About a year ago I was working at Fit Athletic Club in San Diego, California as a personal trainer. This gym is one of the nicest gyms in the city, and it’s right in the heart of downtown. I had an amazing experience working there, and loved my coworkers. I was one of the top trainers and I was working long, hard hours & hardly seeing any of the money I was bringing into the company. I loved it but I also felt that I was made for something bigger. After a year, I decided to quit and launch Next Level Confident.I also felt that I was made for something bigger.
I craved to do something more impactful. I wanted to help my clients with their mindset more than anything. I truly believe that you cannot be a healthy individual if your mindset is not in a strong and healthy place. When I was working at Fit as a trainer, I encountered people who had the stereotypically “fit” body, but they weren’t healthy because their mindset was all wrong, and no one was talking about the importance of a healthy mind. That’s when Next Level Confident was born.I truly believe that you cannot be a healthy individual if your mindset is not in a strong and healthy place.
Did I have fears about quitting? Absolutely. I pondered it, journaled about it, dreamed about it for months before I took the leap.
Here’s the deal. Are you happy? Are you doing things that make you happy? If you’re not, then you need to make a change. There may not be a financial gain at first and it may not seem like the logically “better” option, but a change might be good for you if you find yourself unhappy about your job.
When I quit, I had very little in my savings account. I had about 2 months of living money in total. I was terrified, and stressed about how I was going to make ends meet. I was crying constantly, questioning my decision, missing my coworkers back at Fit. Moving on to a new path in life is never a comfortable transition. Transition in general is never comfortable.
But here’s what I’ve learned. You CAN rely on yourself to make the transition, whether smooth or not. Just as I watched myself step up to the plate and become the coach I am today, making those leaps will help you grow into a better version of yourself. You’re forced into a place where you have to step up.
Quitting my job and starting my company was not what I thought it would be. It seems glamorous to the outside world, but it’s not. I work hard. Really hard. And it’s been a rollercoaster ride of disappointments and victories. But my friends, it’s been more WORTH IT than I ever imagined. I get to love on my clients every single day.
THAT is why I quit my job and launched Next Level Confident. And that is why I love what I do every day. If you’re thinking about pursuing a dream, go for it. You will never regret it, and despite how hard it may be, you’ll find it’s so worth it. I’m not telling you to necessarily quit your job and launch a company. What I am telling you is that it’s time to start pursuing your dream, whatever it is, no matter the struggles, no matter what anyone thinks. Take a leap of faith.