The Grit Series with Molly Pflederer: Small Business Spotlights
About this Small Business 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 member of The Initiative Mastermind (www.InitiativeMastermind.com).
Each spotlight highlights a different savvy business owner and there's a TON to learn from each one about running a small business!
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Molly's Bio + Street Cred
After 2 years of unexplained poor health symptoms & countless doctor visits with no answers, Molly knew there had to be a reason she never felt well. She simply wasn’t willing to accept the new label “stress” to be stamped on her chart.
She knew better, so she started diving in and taking her health into her own hands. Through patience, research and finding the right functional medicine provider, she was able to identify a few food sensitivities.
Through specific food elimination and lifestyle changes, Molly was able to reverse her health symptoms and begin to heal her body! Which lead and fueled her passion to help others live a balanced healthy life!
Quick Q&A with Molly Pflederer
In 2 minutes, tell us how you became an entrepreneur.
I’ve always had an entrepreneur brain without the guts. Ha. Hands down my husband has positively influenced and encouraged me to build my business. I tend to be more quiet and shy, usually taking the SAFE road in most aspects of my life. Through him and specific friendships and relationships like Francie, I’ve been inspired to pursue my passion.
Not to mention, from the beginning of our marriage, we decided I would stay home with our children. My husband’s job has always been demanding, so the idea of me clocking in somewhere else was never an option.
Through the early years when my kiddos were younger, I had this hunger to work and help out financially. I knew once my children were in school all day, I would begin to make that happen but with the flexibility to still be available for their needs.
What do you do and who do you do it for?
Health starts in the home and needs to be looked at from a holistic view. Which simply means from all the aspects that affect your health. For instance, I help others dial in on their nutrition habits as well as take a look at their relationship with food.
We also look at their sleep habits, stress management practices and their fitness/exercise routine. Truly, it’s all about creating healthy habits in all of these areas. However, it’s making simple daily changes that have a lasting impact. We never rush the process, rather take time to create REAL new habits that will last, that’s true change!
Have you found work that sets your soul on fire?
YES! When I see that I’ve encouraged someone to take control of their health, that they don’t have to be a slave to the diet roller coaster, and they find freedom in their health journey by following a new approach.
What's the best business advice you've received?
Keep going and keep doing.
What has been your hardest entrepreneurial lesson learned?
That just because you have this grand idea, doesn’t always mean it’s going to work. However, those have been the moments that have provided growth that I didn’t know I needed.
What's your scariest/wildest/most exhilarating moment in your journey so far?
Launching my first online course, Sustain. Sustain is a comprehensive self-paced 5-week program built to guide you to simple, sustainable health.
When it comes to getting work done, early riser or night owl?
Neither, lol! But I would say early riser in the sense that I start my day with quiet time and movement, which sets the tone for my day and allows me to focus on my work.
What responsibility do you like the least in running your business?
Social media management. So I love meeting new people and building relationships on social media. However, I dislike the the management of content and such that it involves.
In addition, system processes and anything digital is not my strong suit and usually takes me hours longer than others. I look forward to the day where I can simply focus on doing what I love and am best at, coaching others.
As a new business owner, most of us know that’s not an option in the beginning, you must do it all. :)
What's the secret to your success?
Oh goodness, not sure I’ve found it yet. However I would say authenticity and following your passion. Don’t get derailed from that.
What advice would you give to entrepreneurs just getting started?
Be patient, gracious and kind to yourself. Latch on to others who have paved the way and seek guidance and advice.
Where can people connect with you?
Facebook: Molly Pflederer - The 80twentyproject
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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