Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Mona Thorpe, Founder of Success 411 by Mona Thorpe, located in Ridgefield, CT, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I am a Success Strategist and Law of Attraction Life Coach.
Tell us about yourself
I had trouble when I was younger academically. I had a hard time passing tests and doing well in school. My father would donate money to the school, and they would pass me to the next grade. Everyone, including me, had given up on me until I turned 16. It was like lightning had hit me. I got this feeling that there was more to me, and I was going to find out why I wasn't able to access it. I got 3 waitressing jobs and put myself in therapy. I also started to take workshops, courses, classes and read every book I could find on self-development. I studied spiritualism and metaphysics, and one day I took a look at my life a saw I had done a 360. I had a business that I started, and it was profiting more in one month than most executives make in one year. I had a large circle of friends, so I was no longer shy and married a successful young man. Friends were astonished by my transformation and inquired how I did make such drastic changes. I had to think and look back at my many years of study and boil it down to 6 essential steps. They asked if I would share them, which of course, I did. They also made amazing transformations and sent their family and friends to me. This was when I shifted my career to coaching others who had the ambition to live their best life. It's now 30 years later, and I am still doing what I love most, helping people to get unstuck, free from the emotional interference that holds them back from moving to the next level of their best life.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment is what I do for others to help them uncover and transform the barriers that hold them back in life.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
Many business owners think that hard work is all about the actions they take. The most important thing that any person looking to achieve their goals is all about attracting them. Once they discover that process and use it properly, the actions they need to take are minimal, and success comes much more easily.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
One, get their mindset in order. Find out what is running interference with their success and transform it. Two, Build exceptional habits because those habits create the path in conjunction with an unstoppable mindset to your goals, Three, Mindset again, understand and become very aware of the actions they take that have not been working because many people keep doing the same thing with the same mindset that doesn't work, thinking that if they do it better, it will work. This is not the case. People must be consistently willing to look at what isn't working and shift it to what does work. Change is challenging but most beneficial when it comes to success.
Where can people find you and your business?
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