Today’s guest wasn’t made for the 9 to 5 life. She knew that she wanted to make her own path as a dietitian, and she struggled to find the right fit in traditional jobs. A whole lot of self-awareness led her to take a leap out of a miserable job (that made her cry every day) and into the world of entrepreneurship.
In this episode, we’re chatting with Starla Garcia, who is a dietitian, Olympic trials marathoner, and body and cultural diversity advocate. She’s sharing how her eating disorder recovery led her to work with BIPOC runners and marathoners who have experienced a similar path with their health. She’s talking about how important it was for her to build a business that aligns with who she is, why she’s best as a solopreneur, and advice for new entrepreneurs.
As entrepreneurs, it’s important to build a business that is in alignment with our wants and needs. It can be daunting to quit your job and take that step into the unknown. Starla’s story will inspire you to take the leap and build a life and career that feeds your soul.
What’s in this episode:
How Starla got into entrepreneurship [02:07]
How she got an opportunity to mentor with someone in sports nutrition [06:27]
Her experience as a marathoner participating in Olympic trials qualifiers [07:20]
How she used social media and community building to start her own business [09:17]
What motivated her to take the leap and get out of a miserable job situation [11:56]
How she found a mentor to her see the full extent of what she could do with her business [17:43]
What is has been like building a business that is soul-driven and aligned [22:46]
How Starla suffered from burnout and how she pulled herself out [28:25]
How she learned that staying a solopreneur is the best route for her [31:11]
Starla’s advice for an entrepreneur just starting out [34:09]