Pretty & Powerful: "Just Breathe" Ms.Kurundi Daniels
Kurundi Daniels, 47, Owner of Authentic Self Enterprises, LLC, BREATHE Holistic Health & Wellness Spa (Formerly known as Kurundi’s Massage Suite & Spa), Just Breathe Intimate Event Center, Author of Born into Suffocation & Wellness & Breath Coach
Q: How did you start within the profession you’re currently in & how long have you been it?
After serving 21 years in the US Army, I made a choice to never work for anyone that would dictate my time and freedom. So, after retirement, I took a year off to find Authentic Self and what my true purpose is in this world. I have been an entrepreneur since 2013 but I have been in the Health and Wellness field for over 24 years. I teach people how to BREATHE spiritually, emotionally and physically with the result of living their lives WELL and Whole. I named my company after my Journey.
Q: What is your inspiration that keeps you thriving?
My inspiration is life, literally! I love life and what it has to offer the good, bad and ugly. God is my sole leader and mentor I have learned through life that if I keep him close and listen to what he wants me to do I will always be successful without killing myself to make it happen.
Q: What has been the hardest part of what you do, that you make look Pretty easy?
The hardest part of what I do is letting go control. Thinking I have all the answers from my higher education and allowing God to take lead. The moment and day I realized that I do not have real control over my success and how I will thrive in this world, that was the day success came to me naturally without struggle. I am not sure if I make it look Pretty easy, I guess you can be the judge of that.
Q: What has been your biggest achievement thus far, that you’re most proud of?
My most recent achievements I am proud of are: I have built successful businesses from scratch. Through my visions I have helped countless people achieve their dreams. And equally I wrote a very successful book, Born into Suffocation, that I never had the desire to write but I had to be obedient.
Q: What would you say makes you Pretty & Powerful?
What do most call on you for? (your superpower) I believe it my heart that make me Pretty and my Resilience is what make me Powerful.
Most people call on me for advice and guidance on how they can get rid of some dis- eases that are controlling their lives. I work closely and gently with them to help dismantle those issues. Most people feel safe with me so its easy for them to let go and heal.
Q. What advice would you give to someone that may be aspiring to enter into the profession or industry you’re in?
First you must take care of yourself. Selfcare is the key to longevity in any business. Second you must love what you do and love genuinely love people. Money can not be your highest priority.
Q: On a transparent level, name a moment when you almost gave up on your success journey, but found the momentum & power to move forward?
September 2016 when my business burned down and the people I trusted the most could not help me or save me. I remember lying in my bed not wanting to face the world. I was still weak and mourning my father’s death just two months prior. The people who came say they were helping me was actually draining me and I was literally dying, and no one could see it. It was then when I realized I had got off the track that God initially had me on. I started relying and trusting people and not him. I had to do one of the hardest things. I had to be STILL. Not for a day or month but for a full year. I had to separate myself from everyone I knew and only listen to what God wanted for my life and trust that. A whole year (2017) allowing God to pour into me without taking any action on anything. My year of Stillness saved my life and catapulted my businesses.
Q. What projects are you working on; that you can share & where do you see yourself in the next 3-5 years?
I am currently launching my new Event center, (Just Breathe Intimate Event Center) with some wonderful ladies that was literally handpicked from God. It’s the only way I do business now. Also, after 4 successful years of operating Kurundi’s Massage Suite and Spa I am initiating a Name change, (BREATHE, Holistic Health & Wellness Spa) to position it to become a Franchise in a few years. Lastly for now I will be traveling promoting my book.
In 3-5 years I see myself traveling world speaking and teaching the world how to BREATHE…hopefully leaving positive energic footprints in the world that God would be proud of. If you want to know what I literally mean by BREATHE you can find in my book on Amazon.
Q: In closing what Powerful profound message would you leave to other fellow Pretty & Powerful females climbing the ladder to success?
Ladies always be true to yourself first.
Self-Care is the visual manifestation of filling your internal cup. You will then have what it takes to give from your overflow only. If your cup is not overflowing that is a sign that you are not taking care of you.
Success is what you define it to be so don’t allow society to define it for you.
Lastly, work quietly and allow your success to make noise for you.