When a first decided to start my health and fitness coaching business, believe it or not, I was scared to say it out loud. Scared to tell even the closest people to me that I was going to try something new. You see, I already knew in my head what they were going to think, or worse what they would say.
"Why do you want to be a health and fitness coach when you have a "real" job as a PT?" "You worked so hard for your doctorate degree and now you are not going to use it" or the worst " aren't all MLMs a pyramid scheme?" And trust me, I did hear it all!! And I'm sure many other of my colleagues friends and family felt the same, But were polite enough not to say it to me directly! Side note: I actually had to google pyramid scheme because I had no clue what that meant and wanted to be able to truthfully tell my friends, beachbody was not one!! (And it's NOT!) lol .
I was not only scared of what others would think, but I was scared of failure. I had no clue what I was doing at first. I was terrified to start sharing my journey on social media for all eyes to see.The idea of someone saying no to me or perceiving me as a direct sales person instead of as a health care provider, made me want to throw up!
But at the end of the day, I was more scared of staying still. I was depressed, overworked and way over stressed at my "real job". I had a goal of being home more with my family, and more importantly, making my one w them count. So as scared as I was, I did it. I started to tell my friends and family, I heard their concerns and politely looked past them. I followed my heart, and new this was the right move for me.. I don't know what made me feel so strongly that this was going to be "my thing" . That it was worth the fear and discomfort. I just knew I needed this opportunity.
Fast forward to this morning. I'm officially on bedrest till baby arrives, unable to work my "real job" as a physical therapist, and unpaid months sooner than planned, Bc PTs can't work from home... but I can work my coaching business. And now today, as I work from my hospital bed, I am so thankful I pushed past those fears as I am able to continue to help provide for our growing familly.