We had the good fortune of connecting with Helen Plehn and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Helen, what is the most important factor behind your success?
There are three key factors I can think of to build a successful independent business, I call it the 3Cs: 1. Clarity: know your soul’s purpose and gifts; 2. Consistency: Showing up consistently no matter; 3. Communication: Communicate with your audience authentically and unapologetically of your offerings.
First and foremost, you need an internal motivation to run your business. You need to feel joy and fulfillment to do what you do and offer your gifts to the world.
Secondly, a successful business is not an overnight achievement. It takes at least 2-3 years to really see some income stability. That’s why you need to show up for your craft everyday consistently no matter the highs and lows.
Lastly, you are the brand of your business. You are actually “selling” you! Therefore, you need to step into your personal power and communicate your products and services to your audience with conviction. Remember, selling what your heart and soul believes is caring!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My business Helen Creates Beauty offers original paintings, spiritual courses and membership, Fengshui consultation and holistic healings.
What really sets us apart from others is my 10+ years of spiritual learning and experiences. Most of my artwork is painted energies from my third-eye visions when I mediate. Because I am certified crystal healer, crystal grids are sometimes incorporated into my artwork.
My holistic healing services incorporates various alternative healing modalities depends on my clients’ needs. It can be but not limited to: crystal, sound, chakra healing, Yoga and meditation, Ayurveda, angelic channeling and mediumship, theta brainwave healing.
Due to the wealth of spiritual knowledge I have acquired, my signature spiritual course Flowing with Your Rainbow and monthly membership the Rainbow Soul Family were created. Many students and members have accredited to their personal transformation to the course and membership.
We are all born with full spectrum colors of rainbow auras, my goal to healing and help others finding their life purposes and live in joy and fulfillment is to bring them back to this wholeness state that they forget as they grow up.
Now I am writing a book on this spiritual wisdom to serve a wider audience. The title would be Flowing with Your Rainbow: from unfulfilled to synchronicity. It captures all the wisdom and practices of my personal journey to self-healing, self-discovery, self-empowerment, self-love, self-expression, self-trust and co-creating with the Universe.
It is not an easy road to get to where I am at today. It takes courage, commitment and faith. What helped me to get through all the challenges are 1. A strong foundational support, either from your family, close friends or your partner. My husband is there for me every step of the way.
2. You need to committed to your soul’s purpose. Once you’ve found it, you knew in your guts you can’t do anything else but this. This is the perseverance you need when you get tested of your faith. You know no matter what you will find another way to make it work. Even it means you might need to do something else in the meantime to support yourself or your family financially. But you never give up.
On my gravestone, I want this to be written:
Helen Ye Plehn, a creator of joy, beauty and wisdom.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The Sherman Library and Gardens Heisler Park at Laguna Beach
Mission San Juan Capistrano
The Huntington Beach Pier
Fashion Island Shopping Mall
Crystal Cove State Park
Monarch Beach at Dana Point
South Coast Plaza
Belmont Shore at Long Beach
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’ve been on a spiritual journey and building my soul-led business since 2012. A lot of people have helped, supported and mentored me along the way.
I would love to thank my husband’s endless support and trust in me. My daughter as a light of my soul to always being the best version of myself.
Shoutout thanks to:
Yoga on Main studio in Philadelphia. Especially Shiva Das and Ed Zalo introduced me to meditation and Ayurveda.
Deepak Choprak’s meditation app accompanying me daily for 10 years.
Bonnie Christine who taught me to build a business in surface pattern design.
Emily Jeffords who instilled in me the belief of being an artist is being generous, courageous and abundant.
Ashley Levy, the founder of the Love and Light School of Crystal Therapy’s ongoing support on my crystal healing services.
Rebecca Campbell’s books, oracle cards, courses and Rise Sister Rise membership for getting to know my soul.
Kyle Gray’s books, oracle cards and courses for me to get to know my angels and guides.
Morwenna Bugano’s angelic channeling training.
James Van Praagh’s mediumship training.
Yasmin Borland’s Moonology wisdom.
Hay House publishing Inc. ‘s writer’s community now making my book writing and publishing dream come true.
Kate Northrup’s wisdom on how to do less and achieve more as a soul business owner.
Jessica Craddock, my dearest artist business coach from the Artist Market Co. who mentored me to tripled my income as an artist selling my art.
Beverly Morgon from the Sherman Library and Gardens for trusting me to teach painting workshops at the beautiful garden.
The Huntington Beach Art Center for showing my artwork and letting me teach painting and meditation classes there.
All my art collectors and clients around the world who had purchased my work and services.
Other: Pinterest: @helencreatesbeauty