Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in coaching but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jason Ramsden, founder of Impact One Media, located in Boston, MA, USA.

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

I am the founder of Impact One Media; a global company focused on helping people lead more positive and intentional lives. I do this through my work as a life and career coach coaching individuals 1-on-1, as well as through my podcast “Positivity on Fire,” where I explore the intersection of ordinary people and extraordinary positivity by sharing my learning, stories, and conversations with guests all in an effort to help people to become curious and intentional about their own personal growth and development. My mission is to help people solve problems and to find a better way to move forward in their lives – not just for them but for the people in their lives as well.

Tell us about yourself

I have spent my entire life helping others – it’s what I do. Sure, I have degrees in psychology and leadership and have a coaching certification too, but at the end of the day, it’s the time, energy, and work I’ve invested in myself and the experiences I’ve had along the way that have made the biggest impact in my life – it’s also what I pour back into coaching my clients. What drives me is impacting people’s lives for the better. Whether it is with kindness towards a stranger, a helping hand to friends, showing empathy and compassion for my family, or holding space for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings, I believe impacting people’s lives is what I am called to do – it’s my purpose.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Taking the risk to start my own business. After spending 30 years in the field of education – and failing at my first entrepreneurial partnership after that career – getting back on the horse and trying again is what I consider to be my biggest accomplishment. I could have easily tucked my tail and gone back into education, where I knew how things worked, but instead, I took a chance to strike out on my own and pursue my purpose. Lots of people talk about passion as what drives them to accomplish things in their lives. I believe purpose trumps passion, for when you learn your purpose in life, you finally learn how to live, and that’s the greatest accomplishment of them all.

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

The hardest thing about being a solopreneur is working alone. As an extrovert, I thrive in organizations and at conferences and networking events. Working from home without a team to connect with has its challenges. There was no one guiding my work, and for much of the startup phase, I had to spend time learning lots of new things just to get my business started.

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

  1. Be open to fail and to fail often.
  2. Be curious as to how to do things differently than you might have done in the past.
  3. Be intentional about why you are starting your business, what you are offering, and how you plan to show up day in and day out, even when the going gets tough.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Life is about the journey, not the destination. When you make time to invest in yourself and your personal growth and development, remember there are always ways you can improve. We never arrive at perfection because, as humans, we are perfectly imperfect.

Where can people find you and your business?


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