Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Donna Coble, Owner of Thriving thru Plants, located in Cypress, TX, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I am in the business of elevating and empowering people to take back their health through education and using amazing modalities. Most of my clients are entrepreneurs who are looking to elevate their game, people who have been suffering from negative mindsets, and teenagers looking for natural solutions to anxious feelings.
Tell us about yourself
My name is Donna Coble; I am a wife, mom, educator, and entrepreneur. My family is always my driving force behind everything I do. I started back in 2018 using Essential Oils because my son and I both had seasonal threats. It changed our lives and the effects those little brown bottles had on us. I started to do some research and learned that every essential oil has an even more powerful effect on your emotional state. That sat with me for a while. Both of our children are adopted (@8yo and 11yo), and the dynamic that changed our life was that the past trauma they felt did not have to follow them forever. That fact itself motivates me daily and empowers me to get others the answers they are seeking.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment as a business owner has been overcoming some of the patterns we talk about in my programs. I can teach them because I have been there. I have suffered from immunity issues that impede my ability to complete my job. I have suffered from imposter syndrome. I have overcome my people-pleasing. These are big hurdles, and if I can do it, I can show you how to do it as well.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Knowing that you are not alone in it. As a business owner, most of it will fall on your shoulders; however, if you align with positive, amazing leaders, you will see growth unlike anything you have ever done before.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Find a coach. It is so important to start off on the right foot. Mentors and coaches are there for just this purpose. Someone who has been where you are and can push you to go where you need to.
- Lean into the fears and do it anyway. It may sound cliché, but when you accept that fear is part of the journey and not the end, your life will open up.
- Have a passion for what you do. Days will get hard, and it is in those times that you need to go back and remember your WHY.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Thriving thru Plants offers a 4-week boot camp to get you out of the scarcity mindset and into your best life. Follow us on social media for more information.
Where can people find you and your business?
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