Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Michael Towers, CEO of Speaking of Your Success, located in Halethorpe, MD, USA.

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

I'm a counselor, coach, and professional speaker. I deliver mental health programs that empower leaders. My customers are mostly Human Resources Professionals, but my services appeal to anyone who wants to improve their workplace.

Tell us about yourself

I have a serious mental illness, which caused me many issues. The one that hurt the most was the multiple times I dropped out of college. When I earned my degrees, I wanted everyone to achieve the success I had. I'm motivated to spread hope and communicate that no matter your hurts, mistakes, or diagnosis, you can accomplish anything and live a life beyond your wildest dreams.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Getting paid for what I love to do!

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

Fear of failure, rejection, and disappointment when I believe I have an opportunity and it doesn't pan out.

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

  1. Do intensive soul work to block the messages we all have that tell us we aren't good enough.
  2. Be responsible with your finances and pay your debt. When you aren't a slave to a salary, you can take risks and pursue your business dreams.

Where can people find you and your business?


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