Just before our Nicaragua Retreat back in April, Rebekah got in touch with an offer to send us a set of her Inner Wisdom Cards. The moment I opened the small beautiful tin box with these lovely cards, I knew they would not only inspire me, but also SwellWomen guests to tap into their inner wisdom and become an integrated part of our retreats . So of course, we wanted to know more about this woman and the inspiration these magical cards. After a little research, we discovered that Rebekah is a Kripalu yoga and meditation teacher. She is also a writer, designer and mom. She loves to meditate and feels so grateful to have the opportunity to inspire others to do the same. Swell Readers….let me introduce you to Rebekah from Inner Wisdom Products who is this month’s SwellWomen Spotlight…..
Q: Tell us about what motivated you to start your business.
I was inspired to start Inner Wisdom Products after recognizing the potential for my first product, Inner Wisdom Cards, to be successful in the marketplace.
Q: That’s great, so tell us about your Inner Wisdom Products.
I design meditation aids to help people tap into their inner wisdom, be their best, and thrive. Currently, I am selling three versions of Inner Wisdom Cards. Other products are in the works, and I intend to release a fun & interactive card deck in time for the holidays. More products will come in 2016.
Q: That’s fabulous news! What advice do you have for women who want to start their own business?
Research research research. Be passionate about your business, because it’s way too much work to put into something that you’re only doing for the money. Starting a business is not like taking a job. It’s on your mind 24 seven. You need to really love what you do to make this kind of lifestyle sustainable.
I would advise anyone to plan for a very slow start. We typically hear these overnight wonder success stories from the tech world. First, I don’t believe anything is truly an overnight wonder. Second, some products or fields of work are simply not suited to “overnight success”. So take your time, be patient with yourself and your business. Find people who will support you through this, whether it’s family, friends, or a professional group of entrepreneurs.
Q: That’s really good advice Rebekah! What message would you give to inspire SwellWomen?
Trust yourself. Take care of yourself. Express yourself kindly and compassionately. Have FUN!
Q: Here at SwellWomen we have a new tag line ~ HAVE MORE FUN! A quote from Arlene, one of our hilarious SwellWomen Alumni, during our Nica trip. So to wrap things up Rebekah, what are 3 things that give you bliss?
Meditation, yoga, spending time in nature, writing, creating new things, being with my family …..
That’s more than three things. What can I say? I love my life!
And we love what you are doing!! Thank you, Rebekah, for your inspiring words and taking the time out for this interview We wish you all the success in your business!!!
For more about Rebekah and her Inner Wisdom Products, check her out on her social media platforms and Bliss & Wisdom Blog.