It's really, really hard to make an income in the fitness industry. It's being more and more popular to be fit and while that's amazing job security for those of us in fitness industry, it also makes it harder to stay relevant, stay on top of hot fitness trends but most importantly, it's harder for us to make money!
When I began my career in fitness, I was teaching group exercise classes as a sub, so sporadically and mostly at the last minute, making between $15 and $20 an hour. That ONE hour I was paid that rate was only a fraction of compensation for the time I had dedicated to preparing for the experience that I was going to lead my participants through. Now, while it was my choice to dedicate that much extra of my time, I knew that it would pay off in the long run.
The one thing that I share in common with the version of me that began in fitness 10 years ago is my mindset. I believed then, just as I do now, that PASSION always follows PROFIT. I know what you're thinking... "Chip, that sounds motivating as hell, but... can you tell me exactly just how to make that profit you're talking about? Because I've got the passion!"
Let me explain.
I've been given a lot of really great opportunities, but I've worked to earn them. If I had been sitting around waiting on these opportunities to fall in my lap, I'd most likely be waiting the rest of my life. Success is not an afterthought. Do the work.
Success doesn't happen by accident and success does not happen solo. I'm fortunate to have many friends in my corner who happen to be not only amazing entrepreneurs, but some of the most knowledgeable, kind, intelligent souls that I know on this planet who have helped me tremendously throughout my journey.
In order for you to establish your worth, you need a circle of people to help you rise to the top. I can't promise you the climb won't be steep, but what I can promise is that it will be worth it. I also can't promise that you'll be rich but what I can promise is that your paycheck will be a direct reflection of the lives that you touch.
Are you ready?
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