EPISODE 49 | How Passion and Purpose Can Build a Business

Aug 23, 2018 | 0 comments

SO many people in my community are already aware of and using the awesome meal planning platform That Clean Life which was co-founded by this week’s guest Abigail Hopkins. But… we’re not talking about nutrition or how you can build your business using meal plans, nope… Abigail is sharing her story and what it was really like to go from a Registered Nurse to running a tech start up in the health and wellness space.

Abigail and I dive right in to the good stuff when it comes to following your passions, stepping away from a day job, and building your business the right way. It takes time to build your community, create a following, and build up your own credibility with potential clients. It also takes a lot of time to validate that what you want to offer actually has a need or desire in the market. As far as business goes, the old saying of “if you build it they will come” – doesn’t work. 
Make sure that you are taking the needed time to build rapport with potential clients and to build that foundation of trust.

If you’re anything like myself or Abigail, you understand that regret is poison, and it’ll seep into you for the rest of your life if you don’t take a chance. If you really feel that following your passion is your calling and what you need to be doing, take a leap of faith and try it. Sometimes not taking that risk is the scarier option.

If you want to slowly move away from a day job into following a dream and building your business -then make the transition! On the other hand, success means different things to different people – how you end up running your own business is totally up to you. Whatever feels best to you is what you should go for, there is no right way to do this.

There’s one thing that we can all agree on and that is – adaptability is everything. When it comes to starting your own business, running your own business, transitioning from a day job to full time in your own business; being able to pivot on the fly but stay calm while doing it is imperative.

Another important step is being able to seek out mentors to help you. Learn from others who have done it before you; if you don’t know how to do a particular thing – seek out someone who has done it and learn from them. Finally, and this is a hard one for not only myself and Abigail but I imagine many of you – let go of some control. If you aren’t good at something or don’t like to do it, hire someone who loves it and will be great at it. It can be difficult to let go of parts of your business, but sometimes that is the best thing you can do.  

More About Abigail:

Abigail Hopkins has helped tens of thousands of people from around the world discover how meal planning can positively transform not just their health, but their entire lives. She’s the co-founder of That Clean Life, a powerful meal planning platform that helps wellness professionals’ create beautiful, effective meal plans and programs for their clients.

Connect with Abigail on her website. Or reach out to her on social media via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Listen to Episode 49 below:

What We Talk About In This Episode:

  • How Abigail transitioned from being a nurse to co-founding a tech start-up
  • How her own healthy eating evolved into becoming a meal planning guru
  • How she grew an email list by “accident”
  • The benefit of keeping you biz as a side hustle while you build
  • How to give yourself time to build the foundation – it’s not a race! Play the long game baby.
  • What it was like when she quit her job and went all-in on her business
  • Some of the must have traits of an entrepreneur like the capacity to be ok with the unknown and the ability to pivot
  • Some of the challenges that Abigail encountered during her transition to being an entrepreneur
  • How to deal with judgement and opinions of others that don’t “get it”
  • The danger of assuming you “should” know how to run a business instead of having a curious, learning mindset
  • When she knew it was time to build a team and delegating
  • Abigail recognizes her privilege and how it made it easier to take the leaps and risks to grow her business

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