Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Christin Collins, a Holistic Coach from Fort Myers, FL, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
My business inspires and supports customers to own their own health & happiness. Many folks search outside of themselves for life's answers. My work showcases the answers we are searching for are already inside of us. By being present and comfortable in our own skin... we can heal, thrive, and be well. And connect with others with no strings attached, from a place of wholeness!
Tell us about yourself
As a vegan triathlete, I was a health care executive overseeing health & wellbeing... and found myself ill with chronic disease. Terribly confused about how this could be happening, I went on a deep journey to understand how I could possibly be sick. What I learned was the vitality of the mind/body connection and how we fuel our mind, body and soul is foundational to our wellbeing and happiness. Sharing this notion has me jumping out of bed each morning to inspire this awakening in others so they too can live their purposeful life and enjoy optimal wellbeing!
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment as a business owner has been the ability to build a business as a solo entrepreneur to surpass my health care executive role. It was very, very scary leaving the "security" of corporate America to follow up the heart and go out on my own. I am incredibly grateful for the number of lives being touched by this business, supporting those who are ready to own their journey!
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
The hardest thing for me, being a business owner, is shutting it down. There seems always to be so much more I want to do and can do to help others. I continue to remind myself that this is a journey and not a race to maintain a healthy work/life balance and enjoy the ride.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Follow your heart. Inside, you know why you are here on this planet. You know your unique offering to the world. Don't waste time denying yourself living out your destiny. While it may not be an all-or-nothing at first, take incremental steps to work your way toward your true purpose.
- Study how others are doing it. I have been blessed by so many incredible people from who I learn tips and tools from. We are not reinventing the wheel here. I ask, and listen, and try to take one learning from those who walk ahead of me.
- Your business is actually not all about you. It is ALL about your customers. Look at your work through their lens. Show your appreciation and gratitude for their business. Underpromise and overdeliver. Your customer is your foundation!
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Sure! Owning my own business, setting my cadence and culture, and partnering with those I want to work with have been the most rewarding and exciting chapter of my professional life!
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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