THE TRUTH YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME...
It’s Dec 11, 2019, and I was lying on a bed in Chandigarh at 10 a.m. I’m lying down because I’ve just back injury , I can’t walk. Now it’s not my bed, because I don’t have a bed, . I have only a car, Tata Safari 2010. Fortunately family friends are letting me stay in their guest room for a few days while I recuperate. I’m staring at Facebook. I’m contemplating a big decision, the decision to press post or delete.
Gaivy Bal ( C.M.O & Co-Founder)
I was an Artist. And at that time, I was a Club Sales Consultant for my singing shows. I’ve been at it for 4 years and it’s been both exciting – owning my own business – and disheartening because I was contracted under a music company and they couldn’t serve me as they promised . I was hopeless and doing my best efforts to save my profession. It’s just how I saw myself, believing that I’d probably always struggle to make more than Rs300k a year. But a year ago, I made the move from singing for someone else to singing for myself. And the freedom to work on my own schedule was exciting. But the disheartening part was I thought owning my own business would mean much more profit. But the reality was so much more work and not so much profit. That brought me to sharing a room with a bunch of drunkards and drug addicts. I wasn’t able to make enough money to even pay the rent of Rs.20k plus so many other expenses. I had to keep living the crappy life of sleeping on the floor in a cramped apartment with 4 other people.
As I said, I’m staring at Facebook with my leg up and I’m contemplating a big decision. The decision to press post or delete. The post shares the story of a massive emotional & fitness transformation I made in the last year – where I gained 6 kg of muscle in 30 days and lost 10% body fat in the following 7 months – and now this post makes an offer inviting others to make their body transformation with me as their coach, for Rs.60k
Gaivy Bal (CMO)
Why We Started Gain Driven Academy AKA GDA
As a wellness professional, we go above & beyond to make sure our students & patients get the best service they deserve. Whether it’s spending extra time preparing for a class or staying after the class to help students with extra assistance or staying fresh & up to date for the students with additional studies and continued education or managing the bookings and payments, not to mention the traffic in the bay area. Most of the time I felt burnt out and exhausted of my reserves with nothing left to offer and I am sure most of the wellness professionals go through the same. How are we supposed to maintain the integrity of practicing what we preach? One of the reason is to help entrepreneurs like me and other business owners develop a stronger mind, body and soul connection, focus on what we do best and at the same time make the process of planning, managing the clients & bookings easier.
Making a world of difference:
Each of us would like to give something back to the world and so do I. There are two main areas I would like to contribute and make a difference:
1. Raise health & wellness awareness and have more people enjoy life with full of vitality
We live in a chaotic & hectic world. Relationships, competition, family, politics, national & international issues, desire to do and push yourself more, traffic jams — all these and more, combined with the lack of exercise & basic understanding of human body is taking a toll on our physical, mental & emotional health. There are more than 300 million people globally suffering from just depression alone. These numbers are mind boggling. One of my core mission is to spread awareness about these issues via a vibrant community of licensed wellness professionals to help people cope better with these issues.
2. Help professionals earn their worth while making it easier for people to find the right wellness professionals.
We always hear from people to follow our dreams and passion to have a happy life. I too followed my heart and left my well paying job for the love of Yoga. Being in wellness industry for over a decade, I know first hand that passion doesn’t always equate better pay check. Most wellness professionals are underpaid in the service industry while working really hard to meet their needs. With Gain Driven Academy, we want to help you grow your identity & your name so you can focus only on what you love to do. Whether your passion is: training clients, teaching yoga, coaching on mental health or any other natural health profession, we assist you to help others so you don’t stress about the daily operations of your business.
We always hear from people to follow our dreams and passion to have a happy life. I too followed my heart and left my well paying job. Being in wellness industry for over a decade, I know first hand that passion doesn’t always equate better paycheck. Most wellness professionals are underpaid in the service industry while working really hard to meet their needs. We want to help you grow your identity & your name so you can focus only on what you love to do. Whether your passion is: training clients as a PT, teaching yoga, healing via Traditional Chinese Medicine or any other natural health profession, we assist you to help others so you don’t stress about the daily operations of your business.