Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health & fitness, but not sure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Kerry Bestwick, owner of The PYP Studio, a yoga and life coach based in Pennsylvania, USA.
Tell us all about your business...
A Complete stop Body shop - not the auto type - physical body, Mental Body, Emotional, and soul! WE offer Exercise as an experience that's so much more than a workout. We connect, build community, mental health practices and a should fueling experience that lifts the human whilst of course making the body stronger for life itself! Our customers range from a young athlete to our oldest client is 91 years old!
What's your background and motivation to grow as a solopreneur?
I LOVE leading, motivating, insuring, and encouraging people to live, love, and be at their best! My main motivation in beginning was to build a space for the person to belong and feel seen, heard, and connected, and then one person at a time that's how you build a community of coming in you belong to. I LOVE that I get to be in support of humanity in such a soul-fueling way, I know the passion I bring daily, and my integrity, love, and ability to connect with others has changed so many lives - that's me why.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Providing a space for so many incredible teachers to lead with their unique purpose and create a space for community, connection, and humans to thrive.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a solopreneur?
Hard conversations of clearing … being comfortable with sharing heartfelt feedback and clearing anything that is going against who we are and what we are truly here to do and be for others!
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run or grow a small business today?
- Invest in your people, give them the tools they need to uphold your vision.
- Be present, let your team and customers see you, know you, and that you value them.
- Create a feedback and clearing loop as an ongoing way to hold yourself accountable first for who you are being and not being and lead by example. Be a self-leader first, talk the talk, then others will trust you and want to be a part of an organization or business that is run with such integrity.
What are some of the things you put in place to maintain a healthy work/life balance and to keep it all together?
I run my schedule - I do not let others schedule my appointments. I put my self-care on my schedule. I create nonnegotiable family dinners and so many weekends off a month. I use a stacking tool at the end of the day to signal all devices down and I have an online and offline schedule for my mental wellbeing. I make sure that all 4 of my bodies have received attention daily.
Who are some of your favorite entrepreneurs and best business resources/books?
Jay Shetty - for all things self-growth, Brene Brown, amazing for staying in integrity, John Maxwell is a genius in all his books on leadership, being a difference-maker in the world. I have my life coach and I am a life coach too as well as a brain and emotional development coach with collegiate and Olympic athletes! I also enjoy Ed Mylett, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach. I am a big positive psychology fan and am certified in their process.
Where can people find you online?
If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solopreneur that you'd like to share then email email@example.com, we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.
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