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Welcome to Day 11 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge!

This challenge has been an excellent experience so far, I’m learning, actively growing and able to expand my knowledge. Now to get down to the nitty gritty:

Which business model is best for you and what one revenue stream is most feasible?

Yesterday I discussed my two key options for streams of revenue. Today I’m narrowing it down to just one and explaining why. As Natalie discusses in today’s post the two most viable business options are selling yourself vs. selling others. I know that sometimes I tend to sell myself short and not highlight my skills as effectively as I could. However selling myself and my expertise is certainly something I can stand behind and as projects and clients come into place, I’ll have a clear idea of how effectively I’ll be able to promote the project based on my skill set.

That behind said the one revenue stream which will work best for my business model is active. Why? The hands on approach of interacting with others through coaching, trainings, seminars or one-on-one sessions will work great with my personality. As a extrovert I get most of my energy from being around others and working closely with them to ensure success.  I recently took a work compatibility test and received my strengths card via Good.co

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Taking the test and reading through my score was an excellent way to put business and my work ethic into perspective. It helped me identify the places where I can increase my skills and take a look at the places where my personality type could pull me off track.

What are you strengths which work best with your business model?

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Awake to the sound of streaming music gradually growing louder, a faint warning quickly growing into a siren.

It’s go time! I roll out of bed to hastily brush my teeth and pull on shorts, a t-shirt and running shoes. Yesterday was high-intensity training; today it’s back to hitting the pavement. Ear buds in I take a two mile run through the neighborhood, watching the pink tones of sky change to blue and the world slowly begin to awake, become alive. The beat of hit-hop music keeps me on pace and the wind beneath my feet makes me feel closer to nature, much closer to being alive, being myself.

My perfect days are imbued with the sound of music.

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A hot cup of coffee flavored with white chocolate mocha is next up as I start my day on my balcony with a view of the ocean. I love great bodies of water because everything feels bigger near water as it goes in and out. A single drop in the ocean has an incredible story and limitless possibilities for exploration. Seeing water makes me feel the same way, as if I’m just a drop of water in the ocean with unfulfilled possibilities.

A single drop in the ocean has an incredible story and limitless possibilities for exploration.

My mornings are time for productivity. Even though I’m a night owl I prefer to get most of the work out of the way before heading out for the rest of the afternoon/evening. My focus is on technology and inbound marketing, however I also spend time working on the last installment of my best selling fantasy book series.

Afternoons are when I have time to go on an adventure and expand my knowledge of the country I’m temporarily staying in. My evenings are the best times, full of energy, friends, people and events. It’s life and the best life is lived surrounded by those you love and meeting others who will become important in your life.

A perfect day is not filled with things or places, however it is full of feelings, experiences and opportunities. There are many moments in life which I attribute to being perfect, and those moments added up are the sum of a perfect day.

I have perfect moments each and every day and most of those moments are because of the attitude I have adapted in life.

I strongly believe that you do not have to become what others expect you to become, and if negative pressure continues to confuse you and pull you down, it’s time to sever those connections. I believe going against the grain should be the new normal and staying true to who you are is more important than answering to a call outside of yourself which will never make you happy. Stay true to your heart and enjoy those perfect moments, whether it is a whole day or 30 minutes when you wake up and realize life is truly worth living.

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Remember those childhood hobbies?

Dreams of becoming older and taking on an exceptional vocation? Saving the world and going on a new adventure every day? No? Well maybe those childhood dreams aren’t so far off after all. My childhood dream was to become a writer and a bestselling author. Where am I today? Working in Wellness, writing on the side, dabbling in freelance and loving every minute (almost).

The thing about dreams is that as you grow, your dreams grow and change with you.

While I may not be a bestselling author today, I’m still a writer which is one of the main reasons I started this blog. I’ve found that stories are powerful, and when shared even better whether your format is through songwriting, poetry, painting or design. I love networking and blogging gives me another ready to stay social and learn from other artists.

As a writer I’ve found the most joy comes from blogging and sharing with you. My goal has been to reach those who want to share, discuss and find some inspiration to take the path less traveled in the story of your life.

After all one of the most important part of life is have the confidence to be you and stay true to your dreams.

You’ve heard this said again and again but I want to encourage those who desire to live outside the box, it’s a journey but it will be worth it.I’m always looking for a Challenge and am thrilled to be apart of this journey discussing topics by The Suitcase Entrepreneur.

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What are your childhood dreams and how has that changed the story of your life?


Have you ever had that euphoric moment in life when you complete something huge and monumental? Moments like college graduation, running a half-marathon (or the whole thing), planning a successful surprise birthday party or completing a complex project? I love that feeling and it can become addictive.

I once heard a story about a group of kids who set off to run a race, it could have been a school event or a sponsorship, but the crowd was there, friends, family, and teachers. The excitement of racing was in the air, and when the gun went off those kids raced off as fast as their legs would carry them, determined to be number one. All except for one who was quickly left behind in the dust. He kept falling down, gaining cuts and bruises, yet every time he would pick himself back up and keep going. When the last kid had crossed the finish line, he wasn’t even half-way through the race. You see, he had cerebral palsy, and racing against himself was the hardest thing he had done. He wasn’t challenging the other kids to be number one, his goal was to finish. In fact, the other kids recognized this and after they crossed the finish line came back to run with him.

Sometimes the goal isn’t to win, it’s just to beat yourself, to beat your past and not let circumstances overcome your will to continue to move forward.

It is time to take on a Challenge, whether it means training for a triathlon, taking on bigger work related projects or moving forward in a relationship, you’ll be glad you went for it. Never stay comfortable. Always keep pushing forward.

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Rainy weekends tempt me to stay home with a cup of white chocolate mocha cinnamon coffee or a cup of tea and honey. My reading list is miles high and although the intellectual thrill of processing a new idea is strong, sometimes it’s just better to hit the city with your friends. Working may be essential however the time comes to put down the books, close the laptop, opt out of networking through social media and socially connect face to face. Kicking back with friends over the weekend generally involves marathon hangouts from getting caught in the rain on an impromptu walk to them mall to a quick dinner which turns into a 7 hour event. No matter what shenanigans come my way actual time spent with friends is priceless compared to the endless hours spent working, building and moving forward.

How do you relax from your work week?


Now branding isn’t just for a product, website or corporation anymore, personal branding for social media, marketing and job searching is the new resume. Vizify has a cool way of linking all your social media accounts and creating your personal, graphical bio. Enjoy playing!

See my vizify bio!
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How important is it to look your best and does appearance really matter?

Growing up I was homeschooled and contrary to popular opinion school work did not take place in pajamas (unfortunately). Every morning I was expected to be up at the crack of dawn (just kidding, but seriously) showered and dressed appropriate for the days events (sitting at a desk with a school book). Since then looking my best has been a normal routine.

In college my wardrobe was a little more relaxed consisting of t-shirts and sweatshirts. After all the college environment promotes late nights, long study hours, partying, hanging out, road trips, spring break, sports…well you get the idea. Maximum time spent out and about; minimum time spent dressing. Besides during college I received over 20 free t-shirts (Free T-shirt Tip: work in athletics).

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but college is over now (and 6 months later all my t-shirts were stolen) so revamping my wardrobe for the workplace became a must. Now I dress to impress almost everyday whether I’m going into the office, hanging out with my best friends or enjoying a lazy weekend off work. Dressing well is not necessarily meant to show off or pick up guys but it does make me feel good about myself.

I believe the way you dress says something about you, more than your personality at the moment. Unfortunately immediate opinion is based on outward appearance and dressing professionally will help you out in the workplace. Everything does not go smoothly in the area of dressing well, I had a negative experience during an interview for a dream job, although I got along well with the team I could tell they thought I was too attractive to become part of their department.

I realize there are many opinions as to whether you need to dress up everyday, always look your best or not. The floor is open for debate, share your thoughts!


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