With over 16 years of experience as a Personal Trainer, Nadine Shaw has seen her fair share of women (and men) deprioritise their health when life gets busy.
When we think about health, we think ‘diet and exercise’. But health is more than that.
Health encompasses happiness, sleep, managing stress, self-love and other areas that a lot of people forget about.
This is what has motivated Nadine to start her business ‘Essential Solutions for Everyday’.
It is not always easy to get the balance right. Or, to know where to start.
Nadine’s goal is to teach women simple strategies to maintain long term health, to feel empowered rather than overwhelmed and energised instead of exhausted.
She has created a simple framework based on what she has found really works for whole health that helps you make things happen.
Who’s your favourite entrepreneur and why?
“I really love Vishen Lakhiani, Founder of Mind Valley, the world’s biggest personal growth platform.
His personal philosophies have helped me in my own personal development, and it’s amazing that he has been able to create a successful organisation based on his beliefs.”
What do you enjoy most about running your own business?
“Creativity. Flexibility. Working from home.”
What three pieces of advice do you wish you’d been given when you started?
- Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
- Ask for help.
- Know your niche.
What advice would YOU give someone thinking about starting a business?
“Taking imperfect action is better than taking no action.”
What skills and knowledge areas would you recommend those starting out in business get acquainted with quickly?
“I think it probably depends on the type of business they have.
Social media is obviously very powerful and having some experience can help most businesses.”
What does your IDEAL business look like? Even if you’re not there yet, what would it look like if your business was ideal?
“My ideal business would have me continuing to work from home, especially as I have two young children.
I’d like to have a regular income stream through online education/courses and I’d love to run a retreat in the future.”
What problem does being a Member of the HerBusiness Network solve for you and your business? And, how?
“Being part of the network has enabled me to connect with other women in business, ask for advice, get feedback, and give me direction in various areas of starting a new business.”