Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Amy Young, Founder and CEO of Redefine Possibility, located in Westfield, NY, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
My mission is to eradicate burnout. After my own experience with burnout, while working at Google, I became a certified coach and founded Redefine Possibility to help highly conscious leaders reconnect with their lives and work. I believe that burnout starts to creep in when we begin doing work and living a life that doesn't excite us. I work with leaders, both 1:1 and in group settings, to help them establish a vision for their lives, and take action to get closer, each day.
Tell us about yourself
Hi! I spent the first 17 years of my career at companies like CBS and Google. While I loved the work in the beginning, over time, I made decisions based on "shoulds" vs. what I really wanted for my life. This chain of events led me to a breakdown that I turned into a break free. The work I do now helps people take personal responsibility for where there are and, through questions and intuitive listening, helps clients rediscover themselves and get moving towards finding work that fuels them. My clients motivate me every day when I see them taking steps to go after what they want. Oh, and I love pizza, going to the movies and early morning runs in my neighborhood!
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I am so proud of building a business that brings in my dream income while also giving me the space to drop my kids off at school and take vacations! However, nothing is more gratifying than watching clients find their voices, have the guts to start businesses, and sometimes fall back in love with their current jobs.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Being the CEO and not just an employee. It can be hard at times to have the 30,000-foot view in mind when it's so easy to get caught in the day-to-day elements that grasp your attention.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
First, have a clear mission statement. Why are you doing what you do? Tape it where you can see it. Second, find a supportive community. Being an entrepreneur can feel isolating, so find a group that can help you celebrate the little wins and support you on the tough days. Lastly, be ruthless with boundaries. Your business is no good if you're dead. Get sleep, eat right, and move your body each day!
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Be sure to give yourself grace. You are going to make mistakes, and you don't have to know everything. Speak kindly to yourself and celebrate every single win!
Where can people find you and your business?
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