Know your prime directive.

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I consider myself, first and foremost, a communicator.
My primary role is to be the best person I can be, so I can help support clients be the beat person they can be in and outside of the gym.
Only when I’ve taken one step forward can I help my clients do the same.
You can be the smartest, most hard working, muscular or leanest person in the room, but if people don’t like you, they don’t want to follow you. Your talents & potential live and die with you.
Or alternatively, those who can’t do, teach right?

How to make friends and poison people.

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In the 1920’s, there was a health trend.
Something very new, very sexy, and very appealing: Radium.
So yeah, like, literally radioactive water… Ain’t hindsight sweet?
“Before the atom bomb made radioactivity very scary”, radioactive water was being marketed and sold as a health product.
We look back on this as an OBVIOUS & ridiculous example of less advanced/educated people falling under the spell of Novelty, it would be absurd to think we aren’t falling victim to similar cases every day.
Here’s a list to trigger you, Q: What do these all have in common:
– Radioactive water
– Acupuncture
– Homeopathy
– Magnetic, performance enhancing wrist band (come on, who had one? 🖐)
– Ammonia (1)
– Expensive wine (2)
– Essential oils (3)
– Putting the same amount of weight on both sides of a leg press
– Kissing a boo-boo A: Placebo and/or dark magic
– Placebo doesn’t have any objective effects, only subjective. Which means it may help distract* you which may be a harmless, or potentially helpful intervention. However in the case of illness or disease, as serious as cancer or as “mildly as asthma, this can easily slide to being dangerous or even lethal.
*Basic distraction also reduces pain – think, showing a toddler something shiny after they fall over, as does releasing endorphins
Extracts from the brilliant book:
The Skeptics Guide to the Universe
By Steven Novella