Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Ling Tan, of Nutarium Wellness Source, located in Vancouver, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We are a health and wellness business! That sounds very general, but our motto is health is wealth. We believe in living our best life. We need to look after our health, that's why we have such a wide demographic. We appeal to pro athletes to seniors, to even pets!
Tell us about yourself
I got into an accident in my early 20s where I was hit by a bike, which resulted in fracturing my lower back, and I was hospitalized and bedridden for months. This forced me to reevaluate my life and priorities and how much I took my health for granted! I needed assistance with even the simplest tasks like brushing my teeth, and I realized that my health and recovery were going to be my new priority. Working in the health and wellness space reflects this priority in my life, and I don’t take my health for granted; I also want others to live healthy, happy lives.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I like this question; I feel like a lot of people define accomplishment as having 'made it' - the big house, white picket fence, six figures in the bank account, but I think it goes beyond just having financial success. Living authentically is my biggest accomplishment as a business owner, being authentic to yourself and doing what you love every day. As cheesy as this sounds, this is so true! If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
You are responsible for what happens and what doesn’t happen. There are so many facets of the business to learn, and learning what to delegate and what you can do on your own is huge.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Know your why. This will carry you through the challenges and struggles that you will face in life. This will keep you going even if you 'feel' like it.
There has been many times when I feel like it gets too hard, but I remind myself why I do what I'm doing, and here is the thing, everyone will have a different 'why'; you just need to find yours.
Where can people find you and your business?
If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solopreneur that you'd like to share, then email email@example.com; we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.
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