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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Making Connections: The Foundation of Success

Imagine what great things we can achieve with a little change in perception! A trust to oneself, never doubt yourself and start making connections! Build the foundation of what great success can be achieved with the strong support of connections. Trying to achieve success alone without connections is like digging a buried treasure by hand when you can use the neighbour's shovel which isn't so bad. But if that's all you end up doing, eventually, you'll come up against barriers that you won't b...
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Working ON Your Business Instead of IN Your Business

I feel like all roads lead to where we're at today. Every decision, every action, even every thought. I haven't always made the right decision, I haven't always said the right thing or taken the action I likely should have. But I don't have any regrets. I know it sounds odd, I mean most of us have done or said something embarrassing or done something we shouldn't have. I certainly have (more times than I could count). But I don't regret them. Someone recently said, if you could go back and ch...
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Olds and Area Entrepreneur Night

I couldn’t be more excited to put together this Olds and Area Entrepreneur Night! I think every business owner knows the benefits of being able to talk to liked minded individuals who are passionate about business and want to share new ideas and receive some feedback as well. There are lots of different organizations out there that offer master mind groups, meetings and gatherings which is where this idea came from. However I haven’t noticed many options when it comes to local business meet up...
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Carstairs Flower Shop Sparkling Dahlia

Carstairs Flower Shop Sparkling Dahlia
I feel it's so important to support local which is why I brought on Erin Braybrook who is the owner of the Carstairs Flower Shop Sparkling Dahlia. I wouldn't say it's the easiest thing to do to start your own business, in fact for me personally it's the hardest thing I've ever done. The truth is, many of us that start our own businesses rely on local to support to run a business, feed ourselves and our families and without that local support, the service simply isn't available anymore. ...
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Recording videos for business

Recording videos for business and putting your face right smack in the middle of one isn't the easiest thing to do.  Course we're all our own worst critic but in this case recording videos is something I am willing to do.  We always look for ways to differentiate, ways to get better and offer more, that's our job as entrepreneurs and small business owners (at least it should be). Recently I invested in a new Camera, it wasn't an easy choice but when it came down to it the advise I was given w...
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