Me coaching someone in my 20s and early 30s:

“You have to move this way and train this way. Pass this movement screen. Avoid this, this and this. And then make sure you do this, this and this. Otherwise, you might as well not start in the first place because you won’t get the results you want. AND NO! WHAT ARE YOU DOING!”

This was magic for people who wanted to do exactly what I wanted them to do. Which was less than I am publicly willing to admit.

Because for most people, it was witchcraft. And not in a good way.

Me coaching someone in my late 30s:

“Let’s figure out how we can make this work by leaning into your personality and lifestyle. There’s not a one-strict way to get this done.”

The lesson?

You’re more likely to stick with something that doesn’t make you feel like you have to run through a garden of ninjas wielding chainsaws every week.

-J