There is always something to do (besides blogging). I have been busy watching T-ball games, weeding the garden, grilling, and just trying to enjoy this time of year.
I have also made a little more time recently for reading. Right now I am reading The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau. I am reading this not because I need to start another business, but because I love Chris Guillebeau (the author of The Art of Non Conformity). I also really enjoy reading about the unconventional, entrepreneurial success of others. This must why I love Meagan Holub’s books about success stories of massage colleagues.
There is one section in Chris’ book that has stuck with me, and that I wanted to share with you. It made me appreciate my job as a massage therapist. It is from a story about Kelly, a lawyer that left her high-paying job to become a yoga instructor and studio owner. Even though her income decreased (at least temporarily) with this career move, there was one major benefit/discovery.
Kelly said she wouldn’t return to her old career. Here is how she put it:
“One time when I was a lawyer, having just worked with an outstanding massage therapist, I said to her, ‘ It must be so great to make people happy.’
And it is.
AND. IT. IS.
The book goes on…
Kelly discovered that the secret to a new meaningful career was directly related to making people feel good about themselves.
Kelly discovered something that we each may take for granted as massage therapists. We are lucky! We have the opportunity in our field/careers to help people feel really good, every day!
Why do you love your job? Is it the feeling you get when you see others happy, relieved from physical pain, or without the stress they had when they walked in your office? Or is it the entrepreneurial opportunities available in the massage field?
Enjoy your day at work tomorrow!