Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dr. Mary Grace Pampo, Founder of HEALINGUTRUST Acupuncture, Yoga & Optimal Health Clinic, located in Chicago, IL, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
HEALINGUTRUST Acupuncture, Yoga & Optimal Health Clinic, providing a 100% natural, holistic & individualized medical & wellness services, addressing the root cause, aligning it with the most effective, safe, and natural remedy/solution to bring the individual to his/her optimal level mind, body, emotion & performance. Primarily, I help many men & women over 40 transform their lives, overcoming chronic stress and/or illness derived from birth, poor upbringing, poor habits/lifestyles, an illness, a handicap, a debilitating relationship(s) that led them to forget who they truly are deep inside, their true self and want to live life to their highest potential and finally live the life they desire and deserve.
Tell us about yourself
As a child, I contracted polio, which is known as an infectious illness that can permanently damage a person's nervous system and/or lungs and can lead to paralysis, inability to walk, and potentially death. My orthopedic doctor told me I was bounded to a wheelchair for the rest of my life, but I did not let one person define my destiny. God and I decide where I go in life. Today, I am healthy, strong, and determined to become my best self, overcoming weaknesses and the easy & poor predictions of my previous allopathic doctors. I know that every person has the capability of becoming better and stronger than they have allowed themselves to believe. It takes one day, one focus, determination, and inspiration at a time, and have fun, patience, humbleness, and HUNGER to become better than you ever had been. Every day, this is my passion to empower and inspire people to never give up and focus on that one important series of steps, CONSISTENTLY, to get you to where you wanna be the solution. Your better self is already in the making!
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I see outstanding life-changing results in my patients' lives, from the inability to use their legs, because of diabetes leading to depression, to the mindset that they can use their legs, have positive thinking, and enjoy walking and dancing again.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Focus, time management, being consistent & creative with your social media and marketing, especially being a full-time physician doing the marketing and the creative thinking outside of medicine.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Focus on the quality of service you provide to your customer and the message and transformation it will deliver.
- Whatever you do in life, you must truly enjoy it and love to do it with all your heart and your soul & solve people's problems.
- Be consistent, creative & authentic.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
We must evaluate ourselves every day. Are we serving at the rate of 5/5? Life is unpredictable, how long we live on planet earth. It is important to take each day with gratitude and joy that we still have this great opportunity to co-create, share our skills and joy to this wonderful, interesting world. The troubles in the world seem to be endless, but the miracles, adventures & great possibilities are also endless. We must seek for greatness, for natural beauty, for divineness, for purity in the heart, for compassion & lead by great examples of peace, kindness, compassion & service.
Where can people find you and your business?
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