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Columbus Business Shares How It is Thriving

Jim Woods

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What is one of the most important things you can do to ensure success? It is also one of the most overlooked areas of our lives: mindset. 

I recently spoke with Columbus resident and business owner Kimberly Milousis. Kimberly has a great story and a lot of great advice to share the importance of having the right mindset in our lives. Here is a summary of our conversation.

A Huge Transition

Kimberly had over 20 years of experience as a CPA working as a senior corporate tax manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Despite having a beautiful office, working with a great staff and earning a six-figure income, she knew something was missing. 

Kimberly and her husband decided to try something different. She left her job not even exactly knowing what her next steps were. She just knew she wanted to do something more. 

Pivoting During Times Of Change

Kimberly found herself pregnant shortly after leaving her job. She decided with her husband that it was a good time to sell their home in Toronto and moved into the country. They decided to flip houses and did that for a while during that time of change. 

While flipping houses, Kimberly had purchased some essential oils to make one of the houses smell better. Kimberly had always maintained an interest in natural health products. As she learned more about the products, she became excited about them. She found a business opportunity when she was not looking for one. 

There’s also a mental aspect that Kimberly discovered as she started building her new business: that in order to move forward, you must adjust your mindset.

Moving Past Limiting Beliefs 

In building her business, Kimberly had to let go of her limiting beliefs. Some of these included having her identity attached to her past career as a CPA for over 20 years. It took her a long time to realize that she had gifts to share with the world that were not attached to her job. 

In addition, Kimberly had to get over her fear of rejection. She says,”I just wanted to be liked, I just wanted to be accepted, so the terror of putting myself out there with the possibility that someone could say no, to me was just overwhelming.”

You’re Always Selling Something

The act of selling something is very powerful. There are times when we sell our kids on the idea that going to bed is a good idea. And we’re always selling people on something whether we’re making a movie recommendation or recommending a restaurant. Kimberly views sales as an act of service. She is more passionate about helping people than making money.  

A Common Setback And The Solution

We often compare ourselves to other people and what we used to do. But the reality is we are often not making fair comparisons. You might be comparing someone else’s ending with your beginning. You can’t compare people that way. Comparison truly kills joy. And it also steals motivation. 

Kimberly feels more abundant in all areas of her life now: her physical health, her emotional health, her relational health, her spiritual health and her financial health. No one piece is more important than the other; they are all important. And it is because they are all pieces of a beautiful tapestry that gets woven together to create abundance in your life. 

An abundance mindset can completely change how you view everything. I would personally like to challenge you to spend some time asking yourself what kind of mindset you have. And then taking the next steps to improve your mindset. Mindset is an absolute gamechanger for everyone.

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