Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Chris Shelton, CEO of Morning Crane, and Shelton Qigong, located in Burbank, CA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We help natural remedy seekers reduce stress, relieve pain, and reach higher states of wellness. We offer private sessions and group classes, both online and in person.
Tell us about yourself
We all want to be the best person we can be… to live a balanced life free of stress, anxiety, and pain…and, at the same time, realistic. Maybe you’ve been disappointed by mainstream medicine, mainstream media, or even advice you found on social media. Maybe you are suffering from chronic pain or chronic stress or want to help others in the same boat. Or perhaps you’re someone who already understands the value of Qigong, Tai Chi, and Chinese medicine, and you want to expand your horizons. Or you have a big heart, a lot of people rely on you, and you’re always ready to lend a helping hand. But, who’s taking care of YOU? This is your gentle reminder to put on your mask first before assisting others.
The time is now for you to take control of your health and well-being.
If you’re like me, you’ve tried it all. I came from a “broken family,” complete with neglect, abuse, and addiction. The final wake-up call came after two heart attacks from drug overdoses (at the young age of 17), followed by a devastating back injury that left me nearly crippled and barely able to walk. Let me assure you; that you’re not alone. In a 10-year period, I went from not being able to walk to becoming a martial-arts champion and then a renowned healer.
My wife and I have over 50 years of cumulative experience working in the health and healing industries. We’ve witnessed countless healing transformations for all types of people (and animals), all shapes and sizes, with different conditions and coming from different circumstances. We’ve helped our clients transmute from pain to no pain, using simple Qigong services that are easy to learn and inexpensive… We seriously don’t know why more people don’t do it!
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Overcoming the naysayers and succeeding against all odds.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Having to sacrifice personal and family time for the business and clients.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- If you have any fear (which is normal), let that be your motivation to preserver.
- Have a plan and know what your end goal is.
- No matter what, hold on to your vision.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
During the pandemic, we created The Qi Club, which is an interactive online platform where we offer live classes amongst a loving and supportive community. As a member of The Qi Club, you’ll receive specific healing advice and health tips for your body, mind, and spirit. Get a regular dose of mindfulness, immunity boost, and stress reduction.
Learn ancient, proven practices to gain more energy. Practice simple yet powerful exercises to clear and center your mind. Recapture your youthful glow and attitude. Improve your general sense of well-being. Finally, you’ll have a chance to engage with an encouraging community of fellow self-development enthusiasts, where you‘ll access tools to relieve stress and gain peace of mind. These classes will fit into your busy schedule, and if you can’t join us live, you can practice anytime from the comfort of your own home or office.
Where can people find you and your business?
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