Being a small local business in Southern California gives us the opportunity to meet other small business owners. We are so grateful for the friendships we've made in the past 2.5 years. One business we've had the privilege of working alongside is Flex N' Bites.
Flex N' Bites cares so much about their customers, and put so much heart into everything they do - it truly is inspiring. This is why when they began their SNACK movement we were happy to be a part of it. SNACK is a mental health movement that stands for: Support Necessary Ambition with Courage & Kindness. They're bringing together different athletes who are sharing the struggles they've faced even when successful! It's a refreshing reminder that you are not alone, but everyone faces some sort of obstacle.
Here's my shared story:
I am a business owner, history teacher, and coach. It’s been a long road navigating each of these positions, but the biggest obstacle I face on a daily basis is second-guessing myself to the point of losing sleep or having anxiety. I try to remind myself of something I would tell my friends & family - that I’ve worked hard to get to this point, to trust my knowledge & expertise... and in the end whatever happens I can use it as a growing experience. It seems like a small obstacle but it’s one that has put a strain on me mentally in the past. I‘m working on trusting myself, & knowing that I can at least be proud of my efforts.