We had the good fortune of connecting with Liz Hochstetler and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Liz, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I truly believe that in order to grow and move towards any goals, you have to get comfortable with getting uncomfortable….if something scares the crap out of you, you’re moving in the right direction. Risk taking and getting out of your comfort zone go hand in hand. It’s taken me a long time and a lot of support to get to a place where I constantly push myself to take risks and quiet the voice that is constantly saying “but what if this doesn’t work? What if I’m not good enough?” and I switch it to “don’t overthink, just do.”
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I have always loved fitness and being active!
At the time of having my first son nearly 8 years ago, I was working as an Elementary school teacher and teaching yoga classes at my local gym “Endorphin” on the weekends. Then, that turned into teaching cycling classes along with yoga classes weekdays and weekends. I felt so much joy when I was teaching fitness classes and started to notice that my passion for teaching in an elementary classroom was quickly beginning to fade.
After having my 2nd son 5 years ago, I decided to step away from the classroom and stay home with my boys full time, while continuing to teach early morning and weekend fitness classes.
Despite my love for fitness, after having kids, I started to “lose myself” in a way. I was no longer making my own health and fitness a priority. I was uncomfortable, had very little confidence and lacked energy to keep up with my young boys. 4 years ago, almost to the day, I decided to make a change. I started learning more about nutrition and made better choices with what I was putting in my body. I started lifting weights and quickly fell in love with how strong and confident I felt! My body and mind had transformed, and I wanted other people to feel what I was feeling. I wanted to help people who had also stopped making themselves a priority.
That is what my brand and coaching business is built around! I am on this journey myself! I have been there, and I am so passionate about helping others become better versions of themselves by learning to live a healthier, sustainable lifestyle.
My “why” for the purpose behind my mission is so strong, so on days/weeks/months where things are hard, I always come back to that! It drives me to never quit!
I am nowhere near where I want to be with building this business, and I’m constantly learning, growing and evolving, but I know where I want to be. This is truly just the beginning for me!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If you have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh I love this! I would take them up to the mountains for some hikes. Steamboat Springs is my absolute favorite place to visit, so we would stay there for a few days and hike, eat good food and take some gondola rides. Then, we would come back to the city and go to a concert at Red Rocks, go to Stanley Marketplace for dinner, drinks and icecream and finish out their week trip with Jazz in the Park at City Park!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
One thousand percent my husband deserves a huge shoutout!!! He not only supports everything I do, but he constantly pushes me to get out of my comfort zone and challenges me to be better every single day and to take the next step to move forward. If I need to bounce ideas off of him, he’s always there to listen! He supports every investment and sacrifice we have had to make to continue to grow my brand/business. He truly believes in my goals and dreams, and I wouldn’t be who or where I am today without his constant support!
I also want to shout out 1st Phorm, along with Sal and Andy Frisella! They have all had such an impact on me, and I am forever grateful for everything I have learned about business, coaching and life from them. They’re such incredible, inspirational, caring humans!!!
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