Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Emily Summersett, a mindset expert and success coach, based in Honolulu, HI, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I help high-achievers, and driven entrepreneurs master the inner game of wealth creation using Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) and results coaching. My clients range from CEOs of publicly traded companies earning millions to newbie entrepreneurs who are just getting started in the business.
Tell us about yourself
My name is Emily Rose Summersett, and I am a leading mindset expert and success coach, as well as the Co-Founder and Co-Host of the Heavily Meditated Podcast. Not satisfied with the "deferred life plan" of waiting until retirement to begin living our dreams, my husband Scott and I set out to define and create life on our own terms. Today, we travel the world, inspiring others to rewrite their destinies from the inside out. But it is much bigger than that. We are on a mission to end burnout, anxiety, and lack of fulfillment in life which is all too common. We believe everyone deserves to live a life that allows freedom and full expression. We want people to know that they can do anything with their lives by reprogramming their minds. We are on a mission to raise the collective consciousness and empower everyone to embody the best versions of themselves and to live their happiest and healthiest lives.
Our journey into better understanding the human mind and consciousness began in 2006 when Scott had a complete mental breakdown and was diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder. In an effort to learn what caused the breakdown and ultimately save Scott's life, we were guided to Eckhart Tolle's book A New Earth. Through studying the mind from the inside out and incorporating mindful practices, Scott went from experiencing crippling anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts to having more control over his mind, body, and state of being than ever before. When we saw the radical transformation in our lives in a relatively short period of time, we knew we had uncovered something truly amazing. That's when we knew we had to dedicate our lives to this work and share it with others.
Over the past 15 years, we have learned from the best in our industry in the realms of coaching, high performance, human consciousness, and business. We have gathered all that information and study together into our proprietary results coaching method that we now use to radically transform the lives of those ready for quantum shifts.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My greatest accomplishments as a business owner (besides learning how to earn more in a day than I used to in a year!) are my clients' results. I have helped change so many people's lives, which gives me the greatest joy. I have witnessed women triple their confidence, show up more fully for themselves, their relationships, and their clients and release decades of anxiety and uncertainty by reconnecting to their infinite power. I have helped best-selling authors and business owners struggling with decisions that impact not just their business but their overall missions effortlessly move through multiple seven-figure opportunities and manifest partnerships they previously could not. At the end of the day, I love to help people realize their true potential by removing subconscious blocks holding them back. Seeing the relief on their faces and witnessing them step into their power makes me so grateful for the work that chose me.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
I often say entrepreneurship is one of the toughest and best self-development courses! Leaving the perceived safety of working for someone else and helping them realize their goals to start their own business can be really scary in the beginning. You have to learn how to become a different person who is capable of something you've never done before and build your parachute on the way down after you jump out of the plane.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Start first with working on yourself so you can be prepared for the challenges and learn to become the person capable of handling them. You can't get to where you want to go by being the person who got you to where you are now. I struggled with identity and being visible in my business until I hired a coach to help me break free from my money mindset limitations and become the next-level version of myself.
- Surround yourself with people who can support you and inspire you. You can't do this on your own. You need to be surrounded by others who have already done what you are trying to do so they can offer advice and encouragement. Creating a strong support bubble in the beginning, is crucial to your success.
- Your business and your clients are more than a product or service being consumed by someone; they are a way of life and a movement. People buy from people. You don't need lots of systems and structures to be successful. You need a connection. That connection is made when you show up fully as your authentic self in an attempt to make the world a better place and help others rise to their true potential. Focus on creating an uplifting and empowering experience for your clients, and you will attract success naturally.
Where can people find you and your business?
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