Ah Sensei, The Trainee May Become The Trainer

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I was talking to my trainer yesterday about what he does for a living and how he really loves what he does. He gets up and doesn’t feel like he’s going to a job because it’s just that much fun for him – every day! Wow! Now understand, I don’t hate my job. That’s not the case at all. I do enjoy it and it is challenging, but being a corporate type job there isn’t the do-good, motivate others sense of satisfaction that you get from volunteer work or helping others reach their personal goals.

Interestingly enough, my trainer thinks I might make a good trainer myself given my passion for lifting and fitness. He mentioned this in passing and being curious, I decided to ask him more about it. Was he serious? Did he realize he was talking to me and not someone else? What do I need to do? Is it hard? Are you sure, me? I asked him more questions than a skilled prosecution attorney asks a star witness on the stand.

Yes, he was serious and talking to me. I need to get certified and learn more technicalities about what to do. I need to be able to talk the trainer talk and not just lift things in an organized fashion. The hard part is not actually getting certified and doing it, but finding people who want to be trained and are motivated. Hmmm, it really got me thinking that this could be something that I would enjoy and a logical progression in my journey. I definitely have the knowledge and empathy needed for clients because I’ve actually been there and walked in their shoes. I know how hard it is and what they are feeling since this wasn’t a way of life that I’ve lived for most of my years on earth.

I could actually do this! So I will be exploring this more and laying out a plan for what I need to do. The first step is getting certified and even if I never put the next steps into action with live clients, it would benefit me personally in my own training. Seems like a win win situation to me. Wax on, wax off. The student may one day become the teacher. What do you guys think?

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