Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business and personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jill Parekh, Owner of Jillian Parekh Coaching, located in Orillia, ON, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I am a Master Business & Mindset Coach. I help coaches overcome imposter syndrome so they can confidently sign clients & grow their coaching business.
Tell us about yourself
I was finishing my Master's degree in 2017 and wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. I thought about becoming a therapist, but I would have needed more school and certification. And then I stumbled upon a Tony Robbins video on YouTube and found the coaching industry. I decided to become a coach right then and there, and it is honestly the most rewarding job.
I love getting on the phone with amazing humans every day, helping them understand themselves and their brains better.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I am a multi 6-figure business owner, reaching almost $400K in revenue by the end of this year, and in 2022 I self-published my first self-help book, You're Not Special.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
The mental and emotional stamina it takes so you can be consistent. No one is doing the work for you - you have to show up for yourself, physically, mentally, and emotionally, every single day.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Invest in 1:1 mentorship for both your business-building and for your mindset right off the bat.
- Don't make anything mean anything. You cannot succeed without making mistakes, without feeling like a fraud when you're taking risks, and without failure. Take everything in stride and keep going.
- Connect back to your purpose, whether it's a goal for you, your family, or the world. Stay connected to WHY you're doing this, which will help you during the hard times.
Where can people find you and your business?
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