Hello SOTGC community,
We are now well into spring, and I hope you have been successful with your Spring Me initiatives and have taken the time during the past few weeks to Clear Your Space as discussed in our last inspiration session.
Last week I was fortunate enough to speak on a panel at LIM College in New York City. There, I found a wonderful group of young women who are soon to be graduates and will become the young professionals we all once were. They were eager to learn about opportunities in the health and wellness industry. This was such a pleasant surprise for me that wellness has made a significant presence in the lives of our up-and-coming business leaders.
I spoke about career opportunities in “corporate wellness” as well as in the health and fitness industry. What I hope I communicated was that those are great jobs, but, even still, wellness needs to start from within. Readily available are the statistics that our healthcare costs are going through the roof, and companies are creating wellness programs to benefit their employees’ health, as well as their bottom line. But that journey must begin with mindfulness, inner peace, and acceptance so you can help others become the best form of themselves.
On student asked me, “What do you like best about working in the wellness industry?” My response was easy. I am very fortunate to have two jobs I love that truly feed off of one another. My career with Spafinder Wellness, Inc. allows me to learn about the rapidly growing wellness industry from leaders and trendsetters in this market. Being a Pilates Instructor allows me to translate exercise to relate to my clients’ everyday lives in work and at home. My Pilates clients are my true inspiration. They enable the passion to exude from me. Since I teach private sessions, our experience becomes personal. I know why they want to focus on certain areas of their bodies – whether it is for a class reunion, stress reduction, or staying healthy to be able to care for aging parents.
I believe when you come from a centered place and are at peace and happy in your own space, you can bring positivity to others. It is a great gift! For this week’s task, I would like you to find your inner peace, your solid ground, and your inner-most personal strength. Once you have that, share your positivity with three people – one relative, one coworker, and one stranger. Tell someone that you appreciate them, or that they have inspired you.
As always, I am looking forward to hearing your feedback. Tell me how you effected someone’s life in a positive way, tell me how that made you feel. Would you do it again, would you encourage others to do the same?