Tuesday, June 18, 2013
We've all heard that old saying.
Do something you love and you'll never work a day in your life.
Well that's all fine and dandy, but in today's world, a paycheck and benefits are more important than waiting for the perfect opportunity with the perfect company.
As I've said many times before, my perfect job would be working for SparkPeople. I'm sure there are millions of us that feel that same way. We've had success and love the community and are so passionate about Spark that we'd love to be involved daily.
However, SparkPeople obviously can't employ millions of us, and so it is up to us to find other ways to enjoy what we do and become passionate about other things.
It was this type of thinking that led me to consider becoming a lifestyle and weight loss consultant/coach. I don't know if I could go as far as personal trainer, because I have no background in exercise physiology or fitness in general. But I do have a lot of learned knowledge from SparkPeople and my own experiences that I think I could use to help other people. I just wonder if people would be willing to pay for my services, and if so, how do I find these people?
You see, I did just get a job, but it is a temporary position and my contract is set to run out at the end of September. While it is nice to have a weekly paycheck right now, I have a nagging thought in the back of my mind that come October, I will be back on the job hunt, and that terrifies me.
I know tons of people get out of college and have to work odd jobs until they eventually find the right fit. I know I will most likely be one of those people.
I just wish that I could find a career that would allow me to help people with health and wellness, because that is what I'm truly passionate about. My degrees are in Statistics and Educational Research, so it's not like I've got a great resume to get into this field.
So if you have suggestions or experiences you could share with me about finding a career you are passionate about, I would love to hear them.