Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Laura London, founder of Laura London Wellness & Fitness, located in Boca Raton, FL, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I'm the founder of Laura London Fitness & Wellness. I help women create more confidence, intuitively connect with their bodies, and feel vibrant and healthy at any age. I am a Sound Therapy Practitioner, Biofield Tuning Practitioner, Reiki Master, Fitness Professional, Yoga & Breath Coach, Author, and, most importantly, a wife and mom of 3 amazing children.
Tell us about yourself
I first got started in the health and fitness field after having three children and finding myself tired, out of shape, and overweight. Deciding to change my habits and get in shape was the first step, and I have not looked back since. That one decision has changed the course of my life. I went from joining a gym to winning fitness competitions to starting a YouTube Channel, becoming an Author, and hosting my own Fitness Competition for six years called The Fit and Fabulous Mom Contest. Starting Laura London Fitness and Laura London Wellness happened because people started to reach out to me for help in their health and wellness journey.
Fitness was the catalyst that got me started on this magical wellness journey. There have been many ups and downs along the way, such as Hashimoto's & Vitiligo, a stress fracture of the lower spine, raising a family, running a business, plus taking care of myself. I knew something was still missing, but I could not put my finger on it until I started to awaken my spiritual side. I studied sound bowls, sound therapy & energy healing, Reiki, Biofield Tuning, and yoga, and I was thirsty to learn more. The connecting and blending of vibrational sound healing & tuning forks, along with meditation and Reiki energy and purposeful movement, have been a life-changing gift. I then started my second business and website.
I believe we are all meant to live happily, love fully, and feel amazing each and every day in our bodies. You have the power to create the life you want. When you are connected with your body, your heart, and your mind, the life you create will be truly limitless. Laura London Wellness is designed to support you in every area of your life. You are here on purpose and for a purpose. There is no better time to bring that to life than right now. Start living your life as your most complete self and discover what it feels like to be more connected and in sync with yourself.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment as a business owner has been to follow my dreams and go for them. To not listen to the voices in my head saying you are not this or that. Stepping out of my comfort zone has allowed me to grow as a person and do things I never imagine. This, in turn, has allowed me to watch others do the same thing in their lives. I can't think of a greater accomplishment than watching other people shine.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
Time management is a challenge when it comes to running your own business. The best advice I can give is to not do everything by yourself. Ask for help, find help and be able to delegate and be supported. This took me a long time to figure out. I had the "I can do it all myself" thinking. Once I asked for help, OMG, what a change in my business and life. People want to help you. You just have to ask and receive.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Talk to other people who are doing what you would like to do. Ask for their advice and suggestions.
- Be yourself. No one else can be you. Build your brand on your core values. Shine bright.
- Connect with your community. Listen, ask questions, and learn from them. Don't give them what you think they want. Ask them, and you will be amazed at what you will learn.
Where can people find you and your business?
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