Every beginning is difficult. I remember mine like it was yesterday. It was back in 2013 when I’ve decided to embark upon this entrepreneurial road of mine. Everything at that point was limited. I had limited access to funds, limited access to resources, therefore extremely limited access to talent and a computer that I had to keep connected to a charger constantly because my battery was acting out. Even my phone had limited performances. Oh yes, even today, I remember this so vividly, but much more than the difficulties, I remember the people who back than helped me shape and build Bastet Noir and Angelina Blazheska was one of them.
Angelina Blazheska, the founder of FitKit is wearing Bastet Noir’s pink silk dress
Back than Angelina was modeling for us and because of the limited budget we had, she did it out of the goodness of her heart and yet with a professionalism as if we were paying her millions. Something that tells you a lot about her amazing character and beautiful soul. Rewind 5 years later, she’s built a start-up of her own, so now the time has finally come to repay her for all the support she has unselfishly given to our label throughout the years.
Today, Angelina is the founder of an amazing fitness app called FitKit, which is a monthly subscription based mobile app that lets you exercise in Skopje’s best fitness centers, yoga studios and gyms of your choice. This powerful woman is a mechanical engineer whose ambitions for world domination and strong sense of self make her the ultimate cool face of Bastet Noir and one of the most interesting women entrepreneurs we’ve had the pleasure to work with.
BASTET NOIR: Who is Angelina Blazheska?
AB: Angelina is a mechanical engineer, newbie entrepreneur and a girlboss :)
BASTET NOIR: Almost a year ago, you’ve launched the app FitKit. Can you tell us a bit more about the idea behind it and what you’ve learnt while building it?
AB: Well the idea behind FitKit started as something that I wanted to do as a project, make it self-sustaining, and then get on with something else. It came out to be something very different than I had planned, and I recently realized that it’s heading to become something even more different. FitKit mainly is a mobile app that allows you to workout everything, anywhere and anytime you choose, at the best gyms and studios in Skopje. We’ve come a long way since launching, and I can see FitKit as a serious fitness and healthy lifestyle community in the future, not only in Macedonia, but all around the world (ambitious I know :D).
BASTET NOIR: What’s a normal working day like in the life of Angelina?
AB: I don’t have normal working days. :D Somedays I don’t have the time to take a shower or workout, but only yesterday was Monday and I spent normal working hours in a spa center.
BASTET NOIR: Do you have a motivational ritual, something you do to keep yourself focused?
AB: No, I don’t… Do those things really work? Now you need to help me find one! :D
BASTET NOIR: Favorite female empowerment speech
BASTET NOIR: 3 most important lessons you would like to share with everyone who wants to start their own business…
" Don’t overthink anything, sometimes all you need to do is trust your gut, get up and do it.
Its okay to have expectations, but its not okay to be too hard on yourself when you don’t live up to them.
Reward yourself — thats why you became your own boss. And don’t forget to give back!"
BASTET NOIR: Women who inspire you…
BASTET NOIR: What’s in your Bastet Noir cart?
The thing I like most about Angelina is her feistiness, determination and strong will. She’s undoubtedly a badass boss babe who is not afraid to take risks and I admire her for it. Women like her are the reason why the term role models exist in the first place. There’s not a single thread of doubt in my mind that her start-up will conquer the world. So here’s to a role model who is definitely among the few brave ones who will pave the way of women entrepreneurship in Macedonia.
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