Today at A league of Her Own we meet the female entrepreneur behind ‘I’m perfection Coaching, Tessie Tracey.
Tessie tell us more about your business I’m Perfection Coaching
I help people create a peaceful relationship with food and a consistent fitness routine by walking them through my 7-step transformational process in private coaching and group online programs.
What made you decide to become an entrepreneur?
I knew I never wanted redundancy, or to feel like I was stuck. Although I do thrive with structure, so in some ways being an entrepreneur was not the most natural path for me. But I know it’s right because I’m literally coming up with new business ideas, and program names, and tools to give people like every day.
How long did it take for you to put your idea into action? What prompted you to act?
I graduated from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating in May 2016, and although I was already a level 2 crossfit instructor, an emotional intelligence specialist and personal trainer… learning how to help people with emotional eating, improving health through de-stressing, and navigating unwanted habits in a sustainable way, became the foundation for everything I wanted to do from that point forward!
What has been your scariest moment as an entrepreneur?
This is really vulnerable… but what’s coming up for me right now is that almost everyone I grew up with has kids, and I don’t. I am only 32 and totally can, but in having my own venture it puts into play that question of literally… how can I do it all. I know a lot of women do, but I’m not yet sure I’m one of those women. It will be an amazing growth opportunity for me and I’m confident it will all work out!
What has been your proudest moment running I’m perfection Coaching?
I’m most proud when a client has experienced a new level of their relationship to food and body. I’ve had clients I only talked to once, gave them ‘homework’ and they came back to me weeks later and said they are ‘eating slower, taking time for themselves, have maybe lost some weight’ etc. and that’s why I’m spreading this message, it makes me so proud of them and of myself.
What is the biggest lesson you have learned from founding your own company?
We all have our strengths, and we wear all the hats. I have grown in ways of seeking out legal and financial guidance, because those areas I know nothing about. I also didn’t know how to build a website, lol. And while learning what I could, sometimes I would avoid, shy away from, or sabotage things because I was ashamed I didn’t know, and instead of asking for more help I would just stop. And that’s a continual lesson for me, asking for help and not being embarrassed if I don’t know something.
What does success mean to you?
Success to me means finding that balance between celebrating where I am, what I have, and how far I’ve come… and keeping my eyes on the next level in a positive, self-encouraging way
Which women inspire you?
Oh man! Mel Robins, Oprah, Amy Porterfield, Alexi Panos, Ellen, Beyonce, Jennifer Aniston, Krista Petty, Nicole Lapin, JK Rowling
And which men?
Lewis Howes, Tony Robbins, Brendon Brouchard, Michael Strasner, Pedram Shojai, Ryan Lee, James Clear, Michael Balchan, Wayne Dyer, Jason Goldberg, my boyfriend Bruce Elebee
What one thing do you wish someone had told you when you first started out?
Don’t Stop. Trust Yourself, and don’t stop.
What’s the best piece of business advice someone has ever given you?
Don’t let your business take your happiness, let it be (part of) your happiness. I added the ‘part of’ 😉