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The Life of a #GirlBoss

May 1, 2018

If you had asked me ten years ago, even five years ago, if I ever wanted to own my own business I would’ve told you no, without hesitation. It was never my dream or aspiration to be a business owner, and to be perfectly honest, the thought never really crossed my mind. I assumed my path in life would be of the traditional sort…

 

--> Graduate high school

--> Go to college

--> Find a job utilizing my college degree (aka work for someone else’s dream)

--> Work until retirement

 

It sounded simple enough. So the fact that I celebrated my one year anniversary with Unleashed Fitness in March is kind of mind boggling/super exciting/absolutely amazing/everything I didn’t know I always wanted.

 

When you decide to go into business for yourself, there are of course the proper legal channels and steps you go through (forming an LLC was of the utmost importance to me!), but there are also a lot of unknowns.

 

  • Am I making the right choice?

  • Will I succeed?

  • Will others support me?

  • Can I really do this?

 

The life of an entrepreneur is quite literally a roller coaster ride. It’s a constant mixture of highs and lows and every experience and feeling in between. It’s also absolutely amazing and filled with setting goals and celebrating those goals when you achieve them, meeting new people, and getting way outside of your comfort zones.

 

I have learned so much over the past year, including:

 

  • Doubting your decision to open your own business is inevitable and unavoidable. Even the most successful people doubt themselves and their decisions at some point along the way.

 

  • Surrounding yourself with supportive people who believe in you, encourage you, and lift you up on your good days AND your bad days is incredibly important.

 

  • Putting yourself out there – networking, meeting new people, and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable – is required.

 

  • Finding a friend/confidant/mentor who has experienced the life of an entrepreneur really helps.

 

Sure, there are struggles, and yes, I definitely have my doubts from time to time, but at the end of the day I wouldn’t change a single thing about this amazing, challenging, roller coaster ride of owning my own business.

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Hi! I'm Laura.

Fitness fanatic. Food lover.

Accountability partner. 

Dream chaser. Coffee addict.

My philosophy? 

Eating healthy and getting in shape is possible without depriving or starving yourself AND you can still enjoy life's indulgences (in moderation of course!).

Thanks for stopping by. Head over here to read more about my story.