We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexis Hallum and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alexis, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I believe risks are meant to be taken. Life isn’t written out for us to follow step by step. There are always going to be choices and decisions we have to make and some of those may be risky. Risks aren’t a negative thing. It’s highly favored in my eyes. You will get nowhere in life living in your comfort zone. In order to explore what else is out there for you, you have to take risks, you have to fail a few times and you have to keep learning and educating yourself to be better than you were yesterday. Taking risks has put me in a much better position of being more open minded and knowledgable. I never thoughts risks could have that effect, especially by how people in my life viewed them. Taking risks has helped me grow my modeling career, grow my personal training career and start the process of opening my own gymnastics gym without the worries of finances. In the long run, no matter what risks you take or decisions you make, as long as you have a strong mindset you can make it through whatever situation you’re put in and that alone helps build confidence to take those life changing risks!
What should our readers know about your business?
Currently I am working on planning and building my brand and businesses while I am employed coaching gymnastics. What sets me aside business wise is I learned at a young age to find a job I like so I do not have to get up and complain about going everyday. I used to have three jobs barely getting the rest I needed. I am so proud to now take the risk of becoming an entrepreneur and planning for not one, but multiple businesses to launch starting now and in the future. If I didn’t This was not an easy process at all and I still have some day to day challenges I face. The first step I had to take to start this process as an entrepreneur was to just go for it. I wanted to always wait for the perfect moment, but there is never a perfect moment to get started. Whatever you want for yourself, you have to just go for it right away with all your effort.nI had to overcome a few different challenges but most of the challenges all stemmed down to me growing and believing more in myself. Once I started consistently working on myself was when I noticed how easy I was able to push adversity to the side and overcome whatever I wanted. My fitness brand is called Strong Mind Strong Body. The mind alone is so powerful and through my brand I hope to emphasize that. Whatever you put your mind to, you can overcome.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Where I stay now it isn’t a very big city-like area, but about 40 minutes away is a beach. I would take my best friend to the outlets to go shopping and then to the beach. Whenever I go to a new area I always love trying new spots, so wherever my best friend hasn’t been before would depend on where we would go to eat and visit. I love creating memories with others, especially first time memories!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
All of my family and friends who have shown their encouragement and love for me and my business. It is not easy starting up as an entrepreneur and making a way for yourself, but regardless they were always there for me and understand when I have to sit having a night of fun out to get some work done. I also would like to simply thank all of my followers for the constant support and encouragement they show. I definitely would not be able to keep going without them. I truly appreciate all of the support and new relationships formed through social media and networking.
@bringthenoisephotos – Terry