What Surprised Founder Shaneh Woods Most About Running A Business

What surprised you most about running your own business?

In the beginning, I was shocked that people treated me differently when I said I was a business owner. My friends who worked at accounting companies got less respect from clients than I did, just because I owned a business and they were employees. People thought I was older and more experienced than I was.

Now, what has shocked me is how accepting people are of an accountant with a spiritual side. I didn’t think anyone would want an accountant or business coach who is into Oracle Cards or crystals. But it turns out that people are hungry for it. They want someone who can bring together the magic and the mundane. And I’ve found that combining the two makes them both more effective–than when you help clients build the right mindset, the prosperity work is easier and more powerful and the tools and strategies are more effective.

What did you change to help you find balance and be prosperous without sacrificing your wellbeing?

Mindset is huge. I had to do a lot of deep dives into my subconscious to uncover the traps I was living in and the patterns I was falling into.

What exciting projects are on the horizon for you?

I recently completed my breathwork certification and my Human Design certification. Human Design is another modality like Enneagram or Myers-Briggs that offers insights into who a person is. What makes it unique is that it also shows your highest version of yourself that you’re designed to be. I’ve been working with Human Design with clients privately, and now I’m
releasing a public workshop to have an even greater impact. It’s really powerful work. I can’t wait to share it!

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