Tell us a little bit about who you are…
My name is Taylor Elyse Morrison. I’m the founder of Inner Workout and the host of a personal development podcast called Be School.
What is your story?
I started my career in corporate and quickly realized that it wasn’t for me, so I joined a wellness startup as their first full-time employee. During this time, I also was side hustling, volunteering, and trying to have some semblance of a social life.
What inspired you to create Inner Workout?
I have a bad habit of burning myself out. I did a lot of inner work to figure out how to sustainably incorporate self-care into my life, and some of that work led me to Inner Workout.
Could you tell readers more about Inner Workout?
Inner Workout helps people build the skill of self-care, which we define as listening within and responding in the most loving way possible. Our namesake class is a blend of movement, breathwork, journaling, and meditation. We also have an assessment that measures people’s wellbeing and offers recommended self-care practices based on the results. Outside of our products, we host workshops to help people explore self-care in the context of community.
What was the journey of starting a company like?
I’ve always been entrepreneurial, and Inner Workout isn’t my first venture. I feel like I’ve been able to apply a lot of lessons learned in the process of starting Inner Workout. I’ve been really intentional about the type of company that I want to build, and I’ve prioritized aligned decision making.
Were you faced with any obstacles along the way? How did you overcome them?
The biggest obstacle for me has been imposter syndrome. It’s something I work to overcome everyday. I do that by reconnecting with my “why” and by trying to bring more objectivity into my self talk.
Did you ever have moments of doubt? How did you continue to push yourself to work towards your goals?
I’ve definitely had moments where I wondered if I was on the right path. When I’m unsure, I look at where there’s already been positive impact. Sometimes I’m so focused on the work that I forget how far I’ve come.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned throughout your journey?
I’ve learned how important it is to have a support system. No one is successful in a vacuum.
What advice do you have for other women who may be interested in entrepreneurship?
Follow your curiosity. Get outside feedback, and start small.
What is next for you and Inner Workout?
So many things! I can’t share everything yet, but there are more digital classes and resources that will be launching over the next several months.
What does being Simply Unstoppable mean to you?
Taking aligned action and doing the work, even when it isn’t especially exciting
How can readers get in contact with you to continue this conversation or learn more about Inner Workout?
You can follow Inner Workout on Instagram @innerworkout. Our DMs are always open.