Happy One Year Birthday, CO2 Fit!
July 1st is one year birthday of CO2 Fit. I can’t believe it’s been one year already.
Many people know the official story of how CO2 Fit started. After years of doing fitness as a side job and knowing it was true passion, one day I got enough courage to go after it and quit my corporate job to do this full time. This is absolutely 100% true.
One often-skipped part to this story is that there was a catalyst which nudged me to taking action a year ago. I was miserable in my day job – I was assigned to a new boss a year prior, and this new boss proved to be extremely difficult to work for.
One day, I decided that being true to myself and my own happiness was worth more than the hefty paycheck I was collecting. I had done enough of allowing a person of power to make me act against my own core values because I needed the money. Listening to my own heart to draw this conclusion was one of the most empowering things I’ve done so far.
So I quit.
Then I hustled.
And I’m still hustling. Everyday.
Even though I can’t say I have arrived to the point where they say, “stop and smell the roses,” (in fact, I don’t even stop and smell my lunch sometimes) I have loved every moment of my journey. The thing about universe opening up when you follow your bliss? It’s true!
And I have learned a few lessons on the way:
One. Find a passion. Love it. Work on it. Keep thinking about it and trying to get better at it. Make friends with people with same passion. Live, breath, dream, fantasize.
Two. Sometimes bad things happen for a reason. After my resignation, the company ended up letting my boss go, and asked me to come back. By then I had already experienced the joy of following my bliss, so I told them no. They came back offering a very flexible part-time contract for me to come help out as needed. This gig allows me to continue working on my marketing expertise, while funding my growing CO2 Fit business. The miserable year spent with the horrible boss ended up being so worth it!
Three. Know your limitations and ask for help. They say follow your bliss and the universe opens up. But sometimes you need to knock and call out. Several times sometimes. Sometimes you have to go take a coffee break then come back and knock again. When you do, you may be amazed at how some people you least expect come through for you and make things happen.
There, that’s my reflection on the first CO2 Fit Birthday. Stay connected with us and watch us grow to the second and third birthday! Gifts are accepted year-round!