By: Women’s Fitness Asia

Cultivating Blooms: A Journey of Growth

Agnes’s venture into the floral industry began unexpectedly during her college years. Selling flowers at a film viewing event called “Under the Stars” ignited a spark that would eventually blossom into Blooms by Agi. What started as simple hand-tied arrangements and single-stemmed flowers quickly gained traction, leading Agnes to expand her brand while still a senior student.

Transitioning from part-time work at a restaurant to full-time entrepreneurship wasn’t without its challenges. Agnes found herself wearing multiple hats, from marketing and purchasing to logistics. However, with determination and the support of a dedicated team, she navigated the complexities of business ownership, establishing Blooms by Agi as a prominent name in the floral industry.

Navigating Setbacks with Resilience

Like many entrepreneurs, Agnes encountered setbacks along her journey, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Supply chain disruptions and economic uncertainties posed significant challenges to her business. However, her resilience and adaptability shone through as she diversified her offerings, introducing preserved flowers and frames to sustain her business while supporting her staff and community.

One of Agnes's most significant challenges was finding balance amidst the demands of entrepreneurship and personal wellness. Overwhelmed by busyness and neglecting her own well-being, she realized the importance of prioritizing self-care. Taking up running as a form of self-expression, she embarked on a transformative fitness journey, gradually building her endurance and reclaiming her health and vitality.

Staying Motivated and Committed

Maintaining motivation and commitment to fitness amidst a busy schedule requires discipline and structure. Every Monday morning, she embarks on exhilarating rides with friends, conquering Sumulong's peaks before the day begins. This ritual not only jumpstarts her week but also instills a sense of accomplishment from the get-go. Weekends are reserved for longer rides and runs, serving as opportunities for both relaxation and personal challenge. Agnes thrives on the camaraderie of joining run clubs like EZRC, often persuading friends to join her for a post-run coffee. Even amidst the routine of remote work, Agnes prioritizes her workspace, ensuring a clean environment with the company of candles, coffee, water, and her cats.

Proud Milestones and Future Endeavors

Reflecting on her journey with Blooms by Agi, Agnes takes immense pride in nurturing a supportive community and ensuring her all-woman team feels empowered and valued. However, her greatest source of pride lies in the simple yet profound mission of bringing joy to others through her floral creations.

Despite the setbacks of the pandemic, Agnes is determined to reignite the passion for floral artistry through workshops, infusing each session with the sheer joy of arranging flowers. Embracing a spirit of inclusivity, she aims to democratize the beauty of blooms by introducing a floral subscription service, bridging the gap between special occasions and everyday indulgence. With weekly releases of elegantly curated flower bunches, Agnes invites individuals to embrace the simple pleasures of floral enchantment, transforming ordinary moments into extraordinary experiences.

Empowering Advice for Women

Agnes’s message to women struggling to balance a busy career and fitness is simple yet powerful: take care of yourself first. But her advice goes beyond self-care. It's a call to embrace challenges and chase dreams. As Agnes aptly puts it, "Life is short; go for it. We are women. Kaya natin to" (We can do this).

Agnes Wang's remarkable journey is a testament to the fact that with dedication, self-care, and a sprinkle of courage, we can all cultivate a life that blooms beautifully.

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