We are very proud to feature our Wonderful Web Radio Rising Star interview. In this segment, we speak with Marney Perna who is the owner and founder of Kinique Natural therapies a boutique kiniesology clinic based in lovely Mango Hill just north of Brisbane. You can check out her website at http://www.kinique.com.
Marney is a heart centred and intuitive practitioner and healer and loves to make you feel and function at your highest level. A people person Marney loves the interaction with others and is extremely passionate about her family and many pets. She lives on acreage with her husband of over 31 years and their three young adult children (on and off), her elderly parents and two dogs a kitten, a parrot and many wild native animals and bird life. Marney is shortly to publish her own book based on the stress management tools and techniques she teaches both her clients and funshop attendees.
Transcript of the Interview
Jane: Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s episode of Rising Stars Radio. I’m your host, Jane Hinchey and you can find me at JaneHinchey.com. Today I’m delighted to be speaking with Marney Perna. Welcome Marney.
Marney: Hi Jane, how are you?
Jane: I am very well, thank you. Thanks for joining us today. Now to get us started Marney, why don’t you share with us who you serve and how you serve them.
Marney: Okay, Jane. My business is a natural therapy clinic where I specialise is kiniesology and I assist mainly women but some men, but women predominately to change their lives in regards to their mindset, or their stress bucket or just they’re feeling stuck so they need to know how to move forward.
Jane: Cool and do you have an online presence, Marney? Do you have a website at all?
Marney: I do Jane, people can find me at www.kinique.com and I also have a facebook presence, you can find me at Kinique Kinesiology. My business name Kinique came from’ kinesiology uniquely for you’ so I put the two words together and formed Kinique.
Jane: Very clever. I like it! Now you’re a member of the Wonderful Web Women community, can you tell us what program or product that you’ve purchased that you’ve taken action on?
Marney: Okay, well I’m delighted to be part to be part of Janet’s community. I bought a Gold Membership through her where I’m a monthly membership owner and Janet helps me to be accountable; she issues challenges and you either say ‘yes’ or you say ‘no’, but if you say ‘yes’, she keeps you to it. So it helps me to take action. It’s very good.
Jane: And so what sort of action have you taken as a result of being a part of Janet’s community?
Marney: The very first thing it inspired me to do was actually do a similar thing to what we are doing today; it was my first foray into having an interview on the phone and Janet encouraged you to ring this number in America, one of the conference call numbers and record an article or program and it just gave me something to start to get my confidence up, so that was the first thing I ever did with Janet plus today I answered the call to put your hand up to be one of the Rising Stars Radio people, again you have to decide if you are going to say yes or no and when you say yes, she helps you along the way to achieve the best you can.
Jane: And so, what’s changed as a result of you having the confidence to put your hand up to record these calls and be involved and be interviewed?
Marney: The biggest change for me is confidence. I would never have thought to put my hand up to be on radio or to do a conference style call but I use Janet as one of my mentors because I watch her do her stuff, I see her weekly TV shows she does and everything and I know that sometimes it doesn’t work well and that is totally okay because she turns, what she calls ‘lemons into margaritas’ and she knows that it’s just for this moment and not to worry about it but to move on anyhow so, for me it’s confidence, it’s saying, “I gave it a go, it didn’t quite work out, it’s probably okay, what can I do to change it to make it better next time?”.
Jane: That’s exactly right and I guess it’s not looking at it as a mistake as such but more as a learning experience.
Marney: Definitely, it’s part of your growth in your business. I entered small business as a 46 year old, middle aged lady on a new journey of life and was totally technophobic. My children used to say to me, “Don’t say yes to anything mum, if they ask you a question, don’t answer it”. So I’ve gone from that to actually engaging in social media and doing my own surveys and actually putting my hand up to be a guest speaker on a radio show; the Angel Heart Radio Show, once a month to spread the word about kinesiology and the benefits that it gives people. Four years ago, I wouldn’t have been game to do it.
Jane: That’s awesome. That’s all stemmed from you getting the confidence as you work through being part of Janet’s community and the Wonderful Web Women community has taken you to those places.
Marney: Definitely, because I wouldn’t have had a go otherwise, I wouldn’t have seen that you could do it. I was new to the internet, I knew I wanted to grow my business on the internet and I didn’t have a clue how to do it. Janet was just one of those people that was attracted; it was easier and you could ask questions. She didn’t really think that your questions were stupid, so I felt it a very comforting and very warm environment to learn how to grow an online presence.
Jane: Fantastic. Now, are there any tips you can share with our listeners today that they can take action on themselves?
Marney: Yes, I think the first tip is if you want to have a go people, be game to have a go because really what big deal is it if it doesn’t work? It doesn’t matter; it’s all a step in your next journey. Part of my business is called My Heart Speak, and My Heart Speak is where if you can imagine it being the A symbol; you’ve got your life experiences or your life journeys and your knowledge come together and then form that line in the middle and that becomes your heart speak which is wisdom of your heart and other matters and if you’re learning, it’s how you move to the next step. And it’s from that section of your life that you can face challenges that you meet down the track. It’s in every way of thinking of it.
Jane: Fantastic. That sounds great. You’ve given some great responses here today Marney, is there anything else you would like to add?
Marney: One of the other main things that Janet has encouraged people or has encouraged me – I feel like she talks to me personally when she puts her things out onto the internet and to have a go even with regards to writing, so I’ve been a member of the Gold Membership Book that Janet does every year. Last year it was a hardcover one and I was so excited, I was even game to put a YouTube video about the book arriving in the house and everything and a double benefit for me was that my brother was the designer of the book cover which was like another family connection. Well, I’m now writing a book and I’ve done 32,000 words on stress and stress management. I wouldn’t have tried that years ago.
Jane: And you think it was through being involved in Janet’s book that prompted you to have a go yourself?
Marney: Well, I put on all my business cards when I was first starting off – I put the words like Author, Workshop Facilitator but I wasn’t one, but now I’m an author; well, I’ve been an author in Janet’s membership books, I’ve been an author in Janet’s hardcover book and now I’m an author in a book of my own right. So to me it was like the baby steps; so step one is this, step two is this, step three culminates in something that you can do yourself. My next thing is to have a membership site equal to Janet’s.
Jane: Fantastic. It sounds like you’ve got some big things coming your way Marney, well done.
Marney: Thank you.
Jane: Thank you so much Marney for your time today and for sharing with us all of your experiences.
Marney: Thank you for the opportunity and I love to help people and to me, this was a huge help for me and I would like to play it forward and be a huge help for other people as well.
Jane: That’s a beautiful sentiment, thank you. This has been Jane Hinchey. Thank you for listening and don’t forget to tune in next week for another Rising Star Radio interview.