Name: Mo Akins
Main Hustle: Full time job as a Project Manger for a financial institution
Side Hustle: I am a certified personal trainer and have my own fitness company called LYBL Fitness.
My passion is health and fitness, and I created a podcast as well called Health Your Own Way Podcast.
In addition to that, I am launching a virtual health summit this summer called 6 Days Of Your Health Summit. I will have up to 36 guest speakers, six in each panel talking about the following themes:
Spiritual & Alternative Health
In addition I started a consulting company with my siblings: Steps2Grow Consulting. We work with startups and small to midsize companies.
As you can tell, I am busy woman, but I enjoy all hustles. I would love to tell my story to encourage people out there to believe in themselves and to not let fear stop you from reaching your goals.
How did you get started?: I got started in 2017 based off of a New Years resolution, which was to be fearless and go after my dreams.
When/where do you work on your Side Hustle?: Home and every day 🙂
What are the challenges of your Side Hustle?: Time is the biggest challenge, as well as doubts that I can make this successful.
What are the rewards of your Side Hustle?: Honestly the people who I interact with and who tell me that they enjoyed my podcast. And the clients who I train who become stronger and become extended family members. In regard to the consulting firm, it is the opportunity to work with my siblings and make a name for ourselves.
The summit for me is my passion project. I think it is so needed and feel that it would provide a platform for people to be informed.
Who is your greatest supporter?: My boyfriend, hands down. He is my cheerleader, he is understanding, and he lifts me up when I have bad days and want to quit everything.
Who/what is your greatest source of inspiration?
There is more than one. I listen to motivational podcasts, and to summarize it up, it is the fear of failure that keeps me going.
My inspiration is all the women I see who have made their dreams come true.
What is your dream for your Side Hustle?: My dream side hustle would be having my own show and bringing all my side hustles listed above into one brand.
Do you have any advice for others working on a Side Hustle?:
Do not let fear stop you from leaping. There will be days that you are scared, wondering if you lost your mind, days when you want to quit. Know this: people are watching you, and you never know who will be inspired by your work.
If you would like to learn more about Mo and her side hustles, check out her fitness company, podcast, virtual health summit, and consulting company, or reach out directly via email to connect or collaborate.