Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Lisa Anne Rooney, Founder of Purple Lotus, located in Burlington, ON, Canada.

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

I am a Medium, Intuitive Life Coach and Author. My clients are people that are stuck and/or searching for answers to help them move forward towards their goals, whether that is in career, personal goals, or relationships.

Tell us about yourself

I struggled for years with my abilities, and once I honed them, I knew I wanted to help others. I want everyone to be the best version of themselves, to move through fear and the things that are holding them back, and realize that it is possible to reach the goals they have for themselves and, most times, reach beyond them. Every day I'm motivated to help others, and over the years, I've realized that pushing myself to come out of my comfort zone helps my clients do the same thing. I feel I'm right there in the fight to be my best self, just like my clients, so we are in it together. They inspire me with their achievements, and I hope to inspire them with mine.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is a hard one to answer. I have had many amazing opportunities over the years. From working with famous singers to sports stars, but I think the first accomplishment that made a difference for me was when I had my first book published - that changed everything for me.

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

For me, it is promotion - I am amazing at promoting others but not so great at doing it for myself. With that comes social media and all that marketing stuff. It is the hardest for me, but I'm trying to overcome that and make it fun.

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

  1. Go for it - start - jump in even if you don't have it all figured out - you will as you go.
  2. Be open to new ideas. Your business is a living, breathing entity; it will grow and change if you allow it to.
  3. Work hard - and yes, work smart - but if you want it to succeed, we need to give it everything.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

I believe that failure is a part of success, and in my business, I have had failures, but I take a step back, assess them, take the lesson, and move forward. Never let one thing not working out exactly how you thought it should stop you, adjust and keep moving forward!

Where can people find you and your business?


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