Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dr. Srikumar Rao, CEO of The Rao Institute, located in Commack, NY, USA.

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

I am an executive coach with a global clientele. My clients are generally successful entrepreneurs who also have an explicit spiritual longing. They want to make an impact on the world and also grow spiritually.

Tell us about yourself

My course, "Creativity and Personal Mastery," was among the highest-rated and most popular at many of the world's top business schools. It was covered by major media worldwide. People heard about it, learned about my philosophy, and reached out because they wanted to work with me.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I have helped thousands of executives and entrepreneurs craft a happier, more fulfilling life for themselves.

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

Recognizing that the best way to bring about change is to work on the stuff between your ears.

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

  1. The really hard work is internal, not external.
  2. When you change, the world changes - quickly and almost effortlessly.
  3. Have fun every day.

Where can people find you and your business?


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