on starting your own business


I’m looking back at this photo from almost two years ago and smiling. The campaign was with @negativeunderwear and I had to answer a written portion of Q&As. One of the questions was “what do you say you do for a living”. I remember answering that question — what should have been the easiest — last.

At that time I had the vision for be.come. It would be an app, it would be accessible to those without access, it would be bite-sized-crazy-effective workouts, it would be different, it would be inclusive, it would NOT be about weight loss, it would change the way we view our movement and our bodies. However, I did not have be.come yet.

I’ve never wanted to lie so bad in an interview in my life. be.come felt so close and so far away. Part of me was terrified it would never happen and the other part of me could see the future so clearly I didn’t know how others couldn’t. I wasn’t there yet, but I knew it was coming.

And now fast forward to tonight. I’m about to get in bed so I can wake up early and shoot the march be.come project. My second production. My [hopefully] last beta month before we prep the app launch. This moment feels good.

I used to beat myself up for not getting it done sooner. Now I realize it wasn’t the supposed to be then, it was supposed to be now. “Respect the process” has never made more sense.

If you’d like to know how I answered the question…

Q: “When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you say?”
A: “This isn’t an easy question to answer…it often depends on who I’m talking to. At the end of the day, I inspire people to be confident. I teach people how to walk taller, how to enjoy working out and how to acknowledge and praise their progress. I instruct classes but that seems like such a small piece of my work.”


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