Hye Jin Kalgaonkar was a corporate sales manager who, at the request of her family, agreed to play it safe and got an amazing corporate job.
After years of practicing yoga, Hye Jin couldn’t resist her calling and saw a void to be filled by bringing yoga to her community. Over the next 6 years, Hye Jin had to shift her mindset away from working at a job to owning a business. It’s this shift that has allowed her studio, The Hot Room, to not only succeed, but to thrive.
Hye Jin shares the benefits of being a member of The Hot Room:
In this week’s episode, you will also understand how knowing your “why” and making your team members grow with you can elevate your business and make things happen!
In this special episode with Hye Jin, you'll learn:
→ [1:45] Why Hye Jin thought that business is not something you should pursue because it requires too much work and how a yoga class changed that perspective.
→ [5:29] How Hye Jin got the opportunity to practice and teach yoga in several studios around the world while traveling with her husband.
→ [6:00] Hye Jin talks about how she realized the opportunity to share the life-changing benefits of yoga and used all her savings to open up her first Hot Room yoga studio.
→ [7:42] The challenges that Hye Jin and her husband had to face back when they were just starting their fitness business and how they succeed despite those challenges.
→ [10:43] Hye Jin gives a powerful piece of advice to everyone who's transitioning from just an employee to being a business owner. (It’s about knowing your “why” and learning how to shift your mindset!)
→ [15:37] How Hye Jin finds people who love sales to be part of her passionate team.
→ [19:30] How you can use a teacher training program as a sales funnel for your business and have a group of yoga instructors who seamlessly fit with your company's culture.
→ [24:37] Hye Jin discusses the actionable goals that took her business from one location to another and ANOTHER.
→[30:24] Hye Jin talks about the vital role that her husband played for the growth of The Hot Room.