Keep reading to learn more about this entrepreneur left her career in banking and took a leap of faith in yoga instead!
What made you take the leap in entrepreneurship?
I had been working in the corporate world for over 10 years and was ready to move on to what was more aligned with me as a person. I did my yoga teacher training and started to teach, but I really wanted to explore how I could help even more people discover the fantastic benefits of yoga. Letting go of my career in banking and everything I had worked for to start my own business Yogi2Me required me to take a leap of faith. My thinking was that I could always go back to banking but it resulted in me doing what I love every single day, which I’m so grateful for!
What’s your favorite part about being your own boss?
I have built a business which was founded on my love for yoga, and for me that it so amazing! Being my own boss is definitely hard work as it is essentially up to me to make sure Yogi2Me is successful, that really motivates me! It drives me to work hard and to make sure we provide the best service and create amazing experiences for our clients. I get to spend every day talking about yoga and share the yoga love with as many people as possible!
Do you have any work philosophies that drive your business?
A philosophy I strongly believe in is treat others the way you would like to be treated, but also understand that we live in a hectic stressful world where people may not be communicating as their best self. It’s about being compassionate and to always remember that my mission is to make it easier for people practice yoga.
What does “bringing breath to business” mean for you and your brand?
Breath gives us life. When we are stressed we take short shallow breaths, and when we take as little as 3 long slow breaths our mind and bodies relax and are more calm. “Bringing breath to my business” means slowing down and really think about what our mission is and making sure we don’t overlook any details. I believe that for a business to be successful you have to believe in your company and that it is the best in the market. Because you aren’t going to do everything possible to reach your goals if you don’t think it is the best.
What’s your biggest tip for social media success?
Be your authentic self! People always know if you’re trying to copy someone else, or have generic content. Be your funny, weird self and don’t let any haters stop you from expressing your true personality. It’s also great to interact and engage with your community. Get to know people and those who are into you or your business! Some of the best opportunities in life can come from random places, so why not engage to as many people as possible!
What would be the one piece of advice you’d give to someone working to find their passion or purpose/piece of advice you’d give to someone working on building a brand or business?
If there is something in life that you love, that you couldn’t go a day without doing, talking about or being involved in then why not explore that! It doesn’t have to be totally transparent straight away what your business will look like, but to discover that passion and purpose you need to consider what drives you, what’s important to you and what you will work hard on every single day to make that dream come true. When it is your business and your name out there you have got to believe in yourself and what you are doing. That is so easy to do when it’s your true passion!