Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Rossana Gorys, Founder of Balanced Path, located in Balanced Path, ON, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I am an emotional well-being educator, and I guide and teach people various ways to find their paths to well-being and success. Through various workshops, certifications, and one on one coaching, I guide clients to become clear and focused about what excites them, how to work through any emotional blockages that act as barriers to their success, and help develop a plan of action that is needed to reach their goals. Clients gain new perspectives, realize their full potential, and align their actions with their life purpose. Emotional healing is key to mastery of self and mastery of life.
Tell us about yourself
I have worked in the education industry for many years, climbing up the “corporate ladder” and becoming part of the senior leadership team. Although my career treated me well and provided more than I thought possible in terms of income, I still felt that something was missing. That feeling wasn’t anything new, as I had felt that way for a very long time. While working, I became a Reiki Master, Chakra balancing, Self-love, and Coach practitioner. It was during all the training that I realized I was in the wrong career. I then leveraged my training, education, personal growth, and leadership experience to start Balanced Path, where I guide others to find their paths to well-being and success.
I am passionate about motivating others to become clear about their life purpose and create the life that they envision. We cannot control what happens around us, but we can control our actions and the way we respond. Encouraging others to develop self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-love motivates me to continue with my work.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment was co-developing a college course called “The Resilient Self. “ This course is paid for by the college and offered to students free of charge to help them cope with the challenges of college life as well as their personal life. Convincing the college that this course is needed and is a valuable learning tool is one of my biggest accomplishments. I am so grateful for all the opportunities that come with being an entrepreneur and business owner. The possibilities are endless!
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Having been in the corporate world, we would come together as a team to ensure that tasks and deadlines were met. Each one of us had a role to play in the larger picture. As an entrepreneur, it’s a one-person show. The financial, marketing, content creation, and much more lies in the hands of the business owner.
One of the hardest things I had to get used to was that things get done when they get done. There is a lot of prioritizing that one has to do when you are in business for yourself. In the beginning, I felt overwhelmed by all the things that needed to get done. I wanted to do it all, and I wanted to do it now.
Stepping back, creating goals, and developing action plans, really helped in managing all the tasks at hand. There is a lot of learning that has to take place before you can set systems in place. Be patient with yourself and enjoy every step of the process.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Start a business that you are passionate about, trust, and have faith that it is the right path for you. Don’t look at all the competition out there, and surround yourself with like-minded people. Keep your eye on the prize, and you will succeed even if it’s taking longer than you thought it would. If you have a gift, share it with others.
- Whenever you are faced with making decisions, choose in favor of your goals. If your action will take you farther away from your goal, don’t do it. There are so many distractions that can prevent you from reaching your goals. Discipline is needed when you’re your own boss.
- Be gentle and kind to yourself. Don’t listen to that inner critic who will try to put you down and even make you quit. Change your thoughts and tame that inner voice to a supporting and lifting one.
Where can people find you and your business?
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