you're interested in watching their workouts. So I would like you to pause the video now and start to get the qualities and the people that you have enjoyed working with in your past.
Let's look at this even with greater detail and greater depth. What was the qualities, I think you're starting to go into this. What did you do with them? What kind of workout was it? Why did you love working with them?
What kind of workout did you provide? Was it fast? Was it slow? Was it just a fun group? Kind of a workout? I mean, I don't know, but you know, and by the way, would it be amazing if you got to work with people like this all the time? That's kind of the direction you want to be thinking in terms of, so please pause the video right now and explore all these qualities. See what you can add, how you can better define what happened in this session with these people.
What were you like with these people that you enjoy teaching? And by the way, it can even be just one person. You don't have to have a lot. You just need one to refine and distill who your ideal client is.
But when you find the words, it opens up a way of expressing and sharing who you are and what you do with others that will empower and expand your impact. So can you articulate the type of person you like to work with? If someone at a party says, well, who do you work with? What do you do? What's it like? Most of the time people say, well, I teach pilates and you hope that they know what PyLadies is and we work on a Cadillac and a reformer, but that actually does not tell anybody anything about you. So let me give you an example. I'll say, well, I work out with, I work people out, I teach exercise, I use something called PyLadies.
I'm really a problem solver. People come to me when they have, they want to do something with their bodies, but they're challenged in some manner. They haven't been able to crack the code of why they can't go do more, or they used to be capable, but as they grew older, they will losing this ability. So how, I like to be able to figure out how we can leapfrog the client from where they are now to where they want to be swiftly using a variety of modalities. Because the truth is I do use a variety of modalities. So do you see how if I say this to someone, it already opens the door to, oh my mother has all these problems and she's been going to physical therapy and it didn't solve anything. Maybe she could come and see you. Or let's say I'm now hypothetical. I like to work with, um, I'm overweight myself or I struggled with my weight for so many years.
I really understand how vulnerable a person can be about their body image. And I love to empower people and show them that they're beautiful and capable and they can move well. And I do this with [inaudible]. So that's what I do. And then the PR, and if you're in a party, I'm creating this imaginary scenario. Suddenly people are going, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick. I know someone for you or I want to come and see you. This is exactly what I'm looking for.
So it is very important for you to be able to articulate the type of person you enjoy working with and describe what you do. So please pause the video right now and see about your first draft of a description of where you like to work with and what you do as a service so that this can be expanded and grown.
There is a section and it is the reticular activation system. It's a bunch of membranes and then a certain part I think of the brain cell between the subconscious and the conscious mind and it's kind of like a filtering system of what is important for your conscious mind to notice because to be honest, you are filtering out way more information that you know than you know moment to moment to moment because your mind is actually deciding important, not important, important, not important. It's what happens that if you're at a party where everybody's speaking a foreign language and one person speaks English, you go zoop your reticular activation system identified that sound as important and valuable. It's what gets activated. If you want a red car, if you do the secret and visualizations for desire, suddenly you see red cars everywhere. So it's kind of this radar up to something that this is important.
This is what you need to pay attention to and it focuses in. So now that you have a concept and an idea of what you do and your ideal client, guess what you will notice and recognize them when they cross your path. When you meet people, when you talk to people, it will be out there and identifiable and your mind is going to go, oh, look at that. In that park over there, that group of people, they want what you have to offer. It's amazing because your instinct, and again, that gut feeling we've been addressing comes into high gear as you came more clarity about what you want, what's gonna make you super happy, what's gonna make you thrive and be key for you becoming a thriving teacher. Now that you have your ideal client clarified and defined, close your eyes.
Imagine working with this client. What is it like? What's the feedback loop like? How do you feel when you know this is the person you're working with? Feel the joy of teaching someone you really liked that likes learning from you. Maybe it's even a group of people. Isn't it fun?
Maybe fill yourself up with the feelings, the sounds, the light, the colors, the emotions, the kinesthetic sensations in your body. When you're happy and you're inspired and you're open and flowing, your hormones are flooding. A lot of joy, a lot of creativity, a lot of spontaneity. Make it feel really good, better you make it inside. The quicker it happens on the outside. Take a deep breath in. Take this vision, put it in your heart. It's part of you. Now breathe out. Open your eyes. Well, well done.
You have a clear picture of your ideal client. Ah Man. We have some fun practice to be done before the next lesson. Work on the cloud. Qualities of your ideal client. Add to them. Think about their maybe if you're teaching, start to notice what is special about this person.
Why am I happy? What is coming out of them and coming out of me? Define it. The more clear you get, the better you are to attracting it. Also know what kind of service, what kind of work are you doing? What is happening? How will you within it, how are they?
But the definition of the type of quality of service you're delivering. And then of course, remember teams, we all do better together. Together. I have to run through it myself. Together. Everyone achieves more. Remember, I do have to practice in order to make progress. So post and share this with the community.
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