Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey by launching a wellness business but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Bryce Weeks, founder of Clear Float Spa, based in Calgary, AB, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
The Clear float spa concept provides customized relaxation and wellness therapies, allowing Floaters an opportunity to disconnect from the daily sensory overload of modern life fully. We offer float therapy and infrared sauna sessions.
Tell us about yourself
clear float spa was founded to create a community of people focused on the health of their mind, spirit and keeping things in perspective. During my early exploration into meditation, I did have friends to bounce ideas off. Still, there was no solid community to connect with and share experiences with (outside of the yoga community). There is a lot to learn about meditation, it is a never-ending journey, and it’s great to have people give you advice, tips, or just encouragement to continue seeing where your mind can go when it calms completely. Meditation and floating are about exploring yourself, your passions, your fears and then letting them drift away, if only for a moment. I truly felt this exploration was critical for everybody to experience, if only for a fleeting moment. See my testimonial on floating for more about my meditation experiences and come back to our floating insights blog often to see many other experiences people have had swimming or meditating.
Most of the core values instilled within the clear float spa team and our ambassadors were crystallized on a beach in Los Cerritos, Mexico (pictured above) while I was taking some time away to put things back in perspective, a few weeks prior, I had decided to tell my boss to take a hike. I cannot say this is how I wanted things to end, but something had reached a tipping point… I had found my true passion.
Clear float spa offers guided meditations, calming music, or different lighting options for those just getting into the practice or complete silence and darkness if that is what you prefer. If you don’t meditate and want to relax for an hour without your phone, email, or distractions, we welcome that as well! Our float pods can be fully customized however you want, and we are excited to see how people will customize their experience! In addition, we offer memberships to encourage consistent practice so that we don’t get distracted by things that aren’t of genuine importance to us and lose focus on our commitment to ourselves.
The body has an incredible ability to heal if we allow it time to heal. But when do we ever take the time to recover from pain, anxiety, or trauma. Everyone experiences it, but nobody takes time off work, takes time out of their day to feel, experience, and process those emotions anymore.
At clear float spa, we create the space for your mind and body to heal, relax, explore and take some time just to breathe…
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I would have to say building such an incredible community that has lasted through a pandemic and just passed our five-year milestone!
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Trying to balance personal and business life. Running a small business is a full-time job. The ability to step back from your business and be present in your personal life (ex. not always thinking about your business) is a priceless skill that needs to be developed and honed.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Ask for help. Thousands of people are eager to help you reach your goals, but if you don't ask for help, they cannot assist. Don't listen to those that cannot see your vision. Focus on your dream and tune out anyone that doesn't see it your way. Use them as fuel and prove them wrong. Lastly, as an entrepreneur, you need the ability to step back from your business. It will help if you work ON your business, not in your industry, as soon as you can try to hire someone to run the day-to-day operations so you can focus on business development, marketing, and overall strategy. If you are caught up running the front desk all the time, you will not continue to adapt and grow the business as needed.
Where can people find you and your business?
If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solopreneur that you'd like to share, then email firstname.lastname@example.org; we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.
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