Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Colwyn Meredith, Founder of Reconnecting Self, located in Calgary, AB, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Reconnecting self is a natural wellness business that provides supportive energy healing modalities for clients looking to discover more clarity and connection within themselves.
Provided healing services:
- Soul Contract Reading
- MultiDimensional Self(TM) Healing
My clients are anyone looking to take their healing and connection to themselves to the next level. Generally, someone between the ages of 18-60 who are looking to understand more of what they cannot see but often feel day by day. My customers often feel there is a weight or level of stickiness they just can't seem to move through. Whether that be energetic or physical, my services assist in reconnecting clients to the fullness of all their true and natural being, unburdening them of the stagnation they may be unaware of. Often this can be the case as clients carry these old versions of themselves around for years, not realizing that they don't have to suffer. The lessons have been learned, and these old versions are seeking transformation as they part onto the next evolution on their path as well. We are not victims of these spiritual difficulties but honoured guests who have taken on many intense experiences. Now, we are being guided to reconnect with a lighter version of ourselves by releasing all that no longer serves our naturally expanded state.
Tell us about yourself
Many, many years ago, I stumbled into spirituality, as one might accidentally stumble into a donut shop instead of the gym! Slowly I began reading way too many books and even participating in different energy-healing workshops. I spent these formative spiritual years ingesting anything and everything that my mind connected with, from Animal Communication to emotional healing, to tantra awakening classes. Suddenly a major life event occurred, which rocked my world and shattered all my spiritual progress. I realized in a flash just how much I had been bypassing, and with the support of my family, I was assisted with going into counselling, which led me on a journey of deep inner healing. I had the opportunity, though painful, to look at my childhood and so many other intense moments along the way.
In my relationship with family and friends, romantic relationships, and more, I ran the gauntlet and came out the other side drenched in tears. So much pain, loss, grief, and heartache had been unearthed, but the man that came into the light that day, out of the tunnel of self-destruction and inner torment, was whole and free. This process led me to work with other beautiful souls, who I would call teachers, and with their support, I would learn many beautiful pieces and modalities that I now offer to you. I never imagined I would be running a business and connecting with others such as yourself. For the first time in my life, I can say, 'I am living my authentic self. I am reconnected and free'. That is my wish for all of you as well.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is to get up each day and be at peace, not knowing if I will be a great success. I have tuned into the intensities of my own life, and through those experiences of upheaval, I can bring that wisdom into every facet of my business and simply be.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
One of the hardest things that come with being a business owner is dealing with rejection, and I can't count the number of times I have put in the time and energy into connecting with others, really putting myself out there and having it turn up flat.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Be passionate and creative and connect to what stirs your soul. Try and enjoy the discovery process, naming your site, choosing colours, etc..
- Give yourself a goal, and write that goal down on paper. Statistics show an automatic 30% boost in the likely hood of it manifesting into reality simply by writing it down. Next, break that goal down into much, much smaller goals, weekly goals, daily goals, and slowly it will start to progress before your very eyes. Hang in there, and this will be the hardest part!
- Know that new businesses often take between 1-3 years to become successful in the sense you can support all your needs and expenses. Do not be discouraged by this. We all have to start somewhere. Use that passion and excitement energy, focusing it on your business. Each day is a day of possibility, and always remember, Output is measured by Input. You are working for yourself. Make it count!
Where can people find you and your business?
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