We had the good fortune of connecting with Shanda “Mango” Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shanda, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
No matter what you are doing in life, whether it is running your own business or pursuing a new hobby, you always keep going. When you’re tired physically, mentally, or emotionally you almost always want to give up, but in reality that is when we are supposed to dig deep into the parts of ourselves we haven’t even accessed yet to push through to that finish line. Staying power, fighting through, not quitting is attached to our growth and next level in life. When we give up we are not just quitting on the task at hand but we are essentially telling ourselves “You’re not ready to meet your full potential,” “You’re not worth doing the work to grow,” “I don’t want you to show the world what it is you have to offer.” I encourage everyone to develop a mentality where giving up is not an option. You might not even like what is on the other side of giving up, but don’t you owe yourself the chance to find out what’s on the other side. At the end of the day, there will always be a lesson that will contribute to your growth.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Domango Training is a fitness lifestyle company virtually based and physically based in New Orleans, LA with collaborations in Houston and Dallas, TX.. I started the company officially in 2017 after losing my mother and realizing there was a need for active lifestyle balancing in my community. It was hard starting because the fitness industry can be very saturated if you do not have a certain skill or quality that sets you apart from everyone else. I discovered that everything I needed to create a business that stood out was already inside of me- my personality, life experiences, and passion. After realizing this, I created a fitness business that helps clients with every aspect of being healthy (mental, physical, and nutritional). I also stay true to my personality. All of our services are formatted in a simple, fun, energetic way that clients feel is approachable and engaging. At Domango Training we pride ourselves in helping people create healthy lifestyles with purpose and personality.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Glory to God first and foremost for his grace and mercy through out this journey called life. Super shout out to my Husband Mike and two beautiful sons Michael and Christopher. You are my why. The reason I never give up and the reason I choose to be better in life. Thank you to my Domango Training team- A.J., Coach Q, Nell, and Mady B. I would not have the space to become the woman I am without you creating the space for me to do so.