July Bright Spot Round Up - Be Inspired!

Wow! It seems like July blew past us so fast that you have to sit down and take a breathier. :) I hope you took time out to enjoy the 4th of July holiday with your friends & family while giving thanks to the men and women who bravely serve our country.


This month we took a look at the reason’s why we started our businesses in the first place. We used Simon' Sinek’s Ted talk on “It All Starts With Your Why” to help reenergize us and get us refocused. We also took a second look at the post I wrote about easy goal setting to help achieve our important business goals.

America is the land of opportunity. It’s a place where you can start with zero dollars and an idea and make magic happen. As July comes to a close check out these amazing entrepreneur stories below. Most of them started with nothing and rose to the top of their game to offer new and exciting products and services to the marketplace.

Shireen Yates - Co-founder & CEO of NIMA, “Nima Sensor is the first portable device that allows you to test if there is gluten or peanuts in the food that you’re eating. Their goal is to empower consumers with another tool to help make safe food choices.”

Elizabeth Rider - Founder of “The Elizabeth Rider Blog & Host of the TV show Elizabeth Eats, certified health coach, online influencer, international blogger, and wellness expert built a seven-figure online business from scratch using an iPhone and a laptop.”

Payal Kadakia - ClassPass Founder, built a multi-million dollar business based on her passion for dancing. “In its Series C funding round earlier this year, ClassPass was valued at a staggering $470 million.”

Alberto Perez - C0-Founder of Zumba, (my favorite way to workout:) Alberto and his partner “launched the brand in 2001 and began, for a fee, teaching instructors moves they could then relay to their students. In the following years the idea took off and now The workout is taught in 200,000 locations, including hospitals, schools, and community centers. Instructors--there are more than 100,000 of them, by some estimates--pay a fee to get licensed, then a $30 monthly subscription to receive videos with new music and choreography. The company also has an apparel line that's been reported to sell 3.5 million units per year.”

I hope you got a boost of energy to help propel you toward your business goals. July is pretty much in the record books but there is still a tiny bit of time to push those goals across the finish line.

Get an extra boost of inspiration by reading the stories of these entrepreneurs who went for their dreams after the age of 50.

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March Bright Spot Round Up


Can you believe that the end of the month is here?

It feels like March just got here and now it is pretty much over. I hope you had a productive month and got some of your goals crossed off your list. I have been working on professional development training and using Trello to help me stay on track with my goals. If you were busy going after those goals and missed some of the blog posts I wrote for you take a peek below. The theme for March was how we can share what we do more with others by providing value first. The posts included topics like providing amazing value to your clients, giving away your services for free and the arrival of spring.

When your day has slowed down and you’re in the middle of sipping on some delicious calming tea binge read some valuable tips to help you move towards your goals.

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How To Create More Peace In Your Business


Being an entrepreneur is an exhilarating ride.

There are ups & downs.

When things are going great it's like living in the roaring 20's.

BUT when things are not going so great....well...it is like a black cloud follows you around. Is there a way to create some ying & yang within your business?

I believe there is a way. Over the next few weeks, we will take a look at a few different areas within your business and how you can create more peace and balance in those areas. 

How do you create that ideal balance within your business and in your life?


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Is It Worth It To Go To Networking Events?

It was once said that it takes a village to raise a child.

I believe that it also takes a business village to grow a business. We can only do so much on our own that's why it's important to get out of our comfort zone and go meet other entrepreneurs. The best way to do that is by attending conferences.  According to Crunch.co, "54% of those who had attended a networking event agreed that networking “is very important for their professional development”.

I know what your thinking: I don't have time to attend conferences!!

It is easier than you think.

Introducing: Meetup

For those of you not familiar with Meetup it is a great online networking tool. You go on the site look for groups that have similar interests and join.

It's that simple.

I did just that and it led me to attending a conference in my own backyard called Amplify Live Experience which was amazing and led by a terrific guy by the name of Keith Yackey. I got a chance to hear nationally recognized speakers on all things entrepreneurship and I met some really cool like minded business people.

I even met one of my favorite podcasters Lewis Howes which I wrote about in a previous post. And got a chance to talk to a lot of people about my business and gain new insights and possible new clients. All this came from joining a local Meetup.


So do you think it is worth it to go to networking events? I would say absolutely YES!!

What do you think? Are you going to sit in a silo or go out and make new business friends and start telling people about how you serve others?


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How to Stay Motivated When Building Your Business

Do you sometimes feel like a hamster on a wheel that never stops? Like you are working towards your goals for getting your business off the ground but your not getting anywhere? I can sure relate to both of these feelings. And when I feel like I am hitting a brick wall I go back to square one to regroup: My "Why".

Simon Sinek describes your why as, "The purpose, cause, or belief that inspires you to do what you do".

It sounds simple but in the rush of everyday life, this idea can get lost. I would encourage you to write down a one-sentence statement that describes why you are interested in being a health & wellness entrepreneur.

Make it bold and personal.

On the days when you feel like you are spinning your wheels take it out and meditate on it. Or put your statement on a piece of paper and tape it to your bathroom mirror. The point is to stay motivated and energized toward making your business a success. Take a listen to the TED Talk Simon did describing this "why" idea in greater detail.

What is your "why"? Tell me in the comments below.

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5 unorthodox ways to avoid burnout syndrome in your business and number 3 was my favorite

As an online business owner solopreneur, I can relate to information overload and being mentally fatigued. I don’t have a lot of time to get things done so my time is very important.

Plainly put: Getting stuck in the details of doing a project is like hearing nails scratched across the chalkboard. It can overwhelmingly lead to burnout.

In one of Pat Flynn’s podcast, he talks about how we should stop being super-heroes because it is killing our business. You can check that out here. Don’t let this happen to you. Try my 5 unorthodox ways to avoid burnout syndrome in your business. Don’t fizzle out,


  1. Get an accountability partner or join a mastermind group

  2. Go Have Fun: You know sometimes I can take being in business so seriously and forget to look at it from a childlike wonder perspective. When I was a kid I loved to play monopoly or “business lady” and pretend to be a singer and a teacher the list goes on. The point is I had a lot of fun playing out different roles and being creative. Do whatever is fun for you. A hint- it should make you laugh and give you a relaxed mindset.

3. Go help someone else: I recently took the time to go help a family build their dream home via Habitat for humanity. Volunteering and giving back to me is the best feeling in the world. You get to be a positive part of people’s journey, be productive  and take a step away & your mind off your own stuff. This not only helps to fuel the creative spirit in your business but it helps to give you a sense of connection and purpose to God and your community. I Love it!

4. Take a nap or a walk or go sleep walking:) Look the bottom line to this tip is that if you're an entrepreneur you are probably a type A person. That is great but not so great when you start to feel stressed and frazzled so go be a kid again and just take a nap. I promise you things will be much clearer when you return to your workspace

5. Go hit something: Ha! Now this does not mean to hit another person but instead go to the gym and hit a punching bag or the air. I love doing Zumba and working up a nice calorie burn while I run around and pretend I know how to do the meringue.

There you go. 5 ways you can avoid burn out and fall back in love with your business.

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How To Stay Motivated As A Lifestyle Entrepreneur

Well the long holiday weekend is over and it is time to groggily get back into the swing of things. For most people it is somewhat easier to do this as they go into the office and mix it up with their colleagues. As a lifestyle entrepreneur it isn't so easy. We work from home or wherever we can get a good internet connection and most importantly we do it alone. And what is more troubling is that most people don't understand that we actually "work" from home and can make a good living at it.  With all this doom & gloom we may even start to doubt ourselves. 

Sounds sad right? Not so fast!

There are many people who are wildly successful at being lifestyle entrepreneurs. Take a break to meet the 35 lifestyle entrepreneurs featured in Navid Moazzez's article, "35 Lifestyle Entrepreneurs You Need To Know."

Perk up and realize that you are in good company. What are your thoughts on being a lifestyle entrepreneur? I would love to hear from you.

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