Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Julee Huston, a Mindset Coach, Speaker, and Online Course Creator, based in Boise, ID, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I’m a mindset coach, a Vision Board Extraordinaire, an online course creator, a self-improvement junkie, and a recovering perfectionist. My mission is to help course creators, coaches, and creatives overcome their fears and doubts so they can take consistent action on their goals. I teach them how to set up processes and routines so they can fuel their vision and quit-proof their goals. Then we work on the mindset so they can overcome imposter syndrome, perfectionism, or whatever holds them back from taking consistent action on those goals.
Tell us about yourself
I have always been an entrepreneur in one way or another throughout my life. I grew up on a ranch, training and showing quarter horses and teaching riding lessons. From there, I started speaking and working from stage and have done a multitude of businesses.
But in 2015, I sold the business I was in and turned to learn everything I could about online coaching and business. I learned from and worked with people like John Maxwell, Tony Robbins, and Russell Brunson. I worked through all that holds my perfectionism had on me and put everything into my online business, and I’ve never looked back.
I wake up each day motivated by the possibility of helping others see their potential and help shift their mindset. I find great joy in watching their confidence grow as they see how much more they are capable of. It is fulfilling to see them help their people with a newfound sense of confidence. This is what motivates me each day.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Seeing the change in people when they understand they can do more, see more and dream more than they ever thought they could. Having them tell me they stuck with their goals all year long and achieved what they set out to do.
The other big accomplishment was being chosen for the Idaho Women’s Business Owner of the Year. It was something I received early in my online business and spurred me on to do what I do today.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
I’m a recovering perfectionist. So the hardest thing for me was to admit and overcome full-blown perfectionism. So many things about perfectionism hold us back. I had to learn how to work through it and take action through fear of judgment.
Recognizing what’s actually holding you back is many times tough. Having finally discovered that my perfectionism and the fear of judgment were holding me back, I can now help others when I recognize that is what’s holding them back as well.
One of the hardest things I see other entrepreneurs struggle with is dealing with the daily grind of being in business for yourself. Consistently doing stuff that’s not so fun but necessary. Doing those day-to-day, sometimes boring things leads to success.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Continue to work on improving and having belief in yourself enough to change the conversation in your head.
- Focus on taking action on your goals and dreams every day, no matter what fears you’re feeling. Learn to take action and step into the fear. When you do, it will dissolve. It’s pretty amazing when you feel it yourself.
- Remember that success is having the courage, determination, and will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
Where can people find you and your business?
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