Monday, May 16, 2011

Open For Business

I spoke with my supervisor at the YMCA last week and told her I really wanted to quit my day job after Memorial Day and begin my personal training business. I told her I wasn't sure if that would happen because I need enough business to justify leaving a stable paycheck. She stated that they have a lot of day time hours available at my Y and that she would set me up with several day time fitness classes to teach as well as put me on the list to be a daytime personal trainer at the Y which I could do along with my private business if I was interested.

Hmmmmmmm....
Told the hubby the news, he said he could support that...

Officially put in my 2 week notice at my day job
The demons in my head have begun chattering...
Having  heart palpitations.
I am leaving a secure paycheck!
Am I in good enough shape to be some one's trainer?
Am I insane?

While having a panic attack I got the opportunity to run a booth at a local company's Girls Night Out. Brochures for Kendall Personal Fitness...yes, my company's name...got placed in over 100 gift bags and I had 30-40 women put their info in for a drawing to win free personal training by me, and I ended up seeing a few friend who all took my brochure and told me that they were proud on me.

Event Flyer

My booth
My brother-in-law designed my logo, built me a website, and helped me design brochures. The website was launched in time for the event as well! I have to pay him in Red Bull and provide my sister with a personal trainer after the baby comes. Totally do-able!! 

Scared. Nervous. Excited.

Here we go.....



5 comments:

Diplo_Daddy said...

What an exciting time for you. And congratulations on taking your first B I G step! Yes, it’s scary, but you’ll do just fine. There are loads and loads of overweight people in this world, wanting to take a few pounds off, and add a few years to their lives.

Nikki Kendall said...

Thanks Diplo_Daddy...keep your fingers crossed for me!

Julie said...

Such wonderful news! I just know you are going to do so well!!!
Here you go...
HOORAY!!!!!

Happy Frog and I said...

I am so very, very excited for you. Sending every possible positive vibe I can muster your way. As I said in the comments form on my blog, way to go Nikki, way to go! I have my charity event happening this Saturday, very exciting.

Nikki Kendall said...

Thanks Julie and Ms. Froggy!