Let our friend Mikaela Jackson, life coach and founder of She Almighty, guide you through taking the plunge into the things you’ve always wanted to do!

Have you been contemplating becoming an instructor or setting up your own business but something is holding you back?

Is it a case of life getting in the way and you’re left waiting for the “perfect” time to arise? Maybe analysis paralysis is getting the better of you? Or does your fear of failure, lack of confidence or self-belief stop you from taking action?

The truth is there will never be the perfect time and the ‘what ifs’, the ‘buts’ and the ‘am I good enoughs’ will always be looming in wait to sabotage your dreams.

Taking the plunge can seem daunting and overwhelming and let’s face it, you could come up with a million and one excuses why you shouldn’t!

But here are 7 reasons why you should take the plunge…

  1. Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained

Yep that old chestnut but it’s true! Unless you take that leap of faith, back yourself, push out of your comfort zone and take action on your dreams and goals then you won’t ever know if you can achieve them or what you could stand to gain. There’s no great reward without risk and nothing amazing was ever achieved from inside the comfort zone 😉

  1. Seized Opportunity

Opportunity is a wonderful thing and something to be grateful for so if it feels right for you – why not explore it and go for it?! What have you got to lose and what’s the worst that could happen? You decide that it’s not for you… Better to learn from what you did do rather than regret what you didn’t right?! Make a plan and make it happen.

  1. Achievement

We human beings like to make progress, to achieve, to feel like we’re accomplishing. It’s almost inbuilt in us like a basic human need! When we’re not striving and achieving our life can get static, we feel like we’re not going anywhere and can lose the confidence to tackle and take on things that deep down we know we would love to. But when we are, especially when we’re achieving goals that we set out to, we feel the opposite – we feel focused, capable, confident, fulfilled and able to do whatever we set our mind to. Keep believing and keep achieving!

  1. Positive Impact

The amazing thing about working in the health and fitness industry is that you have the ability to have a positive impact and influence over others. We all know the benefits of exercise for the body, mind and soul so bringing people together to better their health and wellbeing can only be a good thing!

  1. Do What You Love, Love What You Do

The truth is if you do more of what you love you will feel happier, more fulfilled and you will be living a life with greater purpose. Life is too short to spend time being unhappy in any aspect of your life, take control and make the change you need to.

  1. Lifestyle

Maintaining a healthy active lifestyle is something that we should all be embodying, so working within the health and fitness industry provides the perfect opportunity to live and lead by example. It’s no wonder that there’s a growing trend in people setting up their own freedom and lifestyle businesses and exercise can be done virtually anywhere at any time and by anyone, win-win!

  1. Personal Growth

 When we’re growing, learning, bettering ourselves, achieving and becoming ever more aware and in tune with ourselves we feel alive, connected, confident and again able to accomplish whatever we set our hearts and minds to. Life is a journey so keep learning, keep growing, keep pushing, celebrate the milestones and enjoy every minute.

Find more about Mikaela and She Almighty here.

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