Today we are sharing the business story of Sarah Byrne, yoga teacher and mama coach, who founded her business of the same name in 2013.
Sarah, tell us all about your business
I am a Private Yoga and Corporate Yoga teacher, Essentials Oils Maven, and a Mama Coach. I want to help people thrive in a more holistic lifestyle, I want women to have that chance to create a sisterhood with like minded women who lift up, not tear down, and to consciously call in and create money, bettering the lives of others, too. I want women to realise that they CAN have a life of moderation, to not beat themselves up because they drink a coffee or two, and to ONLY change when THEY are drawn to that change. Because, after all, we are gloriously human, right?
Have you always wanted to do this?
I wanted to save Africa when i was young. I grew up on stories of Nigeria and always felt a close connection to the continent. This was strengthened when I moved there when I was 15. It completely changed my way of thinking about the world.
What made you decide to become an entrepreneur?
I wasn’t able to follow my dream of teaching in a Secondary School in the UK (I’m from the US) and so I trained as a yoga teacher. Kind of fell into place after that!
How long did it take for you to put your idea into action?
I was part time for a year-when my full time job wasn’t the right fit anymore, I made the decision to jump into self-employedness!
What has been your scariest moment as an entrepreneur?
When I had more money going out than coming in-not knowing how to just ‘trust’ the process.
What has been your proudest moment?
When I learned to trust.
What is the biggest lesson you have learned from founding your own company?
What does success mean to you?
It means that I’ve helped women find their true happiness in natural solutions. It means that I am able to live my life to the fullest (savouring that cup of coffee, creating my passion projects, volunteering at my daughter’s school) and not have to worry about financial abundance.
Has a mistake ever led you to success?
I don’t really look at things as ‘mistakes’ as I feel every decision was the right decision for that time and situation. I think, the more positive we can be in ALL aspects of our lives, the more gratitude we call in, the more abundance we find.
Which women inspire you?
Peta Kelly, Tara Bliss, Claire Baker, Vienda Maria…I could go on and on and on
What one thing do you wish someone had told you when you first started out?
To be patient-to make mistakes, or do things even if it isn’t perfect.
What’s the best piece of business advice someone has ever given you?
Make mistakes or decisions you aren’t sure are going to pan out-it is the best and only way to grow.