Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Tanya MFK, Founder of Success By Design, located in Plzen, Czech Republic.
What’s your business, and who are your customers?
My business consists of 3 core products: Success By Design, an entrepreneur accelerator program, Success Schedule-Time Design Certification program, and 1-1 coaching. I work with accomplished coaches, consultants & course creators to design their next level of success by developing systems for their time, mindset, and strategies.
We partner with you to transition from hustle to harmony by building a sustainable schedule to live the life you want and get things done. Identify the routines that support your inner strength, self-trust, and resilience for long-term achievement. And designing a clearly mapped out step-by-step strategy to reach your income & impact goals.
Ultimately, we work with humans that embody these eight traits:
- Transformation: You have a business fully focused on transforming the lives of others.
- Impact: You are driven, talented, and have a bigger mission ahead of you than behind you.
- Ambition: You continually raise the bar for yourself, your clients, and your community.
- Rule Breaking: You’ve been a rule breaker your whole life. You’re not afraid of risks. You’re willing to forge your own way.
- Problem Solving: You know there’s always a way. When someone says it’s impossible, you say, “let’s find out.”
- Contribution: You’re a giver. When you join a community, people are grateful you are there.
- Income: You can choose long-term impact over short-term income and cash flow.
- Fed up: You’re no longer willing to be a best-kept secret.
Tell us about yourself
I had my first business at age 11.
I’ve supported myself completely since age 15.
I had a successful career in clinical immunology at the age of 19
I became a widow to cancer at age 25.
My Business partner and mentor- 30 years my senior- stole our savings and left the country…I was eight months pregnant. I struggled with self-worth, doubt, money, and burnout. I avoided speaking and teaching because I was ashamed of what I looked like. I compared myself to every stranger on the street and successful person on social media.
I’ve survived, failed, and started over more times than I can count. And I have lived one of the most exciting and fascinating lives ever. I’ve always been a “figure-it-out-er.” The paths that most had laid out for them were not available to me.
So I became a rule breaker by necessity. I forged my own way. Now I fully support my family by transforming others. I’m thankful for profit, but I don’t count my success in dollars. I count it in freedom. Freedom to go where I want. Freedom to create my schedule. Freedom to live where I want. Freedom to teach what I want. Freedom to focus on what I want.
I’m an expert at reversing time as precious. I specialize in helping incredible people see how powerful they are. My clients include award-winning directors, artists, and heads of media companies. I’ve worked with million-dollar start-ups, Forbes 30 under 30 innovators, physicians, army rangers, legacy martial artists, and top technology leaders. I’ve worked with the busy mom with a dream, the baker with a vision, and the dance troop with a passion.
I’m the founder of Success By Design- a community of solopreneur coaches, consultants, and course creators focused on transforming others. I’m the creator of Success Schedule, a step-by-step method to design your best life every day, hour-by-hour. Ambitious, talented, driven business builders trust me deeply because I can see what most people cannot, and I’m willing to say what most people don’t dare to say.
I’ve trained incredible leaders, coaches, course creators, and consultants to build a business aligned with the life they want. I created a community of people that not only know they can design success on their terms but HOW to do it. I’ve spoken at universities, entrepreneur organizations, and corporate audiences of over 1,000 people. I’ve been featured on Fox news, numerous podcasts, blogs, and articles ranging from business and neuroscience to parenting and self-development.
And what I am truly most proud of is my company’s mission to put these same tools into the hands of children on their path to self-love, trust, and success in this world.
What’s your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I’m sure it sounds cliche, but my biggest accomplishment in business has been creating something that allows me to connect with people that inspire the heck out of me and lets me support them to bring that inspiration to the rest of the world while at the same time putting a roof over my family’s head and supporting all of our needs and wants through what I do. I’m still blown away each day that I get to do this.
What’s one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
One? If you look at things like making sure you stay off the hustle hamster wheel, not confusing busy with effective, working only on what is essential, ensuring time for joy and downtime every day, staying patient, and letting go of the outcome, I could summarize that as the single hardest thing is a healthy mindset.
What are the top tips you’d give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Study what works, but only do what is aligned for you.
- Be clear about the life you want first, then build a business around that.
- Don’t wait for the right time or for something to be perfect. Fail fast and fail forward. You will only grow and learn by doing it. Get started now.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Time is the most precious asset you have. It doesn’t matter how good of a product, plan, or strategy you have if you don’t have the time and mindset to implement it. Understand your time first, know where it’s going, know what you really have available, and know where it’s used best.
There is no someday in the future when it will all be bliss, and you can finally enjoy your time. A great life is a series of well-lived days, and well-lived days are made up of great hours. Use your hours intentionally, and the rest will fall into place.
Every month we join together to determine our best game plan for the next 30 days.
This is not a training or lecture.
It’s a space for you to create your plan while being guided through questions.
And it’s FREE! Learn more HERE