Hi Angel, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
It all started in August 2008. I was at a crossroads in my life. I was telemarketing at the time and was struggling to keep my household together. I was faced with a choice to buy my oldest son some diapers or pay my light bill so we would have power. It was at that moment that the Everest University commercial came on the radio in my car and I called the number before the commercial even ended. That next day I was in the admissions office taking a placement test which landed me to choose between medical assistant or massage therapist. I knew that I wanted to own a business so I could pass it down to my son when he was old enough and I needed the freedom to make my own schedule due to me being a single parent. That following Monday I was in class and my journey began there. I made a business plan and no matter what obstacles came my way I was determined to see it through. Now 10 1/2 years later my business is now mobile until Im ready to have a brick and mortar and life is good. I haven’t looked back since.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It wasn’t a smooth road at all. While I was in school full time I also had to work full time telemarketing. There were time that my lights and water got turned off and I had to have my church or different organizations help me to get them back on. I lost the apartment I was in and had to stay with a friend. I was going through a divorce at the time also but through it all I kept my eye on the finish line because I knew once I completed the process my life would change for the better. And it did!
We’ve been impressed with Angel Foster’s Massage Studio, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My business is mobile. Although I am the owner, I’m also the practitioner. I listen to what each of my clients concerns and I also listen to what their body tells me, and I perform the massage based off the two. Each massage I perform are catered specifically for that individual. And I specialize in Deep Tissue. Although I go deep it isn’t painful because I listen to the body’s reaction to my pressure. I believe my character, and love for what I do sets me apart from others. I’ve been told numerous of times throughout the years that they can feel the love through the massage. I really just treat all my clients the way I would want to be treated and massage them the way I would want to be massaged. What I truly want the readers to know and take away from my story is, If you can dream it, It can manifest into your reality all you have to do is believe in yourself no matter the obstacles that come your way. It can really be done. It may not be easy or happen over night but it will happen if you persevere.
Any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general?
I’d love to mentor anyone who wants to start their own business. And networking is really fun. I’ve found a lot of different networking groups by searching the web.
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