We recently connected with Crysy Allyson and have shared our conversation below.
Crysy , appreciate you joining us today. Can you open up about a risk you’ve taken – what it was like taking that risk, why you took the risk and how it turned out?
Taking a risk. We often shy away from doing so due to fear, right?
I’d been a full-time employee as well as part time entrepreneur for years.
Did I want to work solely for myself? Absolutely.
Did I know what was in store for the future if I took that risk? Absolutely, not!
So, I continued to work as a full-time employee where things were stable, and I was comfortable.
At work, I was stressed, overwhelmed and unhappy.
I struggled with fear of stepping out on faith or staying in my comfort zone for years.
At one point, I began therapy due to work related issues.
I shared this personal information with my supervisor who I thought I could trust,
In turn, she gossiped about me with my coworkers!
I was so upset! Not that me going to therapy was out (therapy is essential!), BUT because I shared my personal information with this person, and they talked about me like what I was experiencing was a joke!
There was no way that I could continue to work for this person. There was no longer any respect for her.
So, I decided that I wasn’t going back,
I sent my resignation, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.
I honestly had no plan as to what I was going to do going forward.
BUT, I was out of my comfort zone.
Now that I was out of my zone, I had to push forward! I mean, what else could I do?
I was walking by faith and allowing God to move for me.
I was able to focus on my business, which is definitely a learning process.
I was able to finish my internship for my grad school program.
And I am the most stress free, peaceful, and happy than I have been in years!
This is probably the biggest risk I have ever taken. I am thankful that I did, though.
As always, we appreciate you sharing your insights and we’ve got a few more questions for you, but before we get to all of that can you take a minute to introduce yourself and give our readers some of your back background and context?
Hi! I am Crysy Allyson, Lifestyle Stylist. I operate as a certified life coach where I assist women in transitioning from existing in dark/broken spaces to blooming in bold spaces.
I am very passionate about the betterment of women and creating spaces for them to learn, grow, & flourish. The Road to Freedom movement is one I created to mirror what I had been looking for, a sisterhood of women from all backgrounds to gather for non- judgmental, transparent interactions resulting in enlightenment, encouragement, and inspiration. I host various events from business pop-up shops, to vision book workshops, to mommy & me events, to year end empowerment events.
I am on an ongoing spiritual journey where I am learning, growing and implementing new practices as they allow me to evolve into a better woman. In that process, I created en•HER•gy Accessories & Holistics. I wanted to share my discoveries, my experiences and how they can help others, by curating a line of fun, eye catching, colorful accessories, apparel, spiritual tools, natural body care products and more.
My brand offers a range of products: smudging tools, incense, African waistbeads & accessories, handcrafted jewelry, crystals, apparel & MORE!
I provide services such as crystal healing, goal planning sessions, clarity calls, coaching, yoni steaming and will add more in the near future.
What sets me apart from others in my industry is my relatability, my genuine care and concern for people, the knowledge I share with others, my honest, up-front, but empathetic personality & so much more- come visit me, you’ll see!
I am most proud of transitioning my life from being broken to being a healer. I had to heal myself and have discovered that my purpose is to assist others in doing the same.
I recently obtained my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and plan to continue my work as I become a licensed professional counselor and obtain more knowledge in other areas.
How did you put together the initial capital you needed to start?
Let me be totally honest here. My business is funded on PRAYER and work!
I think as business owners, we get so caught up on what and how others are functioning and doing their business, that it prevents us from focusing and flourishing in our own space.
I started with no plan, no big capital, no outside funding or loans.
I just started. Because, I knew if I didn’t do something to move forward…I’d still be in the same place.
I continue to learn and grow in the process. It’s all a learning process ya’ll.
What’s a lesson you had to unlearn and what’s the backstory?
As people, our experiences from childhood up are the foundation of our thoughts and interactions with others. I didn’t have this traumatic lifetime movie life; but I had some things that I was subconsciously carrying. In order to function as a business woman, especially one that works directly with people; I had to unlearn the thoughts and practices that I adapted and carried throughout my life. I can’t work with people if I don’t trust them, if I don’t welcome advice or constructive criticism, if I am not willing to learn new things, not willing to explore new spaces etc.
I had to change those things in order to progress as a business.
- Website: www.itsenhergy.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crysy_allyson/ & https://www.instagram.com/itsenhergy/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crysyallyson/ & https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100040197436036
- Twitter: @crysy_allyson
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