Robyn Parets is the founder and CEO of Pretzel Kids and The Write Move.
Robyn started her career as a journalist with the Los Angeles Times and Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) and parlayed her skills writing about finance, travel and entrepreneurship to starting her own ventures - first a yoga studio and now The Write Move and Pretzel Kids, a nationwide kids yoga company offering classes, trainings, merchandise and a branded licensing program. Under The Write Move umbrella, she works with companies to craft stellar content that helps drive traffic back to their websites. She is also a funding coach at iFundWomen and a yoga teacher.
We talked to Robyn about how she maintains work-life balance as a business owner and here’s what she had to say…
Can you share with us any information about your business that you would want other entrepreneurs to know?
Pretzel Kids is a nationwide kids yoga and mindfulness company and brand offering trainings, classes and branded products. Our proprietary training course is now offered online, giving those who wish to start a side hustle or business teaching Pretzel Kids yoga an affordable, accessible and easy way to get started right away. In 2019 - after successfully training hundreds via our online Pretzel Kids Teacher Certification Course - we launched our Pretzel Kids licensing program. Think of this like a business-in-a-box, giving our teachers ongoing resources and the ability to instantly list and market their Pretzel Kids classes and events.
Pretzel Kids is more than a training program. It is a business opportunity in the rapidly growing kids mindfulness and yoga industry. For entrepreneurs, Pretzel Kids is a great way to launch a new career or simply earn extra money doing something awesome: Helping kids get fit, live healthy lives and be less-stressed.
How do you define success?
That’s easy: success to me means loving what you do every day, whether that is raising a family, working, running your own business, taking a walk in the woods etc. At the same time, you need to have enough money to pay your bills and live a comfortable life. This is a totally different concept than “being rich.” If you can live a happy personal life and achieve financial freedom - meaning you can pay for your needs and most of your wants, within reason - this is my recipe for success.
How do you achieve work-life balance as a business owner?
For me, this means building in time for exercise, yoga, meditation and taking vacations! Those are my top four. Of course, I love spending time with family, friends and I also go on a personal retreat at least once a year (I aim for twice!) This brings balance back to my work life. I get super busy at times and something falls by the wayside. It takes practice for me to maintain self-care but it’s important for balance in my work and life.
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