Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Nicky Cullen, an Anxiety Recovery Specialist, based in Limerick, Ireland.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I help professionals overcome anxiety, stress, panic, and burnout through a combination of coaching and breathwork.

Tell us about yourself

When I was 20, I had a panic attack that completely derailed my life. More than a decade of crippling anxiety and depression followed. I had to learn everything the hard way, and the biggest learning of all was that the support out there was mediocre at best and, in most instances, did more harm than good. So I set out to teach and support others in a way I desperately needed to ensure they get better sooner rather than later.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I don't really think of myself as a business owner. Anytime I can help a client overcome something so debilitating and see them smiling again is always going to be the greatest accomplishment for me.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Being responsible for everything!

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Get help.
  2. Surround yourself with people who support and believe in you.
  3. Follow the 80:20 rule, and don't get caught up in the small stuff.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Just know that it's nowhere near as glamorous as some make it out to be on social media. I think it's wise to spend some time analysing why you want your own business in the first place. Do you really want it? Or do you just believe that's what you should be doing because everyone says do what you love and turn it into a business? You can save yourself from a lot of unnecessary stress by answering that honestly. And if you do really want it, then commit fully. And I wish you the very best of luck.

Where can people find you and your business?


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