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Just Say YES

Open new doors for yourself with this simple change in mindset.


Bailey is the CEO of an award winning fitness company, which he founded at 17 years old. He is also a TEDX speaker and social activist.

Bailey Greetham-CLark

Just Say YES

Just say YES!

My name is Bailey, I'm a 20 year old founder and CEO, TEDx speaker and social activist from a small northern town called Grimsby, UK. I became self-employed at 18 years old, pretty crazy. I started my business at 17, even crazier! Like most of you, I'm young, ambitious and on a mission. I have a bit of a chip on my shoulder and want to do something about the state of the world. Although I'm tackling it from a health and wellbeing side. 

Life started a little rough for me, single mum, council estates, the benefit system. I'm thankful for the support available, I wouldn't want to imagine how much worse life could have been without it.  At the age of 13, I dropped out of school due to misbehavior and anxiety, it was undoubtedly a dark time in my life. However, I eventually mustered the confidence to acknowledge that I needed to take action. That's when I decided to go for a run. Clad in my jeans and a worn-out pair of plimsolls, I began with short bursts of running and walking. Despite the challenges, I pushed through and kept going. To further improve my physical and mental well-being, I joined a gym and stuck to a fitness routine that suited me. The positive changes soon became evident in both aspects of my health. 

With a newfound sense of confidence, I felt ready to return to school and explore a new passion: boxing. I dedicated myself to the sport, fought hard, and eventually became a northern champion. I also achieved the remarkable feat of securing the second position in the England Boxing National Development Championships. In 2019, my perseverance and determination led me to be recognized as the 'Under 16 Student of the Year' at the Grimsby Telegraph's Golden Apple Awards. This honor served as a powerful realization for me that I can accomplish meaningful things, even if they don't align with societal expectations. 

Why am I telling you all this? Backstory I suppose. All great stories require some fat on the bone. So when did I start saying yes? Well it was only after I learned to say no first. Let me elaborate...

In school I said no to staying when I didn't want to be there. In my struggles I said no to carrying on the way I was and decided to exercise. In college I said no to a course I had no interest in. Then in my first Job, I said no to sticking around when I could have been pursing my dream and starting my business. 

What I'd like you to look at though, is: were they No’s or where they Yes’?

Yes to change, yes to opportunity, yes to making a difference. 

At 18 I was given a pot of funding to run a womens only class, to create a safe space for women to exercise without any worries. Let me repeat that. I (an 18 year old male) was tasked with creating a space for women to exercise. It was a challenge, firstly I had not handled that much money before, especially not for my company. I'd never really seen any higher than a £20 note, nevermind a pot of funding in the thousands. Secondly, I had no clue what women wanted, needed or how to even appeal to them for this project. But I said YES. Why? I saw an opportunity. A new door had opened, and there were two possible outcomes: success or a valuable lesson learnt. There is no failure when it comes to saying yes. This is what I am trying to convey. Failure only happens, when we miss out on opportunity. I went on to hire two females who helped me design the project. We smashed our goal of 50 participants, with 130 women signing up to our project.

Feel free to follow me on socials and reach out with any questions.

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