D'FYNE Fitness Magazine Winter 2019 - Page 75

Taking Care of Business When it comes to the secrets to success— whether in the corporate world or in fitness— passion, consistency, and determination are key. WRITTEN BY KAREN KWAN Y ou have to put in some sweat and hard work if you want a successful outcome. Shirley Mitrou is well versed in this in both her career and her journey to a healthy lifestyle. As the head of public service delivery for a large inter- national IT company her PHOTOS BY CHRIS V. LINTON (@CHRISVLINTON) job is busy and demanding, but that’s when you have to put your head down and persevere. “In the corpo- rate world, you need to be committed when things are tough, when you are faced with problems, because of course they happen all the time. You need to be able to take a step back, define what success looks like, think about the options to get there, and then put the plan in place to achieve it,” she says. She compares it to the gym. You need to define what success looks like, consider the challenges you may encounter, and plan for them to ensure you are successful. “These are all things you have to think about in advance in both scenarios if you want to be successful,” says the 50-year-old, who since start- ing her fitness journey four years ago has since become a certified weight trainer. And much like how you need to surround yourself D’FYNE - Winter 2019 75