Entrepreneurs start alone… but not for long! They are willing to take risks, and they are comfortable with solitude as they ignite their passion. However, they have someone they admire as being successful whom they respect as role models.
are confident with their talents and know when to seek the advice of professionals.
They value relationships from those who challenge them to think and evolve in
their work and personal lives.
My Life and
I reflect on my life, I spent 21 years working in the corporate world and 26
years as an entrepreneur which includes eight years as an independent contractor.
Neither was perfect and both had their rewards in highly different ways.
When I was a single parent with three children to support, I absolutely needed the security of a regular paycheck and health benefits. When I was offered early retirement in a massive cutback, I was overwhelmed with excitement.
Mark The Marketing Genius
Many years before, I met Mark Hendricks who was a genius in the internet marketing world. It’s hard to explain, but I knew in my heart that I needed to learn from him when the time was right. Now with my early retirement, it was time.
I remember Mark asking me to define what I really wanted. I could easily tell him what I did not want, but I was challenged to define exactly WHAT I TRULY WANTED.
I understand this sounds ridiculous, but to really zero in on this question was challenging as he took me down a path with many twists and turns challenging me to discover exactly what I wanted.
My work in both the corporate world and the entrepreneurial world had given me many experiences, and now the internet marketing world was overwhelming to me.
With Mark’s guidance, I was able to reflect on the past and the present to create a vision for the future. This process was the foundation of my future, and I will share my definition of what I wanted to create in my life after we look at some additional entrepreneur qualities.
Qualities of an
are adventurers who love their work and are always soaking up information they
need for success while maintaining a genuine connection to others.
have the ability to dream big and envision their dreams coming to life as they confidently
deliver value to their customers. They have no objection to jumping through
hoops to achieve their goal, but they are always looking for ways to streamline
for higher efficiency.
Any self-doubt ignites their passion and they are not fearful of a wrong turn. They see failure as part of their success as they accept change, shift gears and create new pathways to solutions.
Entrepreneurs Have Freedom to Make Choices
Being an entrepreneur gives me the freedom to make choices to enrich my life and the lives of those I touch. It hasn’t always been easy… especially when I was working full time.
Connecting with successful entrepreneurs like Mark Hendricks, Connie Ragen Green and Angela Wills has certainly made the journey smoother. Plus, these connections are the building blocks to the foundation, and they are priceless!
My Response To Mark’s Question
I want the FREEDOM to do what I want, when I want, where I want, and with whom I want, without any concerns about time or money, in a healthy and positive way, with perfect timing… for the highest good of everyone.
Each day I choose to inspire others to embrace a healthy lifestyle, and I’m thankful to have the freedom in my life to move forward in this endeavor.
Since I wrote these words years ago, Mark has entered his heavenly life. His legacy will live forever in the hearts of those who were blessed to learn and grow from his teachings.
Many thanks for being here!
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A healthy gut begins with your microbiome which is a community of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses that make up your gut microbiota. The microbiota, the products it makes, and the entire environment is your microbiome.
When your microbiome is out of balance, poor gut health can contribute to many health issues such as leaky gut syndrome, autoimmune disease, arthritis, dementia, heart disease, and cancer.
The good news is that you control your microbiome through diet, physical exercise, sleep, minimizing toxins and stress management. Knowing this can start you on the path to improving your gut health.
The quality of your health relies on the balance of organisms and bacteria living within your gut.
How is your gut health? When it’s not balanced with good bacteria, your immune system can become compromised and make it harder for your body to respond to germs as quickly or as efficiently.
Toxins and germs can drain your immune system. This can lead to respiratory infections, sinus infections and lung infections. They can cause problems with your GI tract and with your kidneys. You can also experience skin infections and skin rashes.
If you are experiencing the above symptoms or headaches, muscle aches, food allergies or sensitivities, gas, bloating, indigestion, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, frequent colds or feeling tired to the point of exhaustion, listen to the signals your body is sending.
Any of these symptoms could be caused by germs or toxins, or both. They point to the need for changes in your diet to cleanse and detoxify your body.
Many chronic diseases are caused by lifestyle choices that are creating toxicity in the body. People tend not to exercise as much as they should, they allow themselves to become overweight, and they eat unhealthy foods that lead to things like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and strokes.
We all need to be diligent about improving our health. Toxins are in our food and environment, and we can make better choices to boost our immune systems. Eating clean healthy foods that cleanse toxins out of the body and improve our gut health can make a significant difference.
Your immune system is constantly working to eliminate toxins. It fights off viral junk, bacterial infections, fungus and more. When there are too many toxins, it can be easy for your immune system to get overloaded. More than ever, people are being diagnosed with autoimmune conditions, food allergies and chronic disease.
When it comes to autoimmune diseases, there are some that are linked to environmental toxins. These can cause your body to turn on itself and attack certain organs. This is because the immune system registers the organ itself as a foreign invader rather than a toxin.
Eating more nutrient-dense living foods, cleanses your body and increases your healthy gut bacteria.
This takes the pressure off your immune system to help it work the way that it should, while increasing the healthy bacteria in your gut and reducing the risk of chronic disease.
Eating probiotic foods and taking a daily probiotic supplement also helps to increase the good bacteria.
Probiotic foods include live-cultured yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, fermented vegetables, miso soup, apple cider vinegar and dark chocolate. In addition, fruits and vegetables contain fibers and sugars that can boost the health of your gut bacteria.
Improve your gut health and immune system by adding probiotic foods to your diet and removing sugar which feeds the bad bacteria.
You’ve Probably Heard About The Many Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar!
Apple cider vinegar, often referred to as ACV, is one of those miracle foods. When used properly, it can be highly beneficial to your health. The problem is there is so much information about health that sometimes we miss the simplest of things we can do to make a substantial difference in our health.
Inflammation and Apple Cider Vinegar
Many people suffer from inflammation today… and the research has shown that chronic inflammation can cause serious health problems. After three automobile accidents and spinal surgery, my pain and inflammation was challenging to manage. One of the most important things I learned was to keep a close watch on my diet to manage my pain and inflammation.
Apple cider vinegar helps with my inflammation. I regret that I didn’t pay as much attention to all the benefits until a few years ago. Prior to that, I would get on the bandwagon and drink it occasionally, but I was inconsistent. Now I’m totally hooked on the health benefits of apple cider vinegar, and I have it every day!
It cannot be found at all grocery stores, however, it is much easier to find now than a few years ago.
If your local store doesn’t carry it, you can always order directly from Bragg’s or Amazon.
How Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help You?
I encourage you to discover some of the amazing health benefits of apple cider vinegar. In the past, it was used as a primary ingredient for many health tonics and home remedies.
Apple cider vinegar is often used for natural home cleaning products. It is also beneficial for your health when added to drinks and to the food you consume. It would be impossible to cover all the health benefits in one blog post, but I do want to mention a few benefits now about ACV.
ACV Can Help Control Candida Yeast
An overabundance of candida yeast is one of the most common problems among people who suffer from symptoms like bad breath and difficulty digesting food. Many people don’t realize they have a problem with candida and eliminating all sugar is critical as sugar feeds candida.
Diluting apple cider vinegar with water is one simple step you can take that may help your body to promote a more well-balanced population of gut flora. This may also reduce bowel inflammation.
My favorite is to mix one tablespoon of ACV in a quart of water with the juice of one lemon. Sometimes I use two tablespoons of ACV and two lemons, but I would start slow and increase gradually. I personally would not recommend anything stronger!
ACV Can Helps with Weight Loss
Instead of having a cup of coffee first thing in the morning, try a cup of warm water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. By doing this, you will create a healthier environment in your body for weight loss. When insulin spikes, it can trigger fat storage signals which will result in immediate weight gain.
ACV can help to keep your insulin from spiking. It can increase a hormone called glucagon that sends messages to the body that it should release fat to be burned for energy. Even if you don’t need to lose weight, drinking a small amount of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water everyday will help to keep your system operating more efficiently.
Using Diluted Apple Cider Vinegar Is Great for Your Skin
The acids in apple cider vinegar promote circulation and dissolve residues found on the surface of the skin. If you never tried this, simplydilutea small amount of apple cider vinegar with water and dip a cotton ball into it. Apply it onto your face to help promote healing action and beautiful skin. ACV is also highly anti-inflammatory, so you can use it to treat bug bites and bruises as well.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, and more will be coming about the benefits of apple cider vinegar!