Karma and the Rise of Small Business

https://youtu.be/Wq0cBwlpsK8 This isn't going to sound nice, but I don't feel bad. Sure there are employees that will take a hit but these billion dollar companies will feel it the most, and if they have any integrity they'll properly compensate their employees even while they struggle. And I hope they do, some of them get government subsidies, tax breaks on land and breaks on import fees. Of course when ordering in mass bulk many of their products are purchased for pennies & sold f...
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We Really Do Care About the Products We Sell

I was just doing product research looking through dozens of products and reading feedback on Amazon and I couldn't help but take a step back and think, wow, people sure can be ugly can't they? We're not on Amazon, at least not yet. But to be honest with you, if that's what I have to look forward to, we may be by passing that option. I'd much rather sell our products to people we know, people that trust us, understand us, and even those we've known for years. People we hang out with, go to...
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Athlete Conversation

I recently had this conversation with an athlete a couple weeks ago. I said, when you do _____, your decision to act that way doesn’t just impact your own actions, it impacts how the team is perceived, which carries on to how your coach, and institution is looked at for allowing certain behaviour. This explanation didn’t exactly hit home. They came back with not only reasons why this happened or more so excuses but also, ‘my actions are my own, not of others, I should be able to do what I wa...
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In Considering Buying Gifts for the Holidays

I thought about something the other day and I feel like it's more relevant than ever with that big C word coming up quickly with some who have already purchased most of their gifts. In many cases price plays a major factor in deciding whether to buy or not. And I understand that's it's important to consider price but I also wanted to explain what it's like from the other side, maybe for those who create and produce products and services. In most cases, when you take an entrepreneur o...
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Conference, Sales and Morality

I don’t usually write with emotion, most people would think it’s the opposite. But sometimes writing helps me understand situations. I just got back from an amazing business conference where I learned more in 2 days than some learn in a year. The issue is I went to find some clarity and at least at this point only found more confusion. One of my goals is to travel the world as a speaker (there I said it, that means I have to do something about it right? ;)).  The problem is, this com...
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My Superhero – Life of an Entrepreneur

I think it's easy to see all the good things, the smiles and the laughs and the beach - even the palm trees. You don't exactly see all that goes on behind the scenes. So here's a sneak peak at what life looks like at least for this superhero. Dorothy is up at 4am working on Young Living - answering questions, planning information groups, scheduling posts for her groups, coming up with prizes, contests and more. 9am rolls around - she's at school making videos for her kids, trying to fi...
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Leaving Your Career and Dreaming BIG

Leaving my teaching career was one of the hardest decisions that I have ever made!! It meant leaving EVERYTHING I knew, EVERYTHING that was comfortable, EVERYONE that I loved. Drew and I dreamed for years of travelling and working remotely. We dreamed that one day we would be able to pick-up and travel and bring work with us. Whether that be at our home in California, our home in Olds, in New Brunswick visiting family or around the globe. We just didn’t want to live tied down to one place. ...
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The lows are low and the highs are high

My story this morning goes out to all my entrepreneurial spirited friends :) In this entrepreneur world I have learned that it is by far the hardest thing I have ever done. There are some great pleasures that I love but there are definitely days when I feel like throwing in the towel because it’s so darn hard. But, I gotta tell ya! What keeps me going is being able to wake up everyday, in a place that was once only a dream and “work” a business that I am so passionate about, that we create...
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The Cost of Shipping

On my way to the mail box to drop off a letter, I’m slowly approaching and was startled by a loud BANG! I look over to my right and there is a delivery truck loading boxes. I said to myself, surely that can’t be coming from inside. I walk over to the back, and sure enough, it was from the truck. Only a few moments later I see the driver literally throwing boxes from the concrete parking lot into the back of his truck. I stood there in misbelief. I’m not sure if I looked lost, shocked or bo...
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New Entrepreneur Books are Here!!!

Books are in! Books are in!! Finally, the new book is here!!! I couldn’t be more excited they’re finally here. Truthfully I wrote this book because it’s so terribly sad to see so many empty buildings in town. Which is the same reason we started Entrepreneur workshops locally. We thought, there must be something we can do to help! So that’s what we did. I took years of my ups and downs, successes and failures and explain how you can learn from my experiences. From making connections, t...
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