We had the good fortune of connecting with Rachel Gibler and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rachel, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk taking is the backbone of my entire entrepreneurial journey. At each phase of my business, even before beginning, risk was at the forefront of each decision that I made. I took a risk when I left my comfy corporate job to pursue entrepreneurship. I took a risk when investing in The Lash Lounge franchise, and building out two locations in Houston, TX. I took a risk when I chose to document my entrepreneurial journey online, and eventually dive in to helping other women leave corporate America and pursue their purpose through the power of mindset, energetics, and manifestation. In each phase of my career, risks have been paramount to my success. If we choose to stay comfortable, we end up repeating the same patterns that lead us to unhappiness. When we choose the familiar path, rather than deliberately creating our life on purpose, we end up unfulfilled. The only way to realize your desires is to step out of your comfort zone into unfamiliar territory. With this, risk is going to be inherent in nearly every decision you make. Learning to get comfortable with taking risks has allowed me to quantum leap into a new level of success I never thought possible, and will forever be a pillar in my entrepreneurial and personal life.Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am a 2x franchise owner of The Lash Lounge, an eyelash extension salon in Houston, TX. From there, I went on to create a mindset coaching business for women, outlining the tools and shifts I made to take me from corporate America to business owner. Utilizing the power of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, manifestation & energetics, and my unique coaching framework, I help my clients rewire both the conscious and subconscious mind to reprogram their actions for success. Getting to this level was definitely not without challenges. Between launching two businesses during COVID, having to pivot online strategies, and building resilience against failures, entrepreneurship has proved to be both challenging and rewarding. My greatest lesson in business is to take risks, trust your intuition, and keep going. When I kept my eye on the vision rather than the obstacles in front of me, it was easier to surmount any disappointments. Throughout the past few years, my brand has been recognized for empowering women to recognize their worth, create their desires, and ruthlessly pursue both passion and purpose against any odds.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Drinks — Anvil, Drift, McIntyres, Bisou, Miss Carousel ,13 Celsius Restaurants — Uchi, Nancy’s Hustle, Coltivare, 8th Row Flint Brunch — The Rustic, Hugo’s, Hungry’s, BCK, Rosie Cannonball
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to The Success Principles by Jack Canfield. This is the first self development book I ever picked up over 3 years ago, was the catalyst to quitting my corporate job, and ultimately gave me the tools to create the businesses I have today. If you read just this one book on mindset, and implemented each strategy, there is no doubt you would see success.