Carrie Veatch is the location independent mindset coach. As a former therapist, she’s obsessed with helping others tap into their own power.
The following in the second interview of our Entrepreneurship 101 Series, featuring Carrie.
It’s a pleasure to speak with you today. I love how you define yourself “location independent mindset coach.” I would love to know more about your story and your background. Give us some details about your journey as an entrepreneur.
Thanks so much!
I didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur that’s for sure. I simply knew I wanted more freedom: time, location, and financial freedom.
My journey has been nothing short of twists and turns and bumps along the ride, that’s for sure.
But I love it! I love helping clients to know that they are so much more powerful than they ever imagined. To believe that it’s possible to live a life beyond their wildest dreams!
What do you specialize in and why should someone choose you over your competitors in your field?
I’m a mindset and high-performance coach. As a trauma informed therapist, I specialize in knowing how to hold space well and help clients get out of their own way.
My clients typically increase their income by 20 to 50% from working with me and many of my clients hit $10k+ months rather quickly.
Why? Because I can see patterns that others can’t see and I’m willing to say lovingly say things that many others will not.
What are your three biggest accomplishments?
- I’m super proud of my life of location independence I’ve built.
- I love how much I love my clients and show up 110% for them.
- Learning to enjoy the journey after a lifetime of perfectionism and nothing ever being good enough.
What’s your piece of advice for readers who want to achieve wealth and success in life?
Be willing to look at all of your thoughts and your stories of why you don’t know enough, can’t have what you really want, etc.
Your brain loves to keep you safe and small and if you allow it, imposter syndrome will try to stop you all day long. But why not you too?
Decision is everything when it comes to wealth and success in life!
Deciding that if someone else can do it, that you can too! Don’t try to do it alone.
I know how easy it is to try to DIY everything and while I have nothing against being scrappy and resourceful (which are essential for being an entrepreneur) trying to do it alone will waste a lot of time and keep you spinning your wheels.
Coaches and mentors and peers can help you! Plus someone will want to help you!
What do you think is the key to a truly successful business?
The key to a truly successful business is building the business that you want. It’s so easy to get swept up in the comparison game or the keeping up with the Jones game.
Build the business that you desire and one that is built around your values and your priorities, and you can’t go wrong!
What are in your opinion the main challenges of an entrepreneur?
Undoing all the conditioning of the world and being an employee!
Being an entrepreneur is a completely different mindset than that of having a job. You’ll have to figure out how to motivate yourself on the days when you don’t feel like doing something.
Digging deep into your “why” is so important to keep yourself going when you’d rather quit.
Shiny objects are rampant and marketing will always lead you to believe that you aren’t enough and don’t know enough.
Tap into your vision and your purpose and it will all get so much easier! How did you overcome – or are overcoming – these challenges?
I’m a pretty self-motivated individual but it’s essential for me to surround myself with great people. I work out on a regular basis and prioritize my health since I know without my health, it’s really hard to show up in my business.
I invest in mentors, coaches, and masterminds so that I keep showing up for my dreams on the really hard days.
I practice gratitude, future journaling, play outside, and remember that whenever I think I’ve tried everything, I haven’t. There is always a way and having others in my corner helps me remember this even faster!
What’s your piece of advice for people who want to quit their 9-5 job and start a business?
Come up with a plan and know what kind of person you are.
Some people are back against the wall kind of people that when a challenge arises like needing to make income back from their 9-5, they will.
Others can’t have that level of stress and need to build a side business first.
Neither is “right” or “wrong” – it’s simply a matter of knowing yourself. I would also add in it is so important to drown out the noise of those who don’t support you.
It’s normal that some close to you might not seem the most supportive of your dreams in the beginning.
They are doing it because they care and are probably afraid for you. That’s ok! And make sure you have some supportive voices in your life so you can keep going.
Entrepreneurship is risky, but so is staying in a safe job or a job that you dislike. Building self-trust is way more important at the end of the day vs. all the best built business plans.
How can people find you?
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/setyourselffreecommunity
Do you have any app, digital course, or book you would like our readers to know about?
I have a free mindset journal that helped me make over $14k in less than one month: https://bit.ly/14kinsalesjournal