Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Oran Paul, Owner of Urban Temple Facial Therapies & Reiki Center, located in Oakland, CA, USA.

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

I'm a licensed Esthetician, Reiki Master, and Shamanic Practitioner. My clients come to me for skin-related issues and all sorts of energetic healing. It can include physical healing, energy upgrade, reclaiming of soul fragments, spirit release, healing the past, and manifesting the future.

Tell us about yourself

I had horrible skin as a teenager and had a natural draw to beauty. Started working in Salons/Spa when I was 18, and it progressed from there. I became a licensed Esthetician when I was 26. Three years into my skin practice, I was called to Reiki, which completely changed my life, and I have been developing my skills to be an energy worker ever since.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My best achievement is having a thriving practice with clients I love.

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

The two most challenging aspects of running a business are paperwork and taxes.

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

  1. Trust in the Universe. If you are meant to have your own practice, then it will come to fruition.
  2. Have lots of experience in your field, and be an Expert.
  3. Hire a bookkeeper.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

If you intend to help people and the world around you, life will be good for you.

Where can people find you and your business?


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