Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Harry Turner, CEO of School of Outliers, located in Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Life Coaching/Spiritual Guidance - My clients are those who are at an intersection in life and don't know what road to take. My clients have many tools at their disposal as they've invested a great deal in self-improvement books and workshops. They still seem to hit those roadblocks and struggle to change old habits. They typically suffer in silence and are extremely curious about the spiritual aspects of life.
Tell us about yourself
Professionally, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Here, I go by "The Nocturnal Therapist" because I know what it feels like to be surrounded and influenced by so much darkness or toxicity and still be able to thrive and navigate in a way that is efficient and authentic. Over the years, I've found myself to be a natural guide for others in this life, ready to help and take part in their journey. After all, we are all merely travelers. Since my youth, I've always held a healthy curiosity for understanding others' ways of life, which has always assisted me in guiding others into their truth.
IT WASN'T ALWAYS EASY
I've suffered through many challenges, from tragic and traumatic deaths to being broken-hearted and stuck in sorrow. I've had to dig my way out of the trenches many times. These experiences have led me to understand that the key to joy, peace, and other higher emotions is to always live from and in my truth. We all must choose our own paths. Anything not growing is dead, and all of us must rise to the challenge of living our authentic truths.
I am far from perfect, but I am also far from where I used to be. My favorite author states, "Pain is the shell that encloses your understanding." Studying this over time, I've learned the skill of metabolizing my pain and using it to catapult me forward. I'd like to help you develop that skill and many more as well.
Education is paramount to me, and this isn't just about going to school. Life and the people in it have always been my university, and the more closely I learn about various people, cultures, and perspectives, the more I am captivated by the wonders of your world. No one has a monopoly on knowledge. As such, I am morally obligated to pass what I know forward. The School of Outliers is for those who know there is more to life than simply existing and for those who seek to remove whatever separates them from living a life that reflects who they truly are. My greatest gift is my ability to expose people to their truth by providing uncommon explanations.
The one constant in this world is changing. So must we. The beliefs that have governed our lives up until this point may no longer serve us today. We must evolve, individually and collectively, if we are to raise the frequency of our current circumstances. That begins with a new way of thinking, speaking, and living in the world we live in. If any of this resonates with you, you're in the right place.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Having someone say I've saved their life or changed it for the better.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Personally, I do not have consistent assistance. Professionally, watching people give up on themselves and fall deeper into the matrix or "trance of unworthiness."
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Buy a book on it. Google resources. Have no expectation that anyone but you will care for your business enough to make it successful.
Where can people find you and your business?
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