I’m a yoga teacher, shiatsu practitioner, studio owner and yoga entrepreneur.
2 years ago my fledgling business, SunYoga, was going nowhere. I was working as hard as I could and was exhausted. I felt out of my depth and was very negative about my future prospects. I had little skills in running a business and realised that setting up a lovely space with nice brochures and a nice website wasn’t enough to get customers walking in the door. So I enlisted the help of a business mentor (not Mz Margz). The mentor was helpful but conservative, with limited ideas or understanding of my micro micro business and just kept telling me what a hard job I had. This I knew already! After 2 meetings they advised that I “plan to get out”. I wasn’t ready to pull the pin so the search continued…
Enter Mz Margz… After one hour of honest, spirited discussion with MZ Margz everything changed. My spirit lifted, my enthusiasm was recharged and I was buzzing! It really was a hallelujah moment. I had found the right person. HOORAY! She did not for one moment doubt that I could make my business work and even in that initial call identified so many ways that I could move forward and where I was misdirecting my time, energy and dollars.
2 years later… With our regular coaching sessions I am steadily learning, developing, growing and achieving in my business. Success starts to flow my way and SunYoga is humming with wonderful clients who love and value our work. I have paid off my start-up loan and my profit over the last financial year increased by 70%. Not bad, eh?
But wait, there’s more… I have produced and co-created the elements – guided relaxation, a beautiful CD which within one year is in profit and sold close to 50% of the stock. I teach regular weekend retreats and in October, 2010, I will teach my first interstate yoga holiday retreat (50% booked already). I have created 3 mini yoga instructional videos which are available free via the internet and produce a monthly e-newsletter which is enjoyed by around 700 subscribers and has lead to me writing my first article for a national yoga magazine. And lastly (and what a treat) I have hired a cleaner!
Mz Margz inspires me to dare to be my best, to work methodically towards achieving my full potential. She delights in my sometimes unorthodox approach and guides me with humour and compassion, (and is not afraid to cut through my bullshit when necessary). She encourages & coaches me to tackle the areas of business that I find difficult and I now confidently go for bigger targets. I wholeheartedly believe that I have something of unique value that people need and will pay for. Working together we are shaping my business to grow towards a much bigger picture than I could have ever dreamt up on my own… Onwards & forwards & ON YA MZ MARGZ!
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