Living in the Movement
Beth Desotelle has been self-employed all her life. That’s the first thing you should know about her. You see, once Beth sets her mind to something, she jumps right in and tries to find a way to accomplish her goals. She is the picture of self-motivation.
Beth’s first goal was to become a performing artist. So, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that she was a success right from the start, carving out a career as a working actor, singer, and dancer. But a performance one night left her with an injury, and it was at that moment when she realized how unpredictable the body could be. She needed a backup plan.
Being that she’d long been involved with movement, the next logical step was massage. Besides, Beth had always been interested in the practice. That’s when she left the Twin Cities to study massage therapy at the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe, NM.
After her certification, Beth came back to the Midwest and set up a practice: Meraki Massage. If you’re not at all familiar with the term, you wouldn’t be alone. It’s a Greek word meaning to do something with all your soul — that, or to put your whole self into whatever it is you’re doing.
As with any new business, it can take time to hit its stride, and Beth found herself in what we’d often describe as “survival mode.” By happenstance, a friend referred Beth to Mikeworth Consulting. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Beth began taking our classes, attending our NW2 Mastermind group, and consulting with Mickey directly. Slowly but surely, she started to break out of old habits and move herself into prosperity mode, and her massage practice was the better for it. Business picked up — so much so that she started doing more massage than performing arts.
Today, Beth is starting a new chapter in her professional life. Though still running a successful massage practice, she is moving into life coaching as well. And as Beth would tell you, “I was doing it already during my sessions.” Her goal now is to help people take up a healthier path as they age. It’s all about understanding the body and what you can do to feel better.
If Beth’s success can teach us anything, it’s that the opportunities are always present. You just need to believe in them — and become a little persistence during the process.