Rashanna Moss grew up in Houston, TX in a close-knit Catholic Creole family. Her love for athletics began as a young child when her parents encouraged her to get involved in various activities. She later got a degree in Kinesiology but, the road was not easy. In grad school, Rashanna says that’s when she first experienced challenges as she found herself struggling to get through classes. The lesson she learned from that experience was that pushing through thresholds would be extremely valuable and helpful later on in life. When Rashanna entered the workforce she was faced with reality upon learning that the average salary was much lower than she had anticipated. She quickly learned that without experience, an individual was not as valuable to an employer. Eventually, Rashanna was offered a position at Nike in Portland, OR. Rashanna recommends that people that are new to the workforce be willing to pay their dues and obtain as much knowledge as possible. While some individuals perceive longevity as being related to wisdom, Rashanna clarifies that’s not always the case but, it’s still essential that their ideas and information be respected because of the experience they bring to the table.
Today, Rashanna Moss is a proud business owner with a lot of valuable insight that she says “was not in the paperwork.” While the documentation doesn’t warn you about the mistakes one naturally makes as a business owner, Rashanna discusses this aspect with positivity and transparency during her interview. She encourages individuals to move forward daily because problems are inevitable and likely to happen more often than anticipated. The key is figuring out how to solve the challenges presented at the time and remain profitable while problem-solving. Five years later, Rashanna Moss now owns three Pure Barre locations. Despite the success, Rashanna discusses that fear continues to show up and she now embraces it rather than doing the opposite. Because many factors can impact your business, Rashanna highlights these components as a natural part of doing business. Competitors, unhappy customers, logistics and other factors are likely to play a role but, as business owners, we have the ability to control how much it paralyzes our efforts.
By consistently overcoming fear, Rashanna realizes these events don’t have to control her business and therefore, is able to regularly obtain her professional goals. Regardless of your background and experiences, Rashanna encourages resilience in all aspects of both your personal and professional life. While honesty and vulnerability are displayed throughout her interview, Rashanna Moss believes that women should share what they want regarding their personal story and not feel obligated to comply with societal standards regarding tales that are more satisfying to others than ourselves.
Rashanna Moss’ ability to share her professional and private experiences with the #WOWW Campaign make her a remarkable woman. Her ability to analyze the lessons with challenges in a way that translates into a fearless attitude is something we don’t take for granted. Her passion goes beyond her studio and can be seen throughout her philanthropic efforts in Austin, TX and charismatic personality that is full of insightful perspectives.