Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Tracey McGrath, Founder of Dr. Tracey McGrath LLC., located in Hillsborough, NC, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I help women rediscover calm, peace, and joy with mindful art techniques designed for non-artists who want to connect with their creativity.
Tell us about yourself
I went to college to be a pharmacist and worked in a retail pharmacy for over 18 years. I started my business to help empower other women to destress in ways that help cultivate creativity. And I also wanted to gain more flexibility in my schedule and income. I want to be an example for my daughter, a successful female business owner. I want to teach her and others to use their unique strengths to live more joyful lives.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Right now, my biggest accomplishment is creating my website and writing helpful articles on my blog. I have also created several free resources to help kick-start my reader's mindful art practices.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
As a solopreneur, I find juggling all of the admin tasks with the creative big vision goals one of the hardest things.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Just start. It's scary, but the only way to get over the fear is to do the thing you're scared of.
- Keep creating. As you create, you will find new things to discover, write about, research, share, etc. I think sometimes creative business owners are afraid they might struggle to find fresh new content. But creativity thrives on the doing, and that's also how you get better at writing, talking, interviewing, etc.
- Don't overcomplicate it. What seems easy to you may be hard for someone else. Share what you know, even if it seems too simple.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
I've loved my journey of becoming a business owner and all that I've learned. I've literally gone from a paralyzed perfectionist to someone who says, "I'll figure it out," without batting an eyelash because I took the leap and just started where I was. Everyone has something to share, and there's someone out there waiting for you to share it! If you want to see more soul-focused businesses, then start one. If you want to inspire others with your system or framework, then share it. Like Gandhi's quote says, "Be the change you wish to see in the world."
Where can people find you and your business?
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