Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Lauren Archibeque, owner of The Growth Company, located in Chandler, AZ, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
The Growth Company is all about clearing the mind so that you can live life in fullness with abundance, joy, and peace. Our clients are people that know they are not shining at their brightest. Those that are frustrated with their results and entrepreneurs who are disillusioned with making all the sacrifices without the financial freedom and/or time to enjoy the rewards of business ownership. Parents who are launching their children into the world then realize they forgot about themselves along the way. Couples that are falling into a routine of boredom leave behind the feeling of falling in love.
Tell us about yourself
The journey to becoming an expert in personal development began over 30 years ago with a car accident. The medical experts decreed that I would never work again and I would be in a wheelchair by the time I was 50 years old. My journey into alternative modalities began the very moment I decided that their prediction was not my beautiful life. That path leads me to over two dozen certifications and a career assisting others in looking at possibilities that defy common beliefs.
I am motivated by these three beliefs:
- I believe that every soul on the planet has been endowed with gifts for a purpose bigger than themselves.
- I believe that limiting beliefs stop most people from fully realizing the fullness of life.
- I believe we can all have passion, freedom, and the abundance life has to offer when our internal programming is realigned to support our purpose.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
There are two that come to mind. One is the results I see in my clients. I am never quite sure who is more grateful for our time together, them or me. Watching them move into their lives with passion and purpose is a gift beyond words. The second accomplishment is raising three beautiful children from my home office on my own terms. It wasn’t always the easiest path, but definitely the most rewarding.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
One of the hardest things about owning a business is that, for many people, there is no “closed” sign. Even when they are not technically working, business is still on their minds. They may be out to dinner with their family, but internally they are looking for that next big idea or searching for a solution to a problem in their business. This can be incredibly challenging for their relationships and their own mental health.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Decide what kind of life you want to live before you start building your business. Be honest with yourself. All the money in the world will not mean a thing if you are too stressed to enjoy it. My first business kept me completely hostage. There was little to no time to enjoy the fruits of my labor. At the beginning of any venture, your life will probably be out of balance. After that initial push, the plan should include balance and plenty of time for fun.
- Practice staying very flexible. The more flexible you are, the easier it will be to navigate the roller coaster ride with its frequent twists and turns.
- Discover ways to maintain your confidence and enthusiasm. Get the support you need to make sure that negativity doesn’t creep into your brain and stifle your creativity and motivation.
Where can people find you and your business?
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