As I sit down to write this blog post..OK OK I'll be honest I'm standing at my kitchen island jamming out to 90' Music. Regardless of my music choices, I can't help but feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude and pride. Thirteen years ago, I embarked on a journey that would forever change my life – I became my own lady boss. Today, as I reflect on these incredible 13 years, I want to share the highs, the lows, and the invaluable lessons in between that I've learned along the way.
Back in 2010, I chose to walk about from a sexiest and toxic work environment and I took a leap of faith and decided to turn my passion for fitness and well-being into a profession. Little did I know that this decision would lead me on a path filled with challenges, personal growth and triumphs. Becoming a Virtual Health Coach and Personal Trainer was not just about a career change; it was a transformation of my identity. It was empowering.
One of the most rewarding aspects of being my own lady boss has been the ability to witness the positive impact I've had on people's lives. Helping clients achieve their fitness goals, lead healthier lives and overcome obstacles has been a constant source of inspiration. The recognition I received in 2021 as the Best Female Personal Trainer and Best Virtual Personal Trainer in Rochester, NY, was not just an award; it was a validation of the hard work and dedication I put into my craft. The daily sense of empowerment is unmatched.
How could their be lows to being your own Lady Boss? Well.. the joke is when you own your own business you get to choose what 8, 12, 16 hours a day you work. Want to take tomorrow off? What other days will you have to over book yourself? In all honestly the hardest, the lowest part, is when you care more about a client then they care about themselves. My passion, while being one of my greatest attributes, is also my biggest flaw. I care deeply and passionately and when I have a client that doesn't see their potential it scars me for a long after they have fallen off my schedule.
We all know I love a good adventure. Life is an adventure, and I've always been an adventurer at heart. Traveling and experiencing the world, and pushing my boundaries have been essential to my personal growth. These adventures have not only broadened my horizons but have also enriched my ability to connect with people from all walks of life.
Military Life and Family
As a military wife and mom, I've learned the true meaning of adaptability and resilience. Balancing the demands of my career with the challenges and joys of military life has been an incredible journey. My family's unwavering support has been my anchor in the storm, and I couldn't be more grateful.
Passions Beyond Fitness
While my profession is a significant part of my life, I've always believed in the importance of balance. Outside of work, I've embraced the world of equestrian sports and competed fiercely, and found solace in the companionship of my dogs and horses. These passions have not only enriched my life but also shaped my character.
As I celebrate 13 lucky years of being my own lady boss, I want to express my gratitude to all those who have been part of this journey. To my family, friends and clients, your belief in me and support have been my driving force. To anyone considering taking a leap of faith into entrepreneurship, I encourage you to celebrate the victories, embrace the challenges, and stay true to your passion.
The road may be winding, but it's the journey that truly matters. Here's to the next 13 years of growth, learning, and making a positive impact on the world.
Thank you for being part of my incredible journey.
Cheers to the lady boss, (or just plain BOSS,) within all of us!
Ajia Clancy coaches YOU to self empowerment while helping you navigate life towards your health & wellness goals.