6 reasons leaving the 9-5 grind is worth it

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The 9-5 grind sounds like a nightmare to me. I’m not kidding. I’ve done it and I think it’s boring and limiting.┬áHere are 6 reasons I believe leaving the 9-5 grind in place of a self employed life as a personal trainer will benefit you:

1. It’s fulfilling and healthy.
Being a personal trainer isn’t for everybody. It takes a special kind of person to be great at it. First you have to be a nurturer. Someone who naturally feels fulfilled by servicing others. Secondly, you have to care about people’s wellbeing. If you have those 2 things, you will be doing something that matters to you. And doing something that matters will give you a sense of accomplishment. Work that doesn’t matter to you causes you to be less than who you really are.

2. A positive motivating atmosphere.
Getting in the best shape of your life has never been easier than when you’re a trainer. It’s hard not to be motivated when your co-workers and clients are all striving to be a better version of themselves. The atmosphere is contagious and that energy trickles down to every other part of your life.

3. You have no limit on what you can make.
In a 9-5 job, you are paid a salary with a consistent pay check. Many people like this and feel as though it brings them security. That’s not my view on it. I believe in getting what you put in. I don’t like my potential to be capped. I also think that way because I have extreme confidence in myself, and it’s understandable not to think like that at first. I think being in a place that allows you the options to strive for whatever income level you want to reach, is the best thing you could ever do for yourself.

5. You work around the important things.
I’ve never missed a special day with my daughter. I’ve travelled and done whatever I want, because as much as I love my work, my family always comes first to me. Being able to set your schedule around what is important to you is a gift you can’t put a price on.

6. It’s exciting.
I see too many people bored out of their minds doing repetitive work that serves no purpose to them. You never get bored as a personal trainer. Things are always changing. Every obstacle a client faces becomes your own obstacle to find a solution. And every solution you find can be added to your tool belt.

You may be attracted to the security and stability of the 9-5 job but it’s a trap. It’s an illusion for those that don’t fully believe in their own abilities. I know you can do it, but do you?

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