Dr. Deborah Fryer is a money mindset mentor, spiritual business coach, and creator of the Anatomy of Money system for holistic wealth and well-being.
She helps heart-centered entrepreneurs break through subconscious mental, emotional and financial blocks and create soul-aligned 6- or 7-figure businesses with ease, speed, and confidence.
Deborah holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton, and she is an award-winning filmmaker who has created content for PBS, NOVA, Frontline, the National Science Foundation, and other media channels.
She has completed a post-baccalaureate pre-medical degree and has been teaching and practicing yoga and meditation for over 30 years.
Deborah’s unique transformational model interweaves ancient wisdom, modern science, narrative medicine, proven mind-body practices, and creative visualization.
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In the past year, what is the greatest business achievement you’d like to celebrate with your team? Please share the details of that success.
Deborah Fryer: Our pre-pandemic business model was based on live in-person events and retreats. Our customers were primarily in the US and Canada.
Lockdown changed everything in the best way for us… because it created the ideal conditions for us to expand our reach and build an online global community of online business owners and triple our sales in 2022.
We’re also celebrating that we practiced what we teach, and we doubled down on our own mindsets and expanded our capacity to serve more people than ever while working fewer hours than we used to. We’ve discovered the secret that less is more.
I’m in the process of writing a book and companion workbook on the Anatomy of Money: Your Inside Guide to True Wealth, and everyone on our team is pursuing creative and artistic projects, too. Our creative juices are flowing!
We help our clients clear mental, emotional and financial blocks to success, and stress management, meditation and mindset resetting are key to growth, so we were in the right place at the right time.
Teaching mindset, mindfulness and meditation practices to business owners, we tripled our sales in 2022 (and we helped them increase their bottom lines, as well).
What advice do you wish you received when you started your business journey and what do you intend on improving in the next quarter?
Deborah Fryer: I wish I’d had stronger boundaries in place when I started my business. I tend to lead from the heart and be overly generous with my time, expertise and trust. I learned the hard way that not everyone has the same level of integrity, commitment and personal accountability that I do.
That said, learning is how we grow, so we appreciate some of the bumps we experienced because they helped us refine and streamline some of our systems and processes.
We’re embracing less is more in every area of our business and that feels really good for us and for our clients. There’s less stress, less overwhelm, less confusion, and our clients are getting better results.
Here is a two fold question: What is the book that influenced you the most and how? Please share some life lessons you learned. Now what book have you gifted the most and why?
Deborah Fryer: There are so many books that I love and recommend, so I can’t limit myself to just one. Here are some faves I re-read every year and recommend often:
- The Energy Codes by Dr. Sue Morter,
- High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard,
- Atomic Habits by James Clear,
- The Little Money Bible by Stuart Wilde,
- Creating Money by Sanaya Roman
- Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Business is all about overcoming obstacles and creating opportunities for growth. What do you see as THE real challenge right now?
Deborah Fryer: The biggest challenge I see right now is that so many people are living in lack and fear and giving up on themselves and they don’t realize they have a choice.
There’s so much negativity and divisiveness in the world right now, and it’s destroying people’s confidence, health, self-esteem and motivation to do good in the world.
I believe that people are fundamentally good and kind. The opportunity is always here for us to be more kind, more compassionate, and to create a world that’s sustainable, inclusive, beautiful and safe for all.
2020, 2021, 2022 threw a lot of curve balls into businesses on a global scale. Based on the experience gleaned in the past years, how can businesses thrive in 2023? What lessons have you learned and what advice would you share?
Deborah Fryer: There’s so much opportunity right now for people to share their gifts, products and services all over the world. We are waking up to the realization that we are all interconnected, and that none of us can survive alone.
Everyone has something valuable to contribute and share that enriches the world for all.
What does “success” in the year to come mean to you? It could be on a personal or business level, please share your vision.
Deborah Fryer: My definition of success at the end of the day is simple. Was I kind? Was I compassionate? Was I creative? Did I add value to someone’s life? If the answer is yes, I am at peace.
Jed Morley, VIP Contributor to ValiantCEO and the host of this interview would like to thank Deborah Fryer for taking the time to do this interview and share her knowledge and experience with our readers.
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