Every challenging occupation yields some sort of satisfaction, butthe fitness professionals industry had an amazing 85% jobsatisfaction rate according to an Idea Health & Fitness survey. In the same survey, 98% of those interviewed felt that "My workgives me a feeling of personal accomplishment."
Lack of personalsatisfaction is the most frequent reason why people leave a job. These statistics make it obvious that this is an extremelyharmonious atmosphere to work in.
For many of us who worked in the corporate world and shifted intothe health and fitness industry, the energy felt in a health club,ashram, or wellness center is similar to being on vacation.
There's always something to do, but the job itself is verygratifying. Rewards of Helping Family, Friends, Students, and Co-workers Your self esteem improves as you find solutions for the painmanagement of others, ailments, fitness, stress management,positive thinking, etc. The list goes on, as you continue your own journey of selfimprovement, but the feeling of gratification you get from helpingsomeone find the right path, is beyond words.
You will always remember: That student who reaches their ideal bodyweight, the physically impaired student who finds that they, too,can live a better quality life, and the student who leaves yourclass without the headache or backache they came in with.
Your Own Health
As a practitioner of Yoga, you have become more aware of your dailyups and downs. You monitor your breath, posture, moods, diet, andexercise on a daily basis. As a Yoga teacher, you are setting an example to your students andteaching them to live a quality life. This path will enable you tolive longer and live better.
There is no Shortage of Work
When the working world is in the "9 to 5" mode, you have manyopportunities with Corporate Accounts, The Fitness Industry, SeniorCenters, Medical Centers, Referrals, etc. This is when you canteach them, with any free time you have. Once I became totally self-employed, there were more daytimeoff-site Yoga teaching opportunities than I had time for in ageographic area that has many active Yoga teachers and studios. One of my best students, who became a Yoga teacher through ouron-site program, inherited an area that I could no longer servicedue to time restraints. The object is to contact them. I have mentioned this in previousnewsletters, but this is where your post cards come in handy if youdon't have a personal referral.
Yes, learning new things keeps your mind stimulated and healthy. You will never tire of subjects to study, explore, and investigate. There are so many facets of Yoga, that one life span, is just notenough time to learn it all. It's not a race, but it is a journey. You will find friends,colleagues, and students who are on the same path. This makesgiving, receiving, and sharing a wonderful thing along the way. Time You will have time to stop, think, breathe, relax, or meditate. You can always fill your plate beyond its limits, but you no longerhave to.You can determine whether or not you will be stuck in trafficduring rush hour. You decide what hours you will work and whatdays you have off. You will come to the realization that your timeis your own.
Everyone wants control of their own life, but very few achieve it. Being in business for yourself, can help you control your owndestiny and that of your family.Sure there are limits to what one person can accomplish, but it isbetter to try than to have never tried.
No matter what you want, if you write down your short-term andlong-term goals, you will make great progress toward them.You should keep these goals in a place where you can see them dailyand visualize yourself accomplishing your goals. You should bespecific about time frames and ethical methods used to meet them. You can even use them in meditation.Review your long-term goals at least once every season and everyyear.
Review your short-term goals daily. You will see yourselfmake rapid success in this way.Lastly, goals do not have to be material at all. For example: Youmay want to start teaching Yoga in a year, and the following year,get a part-time Yoga teaching position. This type of goal settingis realistic and beneficial to mankind. That is the key - If you choose a goal that will benefit others,you will surely achieve it.