When you're an athlete who's constantly taking your body to the limit, injuries happen. As much as they suck, they can also give you the time and space to change your mindset and reset. And that's exactly what personal trainer, LaJune Singleton, LLC did after a knee injury.
Read up on our interview with LaJune and learn how to start your own freelance business or side hustle as a fitness coach & personal trainer.
Tell us all about your business...
Fitness, Health, Nutrition, & Wellness for Busy Career Women, Kids, and Families.
What's your background and motivation to get into the solopreneur life?
As a child, I stayed active and was an athlete in track & field, basketball, kickball, and softball. My love of being active led me to become an AFPA Certified Personal Trainer in 2010. Not long after becoming a personal trainer, I sustained a severe injury to my right knee. I didn't realize that that injury was going to change my life completely. Life is funny; I never thought that an athlete, who was in great physical condition and always kept a positive attitude, would go through a comprehensive reform both physically and mentally. That injury limited my ability to do what I love to do when I was a child that I turned into a career now business.
I became very depressed; I found myself emotionally eating, doing nothing due to this injury. My journey helped me understand that losing weight is not just about exercising. Still, it's also about understanding the successful behaviors that lead to maintaining weight loss by addressing what keeps a person from a fantastic healthy lifestyle. Helping to change people's health, mindset, physical, and wellness lifestyle is what motivates me.
As a business owner, what does success ultimately mean to you?
Success to me means loving what you do and the individuals' life you help to improve.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Marketing is the hardest thing.
What are the top 3 tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run or grow a business today?
Stay positive, do not give up when things get challenging, and to revise your plan when needed.
If there was one thing you could do repeatedly to help grow your business, what would it be?
Public relations, marketing, and social media.
What are some of the things you put in place to maintain a healthy work/life balance and to keep it all together?
Taking time for self-care and self-wellness, such as massages, bubble baths, trips, fun activities.
Who are some of your favorite entrepreneurs and best business resources/books??
Chenoa Maxwell, AJ Johnson, and Sonia Ricotti have all overcome obstacles to channel in helping others become their best selves. Sonia has Unsinkable Bounce Back System www.instagram.com/theajzone & www.livelimitlessly.com
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
You don't manifest what you want, you manifest who you are.
Where can people find you online?
If you like what you've read here and have your own #GoSoloStories that you'd like to share then email firstname.lastname@example.org, we'd love to feature your journey on becoming a personal trainer.
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