I’m a small-town girl, University of Florida business graduate, mom of eight, and a LOVER of adventure. I believe in BIG dreams, and the people behind them, which is why I started this company.
Most days you'll find me hanging out with my kids, working in my home office, and going to the gym. I just love jamming on the computer while on the couch, watching a movie, and eating a slice of pizza (with a big smile on my face). I'm a business blogger, e-commerce entrepreneur, and an educator. I'm organized like a freak, yet live to be spontaneous. I enjoy a glass of wine while gazing at the stars, singing silly songs while cooking dinner, and listening to classical music while packing my bag for the next fun adventure. :)
My business style is raw, real, and authentic. I believe we can learn a lot from each other and learn best when we can relate. I'm not perfect, and don't feel any more professional by trying to be... you can learn as much by my mistakes as you can by my successes (and there's certainly plenty of both). I keep the information fun, simple, and useful.
My favorite thing about working from home?
We only have one life. Let's make it count. I will help you reach your dreams, as I'm gobbling up my own. If you've decided you want to be an online entrepreneur, then I want to be the one that you go to for trusted advice. I want to be the one to help you find your way, in business and in life, and I promise to make you laugh every step of the way.
• Michael Hyatt Platform: Get Noticed In A Noisy World • Timothy Ferriss The 4-Hour Workweek • James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy • Darren Hardy The Compound Effect • Gary Chapman The Five Love Languages • Napoleon Hill Think and Grow Rich • Robert Kiyosaki Rich Dad Poor Dad • Gary Vaynerchuk Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook • Joel Osteen Your Best Life Now • Donald Trump The Art Of The Deal • The Bible • David Ogilvy Ogilvy On Advertising • Al Ries The 22 Immutable Laws Of Branding • Thaddeus Wawro Radicals & Visionaries • Tim Ferris Tools of Titans
• Travel is my most favorite thing in the world! (well, besides my kids...) • Spending time with my extended family in Indiana. I feel so loved there ❤ • River rafting, ziplining, hiking and yep! ... anything active • Cheese and chocolate-- together! • Pj's, a movie, and pizza delivery • The color pink (you probably knew that) • Playing the flute and taking photos • A good steak • Candles. Everywhere. • Coffee, LOTS of coffee • Scrapbooking Memories • Reading a book in the bathtub • A long nap in the grass
but, it's not just us around here...
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Management Cordinator and the only one serious enough to bring us back on task
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Director of Content Production and EG's visionary. Yeah, I'm pretty sure she's hiding a cape under her clothes...
Product Model, Product Photographer, and EG content writer. She is a true entrepreneur girl & my "go to" girl... there's nothing she can't do!
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Most of our childhoods are spent dreaming of living a BIG life. We spend our days being excited and energetic. We throw the covers back in abandonment, racing towards our BIG goals. There is nothing we can’t do!
Yet, somewhere along the way, we are told to “Grow up. Quit dreaming. Pull your head out of the clouds and be responsible.” We stop dreaming our BIG dreams. We stop shooting for those awesome goals. We stop believing in ourselves and our ability to ever make them happen in the first place.
We give up.
But what if there was a different way to live? What if you truly could live your dream? What if YOU woke each day with uncontained excitement?
Imagine if you could discover your passion, learn how to live it, and use it to touch the world...
so glad you're in my virtual home!
Well, I discovered my purpose, rejected the 9-5 work model, and committed to having time to play, travel, and secure my finances.
With only $200 of business start-up funds and a college degree in business from the University of Florida, I was able to create several successful online companies and an International brand.
I took all the lessons learned through those past hurdles and developed a plan for “my perfect life”, committing myself not only to building a business, but also to loving my life and balancing my responsibilities.
I wanted to have fun and feel passionate, and to guide others to do the same; I wanted to show how to juggle the everyday demands of work and family life; I wanted to demonstrate how an inexperienced, ordinary person can overcome extraordinary obstacles and succeed beyond imagination...
and I wanted to lay out the steps so that you could do it, too!
I have finally learned to incorporate all the things that make me feel truly alive: travel, adventure, and experiencing new things.
Just last year, I went skydiving, river rafting, rode a mechanical bull, and zip-lined through the Blue Ridge Mountains. In just the last two months, I have visited Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, and Texas (twice). I have been blessed to be able to make memories with my children, while visiting 46 of the 50 states, Canada, and Mexico.
Yet, in order to do these activities, a business must be flexible and financially sound, and it must be online, so I can work from anywhere in the world... doing any activity I desire… all from my backpack.
So never again, will I have a one week vacation, or long hours building someone else’s dream.
Never again will I give up on my dreams or myself.
The road to becoming an internet entrepreneur wasn't always easy, but it led to the greatest gift of all… building a business around a life I love!
so... life happened.
So, how are things now?
So, here’s the truth, and I hope you hear it with your whole heart...
at this part of the story, I want to be completely upfront about something...
In 2008- The recession devastated our family finances. We went from making the most money we had ever made to making the least... in just a matter of a few months. I watched helplessly as my mom struggled to gain employment as an elderly adult; my husband struggled with his business in a deadened industry; my friend struggled with a college diploma, but no work; and a nation struggled with a lack of job security. We learned the importance of self-reliance and the urgency for financial know-how.
In 2010- I suffered a massive pulmonary embolism while three months pregnant. Believe me when I say, it is a miracle that both of us are here today. I spent a week in the ICU writing goodbye letters to my children and analyzing what is important in life.
In 2012- I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. My prognosis is excellent, but living through cancer was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to deal with mentally. I learned that life is fleeting and to never wait, but to live, now.
And in 2013- After finally picking myself up and buying my dream 75 year old farmhouse, I watched as 12 feet of water rushed through it in a historic flash flood. Shaking my head in disbelief and feeling defeated, I learned how to persevere.
It is true what they say… “Life is not about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself!”
We are a source of inspiration and change, for those who refuse to settle for anything less than a BIG extraordinary life! Our site is updated continuously (almost daily!) with articles, courses, videos, and teachings to help you live the life you’ve always dreamed of… to help you make money online, reach your personal and business goals, balance your responsibilities, and motivate you to be your best.
Many of you already know, where I've been and what happened in my life to cause me to go looking for something more... (but, here goes if you haven't!)
These hardships forced me to honestly analyze who I was, what I wanted out of my life, and what changes needed to take place in order to get me there... I aspired to change my life for the better and now help others through their own personal evolution.
I discovered my purpose, rejected the 9-5 work model, and committed to having time to play, travel, and secure my financial security. With only $200 of business start-up funds and a college degree in business from the University of Florida, I was able to create a successful online company as an internet entrepreneur, motivational speaker, business mentor, author, and social media marketer; all while creating a life as an adventure enthusiast, world traveler, freelance photographer, avid reader, fitness fanatic, and a homeschooling parent to eight kids.
I took all the lessons learned through those past hurdless and developed a plan for “my perfect life”. I wanted to have fun and feel passionate, and to guide others to do the same. I wanted to show how to juggle the everyday demands of work and family life. I wanted to demonstrate how an inexperienced, ordinary person can overcome extraordinary obstacles and succeed beyond imagination, by rethinking priorities and finding their true place in the world.
I have finally learned to incorporate all the things that make me feel truly alive: travel, adventure, and experiencing new things. Just last year, I went sky diving, river rafting, rode a mechanical bull, and zip-lined through the Blue Ridge Mountains. In just the last two months, I have visited Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, and Texas (twice). I have been blessed to be able to make memories with my children, while visiting 46 of the 50 states, Canada, and Mexico.
Yet, in order to do these activities, a business must be flexible and financially sound. By combining several streams of income such as stock trading, Amazon FBA, book publishing, social media marketing, affiliate marketing, blogging, speaking, YouTube, coaching / consulting, informational products, private labeling... all online pursuits… so I can work anywhere in the world… doing any activity I desire… all from my backpack.
So never again, will I have a 9:00-5:00 job, a one week vacation, or long hours building someone else’s dream. Becoming an internet entrepreneur has allowed me the greatest gift of all… to build a business around a life I love!
I slowly built the Entrepreneur Girl brand from nothing, by persevering through those fears and trials.
The success of Entrepreneur Girl® didn't happen because I’m “special” or “unique” - because I'm not.
I also can't claim to have some "secret sauce" to get you from flat broke to a millionaire in under 12 months — because it has been a slow process of building my business for over a decade.
And while my tough five year period did act as the catalyst to
reevaluate my life, I can't say there was one specific "gut-wrenching-life-changing" moment when everything became clear- because I figured things out one consistent step, habit, and idea at a time.
THAT'S the truth. THAT'S the secret.
You and I are more alike than you might realize.
We both have to work through the failures and successes, the launches and the burnout, in order to create a life and a business we love.
That’s why I’m open about every step of my journey. I’m here to take you behind the scenes and show you what I did, what worked and what didn't, and what I’m currently learning in my business and my life so that you can overcome your obstacles (whatever they are!) and reach your goals (all of them!).
I believe in you. like... really.
When I hear your stories, I marvel at the human spirit; that when knocked down, it finds its best self.
The difficulties you face make you sad and angry, but they also make you determined and fearless.
Having nothing to lose, you are able to strive for things that you would have never attempted without those experiences.
I know that my struggles, forced me to take a step back, inhale deeply, and re-evaluate why I was doing what, and who I was as a person.
How ironic that my problems would become my passions, and my obstacles would become my biggest assets... enabling me with power, direction, and clarity to take back the freedom of my life, and re-navigate it to where I wanted it to be.
I thank God every-single-day for His direction, for my being alive, and for the opportunity to share everything I've learned with you!
As a little girl, I was a ball of energy filled with grand life visions, and lucky enough to have parents that gave me the confidence to believe in my dreams.
But life has a way of beating us up a little... and we can forget who we are and what we wanted to begin with.
1. what trophies sit on your shelf?
5. what do you do when stressed?
7. MY GO-TO OUTFIT IS:
a. Yoga pants and a tank
b. Jeans and a tee
c. Anything from a designer
d. A dress & heels
8. I AM DEATHLY AFRAID OF:
a. Public Speaking
2. if you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
3. MOST LIKELY TO BINGE WATCH:
b. the voice
c. The Bachelor
d. House Hunters
4. the best title i have:
a. entrepreneur girl
d. professional coffee drinker
6. someday i want to:
cheerleading, basketball, half-marathon, and bowling
write a bunch of books
order pizza, rent a movie, and nestle in my pj's :)
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