So this is it. Time to go for it. Time to reach way up high and bravely claim your calling in wellness. Props to you for coming this far already.
If you are just joining us, I encourage you to go back and read part one (Should I? Could I? – Why you should follow your passion), part two (Deciding to take the plunge – where to start)and part three (Finding your groove – what is it you could do) of this Wellness Career series. We are now down to the nitty gritty. This is where I tell you how to action this very important life goal – to make your heart sing.
My top 10 pieces of advice in GOING FOR IT
You can do this. There is so much to go around (remember in part one where we established that the world wide wellness industry is a US$3.4 trillion market – holy wow!) and you have so much to offer. It’s time to be brave and come what may.
- Be flexible
Life is fluid and in times of change it can be particularly turbulent so be prepared to flow and move with it. Change plans, change directions, tweak ideas, and live in flow.
- Be open
Look for opportunities and new doors as they may change your path for the better.
- Trust the universe to guide you
The universe knows. It always knows. If you open your eyes, pay attention, slow down and live in flow, it will show you the way.
- Trust the universe to provide
It will. Trust in divine timing and like attracting like and it will give you what you need.
Okay, we’d better get practical again otherwise you might go off and buy crystals instead of go for it.
- Be passionate
You’ll be doing what you love so be passionate, enthusiastic and positive as this will infuse your career with the good stuff. It will also make people want to be around you, which is particularly useful if you are pursuing a career that touches (physically and otherwise) people, as most wellness positions do.
Be authentic and real and honest and true. People will know either way.
- Play to your strengths, but challenge yourself
Do what you’re good at, but don’t be afraid to challenge yourself and get out of your comfort zone. It’s where the magic happens.
- Do as much as you can yourself
When I started Barre Body, I designed the logo, created the website, designed the work out, did customer service, taught many of the classes, etc etc. I literally did almost everything myself, learning along the way. My husband and dad built our studio. We really did everything we could ourselves. It saved huge amounts of money and developed us professionally in a way that having other people do things could never have.
- Ask for help
When you’ve done all that you can yourself, ask for help to learn what you don’t know or engage someone to do the things that you just can’t master yourself. Look for contra opportunities to save money. “Will teach yoga for website!”
I wrote the first 10 pieces of advice and couldn’t stop, so here are five more bonus suggestions for you!
- Keep learning
There is so much to learn in the field of wellness (and business if that is your path to your chosen career). Keep acquiring skills and knowledge. Always. Forever.
- Be worthy
You deserve to live your dream.
- Don’t over-plan
If it is your own business you are starting, don’t over-plan it. You could spend your life perfecting the business plan and miss out on all the progress you could make by actually doing, learning and moving forward.
- Be willing to make mistakes
The best part! Mistakes will make your career and business richer and wiser. Trust me. I’ve made many.
- Ask yourself, what’s the worst thing that could happen?
Get another job? Lose a little money? It’s likely that the worst case isn’t really that bad at all.