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Why You’ll Love Working for Yourself

May 2, 2017

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Being healthy isn’t just about the number of miles you run or bowls of kale you eat. If you’re unhappy with your job, it’s bound to take a toll on your physical and mental wellbeing. At IIN, we believe that a fulfilling career is an important component of the “primary food” that keeps us healthy. By becoming a certified health coach through our program, you can enjoy flexible hours and help people improve their lives through healthy choices. If you opt to work for yourself, here’s are some of the benefits:

Flexible hours

First, you can think outside of the 9-to-5 box. You have the freedom to make your own hours and work when you feel most productive. And depending on what avenue you choose with your health coach certification, you can work from wherever you want, too. Want to sit on a beach in Hawaii? On your back porch? At a shared workspace in the city? The world is your oyster!

Creative job options

You can also pursue the type of job that most interests you—you’re not just limited to traditional health coaching. Our graduates work in a variety of places including schools, spas, gyms and doctor’s offices. Not into working with clients? No problem! You can enjoy the solitude of being a health and wellness writer. You can also channel your love of cooking by becoming a natural foods chef and giving others the gift of nutritious meals. For more on these creative career paths, check out our blog post:“5 Things You Can Do With a Health Coaching Certificate Even if You Don’t Want to Coach.”

No salary cap

Because you work for yourself, you aren’t bound by a company’s pay rate. That means no more waiting for your boss to approve your well-deserved raise. You control your salary by finding leads and growing your business. Did you know you can start seeing clients six months into our program, and graduates can charge $100-plus an hour for coaching services?

Work-life balance

If you’ve ever worked at a job that wreaked havoc on your health by demanding long hours and sad desk lunches, then you’ll especially love the work-life balance that can come with working for yourself. Whether you want to work part time or full time is up to you, depending on your financial needs and preferences for balancing work and home life. Hit the gym during lunch, take a stroll through the park or spend time with your family. Working for yourself can help you get back to the things that are most important to you and bring happiness. This can help improve your physical and mental health as you help others do the same.   

Do you work for yourself? What do you love most about it? 

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