We had the good fortune of connecting with Chels Holmes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chels, how do you define success?
I love this question, it’s important to recognize that success looks different from person to person. I think of success as a qualitative measure, knowing I am providing valuable information and insight for my clients and doing it in a way that positively impacts my overall community while sustaining myself financially, to me that’s success.
What should our readers know about your business?
This Woo Woo Stuff is an astrology, tarot and lifestyle coaching business. I guide my clients in self-exploration and help them setup personal practices to hone their ideal lifestyle, all through astrology, tarot and coaching. I’m most excited about Woo Woo Weekend and Woo Woo on the Daily, two services that combine astrology with lifestyle coaching. We dig into your routines and create habits and rituals to add intentionality and wellbeing to your day, using astrology.
My biggest challenge is balancing a new, growing business with working in a full time role for a local nonprofit. I know many small business owners have this experience of needing additional income while expanding their business to be self sustaining. The lesson I’ve learned in balancing the two is to take breaks as I need them and take care of myself first so that I can be at my best in readings and coaching sessions. I’m currently opening my availability a little more each month, but am very mindful to do so at a pace that allows me to give my full attention and energy to each and every client.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
When friends are in town I’ll take them to a great local restaurant, Velvet Taco, Wabi House, and Nori are favorites, followed by a stroll through Klyde Warren Park with a visit to the DMA and Nasher Sculpture Center, or maybe catch a Dallas Stars or Mavs game. When it’s a beautiful Texas day a walk along the Katy Trail, around White Rock Lake or through the Dallas Arboretum is a nice touch of nature within our city limits. If friends are here on the weekend I like to take them to Bishop Arts for the local artists and brands that pop up outside the quirky, fun shops and have a delicious brunch at either Oddfellows or Jonathon’s Diner close by in Oak Cliff.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to shoutout Molly Mathias, Owner of Go Easy Shop in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas. I’m a customer of her incredible self-care shop and when I launched my business I was able to do pop-up astrology and tarot reading events so I could meet local clients. It made a big difference for me and she’s constantly advocating for and supporting small, local business. Big shoutout, to Molly and be sure to check out Go Easy Shop!