Afternoon Tea with Alyssa Hellman

January 23, 2020

Afternoon Tea with Alyssa Hellman

“If you aren't ruthlessly protecting your time, you may as well hang it up."

Alyssa Hellman, Owner/Founder of Compass South

When you meet Alyssa, you’ll likely notice her ease of being, or maybe her signature cowboy boots will pull you in. Either way, you’ll know you’re in the presence of someone with vision, integrity and authenticity.

Alyssa has a natural knack for knowing how to build a business and what will work. Our mutual friend and Alyssa’s mentor, Zach Schabot, said to her, “I’ve been betting on you for years, it's time you bet on yourself.” So she took this wisdom to heart and decided to launch her own business, Compass South.

A lifelong learner struggling with ADD and bouts of depression, she has had to make up for any obstacles in her way and push through to her natural talent. But working really hard at things and having the gumption to learn comes from deep inside her. “If something makes me uncomfortable, I run toward it and do it until it becomes comfortable.” 

Spend any time with Alyssa, you will hear her ask, “Well, what if it works?" She shares with us that she’s a believer that people won't take the next step because they are actually afraid of success. She not only prepares for the worst case scenario, but also stretches and has a plan if and when something wildly works. This gives her a competitive edge because she has a plan for any scenario.

“Whether we believe it or not, society tells us that more money equals success.” But this is contrary to many people who have actually achieved financial success since money often comes at other costs. “I want to have success in all areas of my life. Balance is not necessarily a myth, but it's more about finding a rhythm for your life. I think this is the key to true success.” Alyssa reminds us that if we don’t define what enough is, we will just continue to grind and spin. Adding this layer of purpose and intention into our plan, will help us connect with the rhythm of our business and help find the ever elusive personal/professional balance.

Raised by a mother who told her “she must” and a father who told her “she could”  Alyssa has never attributed any limiting factors to gender, but only to her abilities. Of which she knew and believed she could learn or push through whatever challenges she faced.

Her best advice, “allow others to be vulnerable around you. This is a conscious action and when you create this space, some beautiful things begin to happen.” It’s true, spend the afternoon with Alyssa, and beautiful things are bound to happen.

How can our intentional community help Alyssa’s business grow? She will be telling stories of how to thrive online. Learn more here

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