Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Christina Wilson, founder of I Heart Resolution, located in Layton, UT, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I am a conflict coach and trainer. I work with people and businesses who are struggling with communication, collaboration, focus, and more. I love helping people connect and appreciate each other in new and innovative ways.
Tell us about yourself
I became curious about emotional intelligence 15 years ago and began training on the topic. I subsequently entered a graduate program in conflict analysis and resolution. This created a passion for helping individuals and, later, organizations build self-awareness and compassion and manage conflict. I see the potential in all people and love to encourage others to discover and use their strengths to become successful.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I'm very patient. Others might have given up on having a small business, but I've kept with it not because I'm intent on making millions but because I love what I do. Saying no to jobs has been difficult, but it is sometimes necessary to devote attention to current clients.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
For me, self-promotion is one of the hardest things. These days you need to be consistently active on social media, and I struggle with social media and some of the things it represents and promotes.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Be patient and realistic.
- Do what you're passionate about, even if the pay isn't what others make or what you used to make.
- Give back to the community in some way.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
If, when you're working, you're in the zone (losing track of time, etc.), you're on the right track. Take care of yourself so you can take care of your clients. Get rid of toxic employees who refuse to change. Although conflict is ubiquitous, there are ways to manage it and increase productivity.
Where can people find you and your business?
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