In today’s Her Business Story we meet Abigail Barnes, the female founder behind Master Your Time.
Abigail, tell us about your Business ‘Master Your Time’
At Master Your Time we teach small business owners and their team how to double their productivity, master their time and create the business and lifestyle they want.
What made you decide to become a female entrepreneur?
A near death experience on a business trip at the age of 32 was my wake up call. Surviving a stroke, walking away with my health and a new perspective on life became the foundation for my second chance at life and business.
How long did it take for you to put your idea into action? What prompted you to act?
It took me over 10 years and a wake up call to start my own business, the realisation that there is no perfect time to start, that I would never feel truly ready, and that faith is about taking actions in spite of fear, with 100% trust that you will always work out how to overcome whatever happens next.
What has been your scariest moment as an entrepreneur?
Sharing my book with the world was pretty scary…who was I to call myself an author!
What about your proudest moment?
Every time I get an email from a client an attendee from a workshop or an event I have spoken at telling me about their breakthrough I feel so proud of them and of me.
I truly see the massive impact change can have…like the ripples a stone make on the water, when 1-person changes they have the potential to affect the lives of at least 50 people worldwide.
What is the biggest lesson you have learned from founding your own company?
That action in spite of fear is the only way change ever happens, that you are stronger than you know, braver than you believe and that you know exactly what to do…so back yourself.
Has a mistake ever led you to success?
Yes, the moment I stopped thinking of results as mistakes and accepted the lesson it was trying to teach me, suddenly ‘mistakes’ became a sign that action was being taken and success was on it it’s way!
What one thing do you wish someone had told you when you first started out?
There is no rule book that everyone else is following, they are just making it up as they go along and so can you, back yourself.
What’s the best piece of business advice someone has ever given you?
JFDI (Just f*ckin do it)!