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Don’t Quit Your Day Job... Yet

Sam Rafoss, C.H.N.™

Do you find yourself wishing you could make a living from your love of health and wellness? Do you wake up wishing you could skip your day job and pursue your passion of personal training, wellness coaching or teaching yoga? Here are 7 tips to help you get started making money from doing what you love to do.

TIP ONE: Keep your day job.

Yes, to begin with, keep a steady income flowing to pay your bills and have money to invest in your passion. Nothing stifles your dreams more than worry over the basics like food and shelter. You cannot help people be fit and healthy if you are not looking after yourself first.

TIP TWO: Take the time to make a plan.

Most people try to “wing it” and it doesn’t work. And the stats back this up two of three businesses fail every year due to this fact alone. Let me tell you from personal experience flying by the seat of your pants is not a good strategy. You lose time and money. Take the steps to research, reflect, focus and then write down your plan with a timeline and action steps. It can be as short as two or three pages, but have a written plan to keep you focused and moving toward your goals. It is worth it.

TIP THREE: Know your numbers.

Take responsibility for your money and be diligent about tracking every penny. Make a Budget. Include how much you will invest and how much money you’d like to make. Keep track of everything by using a spreadsheet, accounting software or good old fashioned pen and paper. No matter the method, keep track of income and expenses. Hire a bookkeeper if you need to. Personally, this was the best decision I made. It keeps you accountable knowing someone else is keeping an eye on your numbers too. Cont... Sixth Edition -

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