Career Change!

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Some of you know that I’ve had a big career change recently. I’ve said goodbye to the corporate world and hello to working for myself as a Personal Trainer! Fitness has been a passion of mine for a long time, and I am so excited about the opportunity to be able to do what I love every day. I am struggling a bit with a few things related to where I am at, even after this awesome change.

I am about to turn 30.

I am JUST starting a new career in a totally different industry.

I am still trying to figure it all out…shouldn’t I have figured it out by now?

These are just a few of the thoughts that are keeping my mind busy. Change is HARD, but necessary. I am not the type of person to settle with less than I know I deserve. I had to sit back and assess my life, what I’ve achieved, where I was at, and what was/wasn’t working for my happiness. My career (yes the one I got my Master’s degree for) was just not making me as happy as I thought it would. I looked at how I was spending my free time (the little free time I have apart from my kiddos). I encourage everyone to do this. If you spend your free time doing a certain activity, researching a certain topic, or talking about a certain activity a lot – chances are…THAT is what brings you happiness…possibly your passion! Then ask yourself – is there any way that I can turn my passion into my WORK? The answer might not seem obvious at first. It takes time and planning, but there is always a way! Surround yourself with like-minded, successful people who will push you, challenge you. Plan, plan, plan. You don’t want to jump ship too early – you could fall on your face, which would be discouraging. Set yourself up for success.

Back to my struggle – I’ve made my dream come true – why am I struggling mentally? I guess I just thought that when I turned 30, (like that is some magical number or something) I would have LIFE figured out. Such a joke! I’ve accepted that I will never have life figured out. And I’m ok with that. I love learning and exploring new things, and that is what life is all about. Do I wish that I had broken into the fitness industry earlier? Sure. But, I wouldn’t take back my experience I’ve gained in the business world for anything! Every person who works for themselves should have some business experience or at least understand business/finance/marketing, as well as how things work in the corporate world. I think it helps tremendously!

Looking forward – I am extremely excited about how much I’m learning right now, and how many lives I can impact with my knowledge and training. I am currently offering personal training, bootcamps, and online training. So, yes – even if you don’t live in Omaha, Nebraska, you CAN still train with me! My online clients that I currently have are getting phenomenal results! I am SO looking forward to impacting and influencing as many people’s lives as possible…it’s what I love to do and why I do what I do!

Here’s to NOT having life figured out just yet (or maybe EVER), and being totally ok with it! Here’s to a new adventure, and finally making my passion my CAREER! Here’s to almost being 30 and feeling totally empowered, happy, and full of MOXIE. Here’s to the official announcement of my company, Moxie Strength LLC.

Where did the name come from? I wanted to find a word that described not only what I stand for, but also the attributes that I wanted to see in women I train. Moxie means having the ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage; aggressive energy; initiative. There are a lot of synonyms that go along with it like: vigor, pep, fortitude, boldness, energy, daring, charisma….ALL of which are words that 100% describe my heart and characteristics that I think are important for ALL women to possess. To me, it’s not ALL about the physical transformation…there’s a lot going on inside of each of us that is just as important. I want everyone I work with to transform from the inside out – gaining confidence that you can conquer ANYTHING because you’re a strong woman with the initiative and know-how to get what you want out of life.

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While my website, http://www.moxiestrength.com, is under construction, you can contact me on Facebook, or via email at ashleeomalley@outlook.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

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