Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Mary Meckley, Founder of Sip and Om, located in Longboat Key, FL, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I share daily meditations on the Daily Meditation Podcast and on the Sip and Om Meditation app. My customers are looking for holistic ways to reduce anxiety, sleep better, and reduce distraction and overwhelm.

Tell us about yourself

I initially learned about meditation when I lived in Japan for over five years. During my time there, I studied under several masters and learned many ancient rituals, such as meditation, ikebana (the art of flower arrangement), and the tea ceremony. Through these practices, I discovered a deep connection to the natural world and a sense of inner peace and harmony. Overall, my time studying and living in Japan profoundly shaped my worldview and instilled in me a deep respect for the power and patience of ancient practices and traditions. Now, I'm motivated to share daily meditations to promote healing and wellness through the integration of ancient and modern practices.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is recording and producing a daily meditation for the Daily Meditation Podcast and the Sip and Om Meditation app, which I've done for nearly nine years.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

The hardest thing about being a business owner is figuring everything out when things go wrong. There is no instruction manual!

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Start today.
  2. Get in an accountability group, or connect with other business owners to mentor you.
  3. You can't fail if you keep going.

Where can people find you and your business?


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