The Grit Series with Meg Church, Relationship Development Coach
About The Grit Series
The Grit Series is a series of collaborations focused on small business owners putting in the grit to build something great. Each interview spotlights a business savvy member of The Initiative Mastermind and there's a ton to learn from each one about running a small business!
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Watch the live interview with Meg and her life and business partner, Derrick Smithson
Meg's Bio + Street Cred
I’m Meg Church and I remember vividly the heartache, distress, and agony that self sabotaging behaviors caused me. Between eating disorders, anxiety, major self doubt, and constant imbalance, I couldn’t seem to live the fulfilling life I imagined.
If you are currently dealing with this, I get it & know exactly how you feel.
I spent a decade of heartache striving to fit the elusive mold of what mainstream considered “perfect” all while trying to figure out why I was put on this earth. To state that I was a hot mess, is putting it lightly. My mental and physical health suffered as I tangoed with eating disorders and yo-yo’d between sizes, poor relationships, and jobs that didn’t feed my passion.
After finally seeing the insanity that I was in, I eventually decided that I needed a drastic transformative inner makeover to birth the Meg I knew I could be.
Of course in my early years, I did what I was supposed to do: graduate from college, get engaged, find a career and get married.
I graduated from college, got engaged, and then called off a fully paid wedding!!! I ditched my career plans and set out on a journey to figure out what I wanted to do, not what others wanted me to. My life would be completely different and unfulfilling had I not made that bold move to listen to my gut. I didn’t have all of the answers, I simply started making decisions that lit me up that also challenged my current beliefs and habits.
Later, I moved as far as I could away from reality to New York City, where I trained to become a health-based chef, studied Holistic Nutrition, and fell in love with yoga (so of course I became a yoga instructor). New York dazzled and delighted me and and it was there that I finally realized…I didn’t need to escape my own life… I just needed to make positive, sustainable lifestyle changes.
By addressing my own challenges, I’ve developed techniques and strategies for teaching others like you to feel comfortable and confident in their own skin and to reach the type of success that they yearn. Today that is what I do for a living.
Quick Q&A with Meg Church, Relationship Development Coach
In 2 minutes, tell us how you became an entrepreneur.
What do you do and who do you do it for?
Have you found work that sets your soul on fire?
What's the best business advice you've received?
What has been your hardest entrepreneurial lesson learned?
Ever gotten any bad business advice?
What's your scariest/wildest/most exhilarating moment in your journey so far?
When it comes to getting work done, early riser or night owl?
What responsibility do you like the least in running your business?
What's the secret to your success?
What advice would you give to entrepreneurs just getting started?
Where can people connect with you?
MEET SIMPLY INTEGRATED'S OWNER, FRANCIE HINRICHSEN
Hi and welcome! I'm Francie. I started my business, Simply Integrated, in 2015 and have fallen madly in love with teaching small business owners how to start, grow, and market the successful and profitable business they dream about.
My knowledge and experience comes from earning an MBA and from coaching small business entrepreneurs while managing and marketing their projects.
I focus solely on business strategy and marketing and created this blog to help others run more successful businesses. If you’re interested, you can read more about me on the About page of Simply Integrated’s website.
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