Simon is the managing director of an estate agency based near Bournemouth, England.
As someone who has literally built a successful business from the ground up, Simon remains committed to his business goals, but had often questioned his sense of higher purpose for lack of a better expression. He plays football regularly and enjoys a very good quality of life, but Simon had been one of the people we refer to as having an ‘internal conflict’. That is, he knew that part of his life wasn’t helping himself and certainly not helping the planet.
For several years, Simon had followed the growth of Intelligent Eating and many of the topics covered really resonated with him, particularly those regarding operating at peak performance and sustainability.
“I approached Adam, at Intelligent Eating because I had made the decision to try a different approach to my diet, I eat well (edit: I thought I did!) but knew there was more than simply being a vegetarian or a vegan, and I felt that some guidance was required. Part of my reasoning came from wanting to be more healthy myself but also, I just got to the point where I couldn’t stand the cruelty in mass farming – I said to myself ‘I have to change my actions’, and so I did by asking for professional advice, and the results, well – there’s a lot a didn’t know, put it that way”.
What Simon describes is really quite powerful on several levels, in the sense that he knew there was a better approach and then made a conscious choice to do something about it.
To qualify this action, scientifically, in medicine, care and psychology this tends to be broadly referred to as scoring highly for readiness to change. Readiness to change determines where someone is with their current situation, where they want to get and how driven they are to make changes to achieve their objectives.
Someone scoring highly on the readiness to change scale will often take immediate and decisive action, whereas someone at the other end of the scale may not be receptive to changing their lifestyle and in many cases dismiss anything other than their current situation. And so, with the assistance of Intelligent Eating, Simon’s situation was assessed and he agreed to try the approach, with staggering and near instant results!
“After just days, I felt physically better, which I am surprised about, given such a short space of time, but also and more interestingly, I felt much more mentally focused. The food tasted awesome, and I felt awesome!”
These are potent words Simon offered, and show that changes can occur extremely quickly, when a genuine desire to change is there.
Simon goes on to say:
“I went for a curry this evening and I couldn’t finish it, the veg curry was great but the naan bread was covered in butter so I sent it back – They made me another without (butter), but I couldn’t eat it anyway, my stomach hated it”