How Creativity Can Help You Become A Happier and More Productive Entrepreneur

Monica Kang, creativity

Monica Kang is the founder and CEO of InnovatorsBox®, a company that offers creative educational workshops, services, and products for professionals to learn why creativity is critical, how to integrate and hone it in work and life. Before starting the company, she had a steady job specializing in nuclear nonproliferation with a decent paycheck. Life was good on surface but deep down she felt unfulfilled. Connecting the dots, she found that it was creativity that brought her the most satisfaction in life, and InnovatorsBox® was born.

In this interview, Monica talks about her inspiration and personal transformation. She walks us through her journey of starting a business as a solo founder, and shares insights on what makes work life more fulfilling. She also offers a lot of useful tips on the early stage of startup life, and how to become more creative as an entrepreneur.

“Creativity is your mind’s gym. You are not going to the gym just to lose weight, but it is also for your long-term health. You do not do creative exercises just to tackle a problem, but also for your wellness and the potential possibilities. The more you do it regularly as part of your routine, the better you will be.”

– Monica Kang

 


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Reference

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From Home Kitchen to Whole Foods: How to Turn A Passion in Organic Food into A Growing Business

Gouter, V Orban, Raw Organic

Today on the show, I interview V Orban, who is the founder and CEO of Gouter, a DC company that produces made-to-order, raw organic tonics using alkaline water. V started the company with $3000, after being sick and discovering alkaline water, which saved her life. Today, V’s tonics are sold in major organic grocery chains in the area, including Whole Foods, home-delivered to individual households, and are helping people to live a healthier lifestyle every day. In the interview, V talks about the humble beginning of her company, how she marketed her tonics to yoga studios and grocery stores, and the importance of loving what you do.

“I had no idea if this was going to work. But the thing is when you love what you do so much, you don’t even think about if you’ll make the rent.”

– V Orban

 


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How to Start A Yoga & Wellness Business with Amanda Shipe

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Amanda Shipe is the founder and CEO of Mind Your Body Oasis, a beautiful yoga studio and wellness center in Crystal City, Virginia that has a wide variety of offerings including yoga, spa services, nutrition coaching, and yoga teacher training. On this episode, Amanda offers tips on the steps you should take to open your own yoga business (hint: start small). She shares insights on business licensing/permitting, how she collaborates with other yoga teachers on Instagram to promote her studio, and what it’s like to be a business owner while holding down a full-time job. She also talks about the importance of having a good mentor and a support group when you start a new business.

“You need to tap into the social programming of our society when you own a business. You need to be aware of when people spend, when people vacation, and when people’re back in their groove.” – Amanda Shipe

 

 


Connect with Amanda: amanda@mindyourbodyoasis.com

Mind Your Body Oasis

Crystal City: 1750 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 567-1290
Email: admin@mindyourbodyoasis.com

Primary Offerings Include:

  • Yoga, Hot Yoga and Pilates
  • Tailored Massage Offerings
  • Nutrition and Wellness Coaching
  • Infrared Heat Therapy

Hours:

  • Monday-Friday 11:30 am to 7 pm
  • Saturday 9-4 by appointment
  • Sunday 9:30-6 by appointment

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