I got a really good joke forwarded to me the other day from one of my clients who really keeps on top of things while being super busy. It’s a decent joke – but guess what?
It had a really really important message (maybe twice as much to the guys reading this!)
Here it is:
The doctor said, ‘Joe, the good news is I can cure your headaches. The bad news is that it will require castration.
You have a very rare condition, which causes your testicles to press on your spine and the pressure creates one heck of a headache. The only way to relieve the pressure is to remove the testicles.’
Joe was shocked and depressed. He wondered if he had anything to live for. He had no choice but to go under the knife. When he left the hospital, he was without a headache for the first time in 20 years, but he felt like he was missing an important part of himself. As he walked down the street, he realized that he felt like a different person. He could make a new beginning and live a new life.
He saw a men’s clothing store and thought, ‘That’s what I need… A new suit.’
He entered the shop and told the salesman, ‘I’d like a new suit.’
The elderly tailor eyed him briefly and said, ‘Let’s see… size 44 long.’
Joe laughed, ‘That’s right, how did you know?’
‘Been in the business 60 years!’ the tailor said.
Joe tried on the suit it fit perfectly.
As Joe admired himself in the mirror, the salesman asked, ‘How about a new shirt?’
Joe thought for a moment and then said, ‘Sure.’
The salesman eyed Joe and said, ‘Let’s see, 34 sleeves and 16-1/2 neck.’
Joe was surprised, ‘That’s right, how did you know?’
‘Been in the business 60 years.’
Joe tried on the shirt and it fit perfectly.
Joe walked comfortably around the shop and the salesman asked, ‘How about some new underwear?’
Joe thought for a moment and said, ‘Sure.’
The salesman said, ‘Let’s see… size 38.
Joe laughed, ‘Ah ha! I got you! I’ve worn a size 34 since I was 18 years old.’
The salesman shook his head, ‘You can’t wear a size 34. A size 34 would press your testicles up against the base of your spine and give you one heck of a headache.’
moral of the story is
New suit – $400
New shirt – $36
New underwear – $6
Second Opinion – PRICELESS
What did we learn from this? ALWAYS CHECK OUT THE ALTERNATIVE! If you only think there is one way to do something – then you will think that forever unless you start looking.
Its amazing that still we find better ways to do things – some people have been doing them for years! For instance, some people (some you might look upto) – still live in the past when it comes to exercise and nutrition. I have always stated that when choosing a personal trainer, you should ask for a free consultation (most usually do this for free), and make notes.
Then, go see another one.
Yes, I know this will take longer………….but do you really want to be that guy from the story above?
I didnt think so.
Think about that this week – and don’t always take the first option.
Our Bootcamp is getting great results – both for first time exercisers and those that have tried other exercise classes in Hull. Click the picture to view our bootcamp:
Have a great week,