Attn: Pyramid Schemers, I’m Not Selling Your Sh** for You. Quit Asking.

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For the 3rd time this week, I’ve gotten a message from somebody I barely know, or that I haven’t talked to in ages. It always starts the same way: “Hey girl! How’s it going? I’ve started this brand new business…” like they’re the first person to try to get other people to sell things for them under the guise that they can make six figures… “And I really think you’d be interested in it.” i.e. “I’d really like to get my hands on your client list, email contacts, and 3k Facebook friends.”

Now, this post is in no way disrespecting anybody trying to make money. Making extra money on the side is a great way to get ahead financially. I fully respect a side hustle! I’ve been self-employed for over a decade and realize that making money while having a flexible schedule is an attractive work situation. HOWEVER, I’m sick of being hounded by the pyramid converts… or should I say the “multi-level marketers,” which they’re now referred to. Here are the following reasons why:  [Read more…]

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A New Sports Bra for the Bigger Busted – Betts Fit Sports Bra

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Much to my dismay, I’ve never had the problem of having too big a bust… However, since I grew up dancing, lead an active life and am in the fitness industry, I’ve been around many a multiple-bra-wearing lady. [Read more…]

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Things and Links That Are My Jam Right Now…

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{Things That Are My Jam}

It’s my jam to still be alive today… in the past 24 hours I’ve had TWO spiders lower down from my car’s ceiling while I was driving on the freeway. I was able to keep my eyes on the road, grab a napkin from my console, and smash them both, without crashing and dying. [Read more…]

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Do’s & Don’ts of Running a Fitness Studio

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Running a fitness studio is hard work. Unless you’re a franchise owner, there are constantly decisions you have to make that will ensure your business’s success… or demise. After running my own fitness bootcamp, taking class at many studios around the country, and speaking with lots of colleagues, I’ve noticed several consistent owner/operator behaviors that will affect longevity. Here are 10 Do’s and Don’ts for those embarking on (or in the trenches of) their own fitness studio.  [Read more…]

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How to Rock Out Your Own Extended Road Trip: Part II {The Preparation}

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After you’ve completed The Planning, your next step in rocking out your own extended road trip is the preparation. Whether your trip will be a month long, or last an entire year, you’ll need to get your ish in order.

My road trip was a little over 3 months and I quit working and moved out of my place when I left, so there was a lot I had to accomplish before I hit the road. It took me about 5 1/2 months to prepare and save money before I left. Depending on the length of your trip and your current situation, here are some things you might want to take into consideration: [Read more…]

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Currently…

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Because sometimes you need a little series template to get you back in the groove of blogging…

Making: My bracket for March Madness. The bet is on again this year and I’m not planning on losing. Again.

Wanting: [Read more…]

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Five Podcast Episodes Strong Women Will LOVE

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I love listening to podcasts and subscribe to all the ones listed here. These 5 specific episodes though are now among my favorites. [Read more…]

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Workout Playlist!

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I dare you to workout to this playlist and not break out dancing… betcha can’t.

Missy, Beyonce, Rihanna, Janet, Mya, Monica, Eve, Ciara… Gang’s all here! [Read more…]

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New Monthly(ish) Newsletter!

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I have a new newsletter that I’ve just launched! I used to do a weekly newsletter for just my bootcampers and personal training clients, but after I sold my business and left Louisville, I stopped writing them. I kind of missed writing it so I launched a new one this weekend that’s meant for everybody. It’s short and sweet, loaded with just a handful of things I think will be your jam. It’ll have fun links, some fitness/health info, and things I’m currently reading/listening to. Putting a newsletter out weekly used to be part of my business, but since this is more of a fun endeavor, it’ll go out once every 4 – 6 weeks.

Here’s the link to the first issue.

Here’s the link to subscribe to future issues.

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A List of Things I Can Control… So I Don’t Lose My Sh**.

Everybody copes with stress differently. My MO is to focus on the things I can control, to get my mind off the things I can’t. [Read more…]

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