Friday, August 2, 2013

Fun for Friday - Knocking Down Fear


I usually try to keep Fun for Friday posts light and fun. Today, I saw this pin and it sort of changed my thought process. This past year I vowed to live fuller, to take risks, make changes. I would say go big or go home, but I'm taking baby steps on that.

I typically let fear hold me back. Fear of failure is a big one; fear of the unknown is then next one for me.

My dreams of being a personal trainer elicit both of those fears in a major way. What if I fail my client? I'm not just putting together meals and workouts for myself. This is someone's life, their goals, their health.

There's also the unknown about starting a new venture. Will it work, will it be too mush stress and pressure (I'm not quitting my day job). Is this just too much to take on. All unknowns until I try right?

If I keep letting fear hold me back, then I'll never have the future I want. So, today, I'm officially announcing that I've started my own personal training business. I'm super excited and crazy scared.

Fitness and healthy eating have been such a passion of mine for so long. I could talk for hours with someone about those topics. I love helping people and get very excited when someone comes to me for help. It makes me feel like I'm doing something that really and truly matters. It's from the heart for me. It's not about money, fame, prestige. It's truly about helping people in the way I know how.

A huge part of my mission statement revolves around empowerment. Empowering people. Giving them the tools and knowledge to make a lifestyle change. Not just lose some pounds or gain muscle. It's about a way of living.

I also feel very strongly about making fitness and healthy living more accessible. Not everyone has extra money laying around to drop on 1-on-1 personal training sessions on top of a gym membership. Not everyone lives near me either.

So, I'm offering both options. No, this isn't a sales pitch. This is me being excited and sharing. I know that there are many many online personal trainers. I have followed some of you for a long time, some may follow me. I would actually love to connect with other trainers period.

So, there's my Fun for Friday post. Fun? Ok, maybe not. Or maybe so....

Do you let fear hold you back? Have you squashed your fears and just gone for it?