North Carolina has been my home now for 8 months. A lot has happened in that time, some good, some bad, but mostly good! Each experience and lesson has been a great opportunity for growth.
As most of you know, I moved down to Wilmington with no job or housing set up. My intentions when I moved were to
1) Start over, redefine myself and move on from who I once was, as I felt I had outgrown that part of myself and life.
2) Build my personal training / health coaching business and work for myself, NOT another gym.
3) Find my home – NH served me well during the 6 years I was there, but it was time for a change!
I basically started from scratch when I moved. I knew nobody (which was awesome!), I had no housing, I had no job. Equalling the PERFECT opportunity to create and build what I wanted for myself and my life. From August to now, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster.
- Lived in an Airbnb for 3 weeks.
- Moved into Amberleigh Shores at the end of the month.
- Got a job at Carter’s Kids Clothing — I did a 4 hour training day…2 hours after I left, I resigned from the job. Retail is NOT my cup of tea.
- Inquired with a local Strength & Fitness facility… seemed like a good fit, but not THE fit for me. So back to the drawing board.
- Applied for a front desk position at a Massage & Skincare place. Seemed great at first, good money, but the office environment was very negative. I only lasted 2 weeks and then decided to leave
- Around the same time, I contacted a local studio, to which I now work at as a private contractor.
- Got my 1st client with MJP Fitness
November / December
- Nothing really exciting happened during these months. I just focused on gaining more clients.
- My nephew was born!
- I had to move out of my apartment unexpectedly – had 7 days to find a new place
Moved out and found a new place that was a single bedroom – yay for Millie and I!
- Hit 30 coaching hours / week — which is full time in the coaching world
- Gained 2 new online clients
In just 6 months of being at MJP, I went from having zero 1:1 coaching clients to 15. I also gained 4 new online clients. I had been featured in WILMA Magazine – a company focused on women owned businesses in the Wilmington area.
Every month I set new goals for myself when it came to my career. Whether it was a set amount of $$ to pull in, gaining a specific number of clients, or getting up to X number of hours/week that month. Each month I crushed those goals…
I’m not really sure where I had planned to go with this post, but I think my intentions were this:
You have the power and the control over your life. You can start over at any time you’d like. Yes, it’ll be hard, there’s no doubt about that. But nothing easy is ever truly worth it. Hardship forces you to step up and grow into the next level of your life.
Don’t back away from a good challenge. If it’s something you truly want and know it’s the best thing for you. GO FOR IT.