involves planning/designing programs and strategies, responding to clients and in recent months finishing off my book for publication in October.
What has been the most amazing day in your entrepreneurial life so far?
Sep 8th 2018, opening my fitness studio in Brixton, London after a year of procrastination and limiting beliefs. I just stood in awe as I saw over a hundred people come in to train in my gym.
It was surreal and a physical manifestation of what can be achieved through hard work, tenacity, having faith and being resourceful. To have achieved this while solo parenting on the other side of the world was truly amazing
What has been your scariest moment?
Quitting my regular, 9-5 job in March 2016. I wasn’t guaranteed any contracts and so my income as I knew it was no more and there was just the kids and I.
I experienced my first ever panic attack, something that I thought was adult asthma!
How do you work on making your business grow?
By being clear on my goals, firstly by creating the space to be visionary and anchoring it to why I want to grow. Most of the time it is to get
the biggest impact and to leave a legacy
What is the best thing about being your own boss?
Defining my own time and schedule. Being a single parent has a lot of pulls on my time plus a regimented 9-5 job that made it difficult to be creative and present for my kids at the same time. Automatically it feels like I have 40 hours in any given day and I just love that
What are the challenges of working for yourself and how do you tackle them?
Finances aren’t guaranteed in the initial months and even years as a regular job. It can get a little lonely sometimes without a team to support, it requires a consistent rock solid mindset to stay in the game and keep doing what you’re doing.
Who do you admire or look to for inspiration as a business owner?
Beyonce and Oprah, a little cliché but over the years I have watched these women closely hold the reigns of their business, which is ultimately themselves.
To know and own yourself in today’s world is a massive achievement, especially in a world that has this pre-defined script on how one should live. My upcoming book completely challenges this.
What piece of advice has had the most impact on your business? And who was it from?
Probably from Jack Canfield during my training under his Success Principles work, which is that my response to all events determines my outcome.
I am clear on my outcome and so I laser focus on my response to achieve it.
Tony Robbins also highlighted that failure isn’t due to lack of resources but lack of resourcefulness. This completely changed the game for me, I stay grateful for what I’ve got and make it work for me. So far it has always come back positive for me.