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Podcast Interview with Megan Loda

Megan Loda is the founder of the Positively Fit Community LLC. She is a fairly new entrepreneur who has turned her passion into a business. Her personal training company is based on helping people become their best selves. Unlike most personal trainers, Megan focus a lot on positivity, self-love and happiness. She believes that a positively fit lifestyle is the best way to live.

CEO Hack: Take time for self and self-care. Do it and take a risk. Pursue your dreams.
CEO Nugget: If you can't find the sunshine, be the sunshine.
CEO Defined: Being my own boss and being in charge–setting goals and making rules.

Website: www.fitlittlemeg.com
Instagram: instagram.com/Fitlittlemeg


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Intro 0:02

Do you want to learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales and grow your business from successful entrepreneurs, startups, and CEOs without listening to a long, long, long interview?

If so, you've come to the right place, Gresham Harkless values your time and is ready to share with you precisely the information you're in search of.

This is the I AM CEO Podcast.

Gresham Harkless 0:28

Hello, hello, hello, this is Gresh from the I AM CEO Podcast and I have a very special guest on the show today. Have Megan Loda of the Positively Fit Community LLC.

Megan, it is awesome to have you on the show.

Megan Loda 0:40

Awesome. Glad to be here.

Gresham Harkless 0:41

Awesome. But what I want to do is just read a little bit about Megan, so you learn a little bit more about her and all the awesome things that she's doing.

Megan is the founder of the Positively Fit Community LLC, she's a fairly new entrepreneur who has turned her passion into a business. A personal training company is based on helping people become their best selves. Like most personal trainers, Megan focuses on a lot of positivity, self-love, and happiness. She believes that a positively fit lifestyle is the best way to live.

Megan, are you ready to speak to the community?

Megan Loda 1:15

I am

Gresham Harkless 1:16

Awesome. Well, the first thing that I want to do was just kind of to hear a little bit more about your CEO story. What led you to start your business?

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Megan Loda 1:24

Well, I started about a year ago, Well, a couple of years ago, I got really into fitness, working out. And about a year ago, I competed in a bikini competition. And that is kind of where things really my interest sparked and the whole fitness world. And then I realized, you know, so many people were coming to me asking for fitness advice. And that's when I kind of realized that I wanted to get my personal training license, so I would have more credibility and could better help them. And so after getting that I pretty much started, you know, clients were coming to me kind of asking for advice.

So I started taking on clients. And pretty soon after that, I realized that I wanted to help them, not just physically but mentally as well, because I realized a lot of clients kind of did struggle, you know, they had some mental blocks that would really affect them with their physical goals. So and being a huge believer in like the body, mind, and soul, I, you know, really have tried to stress that to them to help them not only physically but mentally as well. So yeah, kind of from there, things really started picking. And I just started, you know, business was I was getting so many clients, and I realized that I could make me turn this into a business and make it official. So recently, I'll actually only about two months ago, I got my LLC and made it official.

Gresham Harkless 2:46

Awesome. Well, congratulations on getting your LLC and all the awesome things you've been able to do. So what I wanted to do was hear a little bit more about your business, even though it's I know it's fairly new, I wanted to hear a little bit more on like how exactly you help kind of serve the clients that you work with.

Megan Loda 3:00

Well, I have several different things on my website, I created a cookbook. So that's something that I sell. And it's like 25 easy recipes that are designed to show people that eating healthy doesn't have to be boring. So basically, it's like healthy is to pizza and doughnuts, and all the yummy good food that everyone loves to eat. So I sell that I also have, you know, like some basic programs where you just get like a six-week split or a nine-week split that basically just give you gives you six weeks of workouts and maybe some food tips and whatnot. But then I also do what I call Lifestyle coaching.

So if a client becomes a lifestyle client of mine, I, they have my phone number, so we talk on the daily and do like weekly check-ins where I where we do talk about like everything going on mentally, and as well physically might give them some macros like a guy to help them, you know, break down the amount of protein, they need to have the number of carbs, they need to have an amount of fat. And so really with that, you know, they have my phone numbers, so they have 24/7 support. And that's definitely my biggest, you know, that's what a majority of my clients do is the lifestyle coaching.

And I found it has been extremely successful. I've watched a lot of clients of mine just completely transform their lives. You know, starting off with me, they just feel so down and depressed. And I feel like they're very negative. They see themselves in a negative way. Like they don't have that self-love. And that's something I really tried to help them find is just a positive relationship with themselves. And so yeah, I've seen them really not only physically completely change but also mentally just be in such a happier place. And so that is my goal. And that makes me feel so good when I am able to watch someone just become a happier, better version of themselves.

Gresham Harkless 4:52

Yeah, absolutely. And I'm sure when they see those results, that definitely helps out as well too, but it's awesome that you're able to help out of course. People might come to get and be and live a healthier lifestyle, but an aspect of tying in that mental aspect and kind of like the self-worth aspect is definitely huge as well, too. So it's awesome that you're able to kind of balance both of those and help out a person not just from a health standpoint, but also from a mental health standpoint, so to speak.

Megan Loda 5:17

Yeah, absolutely.

Gresham Harkless 5:18

I wanted to ask you a little bit more about kind of what is called Get your secret sauce. And I know, you kind of touched on it a little bit. What do you feel kind of makes you unique? Or what kind distinguishes you from other entrepreneurs and business owners?

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Megan Loda 5:30

Well, compared to other like, fitness coaches, you know, one thing I always stress too, is that it's not a diet, like, I'm never putting any my clients on a diet, it's a lifestyle, and I want them to see that this is a lifestyle that can be sustainable, and can be enjoyable, and that will make them be happier and live, you know, fulfilling life. So yeah, that's really, I feel like I'm, you know, for other entrepreneurs, finding what's going to make you stand out and finding what makes you special, and how you can, you know, help people in that way.

So I feel like for me, like, I've always been an extremely positive person, and very upbeat. And, you know, and it took a while, but I realized that, like, I can help people through my like, you know, what's unique about me, and that that's going to make me stand out from other trainers. So yeah, I think just finding what, you know, what makes you special and what you can use to help people.

Gresham Harkless 6:24

Awesome, awesome, awesome. Yeah. And being positive is obviously a very good distinguisher, largely, because there's so much negativity, so many bad things that are sometimes happening to have. A beacon of light, so to speak, to be able to uplift you and help you to be in look at yourself in a positive way is a phenomenal differentiator. So I think that's a great example of a secret sauce or a USP. So I want to switch gears a little bit and ask you for what I call a CEO hack. And this might be a resource or, or a life hack, or something that a resource or a book or an app or something that you kind of lean on, that makes you more effective and efficient as a business owner?

Megan Loda 7:00

Well, I think, you know, the one thing I would tell people is to do it, go for it, you have to take the risks, and there are so many people in this world, and there are so many people that would love to have your help. So I know in the beginning I could have, I thought about, there are so many personal trainers right now, how am I going to stand out and be different, but I feel, it's just all about taking the risks and going for it and pursuing your dreams and, you know, finding what makes you happy and how you can use that to your advantage and use it to help people so and for me, my biggest thing is just always keeping myself in a good position, meaning making sure that I'm taking time for me, and having that self-care, and just making sure that I'm happy.

Because if I'm not, then that's gonna really reflect on my business. And I think people, and business entrepreneurs sometimes forget about that. They forget that they are so important, their self is so important, and they need to be in a good place in order to have a successful business.

Gresham Harkless 8:07

Absolutely. And yeah, I always remind myself and I think a lot of entrepreneurs, sometimes struggle with that making sure you keep your cup full so that you're able to kind of give and provide services and be there for your clients is extremely important. So I think that's a phenomenal CEO hack. And now, I wanted to ask you for what I call a CEO nugget. And this might be a word of wisdom or a piece of advice or a golden nugget that you would have for entrepreneurs and business owners.

Megan Loda 8:30

Well, I would say that in my life, the favorite thing that I always tell my clients is that when you can't find sunshine be the sunshine. So not everything's always gonna go your way. But do you know with a positive attitude, you can kind of you can get through anything.

Gresham Harkless 8:47

I love it again, in line with what you talked about as far as being positive and making sure that if you can't find light, sometimes you have to be your own light. So I think that's a phenomenal CEO nugget that everybody can kind of incorporate. So awesome, awesome. And what I wanted to do now was ask you for what I call your definition of what being a CEO means. And we're having different types of CEOs on this podcast, and hoping to kind of get a new definition and redefine exactly what being a CEO means. So what does being a CEO mean to you?

Megan Loda 9:18

Um, I think it means being my own boss, being in charge of, you know, my daily like my to-do list, being in charge of what I have to accomplish that day. And, being in charge of my own goals and no one else is setting goals. For me, I am setting all my goals like I'm every part of like a business. I'm the marketer, I'm the writer, I'm the advertiser. I'm everything so yeah, I feel like the CEO is really being your own boss and making the rules and setting the goals and just going after what you want.

Gresham Harkless 9:51

Awesome, awesome, awesome. Yeah, I definitely love that definition. And, and Megan, I truly appreciate you for taking some time out of your schedule. What I wanted to do is pick and ask you that mic so to speak, see if there's anything additional you want to let our readers and our listeners know, and then how best people can get a hold of you.

Megan Loda 10:07

Well, if they wanted to get a hold of me, definitely check out my website, which is www.fitlittlemeg.com. I'm also extremely active on Instagram, which is also fitlittlemeg. I post daily and you know actually just filmed a new IG TV all about being positive and how how to stay positive. And yes, I also am starting up a YouTube channel, so I'm definitely going to try to be more active on YouTube. And again, that's going to be Fitlittlemeg as well. So anything with fitlittlemeg, they should be able to find me.

Gresham Harkless 10:40

Awesome. We'll make sure to have those links in the show notes so that everybody can follow you on Instagram, IG TV, and then also when you get your YouTube channel up and going. So, Megan, I appreciate you so much for taking some time out of your schedule and all the positivity you're provided for the entire world. And I just hope you have a phenomenal rest of the day.

Megan Loda 10:58

Absolutely. Thank you so much for having me and I hope I can one and just inspire other entrepreneurs to go after what they want.

Gresham Harkless 11:06

Awesome.

Outro 11:08

Thank you for listening to the I AM CEO Podcast powered by Blue 16 Media. Tune in next time and visit us at iamceo.co

I AM CEO is not just a phrase, it's a community. Be sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes Google Play and everywhere you listen to podcasts, SUBSCRIBE, and leave us a five-star rating grab CEO gear at www.ceogear.co. This has been the I AM CEO Podcast with Gresham Harkless.

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Thank you for listening

Intro 0:02

Do you want to learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales and grow your business from successful entrepreneurs, startups and CEOs without listening to a long, long, long interview? If so, you've come to the right place, Gresham Harkless values your time and is ready to share with you precisely the information you're in search of. This is I AM CEO Podcast.

Gresham Harkless 0:28

Hello, hello, hello, this is Gresh from the I AM CEO Podcast and I have a very special guest on the show today. Have Megan Loda of the Positively Fit Community LLC. Megan, it is awesome to have you on the show.

Megan Loda 0:40

Awesome. Glad to be here.

Gresham Harkless 0:41

Awesome, awesome, awesome. But what I want to do is just read a little bit about Megan, so you learn a little bit more about her and all the awesome things that she's doing. And Megan is the founder of the Positively Fit Community LLC, she's a fairly new entrepreneur who has turned her passion into a business. A personal training company is based on helping people become their best selves. And like most personal trainers, Megan focuses on a lot of positivity, self love and happiness. She believes that a positively fit lifestyle is the best way to live. Megan, are you ready to speak to the community?

Megan Loda 1:15

I am

Gresham Harkless 1:16

Awesome, awesome, awesome. Well, the first thing that I want to do was just kind of to hear a little bit more about your CEO story. And what led you to start your business?

Megan Loda 1:24

Well, I started about a year ago, I Well, a couple years ago, I got really into fitness, working out. And about a year ago, I competed in a bikini competition. And that is kind of where things really my interest sparked, and the whole fitness world. And then I realized, you know, so many people were coming to me asking for fitness advice. And that's when I kind of realized that I wanted to get my personal training license, so I would have more credibility and could better help them. And so after getting that I pretty much started, you know, clients were coming to me kind of asking for advice. So I started taking on clients. And pretty soon after that, I realized that I wanted to help them, not just physically but mentally as well, because I realized a lot of clients kind of did struggle, you know, they had some mental blocks that would really affect them with their physical goals. So and being a huge believer in like the body, mind and soul, I, you know, really have tried to stress that to them to help them not only physically but mentally as well. So yeah, kind of from there, things really started picking. And I just started, you know, business was I was getting so many clients, and I realized that I could make me turn this into a business and make it official. So recently, I'll actually only about two months ago, I got my LLC and made it official.

Gresham Harkless 2:46

Awesome, awesome, awesome. Well, congratulations on getting your LLC and all the awesome things you've been able to do. So what I wanted to do was hear a little bit more about your business, even though it's I know it's fairly new, I wanted to hear a little bit more on like how exactly you help kind of serve the clients that you work with?

Megan Loda 3:00

Well, I have several different things on my website, I created a cookbook. So that's something that I sell. And it's like 25 easy recipes that are designed to show people that eating healthy doesn't have to be boring. So basically, it's like healthy is to pizza and doughnuts, and all the yummy good food that everyone loves to eat. So I sell that I also have, you know, like some basic programs where you just get like a six week split or a nine week split that basically just give you gives you six weeks of workouts and maybe some food tips and whatnot. But then I also do what I call Lifestyle coaching. So if a client becomes a lifestyle client of mine, I, they have my phone number, so we talk on the daily and do like weekly check ins where I where we do talk about like everything going on mentally, and as well physically might give them some macros like a guy to help them, you know, break down the amount of protein, they need to have the amount of carbs, they need to have amount of fat. And so really with that, you know, they they have my phone numbers, so they have 24/7 support. And that's definitely my biggest, you know, that's what a majority of my clients do is the lifestyle coaching. And I found it have been extremely successful. I've watched a lot of clients of mine just completely transform their lives. You know, starting off with me, they just feel so down and depressed. And I feel like they're very negative. They see themselves in a negative way. Like they don't have that self love. And that's something I really tried to help them find is just a positive relationship with themselves. And so yeah, I've seen them really not only physically completely change but also mentally just be in such a happier place. And so that that is my goal. And that makes me feel so good when I able to watch someone just become a happier, better version of themselves.

Gresham Harkless 4:52

Yeah, absolutely. And I'm sure when they see those results, that definitely helps out as well too, but it's awesome that you're able to help out of course. People might come to get and be and live a healthier lifestyle, but a aspect of tying in that mental aspect and kind of like the self worth aspect is definitely huge as well, too. So it's awesome that you're able to kind of balance both of those and help out person not just from a health standpoint, but also from a mental health standpoint, so to speak.

Megan Loda 5:17

Yeah, absolutely.

Gresham Harkless 5:18

I wanted to ask you a little bit more about kind of what are called Get your secret sauce? And I know, you kind of touched on it a little bit. What do you feel kind of makes you unique? Or what kind of distinguishes you from other entrepreneurs and business owners?

Megan Loda 5:30

Well, compared to other like, fitness coaches, you know, one thing I always stress too, is that it's not a diet, like, I'm never putting any my clients on a diet, it's a lifestyle, and I want them to see that this is a lifestyle that can be sustainable, and can be enjoyable, and that will make them be happier and live, you know, fulfilling life. So yeah, that's really, I feel like I'm, you know, for other entrepreneurs, finding what's going to make you stand out and finding what makes you special, and how you can, you know, help people in that way. So I feel like for me, like, I've always been extremely positive person, and very upbeat. And, you know, and it took a while, but I realized that, like, I can help people through my like, you know, that's unique about me, and that that's going to make me stand out from other trainers. So yeah, I think just finding what, you know, what makes you special and what you can use to help people.

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Gresham Harkless 6:24

Awesome, awesome, awesome. Yeah. And being positive is obviously a very good distinguisher, largely, because there's so much negativity, so many bad things that are sometimes happening to have. A beacon of light, so to speak, to be able to uplift you and help you to be in look at yourself in a positive way is a phenomenal differentiator. So I think that's a great example of a secret sauce or a USP. So I want to switch gears a little bit and ask you for what I call a CEO hack. And this might be a resource or, or a life hack, or something that a resource or a book or an app or something that you kind of lean on, that makes you more effective and efficient as a business owner?

Megan Loda 7:00

Well, I think, you know, the one thing I would tell people is to do it, like, go for it, you have to take the risks, and there is so many people in this world, and there are so many people that would love to have your help. So I know in the beginning, like I could have, I thought about like, there's so many personal trainers right now, like how am I going to stand out and be different, but I feel like you know, it's just all about taking the risks and going for it and pursuing your dreams and, you know, finding what makes you happy and how you can kind of use that to your advantage and use it to help people so and for me, like, my biggest thing is just always keeping myself in a good position, meaning like making sure that I'm taking time for like me, and having that self care, and just making sure that I'm happy. Because if if I'm not, then that's gonna, you know, really reflect on my business. And I think people, business entrepreneurs sometimes forget about that. They forget that, like they, you know, they are so important, like their self is so important, and they need to be in a good place in order to have a successful business.

Gresham Harkless 8:07

Absolutely. And yeah, I always remind myself and I think a lot entrepreneurs, sometimes struggle with that is making sure you keep your cup full, so that you're able to kind of give and provide services and be there for your clients is extremely important. So I think that's a phenomenal CEO hack. And now, I wanted to ask you for what I call a CEO nugget. And this might be a word of wisdom or a piece of advice or a golden nugget that you would have for entrepreneurs and business owners.

Megan Loda 8:30

Well, I would say that my my like, favorite thing that I always tell my clients is that when you can't find a sunshine be the sunshine. So you know, not everything's always gonna go your way. But do you know with a positive attitude, you can kind of you can get through anything.

Gresham Harkless 8:47

I love it, I love it, I love it, again, in line with what you talked about as far as like being positive and making sure that if you can't find light, sometimes you have to be your own light. So I think that's a phenomenal CEO nugget that everybody can kind of incorporate. So awesome, awesome. And what I wanted to do now was ask you for what I call your definition of what being a CEO means. And we're having different types of CEOs on this podcast, and hoping to kind of get like a new definition and redefine exactly like what being a CEO means. So what does being a CEO mean to you?

Megan Loda 9:18

Um, I think it means being my own boss, being in charge of, you know, my daily like my to do list, being in charge of what I have to accomplish that day. And, you know, being in charge of my own goals and no one else is setting goals. For me, I am setting all my goals like I'm every part of like a business. You know, I'm the marketer, I'm the writer, I'm the advertiser. Like I'm everything so yeah, I feel like the CEO is really being like your own boss and making the rules and setting the goals and just going after what you want.

Gresham Harkless 9:51

Awesome, awesome, awesome. Yeah, I definitely love that definition. And, and Megan, I truly appreciate you for taking some time out of your schedule. What I wanted to do is pick ask you that mic so to speak, see if there's anything additional you want to let our readers and our listeners know and then how best people can get a hold of you.

Megan Loda 10:07

Well, if they wanted to get a hold me, definitely check out my website, which is www.fitlittlemeg.com. I'm also extremely active on Instagram, which is also fitlittlemeg. I post daily and you know actually just filmed a new IG TV all about being positive and how to how to stay positive. And yes, I also am starting up a YouTube channels, so I'm definitely going to try to be more active on YouTube. And again, that's going to be Fitlittlemeg as well. So anything with fitlittlemeg, they should be able to find me.

Gresham Harkless 10:40

Awesome, awesome, awesome. And we'll make sure to have those links in the show notes so that everybody can follow you on Instagram, IG TV, and then also when you get your YouTube channel up and going. So Megan, I appreciate you so much for taking some time out of your schedule and all the positivity you're provided for the entire world. And I just hope you have a phenomenal rest of the day.

Megan Loda 10:58

Absolutely. Thank you so much for having me and I hope I can one and just inspire other entrepreneurs to go after what they want.

Gresham Harkless 11:06

Awesome, awesome, awesome.

Outro 11:08

Thank you for listening to the I AM CEO Podcast powered by Blue 16 Media. Tune in next time and visit us at iamceo.co I AM CEO is not just a phrase, it's a community. Be sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes Google Play and everywhere you listen to podcasts, SUBSCRIBE, and leave us a five-star rating grab CEO gear at www.ceogear.co. This has been the I AM CEO Podcast with Gresham Harkless Thank you for listening

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