Do you suffer from chronic back pain? How about tendonitis? Arthritis? Perhaps even a little bit of bursitis? Do you have trouble sleeping? Are you constantly feeling tired and/or stressed for the better portion of your day? Have you noticed a slight increase in your waist line over the past few months/years? Has your blood pressure increased? Has your libido decreased? Are you lacking the motivation and desire to get up each and every day and accomplish as much as you can, with the allotted time that you are given?
If you’re experiencing any or all of these health and/or mental issues, it could be time to make a serious lifestyle change. And before you even start thinking about going for physiotherapy or chiropractic care, or enlisting in the services of a psychiatrist, or even hiring a personal trainer, perhaps you should sit back and have a serious look at the state of your current career.
Now just for the record, I’m not implying that your day to day work life is causing your health and/or mental issues. And by no means am I suggesting that you make a career change. I’m simply advising that if you are constantly feeling sore, tired, stressed and depressed, that you examine some of your day to day activities, to find out if there is even the slightest possibility that these activities are in fact the culprits for your feelings of despair and chronic fatigue.
It’s no secret that I work ALOT. As most of our clients will tell you, I work 7 days a week. But rarely if ever will you hear me complain about working 7 days a week. The reason I don’t complain about my hectic work schedule is because I love what I do for a living and I believe that what I am doing is making a positive change in peoples’ lives. Sure there are days where I may feel tired and/or depressed, but quite honestly these feelings go away as soon as I’m on the floor training clients in the gym or online designing nutritional plans behind a desk. Helping people transform their lives for the better gives me a sense of satisfaction and the results that they receive with both their physiques and their health, provides me with the ambition and drive to continue to grow our brand and our business each and every day.
But there once was a time where I hated my job. Actually before I began to run my own Personal Training company, I hated every job that I ever did. Whether it was because the salary was too low, or the physical work was too exhausting, or that the mental stress was too demanding, I never enjoyed going to work. And because I never enjoyed going to work, I never enjoyed how I spent the majority of my day to day life. As a result, I became a very negative and bitter person.
Finally, one day I had enough. I was fed up with feeling sorry for myself. I wanted to be happy. I wanted to have fun, and not just on the weekends, but everyday. I wanted to enjoy my life again. I no longer wanted to dread Mondays nor did I want to count down the hours until Saturdays. So rather then work for the weekends, I decided to work on the weekends. And rather then work from 9am-5pm, I worked from 5am-9pm. I did this because I had a goal to be free from a job that I despaired and move into a career that I loved and was passionate to do. So sacrifices were made, work seemed relentless and sometimes the pain was in fact very real. But the end result was eventually accomplished.
Fast forward 10 years later and I consider myself to be a very fortunate individual. Yes, I have my health, and for the most part, I do have financial freedom. But, the main reason I consider myself to be a fortunate person has nothing to do with health and finances. The main reason I consider myself to be a fortunate person is because I get to get up each and every day and go to a job that I love and work alongside people of whom I respect and admire. I get to work in an environment that challenges me both mentally and physically. I’m still learning the ins and outs of running a successful business, but this keeps me motivated to keep pushing forward each new day.
So do you consider yourself to be a fortunate person? Are you passionate about your job and excited to go to work? You don’t have to love everyday, but if you find yourself starting to have a sense of loathing for your work life that transpires into how you’re feeling in your personal life, then maybe it’s time you consider the possibility of a career change. In my opinion, no amount of money, managerial position, or social status is worth risking ones’ health. After all, what’s the point of life if you’re not really even living it at all?
“Find something that you love to do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
Yours in Good Health,
Forever Fit Peformance