May 3rd is my daughter’s birthday.
She turns 8 years old today.
My mind is literally blown thinking about all that has happened in those 6 years both with my kids and as a business at CFB.
Holy cow, “they” weren’t kidding when they said time flies.
I’ve written about this before, but just in case you haven’t heard the story…. When I quit my full time job to go full time at CFB my daughter was just a few weeks old.
Yep you heard that right, I quit my full time job to chase my passion and my dream and run my own business into the unknown with a brand new baby girl in my arms.
To say that I was afraid and nervous would be an understatement. I was scared shit-less. When I made the calculations I was like, “well it’s going to be a $50,000 pay cut up front, if I need to I can sell the car, and cut the cable tv, yadayada.”
Yep I was there… but I had a dream…..
Some people would say that was selfish.
For me, I couldn’t see it any other way. With my job I was looking at going to work every day at 2PM and working until 10ish or later. I had a new baby on the way, but I traveled a lot of weekends and working late every day, I’d never see my kid. Something inside of me told me that I could do it, AND more than that, I was passionate about what I was doing.
For awhile I thought I could do both jobs, but my current boss said something that was really insightful to me…. I was pissed at the time, but looking back it was some of the best advice anyone ever gave me. He said, “I’m paying you a full time salary for you to be here full time and you’re not, you’re divided attention between here and your gym. Likewise, your clients are paying you to be full time at the gym and you’re not fully engaged there either because you have to be here.”
In essence I was serving two masters and not doing a good job at both, so I took the leap. I think the do or die was what made it successful, and although we’ve been through ups and downs, I’m excited to say that things are doing well. I love my business, I love my job, I love my family, I love my staff, and I love that we change lives on the daily. Thank you guys for allowing me to do do what I do, and thanks Layla for being an awesome kid for the 8 years you’ve been here.