I guess with this post I’m going to venture a bit outside the boundaries of the health and fitness industry, which in itself merely epitomizes the approach people should in any case be taking to their health and fitness in that it should form an everyday part of your life and shouldn’t just start and end with your training program and your meal times.
So being a personal trainer I get to interact with lots of different people from all walks of life, all of whom have the common goal of leading better lives through taking better care of their health and through exercising. Naturally one of the topics of discussion which comes up is that of what they do in their lives – what their careers are. In the grander scheme of things this is mightily important because knowing what their working hours are like helps me to come up with a better health and fitness plan for each of these clients of mine, tailoring and personalizing it right down to the tee.
What I found was that many people just aren’t happy with their jobs or with what they occupy their time with and call it a career. Many people may have perhaps gone to college or studied online to study for the career they were indeed interested in, for instance, being a engineer or even a online holistic healing coach. These are jobs which tend to help people and contribute to society at large. But most of the time many aren’t quite satisfied with how things have played out when it comes to entering their individual job space.
Some of them think they’re happy, but I can just tell from the way in which they talk about their careers that they aren’t really as happy as they make out to be. They’re happy with the salary, to a certain extent I guess (I mean who is ever truly happy with what they earn?), but for the most part, they don’t quite get the job satisfaction that someone like me enjoys as a personal trainer. And if you decide to switch to your passion job, there is a possibility that you may have to go through some hardship in the beginning due to inexperience. In that case, you can look for internships and freelance work before looking for a job since it can help you build a strong resume. Moreover, you can also get career counseling and assistance with resume building by consulting businesses similar to ARC Resumes if you are unsure about how to switch your career industry.
For me personally it’s just a matter of my passion having met my career, something which has now had me broaden my horizons as a personal trainer whose advice during my sessions with clients could perhaps have me going by the title of Life Coach. While I know that I need to have a certain skill-set to get my name in the Life coaches Directory, it somehow feels good to help my clients out – in any way I can.
Well I still consider myself to be nothing more than a personal trainer, with my unique value offering being that of being able to take a bigger-picture look at my clients’ lives and then work something out around that by way of a personalised training programme and eating that yields the best results. My life coach hat is whipped out every once in a while however, particularly when I will my clients to think about what exactly they’d occupy themselves with if for instance they won some handsome prize moneys from online platforms such as Multilotto.co.uk.
For me personally I’d still be doing exactly what it is that I’m doing, which is why I truly believe that my passion found its place within my career. For many of those who can’t say the same however, take the money aspect out of it and consider what you’d do if you suddenly had a huge windfall to the tune of millions. That which you’d occupy yourself with in that way is what you should be working towards making your career.