Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Patricia Renovato, Founder of True Passion Life Coaching, located in San Jose, CA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
True Passion Life Coaching offers a space for people to explore who they are, away from the noise of their busy lives. We evolve throughout our lifetime. But we rarely take the time to unclutter our minds from responsibility, old ideas, and unplanned trajectories to learn and prioritize what’s truly important to us.
Most of my customers find themselves either at a fork on the road or completely exhausted by living a life without purpose. They are ready to look inward and explore the parts of themselves that have yet to be activated…and the journey is absolutely beautiful.
Tell us about yourself
I’m a person on a journey just like everyone else in this world. I have always been an intuitive person but didn’t always trust guidance. I began taking notice of the consequences of not trusting my gut and eventually became curious about my resistance. It was then that I started exploring all my layers; the values that were passed onto me by my family, my ideas of the world, assumptions, judgments, and perspectives. I started evaluating all these areas for the first time in my life. I realized that I had simply accepted the beliefs that had been passed onto me as a child without ever questioning them.
Once I learned who I was and identified my life’s purpose, I started the journey of becoming a life coach. It became clear to me that we are all trying to find our purpose, and having someone guiding us through that journey can be transformative.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Honestly, I am just getting started. A lot of people go through life with so many good ideas but never execute on them. Not only are we scared to fail, but oftentimes we are also intimidated by success. So for me, overcoming my fears by choosing to believe that my purpose was more important than my limitations was key. Gratefully, I’ve received several awards for my writing and accolades along the way. But the most meaningful accomplishment has been witnessing my clients’ growth and re-connection to themselves.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Juggling it all. I’m a one-person shop right now, which means that I’m responsible for all the tasks associated with running a business as well as delivering the product. Time management and learning how to prioritize are vital to my success.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Pick a business that aligns with your purpose. Running a business is hard and super rewarding. If you are not passionate about what you are doing, you will run out of steam and turn something that was meant to be positive into a negative experience.
- Get connected with other entrepreneurs. They can help you kickstart your process by sharing their tricks and lessons learned.
- Don’t stop being curious. The moment you stop being curious about what you’re offering, the industry, and your customers could lead to your business becoming stale.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
I get excited about connecting with anyone that is serious about their growth journey. So I’m offering a free 30-minute discovery coaching session for anyone that references this article. Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can people find you and your business?
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