Exactly two weeks ago on May 2, 2017 I resigned from my job at one of the biggest corporate gyms in Canada. I had every intention of formally giving my two weeks notice which would allow me to set myself up financially, make the transition for my clients to their new trainers smooth and comfortable and ultimately allow me to make sure I finish those two weeks with integrity and do not leave on negative terms – but things don’t always go according to plan.
To keep it short and sweet (and not throw anyone under the bus) let’s just say that my two week notice turned into a forced immediate resignation and I was escorted out of the building.. I know right..
As I walked out of the building I was in complete and utter shock, I mean who wouldn’t be? When they closed the back door behind me I just kind of stood there in disbelief for a solid minute or two and all I could think was “oh shit”. I started to get that feeling in the pit of my stomach – you know the one like you might lose it and start crying at any second? I quickly came to the conclusion that I wasn’t sad but more offended than anything, I walked to my car and immediately called my mom to tell her what had happened and we laughed.. I just lost my job and we laughed about it.. We couldn’t stop laughing actually, it got to a point where I didn’t know if I was laughing because I found it funny or because I was terrified to actually be fully on my own and independent in my career for once.
I decided that it was 100% a blessing in disguise, I didn’t have to deal with any of the awkwardness of passing my clients along to other trainers, I didn’t have to act like all was well for two more weeks or have to pretend my heart was in something that it just simply wasn’t. I avoided everything that everyone dreads when they quit a job (woohoo) and I was free to do whatever I wanted. So I did.
I immediately went to work, I got my shop up on my website, designed personalized training and meal plan templates, started to put finishing touches on my e-book, contacted people who have wanted to train with me for months but didn’t want to pay the extremely high gym membership fee’s and found the perfect location to rent space from by the hour to train all of these new found clients. I was actually making shit happen for myself.
It’s only been 2 weeks but I am not planning on looking back, ever. I get to wake up every day and do what I actually love doing not what I am supposed to love because someone told me to. I’ve never been this happy or felt this fulfilled before and I am going to keep grinding until I am exactly where I know that I can be.
I honestly am very thankful to the company that I left because it showed me exactly where I do not want to be in life. It gave me experience in dealing with clients and I built a few lasting friendships with likeminded people who I respect, but above all else it made me realize that I can’t and won’t be stopped in this life, by anyone.
I believe that we are all deserving of success and that anyone can be successful if they want it bad enough. If you want to change your life then do it, take that leap of faith and just go for it. You might fail miserably – we all do at least once (try a hundred times) – but you might not fail, you might actually succeed and just think of how silly you’ll feel for having not wanted to try.
I believe that nothing in life that is worth having comes easy. I truly do. If someone handed you everything that you’ve ever wanted wouldn’t you be bored? You would have nothing to work towards, no passion, no drive. What kind of a life would that be?
If you want something then go and get it, no one should ever be denied of pursuing their passions.
I have no boss to answer to, I have nowhere that I have to be from 9-5 every day, I don’t have to shy away from posting things that I want to and representing brands that I love because I’m no longer stuck in a contract with a company who’s values I can’t get behind, I don’t have to cold call anyone to try to get them to train with me, people come to me because they see how I can help them, they see my worth and I see theirs. I can finally change peoples lives MY WAY.
This is the start of a new chapter in my life and a new weekly series on the blog where I fill you in on the ups and downs of being your own boss – maybe I’ll call it The Diary of A Girl Boss. Yup it’s settled that’s what I’m calling it.. See you next week loves.
If you want to work with me or you’re ready get started on your goals then click the “shop” page at the top or feel free to contact me just to chat and we can see if this would be a good fit for you.