Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Edward Vilga, a Digital Learning Expert located in Brooklyn, NY, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I'm a bestselling author and teacher with over 50,000 online students. I share wellness practices and inner transformation.
Tell us about yourself
I've been exploring spiritual and healing practices my entire life and sharing them as a career over the last two decades. I'm motivated by my passion for the material and by the responses I receive from students around the world.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I'm proud of the size of the audience I've reached via millions of downloads and major press such as People and Oprah's magazine, TV with Kelly Ripa, and over 100 other media outlets. Even more than that, though, I'm moved whenever anyone writes to me about how something I've shared has inspired positive transformation in their life.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
I think the greatest challenge I face now is balancing the time it takes to create really meaningful content and the obligations of promoting it effectively. Both are necessary, and if either is neglected, the business suffers.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Realize it will probably take longer than you think to get traction.
- Be ruthlessly honest and consistent when it comes to looking at your results.
- Don't be afraid to pivot! Your brilliant idea might just need to be adjusted a few degrees for your vision to really take off.
Where can people find you and your business?
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