Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in mental wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Amber Stewart, Founder of The S.T.E.W. Project, located in San Diego, CA, USA.

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

I help people struggling with anxiety and depression learn how to calm their nerves and control their thoughts so they can stop feeling overwhelmed, realize their worth (and demand it from others), resolve chronic health issues, and finally enjoy their lives.

Tell us about yourself

I used to be a people-pleasing, work-a-holic who stressed herself out to climb the wellness industry's corporate ladder while obsessing over her self-image. It didn't take long before I realized that none of it mattered if I wasn't happy with myself, inside and out, and surrounded around people who loved and respected me.

Now I help success-driven worriers learn how to tap into the God within themselves so they can face their fears and prove them wrong, improve their mental health while sculpting their body goals, create 10x more joy in their lives, and build the life of their dreams. At the STEW Project, we are maximizing our living potential by Simply Taking an Emphasis on Wellness.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment would be when I worked with a client who had been suffering from anxiety or depression recover and actually found happiness again within herself, her body, and her life.

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

Finding balance! It was tough finding balance and learning that everything can't be done in a day. I had to get comfortable with asking for help too. Your time is so valuable, and it's totally worth it to hire help if it will help you enjoy your life to the fullest.

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

  1. Make sure you are focused on failing forward. Mistakes will happen, but that's how you learn what works for you and what doesn't.
  2. Rest. Avoid burnout at all costs by resting. Take vacations and leave your work at home. Let your brain enjoy the fruits of your labor without worrying about your business crumbling down. You have to be able to trust that you made a strong company and step away.
  3. Trust your intuition. It will always guide you in the right direction!

Where can people find you and your business?


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