Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal and business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Chari Mosaic, a solution-focused consultant, based in San Diego, CA, USA.

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

If there has been a nudge inside you that wants to move forward, rediscover who you are, or reestablish why you started this journey. Whether you are an individual or a business, know that you do not have to do it alone. I am here to provide support and resources to help you create the life you envision. I provide lifestyle mentoring, organizational consulting, business analysis, and ad hoc consulting.

Tell us about yourself

As you have this nudge to create the life you envision, I also have that feeling. As young as I was 13 years old in my country, the Philippines, I found myself able to see the atmosphere of a situation and come up with creative ideas to help serve that situation. I acknowledge that someday is set in the future and it may not come. Thus, I live and motion in the present. We do not need to have all 100 percent of the ingredients. We just have to identify key ingredients to use to establish the foundation for the life we envision. From there, life unfolds.

Remember the time when a person you know shares a passion for singing, dancing, or acting? See the spark in their eyes? I have that as well. I may not have the talent for singing, dancing, or acting; however, I have a talent for organization, innovation, and implementation. My vision is to reach out to the people in the blind spot of the world by implementing an integrative approach to wellness.

As I continue in my journey, I have gained knowledge and skills in reflective listening, motivational interviewing, solution-focused, and integrative approaches. I have a background in the medical field through my BS in Nursing. Background in the behavioral field through my MA in Forensic Psychology, and a background in data science through my data analytics immersion. I have these three fields to facilitate the hopes and dreams of the individual served. One of the ways I used data analysis is to gather objective data on the individual behavioral pattern in which we learn the individual's financial, time-management, emotional cycle, and other lifestyle behavioral patterns. I am here to serve.  Know that everything that has substance takes time. And, you deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning. Let me pour you a cup of coffee or tea, and let's talk.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

To be able to contribute to the vision and mission of the individual or company. For 25 years I have been immersed in the healthcare industry. Serving communities in the Philippines, Colombia, and the United States. I walk the walk and talk the talk — and this, I feel is my biggest accomplishment. To live by example and practice mindfulness as I share the resources I have gained throughout the years.

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

Thomas Edison once said, "I have not failed. I just found 10,000 ways that won't work." The reality is that your idea when applied in a real setting will not have a linear pathway. Mindset is the most powerful ingredient that can fulfill what's in our hearts. Thus, the hardest experiences are reframed as a necessary part of growth and development. We live in a world that is designed to have suffering, pain, and a test of patience. Knowing what is not aligned in the current season might be one of the blindsides that all of us will experience once it is our lifetime.

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

A poet once said, "let your heart find goals and your head make the commitment". As one decides to dive into motioning a vision, first, identify your whys. After, acknowledge your basic needs. The basic needs do not have to be luxurious. It should be adequate to provide you with shelter, a set of clothes, food, water, a communication device, internet, and a computer. Make sure you put the oxygen mask first before motioning to your hopes and dreams. Lastly, allow yourself to learn from immersion. As you embark on the journey of implementing your ideas and adapting to what data life provides — know that you can always change tactics when the situation changes — change the plan, never the goal.

Where can people find you and your business?


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