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  • Writer's pictureAli Temple

From Stuck to Success: Paving the Way for Your Dream Wellness Business

Hello my lovely aspiring Wellnesspreneur,

We've all been there, dreamily envisioning our successful yoga or wellness biz - a space where we can support others with achieving their wellness goals, and make a meaningful impact both in-person and around the globe.

But, the journey from idea to execution is often blocked by self-doubt and limiting beliefs.

Sound familiar?

It's time to remove the roadblocks that are holding you back from starting your own wellness empire once and for all. To go from stuck to success and begin paving the way for your dream wellness business.

In the 10 years that I've been teaching yoga and meditation around the globe, you had better believe that I've been through some really sticky situations when it comes to self sabotage and holding myself back from taking action.

I can honestly say that I've been through each of these 3 common roadblocks myself and I've made it through to the other side.

If I can do it, you absolutely can too!

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1. "I don't have enough expertise or qualifications."

Let's kick things off with this classic limiting belief. You might find yourself thinking, "Who am I to guide others towards wellness when I don't have a Ph.D. in nutrition or a fitness guru title?"

Well, here's the truth -

you don't need a stack of certificates to make a difference.

Sure, formal education and certifications can be valuable, but what truly matters is your passion for wellness and your commitment to learning and growing. Sharing personal experiences, insights gained from research, and your own wellness journey can be just as impactful as any fancy degree or certificate.

Remember, your authenticity and relatability will resonate with others, making you a more effective teacher and healer than you might think.

Of course, you can always take online courses or attend workshops to gain more knowledge in specific areas. Just pay attention to your "why." Do you really feel the next certification will directly help you build your biz and connect with your niche? Or do you feel safer and more comfortable as the student?

Embrace your expertise, no matter how small you think it is, and use it as a foundation to build your wellness business from the ground up.

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2. "The yoga or wellness market is oversaturated. There's no room for me."

Oh, the classic "oversaturated market" excuse!

We get it; the wellness industry is vast especially if you're looking to break through the online space, with countless wellness gurus, influencers, and teachers and healers vying for attention.

But here's the thing:

there's always room for a fresh perspective and a unique approach.

Instead of seeing the competition as a roadblock, view it as a source of inspiration. Look for gaps in the market, untapped niches, or specific client or student pain points that you can address uniquely. Whether it's a focus on sustainable living, mental health, or personalized wellness plans, find your unique selling proposition that sets you apart from the crowd.

Remember, people are drawn to authenticity and passion. If you genuinely care about helping others improve their well-being, your passion will shine through, and clients will gravitate towards your business.

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3. "I don't have enough resources to start a business."

This belief is a bit more practical but no less limiting.

It's true; starting a business requires some investment.

However, don't let the initial costs deter you from your wellness ambitions.

In today's digital world, you can use technology and social media to keep your overheads low. A well-designed website, social media presence, and strategic marketing can go a long way without breaking the bank.

Also, you can explore partnerships with local studios, wellness centers or other unique spaces to run your workshops and events, offering your services in their space before you consider investing in your own. Yoga and brunch anyone? 🥂

If finances are a concern, start small and consider crowdfunding or applying for grants that support wellness initiatives like yours. There are plenty of organizations and communities eager to back projects that promote better health and well-being.

I also encourage my clients to keep a part-time job during their first year or so of dream biz building. Because it does cost some money to build from scratch, and of course you need to take care of yourself along the way too!

Another important step is to take a look at your monthly budget and spending. Is there somewhere you can tweak your spending so you have more to put into the growth of your biz? Sure, it's scary to track this and get real with the numbers, but this is was a total game changer for me when it came to not only starting to build my biz but also to traveling full-time. It's worth it!

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So my love, it's time to go from stuck to success: and start paving the way for Your dream wellness business.

It's time for you to quit playing small and holding yourself back from successfully sharing your unique gifts with the world.

Embrace your expertise, hone in on your unique perspective, and find creative ways to overcome financial barriers. The world needs your healing light, and there are tons of dream clients out there right now, waiting to discover you and learn from the skills and guidance that you already have to share.

Remember, every successful entrepreneur started somewhere, and it's okay to start small. So get out there and take action!

The key is to begin with passion, determination, and a willingness to learn and grow.

For more Wellnesspreneur inspiration, connect with me on instagram @AliTempleYoga.


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