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The Nerve to Create a New Business Ft. Manushi Weerasinghe

Have you ever spent years and money on a dream, only to realize you were living the “wrong” life?
I like to refer to that as a “plot twist!”


Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Manushi Weerasinghe, the Founder and CEO of Capital Tuk-Tuk.
Manushi is a shining example of someone who had the courage to walk away from her career and create an entire new entrepreneurial journey.


You can connect with Manushi here:

Website – www.capitaltuktuk.com
Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/capital_tuktuk

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How to face the reality that you are miserable in your career
  • The signs and signals for finding and following a new dream
  • Keeping your faith and building your courage when everything goes “wrong”
  • What to do when everyone around you thinks you are making big mistakes following your
    dream

I also share a story from 24 years ago, and how showing up for my business has resulted in big results!

If you need inspiration for your dream and journey, this one is for you!

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FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT:

Speaker 1 (00:00):
Is there something you wish you had the nerve to do? Welcome to, you've Got Nerve, the podcast that teaches you how to conquer your fears, upgrade your mindset, and get up the nerve to go after whatever you want. If you wish you had the guts to go all in on your goals, dreams, and desires, this show is for you. I'm master certified life coach Susan Hyatt, and I am so excited for you to join me on this journey. Hey, hey, if you're listening to you've Got Nerve this episode in April, then you might already know that Mercury is in the microwave, it's drinking Gatorade, it's Mercury and retrograde season, and your friend Susan Hyatt has been literally crushing it. If you don't follow me on social media, you may not be aware that I totaled my car, I think on day one of Mercury retrograde.

(01:00):
And then just yesterday I had to spend a little time in urgent care getting eight stitches in my finger. Listen, when I say I'm crushing it, I mean literally. Now what does this mean for you? It means I needed to sit my ass down and record this episode. So I hope you enjoy this interview with this epic entrepreneur. Her name is Mani and she's the owner of Capital Tuk in Sacramento, California. And I met Mani when I was facilitating a VIP day for one of my ultimate clients and she's the founder and CEO of Capital Tuck took and she was inspired to start this company because she's from Sri Lanka. She loves Sacramento, and as a female founder and CEO, she's run into a lot of unique challenges as probably many of you have if you're in business. And I think you'll be inspired to hear how she became an amazing leader.

(02:08):
Women lead differently, we know this, and she's very grateful that she had women leaders as role models that allowed her to step into her leadership journey. And you're going to hear an amazing story of creativity, inspiration, resilience, and if any of you listening are finding yourself in the valley, so to speak, you may have a lot of money, anxiety, maybe business in 2024 isn't going the way that you expected it to go. Maybe life isn't going the way you expected it to go. This episode is for you. Before I dive into the episode though, I really want to talk about me 24 years ago. So in the year 2000, my son Ryan was two. My daughter Cora was a newborn. She was about three months old. And one of the stories I love to tell about my very humble beginnings in real estate investing is that Scott and I we're doing all right.

(03:24):
We weren't poor, but we were broke. And that Christmas, so Cora is a couple months old, I really wanted to get a Christmas tree from the Boy Scout tree lot in our neighborhood. And that tree was $37 and we could not afford to buy it. We literally couldn't rust up an extra 37 bucks for this tree. Things were that tight. So I wrote a check at my neighborhood, convenience store for cash, $40 cash, $50 cash because I knew that it would take him about five days to cash it. That is illegal, my friends. And also I felt at the end of my rope, super embarrassing. Our financial situation was not so great. But if you fast forward to today, here we are today, 24 years later, present day, we are working on exciting new real estate projects. We've able to create a completely different financial situation for ourselves.

(04:38):
We've been able to pay off debt, pay cash for our kids' college tuition. Now, if Cora Hyatt listens to this, in all fairness, most of her tuition she earned through scholarships, however, her living money, all those things we paid for, and we were prepared though to pay cash if we needed to. We've been able to invest in numerous real estate endeavors and safer retirement. Baby, we've come a long way from that Boy Scout Christmas tree lot. So how did we go from not being able to afford a Christmas tree to where we are today? Well, listen, I can assure you that didn't happen overnight. It took some time and it wasn't a cheesy fairy tale either. There was no wealthy uncle or some magical print swooping in to save the day. We all had those fantasies though every time I watch a movie where some super uber wealthy relative dies that the main character didn't know and they inherit like a villa in Italy, I'm like, why not me?

(05:44):
Listen, because there are no shortcuts or get rich schemes around here. This transformation happened one step at a time. And it happened because we learned how to create an investor's mindset. And because Scott and I both showed up for our businesses, we showed up consistently. We showed up day after day, year after year. Now, if you have listened to my podcasts regularly, you know that I talk a lot about showing up. I say things like, show up for your goals. Show up for yourself. Show up for your business. Don't hide, show up. And when I talk about showing up, what I mean is showing up and giving your best effort. Whatever you've got that day, that's your best. It means introducing yourself to potential customers or clients. It means handing out your business card. Let me tell you something. I didn't have business cards recently for years. I just had more printed. You know why? Because I'm out and about at events lately and I'm handing them out. Maybe showing up means emailing and following up on inquiries. It means sending out emails to your mailing list. It means helping out your colleagues, building deep relationships, creating a community. It means you're treating your business like an actual business and not a hobby, not a job. Now if you want it to be a hobby jobbie, that's totally cool as long as you own it.

(07:22):
Showing up means you're taking excellent care of people, your customers, your clients, your community, yourself. You're following through on your promises and you're going above and beyond for them so that they rave about you. That's what showing up means. And the key is consistency over time. So if you show up consistently for real estate investing or your business or your relationships for one year, for 10 years, for 20 years, for 24 years, miracles happen. And look, of course there are bound to be occasional days and weeks and months when you're struggling to show up. Maybe you're going through some mental health issues and you can barely get dressed, let alone run an empire. Or maybe you're grieving a major death in your family and you're absolutely wrecked, or you're navigating a complicated divorce and your energy is very, very limited. During times like those, maybe you are showing up with 50% of your full power rather than a hundred percent.

(08:33):
And that's okay. That's life. That's part of the journey of being human. And that's when maybe you take a little extra time off or you scale things way back or you give yourself extra self-care and gentleness. You rest, you regroup, and eventually you rise up like a phoenix. You get back up to your 100% mode as soon as you can and you just keep showing up. And if you keep showing up consistently, you'll be amazed at how much can happen in 20 years or 20 weeks for that matter. So my encouragement to you when you listen to this interview is to recognize the phrase, don't give up, show up. Notice how mani with every curve ball keeps showing up. Now, if having financial freedom is important to you, and if you're determined to make a go of investing, being an entrepreneur making serious money, then I'm encouraging you to fight for your dream. Having your dream is worth showing up for financial freedom is worth showing up for having the life you want is worth fighting for. So show up now. Let's get into this interview with Manushi. Welcome to, you've Got Nerve Mani.

Manushi Weerasinghe (10:09):
Thank you so much. Thanks for having me. I appreciate it.

Speaker 1 (10:12):
So y'all listening, I met Manushi because I had a client VIP day in Sacramento, and it was my first time to Sacramento and was so impressed with the city, but one of the surprises I lined up for my client was a mural art tour of the city sitting on a T tuck. Now listen, tell the people Manushi, what is a tt?

Manushi Weerasinghe (10:44):
I'm happy to explain and I'm so glad you had that experience and I'm happy to hear that you were impressed by the city because that's exactly what we're going for. So a tug tuck is a three-wheeled vehicle. They're really popular in Asia, parts of Europe and even South America. It is a preferred mode of transportation in some of those countries and I grew up writing them. So I'm Sri Lankan, and my dad actually used to have one as well. So it was a common experience for me and I knew how much fun they are. Yeah, I

Speaker 1 (11:20):
Think my first experience on a tuk was in Thailand. My son at the time was only 15. And the info or the intel that we got from this Scottish boat captain in Thailand, he was like, listen, so the tucks in Bangkok are mafia owned. And he was like, the last thing you want to do is get in an argument with your tuck driver. And he gave us this sort of precautionary tale of how you want to behave. Well, this Tuck Tuck driver absolutely was trying to rip us off and I got really feisty and I remember my 15-year-old son put his hand kind of like a parent would as a seatbelt. He put his hand and he's like, mom, remember what he told us? And I was like, oh, this guy was slowing down. He was going to pull us out of Thet top. And I was like, my 15 year old's having to remind me to cool my jets here. Oh my

Manushi Weerasinghe (12:28):
God, that's so funny.

Speaker 1 (12:30):
But I mean, it is such a convenient and fun way to ride around a city. And so when I saw that, I was like, oh, look at this. And luxury tuck, tuck at that.

Manushi Weerasinghe (12:42):
I was going to say it might be a slightly different experience here in Sac and there definitely is a high concentration of tuk-tuks in Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, where I'm from. So it's a different model and I think there's more competition for sure. And happy to say right now we're the only tuk tuk company in Sacramento, so we're not running into that issue right now.

Speaker 1 (13:05):
Well, so I booked this experience and was so impressed and got into conversation with you and found out like, oh my gosh, you're the owner of this company and you have quite a story of when you went to college, you weren't looking to start a Tuck travel tour company.

Manushi Weerasinghe (13:30):
Absolutely not.

Speaker 1 (13:33):
So let's talk about what you went to school for and what you were doing and what led you to get up the nerve to become an entrepreneur.

Manushi Weerasinghe (13:43):
So where do I start? I would say I have to go back to my upbringing, right? Because as an immigrant, as a Sri Lankan education is highly valued. And that was what I was taught from the beginning is you go, you get your education, go to college, go as far as you can go, and you work very hard. And that is the work ethic that was instilled in me, which I really appreciate about my upbringing and my family. And I did it. I did all that. I went to uc Davis, I got my bachelor's in psychology. I got my master's in counseling psychology. I was a therapist for five plus years. And there was a lot I valued in those experiences and I understand why it was encouraged for me to do that and why it's encouraged for a lot of young people to do that. What I did notice is that I was working very, very hard with little reward and I really had to stop and reevaluate how do I want the rest of my life to look like or what do I want it to look like? And I knew if I kept going on this road, I wasn't going to be happy. And I will say, coming from the background I come from, from what I would call an underprivileged background, happiness feels like a luxury almost. It almost feels like a privilege.

(15:20):
It's something we saw other people experiencing and I think we had moments of it, but to think of a happy lifestyle and prioritizing happiness as a value was new to me. Yeah.

Speaker 1 (15:37):
Wow. Okay, so I just want everybody to take note. So immigrant background, you got to get your education work really hard. I think a lot of listeners will really identify with that. And then realizing, and I know a lot of entrepreneurs listening to this can resonate, working very hard with not the kind of result or return you were hoping for. And so this concept though of happiness seeming something for other people or happiness being a luxury or a privilege, when you went into mental health, what would you tell your clients though about happiness?

Manushi Weerasinghe (16:23):
How do I unpack all this right now?

(16:27):
So to be honest, I did feel a little hypocritical because I was helping these young people manage their lives, manage their emotional wellbeing and helping them become better in themselves. But I didn't see myself using those things that I was preaching. I didn't put my words into practice for my own life. And that was also another realization, like, okay, I'm really being essentially hypocritical and I didn't want to be that at the same time. So I'm grateful again that I was put in a position to help other people, which again, I could be okay with that. I was okay knowing I can help others and others can be happy and I could be a conduit for that. But again, I didn't think it was something that I was allowed to experience.

Speaker 1 (17:21):
Well, it's really interesting because a lot of entrepreneurs or women that I interview or talk to will have the belief, well can go back to a previous mindset where money or wealth or luxury was for other people. Exactly. But you're the first person that I've interviewed that has said happiness was for others. And so I find that really intriguing because what was it that, was there a moment or a situation you found yourself in where you thought, okay, I have to figure something else out? I

Manushi Weerasinghe (18:07):
Don't know if there was a one aha moment. I can't say that. I think it was a few events happening kind of on loop on a pattern. And I'll say I'm still coming out of those patterns of behavior because it's been decades that it's been instilled in me. And I'm glad you mentioned being a woman part two, because I think that's very important to highlight. I think young girls and women get certain messaging throughout their lives as well. So to answer your question, I don't think it was one aha moment, but different things happening throughout my life and I'm seeing how I respond in the same exact way over and over again. So I think it was several things happening a lot. So that's kind of how I eventually got to realize, okay, I need to put some kind of pause and what does that pause look like? So for me, that looked like walking away from a career that I had built for 10 plus years. All I've known is the mental health field and walking away from a career that I went to school for got my master's for was challenging again, because there is a lot of social validation, there's a lot of familial validation that comes from those accomplishments.

(19:39):
So that was probably the biggest. Okay, this is a leap.

Speaker 1 (19:44):
Well, one of the things that I teach when I'm training coaches and I also talk with my clients about is that some of the biggest decisions that we make or some of the most difficult decisions that we make subconsciously we're having to break a family of origin rule, whether it's spoken or unspoken, and it feels terrifying. And I'm hearing some of your rules from your family of origin was like, you go get your education and you work hard and you do this thing. And so was it particularly difficult do you think, to make this leap because your immigrant parents, how did they respond?

Manushi Weerasinghe (20:33):
I think a lot of what I've done in the past, I've chosen, they may not understand, but at the end of the day, I think there is a lot of trust that I know what I'm doing, and they do trust that eventually there will be some kind of positive outcome, what's difficult for them. And I think a lot of people, I don't want to just say it's specific to my family, it's hard for some people to see the vision and the outcome when they only see the start of a process. It's almost like an art piece. You have your brushes, your canvas, your paint, but it takes time, effort, and energy to see that masterpiece. So you have to trust the artist and believe in their skillset and their background and also really truly have some faith in them that something beautiful will come out of it.

(21:35):
So I think once they started seeing some of the success is when they realized, okay, there's something here. But I think I withheld a lot to, I didn't let them in on the process and not just my family, but a lot of people didn't see much of the process. And not to say we've accomplished major success, we're still working on that, but there is some success coming in now and people can see that. So I think I knew when to let my family in and share, Hey, I'm doing this, but here are some of the results.

Speaker 1 (22:12):
Well, so I have so many things to say. First of all, I love that metaphor of the artist trusting the artist because you can't see the piece of art that's produced yet. And I know when I decided to exit residential real estate and start a life coaching company, everyone was like, okay, I don't even know what that is. At the time in 2007, it wasn't, at least in the Midwest, people had not heard of it. Maybe in California and some on the east coast, but not really. And I do think it's difficult for anybody. Whatever your vision is, you're the one with the vision, no one can see what you see. So my question is how did you land on the business that you created?

Manushi Weerasinghe (23:04):
So again, just going back to, okay, there's pieces together, but then where's that spark? Right. I'll tell you exactly what happened. So 2015, 16, I had just gotten let go of just a job that I was doing. I was in between deciding if I want to go to graduate school or just start another career. I was just in a place where I was not happy with my life and where things were going, and there was a lot of unknowns. So I literally sat down because I didn't know what the next step was going to be. I didn't see any vision. It was just I knew I didn't want to do whatever I was doing right now. Whatever I had done was not working. So I sat down and I just started taking inventory. I'm like, what do I have with me? What is the skillset I have? I mean literally to the basics. I have water. I have a roof over my head. I have food to eat, I have clothes to wear. I have a cell phone, which is a huge asset and a privilege to some. I have a car, I have family. I knew I would never be homeless, for example.

(24:22):
So I just started taking inventory, and then I started listing out what do I want? What are things that I want in my life, in my future? And one thing I highlighted was that I wanted to work for myself and I wanted to be my own leader, and I didn't know what that was going to look like. Was it going to be politics, policy, policymaking, things like that, life coaching, business management, business ownership was also a part of that. But again, my background was not in that, so that would've been something new. Then I was like, okay, what kind of business would I want to do if I wanted to start a business? I literally have printouts of this cafe I wanted to do. I was like, oh, it could be someone could take this idea, please. I was going to call it Stone Age Cafe, and it was going to be an unplugged cafe. So you put your phone, your laptops in a locker or something, which is a regular, it's just a regular cafe, right?

Speaker 1 (25:27):
But people would go there to be unplugged.

Manushi Weerasinghe (25:30):
Yes, exactly. So that was one idea I had. And I did a little Pinterest board, so just ideas, ideas, and this is what happened. I was there doing that, and I was scrolling on Instagram and I saw someone post it, and it was a Sri Lankan person down in la. They posted a tuk, took in front of a hotel, and it was kind of like a collectible antique tuk because it wasn't road safe or anything, but it was there for display. And that was like, oh, oh, okay, that's cool, because I knew tuks. That's familiar to me. So that really sparked some of the events that followed, and I started researching, and that year I found that there was a company manufacturing took Tooks in the States, and that was also stuff I had to find. So there has been a lot of things I had to do personal research on, spend my own money on. So to go back, this was 20 16, 20 17, so now we're several years later. So it's been such a journey, but essentially that was it. But I would say I had to put myself in that position for me to even have this idea and even the idea to come to me

Speaker 1 (27:00):
Because

Manushi Weerasinghe (27:01):
I don't know if I fully went and searched for that specific idea. I really feel like it was a combination of me sitting and taking inventory and just pausing whatever was happening in the periphery, because if we get caught up in the noise, that's all we're going to notice. So I had to really sit still, and I feel like the idea came to me with the combination of me being ready to accept it.

Speaker 1 (27:33):
And so you saw, I really resonate with what you're saying because there have been so many times I've been scrolling and I'll see something, a photo of something, or someone will say something in a certain way and it just comes over me like,

Manushi Weerasinghe (27:47):
Yes,

Speaker 1 (27:48):
It's a bodily yes to an idea. And so I have had that happen in a variety of ways. So you see this vintage took in front of a hotel and then you're like, oh, wow, okay, this could be something. So you start this idea. And how many years have you been operating today?

Manushi Weerasinghe (28:14):
Officially operating? It's been a year and a few months because, well, we didn't project a global pandemic. Oh,

Speaker 1 (28:23):
Correct. We had a global pandemic in the midst

Manushi Weerasinghe (28:26):
That happened.

Speaker 1 (28:27):
Yes.

Manushi Weerasinghe (28:28):
So the idea was to launch, can you imagine it was going to be January, 2020, so oh

Speaker 1 (28:35):
My. So

Manushi Weerasinghe (28:37):
Planning started in 2017. I brought in our co-founder, and then we fundraised to bring in a took took, and we did that in 2019, I want to say. So by 2020 we had the tuk, we got it.

Speaker 1 (28:54):
You did like a GoFundMe or a fundraiser to buy the tuk?

Manushi Weerasinghe (29:00):
Yes, we were able to collect some of the funds and we were able to put that towards leasing the tuk. And again, we were just really blessed with a lot of support from the tuk to community as well, because there's only a handful of us that have took to companies in the whole country. So there is a lot of support because it's completely new. We're really pioneering so much here, just dealing with different departments and entities like Department of Transportation, for example. This is all new to me, so there's been a lot of support we were able to get that took. It came December, January, 2020, and then two months later it's like, Hey, don't leave your house.

Speaker 1 (29:45):
Yeah, yeah. I mean for those of us, you're in travel and tourism, and a big part of my business is events and international retreats. And so I can remember someone emailing me who was registered for an Italy retreat.

Manushi Weerasinghe (30:04):
Wow, okay.

Speaker 1 (30:05):
She sent an email in that Italia Airlines had sent out well before in March in the United States when everything shut down was maybe it was February

Manushi Weerasinghe (30:19):
Or

Speaker 1 (30:19):
Early March, I don't know. And she said, do you know anything about this? And basically they were canceling flights in Italy well before the US cared. And I was like, oh, that's not going to be a thing by June. I mean, we were also naive, and it really, right, you're not taking people around in Tooks yet during the pandemic, and I'm not going to Italy and all those other fabulous places. So that paused you until after post pandemic?

Manushi Weerasinghe (30:54):
Yeah, it paused me, and I will say it really put me in a mindset of this might be a dream I have to let go of. And I knew I wasn't unique in those thoughts. And there were other businesses, companies that entirely had to either pivot or completely stop operations. And I just thought, okay, maybe that's where we're headed as well. And I wanted to be in a space of accepting whatever outcome came, because there is a part of me that doesn't feel like it's me making all of the decisions. I do feel divinely guided if I can say. And I just wanted to accept that if it's not our time, it's not our time. So I didn't want to fight and resist a pivot or whatever it may be. So I did. I actually moved back to LA to my parents' place for two years, and I did take the tuk tuk with me and I started thinking, is this the path I'm going towards? Is this supposed to be a push for me to start in a different place? And what I saw was that was not the case. The took actually was sitting there for almost a year and a half. And again, I came to terms, what am I going to do? What is the next step? And I remember actually getting angry with the universe or whatever it may be, and thinking, what the heck? Why did you bring me all this way just to have me stop here now?

(32:38):
And within two, three weeks, I received all the answers and it was like click, click, click. Several things clicked in line for me, and I was back in Sacramento starting operations having being booked out an entire month right away.

Speaker 1 (33:00):
Wow. Well, I do believe, I always talk about it that there's spiritual grease and elbow grease. You got to have both. And being divinely guided, I absolutely subscribe to that and think, because if you think about it, you think about your story,

(33:24):
It's like, of course you weren't brought this far just to go this far. You're like, I'm sitting here in LA with this T talk. What will you have me do? Okay. Exactly. Right. And so I think it's really amazing that you were able to hold the space for the possibility of whatever, accepting whatever. I work with a ton of entrepreneurs and during the pandemic, a big part of what I took on as a leader in this coaching industry was keeping everyone buoyed. So I took on the role of it's a pandemic, and I mean, I wore my ass out. I was doing virtual events and rah rah, we're going to make it. And we did. And then it wasn't until, I want to say late 2022 when it finally hit me, okay, you've been waving your pompoms throughout this pandemic. And then I was like, oh my God, I'm tired. But same kind of thing like, okay, universe, what are we doing now? And so you're back in operations in Sacramento. Yes. And you're booked out. And so now that you've been over a year doing this, do you have an idea of why this is the path that chose you?

Manushi Weerasinghe (35:05):
That is a great question. I think that is still coming to me, but I do feel like I'm aligned.

(35:15):
And you know how I know that is because I don't have to put on any faces when I go out into the public, into the world. And I think in my previous journeys, I felt like, okay, now I have to take this role on, I have to put this mask on and in some ways be a little disingenuous to who I am. Or maybe it was a version of me that I was able to step into, but now I feel like it's me fully just fully authentic to me as a person to my background as a Sri Lankan, as a woman. And I will say, I do appreciate everything you're doing because women lead differently. Women leaders are different, and we're unique in our experiences and what we bring to the table and how we lead is different. So that is another role. Like I feel like all of this, everything is just coming to alignment. And that's how I know, okay, I'm doing something right and I'm on a correct path. And I think the why is going to come maybe a lot later is what I'm imagining, but I'm getting little snippets of the why. So that's the best way I can answer your question.

Speaker 1 (36:36):
What do you love most about what you do now?

Manushi Weerasinghe (36:41):
I love that. Okay. Several things. I love that I do get to see clearly that what I thought was right.

(36:53):
I thought people will have the same exhilarating experience that I had on a tuk took. And I get to see that consistently. And I did think people will love the city in the way how I envisioned it. And it's funny that the city tour that I do, I used to drive it all the time. I love driving. That's one of my little therapeutic techniques. So I would drive around the city and go through these different landmarks and see the views, especially through the bridges and stuff. And every time I do a city tour, I get to show people that now. So I think to answer your question, that's probably it, is that I get to be validated in that sense.

Speaker 1 (37:49):
I think that's really beautiful that that was a therapeutic drive you used to take and now you get to drive people on that in your tuk to. Yeah. Do you have a goal for your company right now? What's next for you?

Manushi Weerasinghe (38:04):
Yeah, I will say we are in an early stage of our company and it's a blessing to see the success we are seeing. I will say to whoever is listening, it is slow and steady. It is going to be slow and steady and whatever step you reach, there's going to be 10 more steps to take after that. And that's just the reality of it. If you're lucky to reach overnight success, good for you. That's awesome. But I think in general, it's going to be slow and steady for a lot of folks. And just to speak for myself, I'm okay with that. I'm grateful for that experience because I think it's made me founder, it's made me a better CEO. So that's one little caveat. We are hoping to grow the fleet. That would be the next big step. We are hoping to bring a second tuk took. She's waiting for us. She's in Detroit. There's a lovely lady, Kelly, who is trying to find someone to take her tuk took, and we want it. It's just we want to make sure that we have everything set up here before we bring on a second tuk. So that would be the next big goal for us, is to start growing our fleet.

Speaker 1 (39:29):
It's so exciting, and I love what you said about slow and steady. I do think particularly in the entrepreneurial space. And so this company is a life coaching company, but my husband and I have, he is a commercial realtor, developer and investor, and I'm an investor, commercial investor with him. And we have a side project called Women Invested where we teach women who have historically been excluded from the good old Boys club of commercial real estate, how to find real estate investments, how to fund them, and how to become investors. And there's so much out in the world in both my life coaching industry and the real estate investing industry that's very scammy and very overnight success promises or riches, overnight promises. And Scott and I are like, this is not that, right? This is like, yes, you're going to make money, but it's a consistent long hold. Everything you're modeling, holding the space, being consistent, having things gradually grow. And I think that's where True Wealth lives internally and externally.

Manushi Weerasinghe (40:50):
And to add to that point, it is also like an internal emotional mental growth as well. I think me as a person, I have to emotionally be in that state to match whatever wealth and success comes my way, but also the company's way because yes,

Speaker 1 (41:10):
You have to be ready for it. Yeah. You can

Manushi Weerasinghe (41:14):
Easily drop the ball.

Speaker 1 (41:17):
Well, yeah, I mean, absolutely. I think back on things that I wished for when I was a brand new coach, and there was no way I was going to get that then because I couldn't have handled it. And that comes with years in being like, oh, right. If that had happened, then I would've fumbled that ball so fast. So not that I haven't had fumbles, but talking there,

Manushi Weerasinghe (41:52):
People here.

Speaker 1 (41:53):
Right. So Manushi, we're going to put in the show notes, obviously details about your company and where people can find you. But if people are traveling to Sacramento or live in Sacramento, how can they find you? What's the easiest way?

Manushi Weerasinghe (42:11):
The best way is our website. So it has all of our booking information, a lot of information about the tours as well, because as you saw, there is a variety of tours. So you can choose from the City of Sacramento tour or the Mural tour, which I know you really appreciated. We do have pub crawls. We have just a variety that you can choose from. So I want people to know that that's there. It's capital took took.com, that's our website. And then the Instagram is also great. It's a very thriving, engaged audience, which I really appreciate as well. That's Capital Undertook and it's capital with an A. So C-A-P-I-T-A-L-T-U-K-T-U-K.

Speaker 1 (42:54):
Well, thank you for taking the time to be on the podcast. I know that there are so many entrepreneurs listening, budding entrepreneurs listening, women just in general inspired by your ability to get up the nerve and take a leap for yourself.

Manushi Weerasinghe (43:11):
Thank you so much. I'm so glad we connected and that we met as well. And this conversation has been inspiring. I really appreciate it.

Speaker 1 (43:23):
Oh my gosh, wasn't that inspiring? I love hearing stories of people making pivots and creating businesses from an idea, a dream, a feeling state. And I have a couple of opportunities for you to work with me on your dream. So if you are interested in learning how to profit from property, how to become a real estate investor, Scott and I have an amazing challenge coming up April 29th through May 3rd. It's called the Profit from Property Challenge. We're going to link in the show notes. What we're doing Monday through Friday is working with people a couple hours a day to teach you what we know about how to make money from real estate, how to create wealth, how to go from where we were, $37 Christmas tree out of the question to having a real estate portfolio that would allow me to retire today. Should I choose?

(44:26):
I'm not Donna, but I could. And if you want to get together in person, and you're listening to this in April, I have a couple of seats left at my Atlanta power brunch. It's happening at the Swan House on Sunday, April 28th. I would love for you to join, and I also have a few seats left in my Beyond Business Mastermind. So we'll link to that application in the show notes as well. Of course, you can always email in to Megan, M-E-G-A-N, at susan hyatt.co. You can email support@susanhyatt.co, or you could DM me on the interwebs. I hang out on Instagram and Facebook at Susan Hyatt. Alright, have a beautiful day and I hope to see you soon.

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