Joy Thompson, author of Easy on the Eyes, is in the business of education. “I teach individuals and groups how to habitually care for their eyes and eyesight using natural practices. I have been doing this for twenty years.” She runs a business called See Clearly Naturally, and works as a Vision Educator.
If you want, she does offer an initial free 45-minute consultation. “This is an advisable step for anyone, so that we can discuss your needs and decide whether it’s a good time to go ahead and give Natural Vision Improvement at try!”
When did you first know that you wanted to be self employed?
I simply knew I wanted to teach this after improving my own vision and then helping my daughter to improve hers. I began to work with others and the results were very positive – and it just morphed into a business.
What support systems did you have in place when you started?
I had the support of close friends, colleagues and some family members, and I was still teaching school, as well as yoga, when I first trained as a Vision Educator, so there was no big leap without financial support. I could not have done it without my strong passion for this information.
What advice would you offer other potential entrepreneurs?
If you believe fully in the value of what you are selling, and treat people well and fairly, all will go well. It takes time and patience in the beginning. I would only make decisions based on what felt right to me, regardless of others’ opinions.
What keeps you motivated?
Good results and wonderful clients keep me working, but I’m more in the place of writing about this work now, and want to write more and reach more people that way.
Looking back, knowing what you now know, what would you have done differently?
I would do it all again, absolutely, but I would have written my book sooner and have more writing out there on this subject.
At what point should an entrepreneur take the “leap of faith” and start up their business?
I think each situation is different, but I would advise to “take the leap” when you just can’t resist because you want it so much, and have done everything you can to be prepared.
Any financial management advice or tips you’d like to offer?
Just pay attention. Every day. Don’t slack in any aspect of your business, or it can get ahead of you and make you feel overwhelmed. Just do the work, one day at a time.
Anything else you would like to add?
I love the independence self-employment has brought me, and the sense that I am helping people is a huge motivator.
- See Clearly Naturally online
- Details on the Free Consultation
- Email Joy
- Phone 778 352 1055
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