We had the good fortune of connecting with Shelby Salley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shelby, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Most people think you should have a life outside of your work. Which is true but, when your in grind season there is no time to have a life outside of work. I am in the grind season right now working on getting Sweat Frosting in stores and a 30 day workout challenge, also working two jobs to get inventory and to survive. At first I thought that I can just live it up and be stress free and thought the clients was going to come to me. Life was like ahh no you have to go after what you want and be consistent.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Full time I am a general manager for Verde, located in Charleston, South Carolina. It is a salad restaurant that promote healthy eating and going green. Management is something I have been doing since I was 19. I now have 11 years of experience and enjoy watching companies grow into something bigger because of me. This is part of the reason why I created Muscle Bunny Fitness, the other reason is because I believe fitness is my gift. I have faced a lot of challenges from management to fitness. The biggest thing I have learned is to not be afraid to ask for help. This is something I struggled with for a while and I over came that of course because everyone needs help sometimes.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love to be active even on vacation, most of the morning activities would involve fitness. First we would visit the loft Atlanta, beast factory fitness and any other great fitness establishments in the area. This is how we would start the day. Breakfast at The Atlanta Breakfast or I would make breakfast in the hotel. Next, find out if any events are going on and attend a few like fashion shows, art shows, live tv audition just anything different. Spa days would be in there some where massages, manicure and pedicure you name it. Amusement parks, paint ball, sporting events, or any thing fun like that. Dinners would be at Ray’s in the city, Chops & Lobster bar and other restaurants similar.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
God is the reason I’m still here and I believe I wouldn’t still be here today without God. My story is deep and my parents always said once Shelby puts her mind to something game over she is focused. Also like to thank my boyfriend he has been helping me mentally and financially through all these changes. Last but not least my friend Chevy she is an awesome person, friend, trainer and workout partner.
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