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How to be a Lifestyle Entrepreneur

How to be a Lifestyle Entrepreneur

I am on a mission. And it’s a big mission. And I won’t stop until I’m done.

I am dedicated to shining the spotlight on profitable Lifestyle Entrepreneurs–who they are (so we can mentor them if we choose) and how they think (again, so we can understand how we can shift to accomplish what we want). I also plan to tap into their insights so we can identify and understand the strategies they have used to accomplish success.

The commonality between me, you and them?
The desire to live a great life while building a profitable, purposeful business AND maintaining health and great relationships.

The difference between me, you and them?
The ability to know what actions to take, what thoughts to think, and what support to lean on to develop this success.

Don’t get me wrong: I have lived that great life where I had a successful, profitable business and an amazing life. But it wasn’t conscious.

So, after at least a dozen people approached me saying, “You are the Queen of Connections. Connect me to someone who has built a profitable business without destroying other aspects of her life. And preferably, running her business part-time.”

And I was stumped. I was able to refer them to 1-2 people, but I really believed there had to be more.

So that’s the back story. Here’s what I have uncovered:

13 Amazing Women On-Purpose

These women have built profitable businesses while maintaining health, relationships, and happiness. (Sorry men, didn’t mean to exclude but no men were referred to me in my R&D campaign.) Notice I didn’t say that they achieved health, relationships and happiness AFTER they built a success, profitable business. They were all on a maintenance program, determined to build on the positive qualities of their life, not destroy and rebuild.

Here are the questions I asked and the qualifications I included:
1. Do you work (on average) less than 30 hours weekly on your business?
2. Do you feel “successful” in your relationships?
3. Do you have business success?

REQUIRED: You MUST invest profits into a LIFESTYLE and not just back into the business.

Below is the list of women (plus 3 great women who work more than 30 hours but have taken a stand for having a life and are just amazing) and a quote or mantra they wanted to share:

1. Shawn Driscoll, ShawnDriscoll.com – “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
– Howard Thurman

2. Jennifer Cannon, Legna Marketing Group and Cupcake Whimsey – “Stop and smell the roses…but if you can use that rose to market or advertise…use that rose to make you money”

3. Tera McHugh, Association of Women Entrepreneurs – The strength of your business (& personal) growth depend on the relationships you build AND as Jim Rohn said “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

4. Sheri Keys, Smart Women Institute – Be of service.

5. Angela Minelli, Angela Minelli Int’l – Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine and Thy Medicine Be Thy Food – Hippocrates

6. Shannon Cherry, ShannonCherry.com – The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days waiting for better ones ahead. – Margaret Ray Hinkley

7. Joan-Marie Whelan, Intuitive Business Consultant – You are all ready whole. What you are longing for is waiting for you. The key is to open your heart and receive the gift.

8. Danielle M Miller, Brand Strategist – Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. –Steve Jobs

9. Dr. Susan Giurleo, DrSusanGiurleo.com – The path to success is to plan your business around your lifestyle needs, not the other way around.

10. Tina Forsyth, Author of The Entrepreneur’s Trap (available on Amazon) – “Stop Working Weekends! You don’t have to work weekends to be successful. ”

11. Debi Silber, MS, RD, WHC, FDN The Mojo Coach®, Lifestyle Fitness, Inc. – “Every choice you make brings you further or closer to the life you want-choose wisely”

12. Nancy Marmolejo, Nancita, Inc. – “Leap and the net will appear!”

13. Kelly O’Neil, Women’s Leadership Academy – “There is only one you. Be extraordinary.”

The 3 women listed below helped contribute and inspire the vision for this post. They are true Lifestyle Entrepreneurs but average more than 30 hours of work in their business weekly.

14. Andrea J Lee, Wealthy Thought Leaders and Thought Partners Int’l Ltd. – “Inside every smart entrepreneur wages an internal battle. It’s daily battle between putting your head in the yoke and following the beaten path… or leaping at the creative impulse to think for yourself.” “Your actions speak so loudly, I can’t hear what you’re saying.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

15. Kendra E Thornbury, KendraThornbury.com – I prosper by being true to me. I freely, joyously and gratefully receive the riches of the Universe and expand the world by doing so.

16. Chelsea Berler, Solamar Agency – “Focus on making a difference in business and in life – every single day. That’s the key to success.”


What do Lifestyle Entrepreneurs have in common?

When analyzing the results of my survey that allowed me to qualify everyone listed above, there were a few common themes that were identified and worthy of sharing with you.

When asked “where do you invest the profits of your business?” a majority of these women listed the following:

• Vacation/Travel
• Lifestyle including nice house, clothes, private schools for kids, great food, alternative health care and more
• Retirement Savings/Financial Security
• Giving Back/Charitable contributions of both time and money

The common message connecting all of these great women?

Live for the NOW and not for the future. ALL of these women are and have been living life on purpose, making sure that their business is an extension of their lifestyle and not the other way around.

Are you living on purpose? What can you shift NOW so that you can be a lifestyle entrepreneur NOW instead of some day?

Money Talk

Money Talk

With my new relationship with money, I have been noticing the many conversations and opportunities for support. Here are some of the better ones I have seen this past week:

Kendall SummerHawk writes about “The Secret to Paying Yourself, Even If Cashflow is Tight”

Sandra Martini shares some insights about The 6 Figure Myth and some tips to help you avoid those pitfalls.

Nancy Marmolejo discusses a common problem for people who have been active in social media in her article “Do you Have High Visibility and Low Profitability?”

In my commitment to loving and caring for my money, I have been noticing how much money is thrown around without acknowledgement of what it takes to make that money and what it takes to HAVE the money. It’s been interesting with my kids asking for things, but insightful to notice some of my money habits in my business that aren’t serving me so well.

I think this is inspiring some future posts about the value of me and the value of money. Hmmm….

And to close this post, here is a a great inspirational quote:

“Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships.”

H. Ross Perot

Savvy Mompreneur Telesummit Schedule

Savvy Mompreneur Telesummit Schedule


Thursday, February 12, 2009
Kristi Frank
Thursday, February 12, 2009 12 Noon_
*How To Create The Celebrity In YOU!*

Monday, February 16, 2009
Tina Forsyth
Monday, February 16th, 2009 10 Am
*Ack! I Can’t Do It All On My Own Anymore…*

Shannon And Matt Cherry
Monday, February 16th 2009 12 Noon
*Surviving Business And Marriage: How To Balance A Two Entrepreneur Household*

Gina Fink-Bell
Monday, February 16th, 2009 5 Pm READ MORE »

Don’t Make Yourself Sound So Boring

Don’t Make Yourself Sound So Boring

GUEST POST FROM JOAN STEWART (see credits at bottom of post)

I’m not mentioning any names.

But when I read the social networking profiles of some of my friends and business associates, I think to myself: “You’re really interesting. And you’re lots of fun. You even have unusual hobbies. So why are you making yourself sound so boring?”

Yes, that little snippet of information just below your photo on your Twitter or Facebook profiles can determine whether a visitor follows you, friends you, or decides that you have nothing to offer and leaves in search of somebody else who does.

On LinkedIn, that much longer profile will determine whether somebody wants to connect with you, or forget you.

I can’t begin to count the number of Twitter replies and direct messages from my followers who comment on my love for the Food Network and motorycles, which I’ve mentioned in my profile at http://Twitter.com/PublicityHound

What does that have to do with publicity?

Absolutely nothing. READ MORE »