Ensure that you speak to yourself kindly and don’t judge yourself so harshly. As a business owner there is no space for guilt, shame or doubt.
Erin Rachel Doppelt is an international wellness consultant, spiritual teacher, host of Wise Woman Podcast and retreat leader. She facilitates innovative mindfulness workshops and trainings in the areas of meditation, emotional intelligence, positive psychology, conflict competency, nutrition, yoga, and spiritual, personal and professional development. She is the creator behind the “Certificate in Mindfulness and Wellbeing Strategy” and “Soul Immersion” coaching and training programs. Erin developed her programming based on her experience living and learning in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Erin earned an MA in Clinical Psychology and Education from Columbia University, and is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach.
Where did the idea for your wellness company come from?
I was looking for a cure for our current human experience; the rise in mental health issues, chronic fatigue, seasonal sadness, decreased fertility and under-stimulation in the everyday. This journey led me to Israel, then India, and then to Columbia University. Today, I travel around the world educating and training people in the areas of meditation, emotional intelligence, positive psychology, conflict competency, nutrition, yoga, and spiritual, personal and professional development. I am the creator behind the “Certificate in Mindfulness and Wellbeing Strategy” and “Soul Immersion” coaching and training programs.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I practice cycle syncing, so I show up different everyday based on where I am in my natural moon cycle. Regardless of where I am in my cycle, I start my morning with an Ayurvedic oral hygiene routine of tongue scraping, followed by tea and 24oz of water. Then I move into meditation practice or Kundalini Kriya and breath-work. I typically have conference calls with participants spiritual entrepreneurs I train in The Certificate in Mindfulness and Wellbeing Strategy or in my group coaching program Soul Immersion (focused on marrying eastern + western practices). I eat lunch at home with lots of veggies, then move my body (intensity of the workout depends on where I am in my moon cycle) then I head to my co-working space to write and answer my emails. Lastly, I have dinner with my fiancé (ask me how I manifested him!) then I read before going to bed.
How do you bring ideas to life?
Through meditation, prayer and leaving my ego at the door.
What’s one trend that excites you?
Uncensored births and oat milk lattes.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I am radically self-compassionate to myself. I speak to myself so kindly and don’t judge myself harshly – this radical loved has made my hyper productive because there is no space for guilt, shame or doubt.
What advice would you give your younger self?
What other people think about you is none of your business.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
When women remember their power, connect to their natural intuition and cycle, then miracles will endlessly occur naturally.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Meditate, stay hydrated, eat a ton of fruits and vegetables, and adore thyself.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
My niche of being both: Both background in eastern ritual (because I lived in India and traveled Asia) and have the western training (I graduated at the top of my class at Columbia University with a MA in Clinical Psychology and education). Also, my art of speaking. I have always been comfortable speaking in front of mass amounts of people.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
Facebook ads kicked me in the butt. I realigned and noticed (after wasting thousands of dollars) that my soulmate clients find me through organic avenues.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Women coming together from opposite sides of conflict to cycle sync.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I just spent $100 on a Matcha Whisk, an Oracle Card Deck (I have never had one!) and a book from Barnes and Noble (I just finished reading Educated and am now on Where the Crawdad Sings!)
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
I use Kajabi for all my online trainings. I also love Zoom for intimate conference calls. Instagram is my truest love though!
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
The Alchemist by: Paulo Coehlo, show up for your truest dream
What is your favorite quote?
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. If you are playing small, that does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to manifest in the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson
- Every entrepreneur should stay hydrated, eat a ton of fruits and vegetables, and ensure you give yourself self-compassion every day to be at your best.
- Ensure that you speak to yourself kindly and don’t judge yourself so harshly. As a business owner there is no space for guilt, shame or doubt.
- When investing in marketing make sure to look at all avenues, Facebook ads may not always be a good fit for your business.
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.