Make Six Figures as a Personal Trainer and Have a Life
How much do top-of-the-line personal trainers make? Well, when I compare what I make as a personal trainer to the millions so many people on the Internet claim to be earning in the fitness industry, it feels like chump change. For example, I got a hard-sell automated e-mail message from a fitness marketer a while back, in which he claimed he’s a millionaire and that one of his friends is earning more than 150k–a month. I don’t make much more than that a year as a personal trainer so I know that such “success stories” can make you feel as though you’re heading down the wrong career path. So why pursue top-level training? Why should someone want to be a personal trainer and earn just 100K? Well the answer has nothing to do with money.
Don’t get me wrong; income’s important, but there are other things to consider, such as:
– What’s your take-home pay?
– How many hours do you work?
– Do you enjoy your job?
– Where are you headed, professionally?
– Are you the kind of person you want to be?
– Does your work fulfill or bore you?
These are the factors to weigh when deciding how much importance to place on how much you earn because they’re what being a top-level trainer is about. It has nothing to do with the income, because when you take all the factors into account, what this profession offers you is way more than just what the 100K represents.
Not that anything’s wrong with earning six-figures…After all, a $100,000 income has a certain cache and significance in America.
It signifies membership into the consumer society. You can now participate in and enjoy what people call the American dream and way of life. When you stop to think about it, our entire consumer society and marketing is devoted to these six figure earners. For example:
– You can afford payments on a Mercedes Benz.
– You can save enough to buy a home.
– You can afford to build a high-fashion wardrobe.
– You can take vacations to places to domestic resorts and abroad.
– You can afford to put away about 10% of your income each year.
Is all this superficial? Yeah, but if you can’t have or do these things, you’re going to feel left out, as though you’re one of the un-cool kids that can’t get into the party. But, consider the price of admission to that party. We get to feeling it’ll take millions of dollars to live a comfortable and appealing lifestyle. So, we wind up working for years
on end and sacrificing the best years of over lives and countless other things to get the kind of lives we want but wind up squandering much of them in that pursuit. We fail to realize is that just a simple plan to six figures in earnings would have got us there! I remember …