If you have been in the workforce for several years, you will be familiar with the term ‘rat race.' It’s the 9-to-5 schedule that you have on paper, but the hustle that extends long past when you ‘clock in’ or ‘clock out.’ It’s the daily grind of going to work and coming home to get straight into housework, cooking, cleaning and taking care of your family or loved ones. It’s scheduling time to see your family or friends and hoping that work doesn’t interfere with your social life.
If you are lucky enough to have a job that you truly are passionate about, the daily hustle may not seem that bad. However, for those of you who may not truly love what you are doing, it may be time for a long overdue change.
Here are a few steps you can take to break free from the strains of your corporate lifestyle.
Step 1: Find your passion.
So many of us have a hobby or something in particular that we are passionate about—something that brings us joy. Admittedly, we may also feel as though our passions and careers are two separate things that cannot be intertwined or one and the same. We have been systematically taught that we should keep our hobbies confined to the times we don’t spend working and earning a living. Millions of people each year debunk that myth and merge their hobby with their career.
It is imperative that you find something you are passionate about—something that you truly would not mind doing for several hours a day. For example, if you are interested in health, wellness, and building a stronger community, fitness franchising would be a wonderful fit for you. For some, it is simply looking inward and asking yourself what you love to do. For others, it may take a few years and several different jobs to really tap into what pushes you to want to succeed in life, while enjoying the ride.
Step 2: Find your tribe.
So, you know what you want to do long term now that you have had some time to think about it, but now what? How can you actually create a career that will fulfill you emotionally while covering the costs of your living expenses? Truth is, you may not be able to do it alone, and that is okay.
Finding your tribe doesn’t necessarily mean finding a group of friends that you can pass the time with on the weekends. It also is extended to include the people that you surround yourself with on a professional level and on a daily basis. This means the coworkers you have, the network in which you belong to and the community that you serve. Finding the right group of people can catapult you from someone with a dream to a business owner that is living out your dream every single day.
Remember this: when you are a business owner, you can actually choose the people that you surround yourself with. If you long to find a support system that will allow you to think big picture, you can run your business as such. Are you ready to take a step back from the corporate world to step into a bigger role with more purpose?
If you said yes, allow us to introduce step 3.
Step 3: Passion for Fitness + You = New Business.
If you have a distinct love for fitness and building a community that empowers people to be the best they can, we highly suggest that you consider joining the F45 Training family as a studio owner. When you become an F45 franchise owner, you immediately are welcomed into an inclusive community that encourages its owners to deliver one of the world's best workouts to their members. Furthermore, F45 studio owners are never in it alone, as they always have support and resources readily available to them, including:
- Community Outreach
Being a part of the F45 family means more than just slapping a logo onto an empty space. It means you commit yourself to being a part of one of the world’s largest fitness companies.
It means investing time, energy and money into furthering your dream of showing up for work and feeling like you are making a difference.
It means waking up in the morning with a new surge of energy that carries into your day, allowing you to open your studio doors to those who need to unplug and get a great high-intensity workout in.
It means investing in yourself and giving yourself the credit that you deserve to be your own boss and cultivate a team that will give you confidence that your studio will succeed.
Fitness is just a hobby for some, but for others, it's a way of life. You don’t have to succumb to the idea that you have to be another cog in the machine. If you are sick of the 9-to-5 hustle and want to make a change, it’s time to think outside the box and color outside of the lines. Break free from the mold of what you think you should do with your life and tap into what you truly want to achieve.
Inquire today about the move that just may change your life. We’re listening. Question is: are you listening to yourself?