Pursue Your Passion

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 12:01 am by

Happy Monday, y’all (: I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I spent most of it working but I did squeeze in some time to watch How I Met Your Mother on Netflix…I can’t believe I’m on the last season! Oh and Friday night I got to see Luke Bryan (for the 6th time…oh hey #fangirl). It rained pretty much the whole time but we still had a blast!

Luke Bryan

Today I want to talk about one of my favorite things: PASSION. When I was in college, I struggled trying to figure out a major/deciding what I wanted to do as a living once school was over. I knew that whatever I did I wanted to love it. I didn’t want to settle for something that just “paid the bills.” I get that sometimes you have to do that, but I wasn’t married and didn’t have kids so I was able to do a little self-discovering.

My friends and family knew that I was passionate about health and fitness, but to me, it was only a hobby…never something that I could make a career out of. I knew I didn’t want to work in a big box gym and I assumed that was pretty much the only option if  I went into health and fitness.

I continued through school still not knowing what I was doing. I really look up to my Granddad as a businessman. He started at the bottom of the A/C industry many years ago and now he owns a commercial A/C business in Tampa. He worked hard to provide for his family, while climbing to the top of a profession that he actually cared about. All throughout school (and for a few years after) he told me, “Find something that you love doing. Get good at it. Then learn how to make money doing it.”

Passionate

I can honestly say that is the best career advice I ever received through college. I took it to heart. I became determined to make a living in the health and fitness industry. But not in the way that most people do it. I wanted to start my own business. Do it my way. Reach as many people as I possibly could, inspiring them and guiding them through living a healthier lifestyle.

I’m nowhere near where I want to be with Glisten. I still have so much that I want to do. So many more people that I want to impact. BUT I love waking up every single day and taking steps toward making my dreams come true. I love what I do. And to me, that is so important…you spend a lot of time working. Choose something that you love!

Even if you have to work 2 (or 3!) jobs for awhile, don’t give up! Hard work pays off. Dedication makes things happen.

I get lots of emails asking me if I’m happy with my decision to go into the fitness industry. If I love what I do. If I would suggest going after your dreams even if you don’t make a lot of money at first. YES.

Find something you love doing.
Get good at it.
Figure out how to make money doing it.

Go after your dreams!

xo, Jess

Categorized in:


1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*
To prove you're a person (not a spam script), type the security word shown in the picture. Click on the picture to hear an audio file of the word.
Anti-spam image