Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health & wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Amanda Proffer, Founder of AmandaShay, located in Dripping Springs, TX, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I am known as the Mind, Body & Energy Alignment Wizard. I guide high achievers to unweave from the unhealthy "busyness" in their lives to reconnect with themselves, their true purpose, and their genius so they can make a more significant impact in the world with more ease and grace.

Tell us about yourself

It has been a journey to realize everyone has healing powers! In 2012, I sold most of my material possessions to move to Nicaragua. Replacing the hustle and grind with grace and flow. I could let go of the things (judgments and negative self-talk) and untethered myself from how I thought others saw me or how I should be and act.

My body relaxed, and my energy had a chance to rebalance. My connection with the Divine (Great Spirit), my channel to be a Light Holder, became heightened. The more I embodied the energies of Simplicity, Stability, Surrender, and Stillness, the more I came into my light, my genius. These four energies I choose to prioritize in my life.

Through my extensive experience in all things energy, I came to witness, understand, and respect the inner wisdom, the flame that lights us up. We all have it. It is the light lighting the right path. When we get caught up in things that do not bring us Joy, the light dims.

Moving from 'the jungle' back to the 'concrete jungle,' I landed in Austin, Texas, in the fall of 2016. It was overwhelming, and I had to remember how to keep the light bright on this new journey. The quote from Florence Scovel Shinn helps guide me, "There is a place that you are to fill and no one else can fill, something you are to do, which no one else can do."

Our world has become so demanding it dulls our senses, making us feel like we are spinning out of control. My gift pierces through the spinning and amplifies your inner wisdom. We are not meant to live dull lives, nor do we need to. We are here to live life to the fullest.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment is creating The Shay Method, which is designed to guide you to reconnect with your Mind, Body, and Energy. So you have more clarity about what truly matters, connection to your innermost powerful self, and feel genuinely fulfilled and alive.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

My biggest lesson in being a business owner has been setting healthy boundaries. Saying no when appropriate, thus allowing space for more fulfilling opportunities.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Connect, listen and trust your inner wisdom.
  2. Everything is energy. Everyone is energy. All life is energy, and we are transmitting it at every moment. We are all little beaming signals like radio frequencies, and the world responds in kind. You are energy. Your thought begins, your emotions amplify, and your actions increase their momentum. Where is your point leading you, and is it where you want to be?
  3. Gain clarity and confidence in knowing what truly matters, which aspects say "yes" to life, and which aspects are more resistant or blocked, speaking "no." Thus leaving you genuinely fulfilled and doing more of what you love.

Where can people find you and your business?


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