When I look back on what we accomplished with so little - it truly amazes me how there are still some people who don't believe in God.
By most accounts, I am a fairly intelligent person. I have several degrees, all of them technical (2 in Engineering), so I do consider myself to have a certain level of aptitude in management and problem-solving.
HOWEVER. There is no way on God's green earth that we should be where we are now. I had no production experience, no music experience, no choreography experience and no certifications in fitness. I had no funding, no investors, no staff and no resources.
If you look closely in our videos, you'll see several routines where one person is wearing a shirt with a cross. This is a photo of 3 of our principal dancers, rehearsing in one of the dressing rooms at Ambient Plus Studio in Atlanta, GA. You can see by the smiles that even grueling 14 hour days, hot temperatures & low pay couldn't take away the joy that we felt and love that we all have for each other.
The cross is typically pretty subtle and if you're not looking for it, you may miss it. I wanted the videos to always feel to the viewer like God's presence was there - with them and with us. I tried my best to get the shirts in every routine, but budget and time got the best of me.
As I look back on it, I know that that was God's doing as well. So many times we don't see Him or feel Him, and think that He's not there - but just because we don't see Him, it doesn't mean he's left us.
He's always there.
Be well & Be Blessed.
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Kristy McCarley is CEO of Shazzy Fitness. She writes blog articles about faith, dance, exercise, fitness and wellness.