Free to Be You & Me…via the Internet
by Rochelle Griffin
Have you ever made a decision that people questioned you on, yet you knew in your heart it was the right one? I have. It was the day that I left my nursing career. I remember my family and friends questioning how I could leave such a lucrative career behind after spending so much time in school earning my BSN. After all, as a nurse, I’d never have to worry about having a J-O-B. I knew that I was making the right decision, as scary as it was, because I was no longer happy in my career. It wasn’t bringing me joy. Instead it was bringing me stress, anxiety, and separation from my family. I found joy in what started out as a hobby: helping people get fit and healthy. I’m often asked how I was able to turn a hobby into a 6-figure company that allowed me to walk away from nursing. The answer is simple…the use of the Internet and social media.
When I grew up in the 80’s, we didn’t have Internet (yes I’m dating myself.) I remember only being married for a few years in the 90’s when my husband was trying to convince me that we needed to get a computer in the house. I couldn’t understand WHY. After all, I could do those things by hand! It makes me laugh now to think about it. I didn’t understand in that moment how our lives were going to change.
We live in a culture today that is completely connected via the Internet. We can Skype someone halfway across the world. We can easily share photos, videos, and ideas with the click of a mouse. We can create a cyber-space that is ours alone and put our stamp of individuality on it. As busy as we all are, we can do all of this on our own time schedule. The technology today is crazy amazing.
When people in my town find out that I’m a health/fitness coach, the next question is typically “Do you go to people’s homes or do they come to you?” They find it hard to believe that, no, I actually coach people all across the country using my computer and smart phone. As a result, I’ve been able to reach and help thousands more people than I ever could as a nurse all while creating freedom for myself and for my family. It’s completely win-win.
I want people to be healthy because I’ve seen, first hand, the results of obesity. I’ve taken care of these people in the hospital. I’ve seen the toll that it takes on the family unit. Because of our fast-paced lifestyle today, people need to be able to workout when they can fit it in. Often the answer is for them to workout right in their own home. I help guide them in the best program to fit their needs, help them with their nutrition, and provide the motivation and support that is so necessary for success. I can do this whether I’m lying in bed, sitting in my office, watching my son in the park, or even if I’m traveling abroad. If I have an Internet connection and my smart phone, I’m in business.
I don’t know where you are in your life. You may be completely content with your current situation and the amount of time you spend with your family. You may not be working 40+ hours a week just to make ends meet. I sincerely applaud you. On the other hand, if you aren’t happy with your current situation, I’m here to tell you that there is another way. If you have a love for people and a desire to reach a broad audience via the Internet and social media, drop me a line. I want to help. ☺
A Toast to Your Health,
Rochelle Griffin is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years experience who has transitioned her love for fitness, health, & freedom into a 6-figure company that now helps others live the life of their dreams.
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