Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Meisha Anderson, Founder of MindBodyMeisha LLC., located in Brooklyn, NY, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
MindBodyMeisha is a company all about Health, Nutrition, and all things Wellness! I work with clients of all different ages and sizes and from all over the world to all tackle one common goal: living a healthy lifestyle and getting to the body of their dreams.
Through my own personal journey, my educational background backed by science, and years of experience, I help people fully understand nutrition in a simple way and learn daily small actionable changes they can make to ultimately change their lives permanently.
Tell us about yourself
My name is Meisha Anderson, a Nutritionist and Nutrition Coach. I help those around me fall in love with living a healthy lifestyle, take control of their health, and feel absolutely confident when they look in the mirror!
So what made me become a nutritionist? My own personal journey changed my life indefinitely. I weighed 230lbs for as long as I could remember (literally ALL of my adult life)! I had my family's support, tons of friends, an active social life, and a great-paying job, but none of that mattered because my health was suffering, and deep down inside, I knew something wasn't right. I was always feeling exhausted and out of energy! I ate junk food all day, never exercised, and was on the cusp of having high blood pressure. I somehow convinced myself that living this way was just fine, but I knew better. I had enough of looking in the mirror, feeling unhappy about my reflection, rolls, double chin, and underlying low self-esteem.
One day I decided that enough was enough. I decided to stop lying to myself, face my truths head-on, and commit myself to making a change. I lost over 100lbs in 8 months!!! Losing my first 50lbs without stepping foot in a gym was huge and eye-opening! I gained a newfound level of energy, strength, discipline, and confidence all through my diet. My personal weight loss & health journey unlocked the power and importance of nutrition in my world! I never viewed food the same. I became obsessed with nutrition and wellness and HAD to go to school to learn more.
I developed a new wholehearted passion for helping others who felt like I used to feel; go from being unhappy to the happiest in their entire life. Nutrition is a major key to a happy, heart-healthy, long-lived life. Knowing all of this motivates me every single day to pour into my business and impact those around me.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Within the last couple of years, I’ve helped clients lose 500+lbs, get to their optimum health physically, reverse illnesses like diabetes/high blood pressure, and truly learn the ins and outs of nutrition so they make more health-conscious decisions with every food selection they put to their mouth.
Because of my impact on my community, social media platforms, and my clients, I have been honored to be featured on platforms like BET for Women’s History Month, TheShadeRoom for positivity/inspiration, and so much more. I have also been honored to collaborate with many major brands for upcoming campaigns. I now have a social media presence of over 225,000+ members in my audience and community!
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
One of the hardest things that come with being a business owner is showing up and being consistent every single day. Your business and brand will depend on you, so while you do get days off, there will be moments where you have to show up no matter what. Being the person who has to make decisions daily that will impact your company may be tough at times but ultimately so rewarding. Everything will be a learning experience to improve day by day!
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Always make decisions that align with your company's vision and values.
- Find and focus on your niche as opposed to branching out into many different lanes without mastering any.
- Deliver an experience your customer won't forget and have to talk to someone about!
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
I wholeheartedly enjoy and have a passion for nutrition and what I do.
Where can people find you and your business?
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