Following her passion to help people thrive and grow in life, Carine Camara decided to focus her efforts on assisting people with emotional, mental, and spiritual health. As an acupuncturist and a holistic health coach, Carine now guides her clients to understand the importance of their wellness journey and assists them on their path of self-discovery. Her interview inspires us to always continue presenting ourselves to the world and to build our lives around what we love.
What inspired you to become a holistic entrepreneur?
To help people thrive, and to grow. Being a holistic entrepreneur has been such a journey of growth and learning. It has been a great opportunity for me to learn about myself, and my gifts that I love sharing with people.
Tell us about your business.
I am acupuncturist and a holistic health coach. As an acupuncturist I help people understand the importance of their wellness. I focus on emotional, mental and spiritual health. Specifically, I hone in on the importance of understanding where your emotions live in your body, and how they can be the cause of your physical pain. I also guide you to tap into your energetic body with esoteric acupuncture sessions. These treatments can be gateways for you to initiate your spiritual healing through chakra balancing and sacred geometry. Sessions can align you with your higher self, and reconnects you with your heart.
As a holistic health coach, I guide people on a path of self-discovery. We assess various aspects of your life, specifically as it pertains to your health. Nutrition, exercise, relationships and career are all areas we discuss and navigate to find solutions that are aligned with your goals.
How would you describe your current business model?
My acupuncture services are 1 to 1 in person in my office in Mar Vista, CA. My coaching services are either in person or virtually.
Can you share any strategies you’ve found to be particularly effective for growing your client base?
Meet tons of people. Network. Build community of liked minded individuals. Create a niche and plug yourself in various communities of people. Share what you do with everyone you meet. Always present who you are and the gifts you can share with others.
What are some of the biggest challenges you have faced in running your business?
Building my client base. I had to do many different things, to figure out what works best for me.
How have you overcome those challenges?
I keep putting myself out there. I never stop presenting myself to the world.
What were some of the first mistakes you made that you would tell a new holistic entrepreneur to avoid?
Stop listening to others, instead look within yourself to find the answers. Of course it is important to seek mentors and guidance. However, it is more important to really know what you want to bring to the world. Become super clear on your mission and your purpose. No one can tell you that information. It needs to come from within. Building that internal fire makes you unstoppable. Having a positive mindset. Seeing the “failures” as lessons. Staying focus on your vision and purpose, and never give up on you.
What has been the best piece of advice you’ve received as an entrepreneur?
Believe in yourself. There is no one stopping you but yourself. Move out of your own way and thrive.
What is your morning routine?
I am an early morning person. I wake up around 5am. Workout- swimming or stretching. I meditate for 30 minutes. Set my positive intentions for the day. Make my smoothie and start my day.
What is your favorite indulgence?
Gluten Free Pancakes with Maple Syrup…
Most exotic thing you’ve ever eaten?
Durian fruit. It smells terrible, yet tasty.
Most memorable place you’ve ever visited?
I loved Salvador, Bahia in Brazil. The people, the music, the dancing- it was a great time.
Last book you read?
The Oversoul Seven by Jane Roberts
If you could only have one kind of food for the rest of your life, it would be…
Fruits. All day everyday. Love them!
What is your go-to breakfast?
What do you love most about being an entrepreneur?
Being my own boss, and the freedom of creating the life I want to desire. Building my life around what I love.
Carine Camara is an acupuncturist and a holistic health coach based out of Los Angeles, California. You can find out more about her and her business, Carine Camara, at www.carinecamara.com.