At Naturals2Go, we encourage our vending operators to consider the “why” behind what they’re doing. Far too often, individuals don’t think about why they’re doing what they’re doing — they simply do it, day after day. But thinking about the purpose behind your career, and what you want to achieve and how you want your legacy to be remembered, is very important.
Here are three questions to ask yourself to identify the purpose of your career.
What is Your Ultimate Motivation?
It’s essential to think about your ultimate motivation when it comes to your career. This can be many different things for different people. Some people want to make a lot of money. Others simply want to be financially comfortable and provide for their families. For many, it’s not about the money at all — they want to do something they enjoy, or they want to know that their efforts are making a real difference in the lives of others. Whatever your motivation is, it’s important to take some time to think through what you want to accomplish through your career, and then consider how a career in healthy vending can get you to those ends.
What Kind of Lifestyle Do You Want?
Another consideration to make when it comes to the purpose behind your career is your personal lifestyle. Do you thrive working as a part of a team and putting your efforts toward an ultimate goal? Maybe you work best as a solo act. Perhaps you have experience coaching others, or you prefer to work in a more behind-the-scenes role and use your knack for logistics.
These kinds of considerations can clue you into what kind of lifestyle you want your career to afford you. Do you want the freedom of being your own boss? The chance to get out there in your community rather than sitting behind a desk all day? A career in healthy vending might be the perfect choice.
What Does Your Future Hold?
Last but not least, think about where you want your career to take you, and in what kind of timeframe. There’s no sense in starting a career in healthy vending without considering where you want to go with it. Whether you wish to operate a few local machines and be comfortable in your retirement, or you want to expand your reach to several cities and towns around you, there are plenty of possibilities as long as you know what you want.