Hunger is a feeling that indicates what you want - "I want fed." This can be literal hunger - the desire to be fed more food, or a metaphorical hunger - desire to be fed anything. This hunger, or appetite, for anything, can be stimulated by different things, but obviously, it is mostly stimulated by not having enough. It's furthermore stimulated by having just a little taste of what you desire. Everyone knows once you have a taste of something you enjoy, or benefit from, it can make you hungry for more.
When I was a relatively new realtor, a friend of mine referred me to her friends and said "She's a hungry realtor." Because of that, they were eager to work with me. What she had communicated to them in my "hunger" was that I wanted to be fed, I didn't have enough; I wanted them as clients. So they understood that as my clients, they would be very important to me; I would pay attention to them, and I would work very hard for them. Immediately understanding what was implied in being a "hungry realtor", they instantly hired me. They intuitively understood my hunger would serve them well, and it did. Hunger is a driving force.
As I was talking on the phone with a client who has lost 40 lbs in just over three months with The Losing Coach, she said, "The Losing Coach has made me hungry for love." It was truly one of the most profound feedback about this program I have received. I realized at that moment, all that her statement implied. We had given her a taste of something she didn't have enough of, something she enjoyed, something that was feeding her, something she was benefiting from. She was hungry for love. This is now her driving force. This is what makes her weight loss important to her; what makes her pay attention to it, and what has made her work hard. This is why she has lost 40 lbs. Love. She only needed a taste of it. Once she tasted it, she became hungry for more. Her hunger has served her well. So be hungry for love.
Shelley Johnson is the Creator & Founder of The Losing Coach®.