Thursday, June 22, 2017

Working it out

Talking with a dear friend the other day, we got on to the topic of work & how she's unhappy in her current role. She's not sure what else she would want to do and we explored some possibilities.

It got me thinking about the fairly modern expectation that we should all be excited, inspired & fulfilled to go to work each day and if that's not the case, maybe there's a problem.

Some people's work involves doing things they are very good at and get paid well for.
By viewing this situation as a chance to use & develop skills and to allow them to have the means to enjoy the other aspects of their lives (holidays, dinners out, Nice Things), they don't 'suffer through' each day.

I'm very fortunate to do a job I love and be able to live a good life doing it. I get to help people live healthier, more energetic lives and can pay my rent & bills doing so.

But there's also the back end of work - the paperwork, marketing, shameless self promotion (even when I'm not feeling it) and other admin that is not fun but is so very necessary.

Work is called work for a reason. It takes effort.
Even when we don't 'feel like it'.

Motivation is a myth. Nobody is motivated all the time but we do what is necessary to create the conditions we would like in our lives.

I bet you're not motivated to brush your teeth each morning but (I hope) you do it, because you want to avoid the consequences of failing to do it.

Workouts are the same, they never get easier, you just get stronger.
And then I take you to the next level (you're welcome) or I'm not doing my job.

Growth doesn't come from the shiny, happy, easy stuff.
Growth comes from pain & discomfort.

Sometimes it's necessary to get a little uncomfortable to make changes that are beneficial and necessary.

You don't have to spend a lot of time taking care of your health, you just have to do the little things that make a big difference over time.

And I'm here to help.

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