Ladies, you have to know this one thing. The women you see who are rising to the top in corporate America or the women you see just owning the #bossbabe life weren’t born with special genes that you don’t have. It’s not some exclusive DNA strand that guarantees financial success.
The ladies you see posting Facebook Lives and Instagram Stories and Videos and YouTube videos were not born the skills of an actor. They had to learn how to be good on social media and just like anything, it came with PRACTICE.
WHY SHOULD YOU LISTEN TO ME ANYWAY?
My name is Kelly Olexa. For over 15 years, I worked in corporate
sales. In all of my roles, I was an outstanding performer, always achieving my
quotas and more often than not, exceeding my quotas by upwards of 450%. In
2011, I went out on a limb and founded a company called FitFluential. It was
the first fitness influencer network of its kind, and we quickly grew into a
profitable 7-Figure business. I did this having absolutely no idea what I was
doing at first. I had no investors. No employees to start with. No business
plan, just a gut feeling. Stepping out of my comfort zone and founding a
successful business is one of the things I’m most proud of in my life.
Everything changed for me 2 years ago. I’ll share the stories in greater depth
in the course videos, and the corresponding lessons, but for now, you get the
trailer version. 2 years ago for myriad reasons, I had clean house in my
business. I had to take over operations and begin to fix a lot of things that
were not being handled with my best interests at heart. It has been 2 of the
hardest years of my life, but because of all the chaos and drama, I am FOREVER
CHANGED for the better. I chose to see that everything that was happening in my
world was happening FOR me not just TO ME. Those 2 years toughened me up. They
made me stronger, wiser, savvier, more resilient, more determined, more
ambitious, and more confident. I became comfortable being unapologetically
myself, hence the name of my blog.
Ladies, during these 2 years, I began to see myself differently. As I
considered all the chaos in my business and the betrayals by colleagues or
vendors, I wondered “How did I let this happen?”. I started to see
that maybe I wasn’t as strong as I thought I was. The more I ruminated on the
past, the more I saw that I was not at all strong. I was weak. I was a doormat.
And when you are a doormat, people have no choice but to wipe their feet all
I was the definition of a PEOPLE-PLEASER. If you aren’t familiar with this
term, look it up. If you are, and you identify with this, as many MANY women
do, then know this. Being a people pleaser is not an asset in business. Being a
people pleaser is an attribute that will impede your success, and limit your
During these 2 years of chaos, as I got my “School of Hard Knocks
MBA”, I began to see my past from a different perspective. While I HAD
been a successful sales executive in my early career, I saw with total clarity
how SMALL I played. What do I mean by PLAYING SMALL? I took the comfortable
jobs, the ones with a high base salary and low commission percentage. WHY?
Because I didn’t believe I could make the big numbers. I thought that the MEN
made the big numbers.
How wrong I was.
Fast forward to when I founded my first start-up. My desire to please everyone
and win everyone’s approval did NOT make me a solid leader. Over the next 7 years, I learned more about business and selling and leadership and money than I ever could have imagined. And most particularly, during the last 2 years, the years of unexpected change and chaos and betrayals, I became the woman I never thought I could be. Today, I am more confident and capable than ever. I am fearless and ALIVE. I am determined to succeed in helping thousands, even millions of women become the BEST most successful versions of themselves, and I KNOW I WILL. For the first time in my life, I BELIEVE IN MYSELF with absolutely no doubt. This is what I want for you, and this is what I KNOW you’ll be saying about yourself after you finish your first round of The Opposite of Nice Isn’t Nasty. I’m giving you ALL I’ve got. I am dedicated to transforming you into the woman you deserve to be. Just say yes.
“Working with Kelly is easily one of the best decisions I ever made. Kelly is willing to ask the hard questions and provide clear guidance to help her clients succeed. She is an an industry leader and passionate about helping others around her take their businesses to the next level. I quickly scaled my company using the advice Kelly shared with me and highly recommend working with her.”
Amanda Tress| FASTer Way to Fat Loss Founder FASTerWayToFatLoss.com
“Kelly Olexa is incredibly passionate about her clients’ businesses. She takes complete ownership of goals and objectives and has the dedication, experience, drive and creativeness to see them through to success. Kelly doesn’t just work an opportunity, she lives it, she’s all in. I’ve had the good fortune to work with Kelly and I’ve seen very few people with the sheer will and determination to deliver results through thick and thin. If Kelly is on your side, you will win.”
Brian Balduf | CEO, VHT.com