When Work Is Not Work

imageThe majority of Americans are unhappy with their job.  According to Susan Adams a staff member of Forbes magazine, the exact percentage is 52.3%.  That percentage is from a study done by a New York-based research group, The Conference Board.  With all the unhappy people, you would think that more of them would be actually doing something to change their situation.  It is just like a foremost business philosopher Jim Rohn tells people, “For things to change, you must change.  For things to get better, you must get better.”  This topic is so important to me personally.  8 years ago I was trapped in the ratrace that so many are of working more hours and not necessarily making any more money with the increased hours.  At the time I was working 70 hours/week, was 37lbs. overweight, had severe asthma and allergies, and was really depressed because I didn’t see any way out of my mess.  Things definitely changed for the better one weekend when visiting my brother-in-law Jeff, and family.  He was the most excited that I had ever seen him.  He rambled on excitedly about a health company that had helped my sister and him get great health results.  Through catching his excitement and seeing the results Jeff and my sister had gotten, I was excited to give it a try.  Through being willing to change myself, I was able to reach health goals I had set.  From that time I have been able to maintain my results through being open to consistently being coached to maintain my healthy habit changes.  My initial results can be seen in the photos below.

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Even with the initial results above, I got excited enough to want to share them with others.  It became my passion to help others get the same results.  I became a wellness coach with Herbalife and started my own nutrition company through them.  I love what I do and that is the clue, to being happy and content in  the place you are in life.

Some people that have sought changes in their lives have decided to own their own business, do freelance work, or do telecommute jobs.  Here are a couple of sites I have found useful regarding all three of those options; http://www.freelancer.com

http://www.realwaystoearnmoneyonline.com

http://www.allstayathome.com

Since my journey of changing my life and situation started 8 years ago, I have been able to schedule fun things to do like photography, hiking, cycling, playing music, doing art, gardening, exercise, and fun family time, all because of being willing to  change, to not allow myself to stay in the same negative situations and environment but to take active steps to reaching some goals I’ve set, to change myself and my situation for the better.  I love what I do.  Hopefully you are loving what you do, or are actively working towards solutions to you changing your lifestyle.  So work doesn’t have to seem like work.    It comes down to realizing what some of your God-given talents are (what you’re good at), working in your areas of strength, being willing to change, and taking the needed steps to change.

Today I had the privilege of meeting a local published author, a native of Lake George,NY that is living the life of her dreams and working in her strengths.  Johannah Spero, a.k.a. “J.D. Spero” .  Her passion and satisfaction in what she does for a living shows up in her two published books, “Forte” and “Catcher’s Keeper” .  She also has an avid passion for “Chair Yoga” and is the instructor of the class at the Glens Falls Y.M.C.A.  It is so wonderful to see and meet people that are living in their strength zones, that love what they do.  That is when work is not work.

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