In today’s Her Business Story, we meet Marina Puy, who is the female entrepreneur behind Marina Puy Business Caching.
Marina tell us more about what you do
I’m a Business Coach & Life Stylist for female entrepreneurs who want to turn their dreams into a reality, creating a successful business and a fabulous life.
I consider myself a brand and life stylist, as I help women to transform their lives completely so that they can experience fulfilment and happiness, both professionally and personally.
I work with women who aspire to follow their dreams that have been hidden for so long, due to insecurities and fears. So I help them with their businesses, branding, communication, marketing, web design, sales and the right mindset that will lead them to success. I also help them with self-love and confidence so they can become the woman that they’re meant to be.
Is this your first business?
Not at all. I had two companies before. The first one was about content creation, blogging and web design, and the second one was a jewelry online shop. As you can see, before becoming a coach I experienced other things. At that time, each of them felt right but they didn’t serve me for the long run because they didn’t make me happy. I was into fashion, and I’m still into it. However this world doesn’t fulfill me inside and out. It created too much pressure in me, pressure for being perfect and appear always right. Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy what I was doing. I was lost for a while, without knowing what to do. But as the time went by, little by little I started to have a clear vision of what I wanted my life to look like. And I can say that today I’m living this picture, which feels amazing.
Although not knowing what you want to do can make you feel lost, it is good to experience it because it means that you’re on the right path. That’s what I say to my clients: sometimes you need to be in the dark to later down the line see the light.
What made you decide to become an entrepreneur?
I’ve always had the desire in my heart, since I was a child. As I said, I had two companies before. What I knew for sure is that I wanted to be my own boss, so I could have freedom and travel the world and live a life by my own terms.
I didn’t like working in an office. It made me feel sad and it wasn’t my cup of tea. I’ve always liked working by my own, as I’m so professional and enjoy working when I’m passionate. Besides, I know how to manage my time well. And when I’m working I’m so focused that I can be many hours in front of my computer without eating. Time flies by when you’re enjoying what you do.
And this feeling, it wasn’t there when I worked in a corporate job. But I think that you need to experience both worlds to see what’s best for you. In my case, being an entrepreneur is the best thing that could happen to me. I love every second of my day and my life.
What has been your scariest moment as an entrepreneur?
Before launching something new (say a product, website, offer) not knowing what will happen, if it will succeed or not. This thought was with me in my previous businesses. However, I changed that belief, because it wasn’t helpful in my case as it put more pressure on me.
Right now I know that everything I do will be a success, as I put my heart in it and has a higher purpose, because it will help so many women. Mindset is everything, and can totally shift our perceptions. Be assure of your success, and the results will appear sooner rather than later.
What has been your proudest moment?
My proudest moment was when I launched my website and saw the effect that cause. It was amazing seeing the love that people gave me.
It’s like my baby and I’m so proud of it!
What is the biggest lesson you have learned from founding your own company?
The biggest lesson I’ve learnt is to believe in me first and don’t let external people change my mind and beliefs. Don’t be bothered about what they say and stay true to yourself always.
If there’s a person that doesn’t like what I do, it’s because we aren’t meant to be together, and that’s ok. We need to accept that in business, like we accept that in our relationships, although at the beginning may be hard to digest. But then you move on and continue to do what you love and feel rewarded.
What does success mean to you?
Success means happiness, love, being grateful, enjoying the life you have, having amazing people around who support you no matter what and doing something that you truly are passionate about. That’s success to me.
Sometimes we tend to look for big things and that’s great. We need to have a big vision; I’m all about that. But we tend to lose ourselves in this huge vision that we forget to live the moment and celebrate our little wins. And I’m all about celebrating every milestone I reach, even if it’s tiny or enormous.
Has a mistake ever led you to success?
Of course! When I decided to end my previous business I thought that my whole journey was a mistake. I believed that that business was a mistake itself. However today I’m here doing what I love thanks to it. Right now, I’m so grateful for having experienced that situation because it led me to where I am today. It was not a mistake; it was life and an indicator that I needed to move on. That’s what mistakes are at least to me: indicators that we should pay attention to. Each of them talks to us and guides us through our next step. And we should be happy for that and not ashamed.
What one thing do you wish someone had told you when you first started out?
Don’t worry for every little detail and live with ease. Don’t focus on being perfect all the time, it consumes you and doesn’t let you perform at your best.
Take time off when needed and breath in and out when things don’t turned as desired. And always belief better things will come.
What’s the best piece of business advice someone has ever given you?
Be the best version of you every day. How you treat yourself is how you treat people. So give yourself so much love that you’ll expand it to your surroundings.
Isn’t it great? I totally love it!