WALK OUT IN THE OPEN
Don’t keep the fact that you’re a People Walker a secret. Tell people you know that you’re a People Walker. Tell people you meet that you’re a People Walker. The best way to get more walks is to let more people know you are a People Walker.
When I first started walking people, it was a little hard for me to tell people I was a People Walker, because it would lead to all kinds of questions. It was a little awkward. I knew what I was doing was right, but I didn’t have the answer to every question on the tip of my tongue. You might be having the same experience.
That was when I first started, before I did about a million interviews with reporters and got stopped on the street everyday by people wanting to know what People Walker was all about. Now, I can tell people what being a People Walker is all about.
Here are a couple of questions people ask, and how I respond.
WHAT’S A PEOPLE WALKER?
When people ask, “What’s a People Walker?”
I say, “I’m a convenient, safe, and reliable walking partner.”
WHY DO PEOPLE NEED WALKERS?
When people ask, “Why do people need a People Walker?”
I say, “Walking is great exercise and it relieves stress. People need a People Walker for motivation and accountability, to feel safer walking, or for about a million other reasons.”
WHY CAN’T FRIENDS WALK?
When people say, “Can’t people walk with their friends or family?”
I say, “Yes, but friends and family aren’t always available when my clients want to walk, where they want to walk, and I won’t flake out. You’ve never flaked on a walk or been flaked on for a walk?”
YOU CAN STEP IT UP
These are just some examples of what I say. Feel free to use these responses or to come up with your own. I wasn’t on the debate team. I just thought people needed to walk more, and would want someone to walk with.