After leaving the corporate world in 2006, Angela Vrettas built a business on what she believes is one of the most important business strategies an entrepreneur should keep in mind: authentic self-care. She believes that being sick, feeling disconnected and being on the brink of a burnout are the struggles many entrepreneurs lose to.
She started Scent of Life to help women entrepreneurs work better, think better and feel good about themselves, eventually leading them to achieve more without sacrificing their health or well-being. Angela is a certified clinical aromatherapist, coach and healer. Her business is to take care of the biggest business asset you have — YOU.
“I love the freedom to create my own success, the connections I make, and the opportunity to learn.”
3 Things Angela Wishes She’d Been Told When She Started Her Own Business
Tenaciously cultivate a daily success routine – the key.
Focus on the one thing- not anything and everything.
Take care of your health -there is no one else who will do it for you. I learnt this the hard way so I live to tell that this is the most important piece of advice.
Angela’s Advice for Someone Thinking About Starting a Business
“Just get started. Some people just plan too much and never get going. Most importantly you must find pleasure in it. If not there is no point in running your own business.”
Starting Out in Business? Angela Recommends Mastering These Skills
- Crunching numbers, I think this is important. Master the financial side of running a business.
- The ability to sell. If you don’t enjoy selling then this is something you need to get acquainted with quickly
Angela’s Favorite Entrepreneur
“I don’t have one favourite entrepreneur. I am motivated and inspired by successful women entrepreneurs in general.”
Angela on HerBusiness
“Being in the consulting and therapist space means you take on a lot of other people’s stress. So sometimes, I do need to break away from that. The Networking and Connection that sets a safe environment for me to do that, I get from HerBusiness.
Also, as a solopreneur, I think being a HerBusiness provides that leadership and also the accountability.”