Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jill Burk, Senior Wellness and Senior Care Advocate, Alternative Health Specialist, and Author, based in Calgary, AB, Canada.

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

I am an author and have an education site for wellness pros, especially massage therapists. My last book, Live Life Fully, is available through Amazon and is for women who want to live their retirement with joy, love, and independence.

Tell us about yourself

At the start of the pandemic, my massage therapy business was completely shut down, and I used that time to write and imagine my life differently.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Finishing the first book, and now my second. Supporting the people in my orbit.

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

For me, it is always about managing happiness and support for both customers and staff.

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

  1. Schedule focus breaks into your day. Especially as you switch tasks, take 2-20 minutes and let go of any noise in your head.
  2. Set boundaries.
  3. Work hard in focus blocks.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Always good to live your best life.

Where can people find you and your business?


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