Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Donnalynn Civello, Founder of Ethereal Wellness Coaching, located in New York, NY, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I am an Intuitive Life Coach + Numerologist. I help people live healthier and happier lives because I help them to understand their lives by helping them to understand their life lessons. I help people to understand why things happen the way they do. I help them to understand how to live more aligned and in phase with who they truly are.

Tell us about yourself

13 years ago, I lost everything that was very dear to me -- my full-time job, my partner, my home, and I had to start over. I didn't realize that I was continually repeating a certain pattern in my life that was obviously not serving me. Once I woke up and learned how to calculate that pattern (via numerology) literally, my whole life changed. Since then, I have dedicated myself to helping people recognize that they do not have to lose their life to get a lesson; they can just get the lesson. Helping people wake up to who they truly are and live more correctly lights me up.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My ability to move through my own personal transformation. I am someone who quite literally walks the walk and talks the talk. I have to; otherwise, I would not be able to help others to do the same.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Believing in yourself and recognizing that you do not have to be trapped within the "system." You can live "outside the system" and find work that lights you up and be effectively compensated.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Find what you love and what lights you up. Your passion is the work you are here to put out into the world, but most people never think that that is viable. That's the misnomer.
  2. Learn to pivot. IF something isn't evolving, there is a new angle that is asking to be expanded into. Don't get stuck in your own myopia.
  3. Sometimes, mistakes render the best new ideas. Don't lament something you did; that's self-destructive. Get the learning from it and get out. It may just bring you somewhere much better.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Finding yourself is a lifelong journey, and it starts with one step. ANY STEP in any direction. You are always on your path. You are never lost. IF you are unhappy with where you are, take another step and see where it brings you. Never be afraid to move. Only be afraid of allowing yourself to be stuck.

Where can people find you and your business?


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