Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Shannon Gilmore, Owner of Third Eye Nutrition, located in St. Petersburg, FL, USA.

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

I provide a comprehensive nutritional program for those that are struggling with chronic health issues, weight, and self-image. I love working with women, as they tend to be particularly self-critical of their bodies and prone to health issues, but I truly love working with anyone that is motivated to change.

Tell us about yourself

I got into functional medicine because I was struggling with my own health problems and wasn't finding answers with the conventional medical and nutritional approach. I truly love helping people. Period. Helping people find their own shine is my greatest motivator. True change doesn't simply happen from changing your diet or taking a bunch of supplements. True evolution is rooted in a holistic approach that includes mind, body, and spirit.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Watching the majority of my clients heal.

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

Setting my own schedule and having to stay on top of my own calendar. I can easily waste an entire day if I am not careful.

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

  1. Believe in yourself...without self-inflation.
  2. Be strong and assertive but soft and pliable. :)
  3. Be humble and constantly seek help and knowledge. I learn something new every day, and I never consider myself an expert. I am always a student first who is simply on this planet to help others.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Don't give up. The money and clients will come if your intentions are honest and honorable. :)

Where can people find you and your business?


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