577. If She Can Do It, So Can You
Carissa had built a chain of beauty salons on her own. Their growth was fast and steady. Then in her mid-twenties, she had a breakdown moment. She questioned what she was doing and why. One day a customer asked her a couple of questions that would change her life.
Carissa Hill is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and business coach specializing in helping women business owners scale their businesses to six figures and beyond. Her unique approach to focusing on growth allowed Carissa to build a chain of hair salons and run a successful wholesale business by her mid-20s.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
Carissa’s father talks about the can-do attitude she had even before she could pronounce her own name. “I pronounced it as ‘Didda’, and I was always saying, ‘Didda do it!’ whenever I saw something I wanted to do. Later, in primary school, I would buy lollipops for the full class at a local shop and sell them to my classmates for twice as much as I paid for them. I was always having ideas and looking for ways to monetize them.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
In her mid-twenties, as her beauty salon chain was steadily growing, the challenges became overwhelming. “I had a breakdown moment. I asked myself, what am I doing this for? I thought, maybe I need to start all over again. A business coach came into my shop one day. I never even knew what a business coach was! I had just done it all naturally, on my own. He opened my eyes to spirituality, self-development, and how proper business growth is focused on people and leadership, not just on owning a business and making money. It absolutely changed my life!”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“One of the reasons people put up with things that don’t make them happy is that they don’t know any differently, or they don’t believe they can be happy. They don’t know it’s even possible for them. I have a Facebook group with almost 10,000 people in it. One of the most common things holding people back is that they just don’t think certain things are possible for them. Start to believe that if someone else can do something, so can you! They’re just another person, after all.”
On Her Bookshelf
The Go-Giver, by Bob Berg
Steps to Success from Carissa Hill
1. Discover your self-limiting beliefs, face them and let them go.
2. Trust your intuition and inner sense of what feels right.
3. Never stop learning. Many people stop learning when they finish school, which leads to lack of growth or lack of inspiration.
4. Find mentors or coaches. You don’t have to do everything on your own.
Connecting With Carissa Hill
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