I’ve never had a famous person to actually opt to ring ME on my home phone.
A few weeks ago I sent Jon Gabriel an email over his ‘askjon’ section of his website. Knowing that he readily gives out his email address and phone number all the time I didn’t really expect a response or anything as he probably gets inundated with questions and that all the time.
Well, I was wrong.
I got an email from his very friendly and helpful admin lady saying that Jon would like my number and a day and time that it would be good to ring me because he thought it would be easier to talk to me rather than respond by email.
To be completely honest I almost fell off my chair when I read the email. Seriously. Haha.
So with baited breath we set up a date and time and I waited.
He rang about a month or so ago but I feel now is a good time to share because I’ve had time to ponder over it.
When the phone rang I kind of froze up – ring ring ring
Oh shit, it’s Jon Gabriel. How should I answer the phone??!!
A bit ridiculous I know, but I mean come on! What would you do if a famous person was ringing you.
After he asked for me *cough OMG* Jon Gabriel introduced himself and he asked how HE could help ME.
To save you from all the details that I’m overly tempted to write – I’ll sum up our convo and a couple of the on the side questions that I asked.
We started the convo off by me telling him about how and when my weight-gain started and what I think it was that caused it. I explained to him how I had contracted asthma (an illness I have NEVER EVER had in my life) from a filthy, mould infested frost bucket of a flat last year and all the stresses that went along with that. Jon pondered over it and concluded that the asthma had a large part to play in turning some FAT programs on. He told me that I should avoid wheat based products and that I should also be getting right on into those probiotics.
Me, on the other end of the phone – I’m like nodding and mmmm-ing and aaaaa-ing and ‘yes Jon-ing’. Shameful I know, I sound like a groupie but it’s not like that….. really it’s not. Hahaha.
He also asked me how old I was. Obviously, I’m not going to disclose that precious info over the world wide web – but I’m a somewhat spring chicken, we’ll say that. Jon asked how much weight I was looking to loose and concluded that as I am so youthful it should come off a lot quicker and easier with my body bouncing back.
As a side question I asked him if he had any stretch marks and if mine would ever shrink or maybe (in a ideal world) go away. Jon referred back my fountain of youth and said that yes he had some stretch marks still but they had shrunk and faded and that my own would do the same.
I also reasoned that I thought some emotional obesity issues were there from about the year before that. So Jon took me through a visualisation. If any of you have ever listened to his blog talk radio show he’s done this visualisation with a couple of people on there.
He asked me to imagine my ideal body. I’m walking down the street and I’m being noticed by people. People are also noticing that I’m good looking! (I embellished that somewhat but you get the gist of it). Jon asked me how that all felt – I said that it felt damn good and that I was enjoying it. He also asked me if it felt uncomfortable at all – to me it didn’t at all. I was rather enjoying the attention from my imaginary onlookers.
I think this was to ascertain whether or not I felt comfortable and was ready to take the next step and was not being held back by anything.
A final question I asked Jon Gabriel was whether or not he thought there was a ‘limit to visualisation’.
I asked that question in the sense that visualisation could do almost anything for you. That, if done enough you could take to where you truly wanted it to go. Jon responded thoughtfully about it and said that the visualisation is like a muscle – and the more you work the muscle the better and stronger it gets. Conclusively, no – there was no limit for what visualisation could do for you.
At random parts of the conversation when we were discussing my emotional obesity issues (after stumbling over my words a couple of times) I attempted to ask random questions in between. To my astonishment however, Jon politely yet firmly asked me if we could continue sorting through my issues first then we could chat about my other questions. He wanted to help me first!
My first though was “Wow, you do care!”. I was truly blown away by his kind nature and his genuine concern about me and my issues. Jon Gabriel really does sound like that soft spoken man from the radio show and the cd’s – but he also really does care.
All awe aside, I thought Jon Gabriel was a genuinely nice man with an incredible talent for listening and a aptitude for helping others.
I’m very grateful for his phone call and now that I’ve posted it to my blog I think I’m going to actively do the things that he suggested for me to do.
Thank-you Jon Gabriel for your phone call and for everybody else – watch this space!