Monday!!! Hello. I am ready for you with open arms, an open heart and a ‘lets kick ass’ attitude.
As times change, I have found that business is about you. You are your brand. People will purchase from you, and support you if they like YOU. Your passion, your drive, your beliefs.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
Today feature is the beautiful team from Fire and Shine, ethical fitness and yoga wear, who both have a deep burning passion that you can just feel.
Business, its about surrounding yourself with people who inspire you and sharing love.
You have created a rapidly growing business; Fire and Shine/ethical fitness fashion, what do you attribute this success to?
Jane and I are very passionate about ethically made activewear and have been fortunate to have partnered with some amazing brands who also have the same values. We want to make it easy for people to do some good and feel like they are making a difference to the world we live in.
When did you decide to you wanted to be involved in the health industry?
Jane and I met at Yoga Teacher training 4 years ago and our journey will never end with our practice. We both had active lives before yoga teacher training with Jane being a triathlete and me doing boxing, personal and weight training. We have been grateful for the health and wellness people we have met and to those people we will meet on our journey.
When did you decide you wanted to work for yourself?
We both have always had the thought of having our own businesses, it just so happened that 1 year ago the idea developed to start Fire and Shine.
How do you feel as an inspirational figure/mentor?
It’s very humbling and we are grateful that we are seen as mentors and are inspiring people to follow their passions and dreams.
Has there been any challenges along your journey?
Oh where do we start! Yes, we like to call them opportunities and Jane and I enjoy being able to make decisions and feel empowered to drive our business. Our biggest challenge is ensuring we have a positive work life balance.
How do you maintain balance between your Career and personal health?
We both always make time for our yoga practice. Meditation and breath work is also part of finding the balance. Being active is part of our routine and we make time for it every day.
What do you believe are the keys to success in business?
Believe in what you are doing, find something you are passionate about and find other like-minded people to talk to about it, celebrate the wins – no matter how small they are!, be grateful for whoever and whatever crosses your path, the universe has delivered it for a reason.
What is your advice for anyone who has a dream?
Don’t let anyone ever tell you that it can’t be done, manifest abundance.
Share something no one knows…
Jackie: I used to play the violin and considered going to the Conservatorium of Music, I love singing in the shower