Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Roger Burnley, Founder of The Burnley Method, located in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I am an intuitive life purpose coach, and I guide individuals to their authentic selves, where they discover how to manifest everything they want in their lives. My ideal client wants to achieve another or higher level of success in their lives and has yet to find their way or wants to take that next big step and become empowered and self-actualized.
Tell us about yourself
I am an intuitive empowerment, life-purpose coach. I am also a sage, a mystic, and a spiritual channel. I began my coaching career in voice and performance more than thirty-five years ago, but I started my personal and spiritual development journey long before that. I bring my wealth of experience and knowledge to all of my work and dedicate my life to aiding others in becoming the best version of themselves as empowered people.
I came to this work through my struggles. I attempted to be other people. I thought I was meant to follow the path of my parents and ancestors. I believed that the gifts I possessed were somehow wrong or weird, so I hid them from everyone. I suffered through fear, doubt, failures, accidents, addictions, illnesses, depression, and anxiety, but I healed them all.
It all came through my gift of receiving cosmic information and ancient wisdom. It was what I had doubted and was too embarrassed to bring to the world. What we typically fear the most in life is our gift. Now I will never let anyone with whom I work have that experience.
My coaching focus took a detour in 2020 when I saw our world beginning to change. I understood what was happening, and because of what I had accomplished, it was time to bring it to a larger audience. The world needed more people who knew their life purpose and could embrace who they were born to become.
The energetic change individuals make by becoming happy and prosperous and moving through their self-imposed limitations also causes our world to improve. I spent more than forty years studying personal and spiritual development. My journey allowed me to create an online program and coaching philosophy that will allow anyone to realize and manifest their potential to live a magnificent life.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I created several businesses that grossed six and seven figures. Both were in industries where I had little previous experience, so I had to develop those skills, techniques, and knowledge I could now give others. I've always had an entrepreneurial spirit that also served me well when I managed businesses for others.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
The most challenging thing as a business owner is developing an unstoppable mindset, developing the skills to be self-motivated and able to pivot when needed. It would help if you created a strong sense of belief and a never give up attitude. You will find it or create something new and revolutionary when you believe there is always a way.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
The first thing is to find the industry, product, or vocation you love and devote your time to, even if you aren't getting paid. Then you know it is aligned with your purpose.
The second thing is getting help from those who have done what you want. You will build upon the guidance you receive and eventually create your brand.
When you have those things in place, you need to have the plan to reach your goal and set a schedule and timetable to get there.
Where can people find you and your business?
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