Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Gertrude Marie, Founder of Zeleste LLC, located in Plymouth, MN, USA.

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

I teach transformational programs designed to release mental, emotional, and spiritual blocks, especially around money, so that people can create new patterns to bring true prosperity to their lives, families, and businesses.

Tell us about yourself

I turned to spirituality in my early thirties after my third miscarriage. I imbued myself in spiritual principles, meditation practices, and anything else that helped me realign with my true purpose. My life was transformed, and I felt the inner impulse to help others through love and inspiration to transform their lives and align with their true purpose. I'm passionate about sharing the principles, practices, and methods that transform not only mindsets but emotional and energetic blocks so that you can thrive in life and do good in the world. I help women create an abundant life by releasing fear, self-doubt, and struggle so they bring abundance, inspiration, and light to whatever they do, wherever they are.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Being able to balance life as a mother and wife while running two six-digit businesses.

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

Thant, you're navigating on your own. Fortunately, my husband is a business owner, too, so we help each other.

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

  1. Be clear on what you want to do and why.
  2. Have a plan and trust that you're capable; we all feel insecure at the beginning.
  3. Be consistent and patient; in time, it will pay off.

Where can people find you and your business?


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