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Hope is what keeps you going by pulling your dreams within reach. Many people are close to giving up hope and never achieving their health, wellness, and financial goals. But what if you could lose weight, get stronger, and start a career that you love?

My dream is to fulfill your dreams by inspiring you to improve your health through better nutrition and enhance your finances by starting a home-based business, allowing for fun challenges and residual income.

How would you like to change your life while assisting those around you? If you are serious and ready to commit, I will use my expertise as a professional health and wellness coach, along with my experience as a personal trainer, to help you reach for your goals. There are no limits to what you can achieve!

Every journey begins with a single step. Are you ready to take that step? Are you ready to change your life forever?

I am here for you! Together, we will!

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5 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

holidaystressWith the holidays also comes the rush to get things done. Did you get all of the ingredients for dinner? Is your shopping finished? Can you rearrange your schedule to make it to your children’s activities or to social gatherings? Are you going to the meet the deadlines for projects at work? The list goes on and on.

While some stress can provide motivation to keep pushing ahead, too much stress can take a negative toll on your health. Finding ways to cope with stressors and increase relaxation can boost your physical and mental wellbeing. Here are a few tips to get started and help you discover what works best for you:

1. Plan and Prioritize

If your to-do list is a mile long, start getting organized. Decide what needs to be done immediately, what can wait, and what can be delegated to others. Don’t overwhelm yourself with tasks that others can help out with if only you’d ask. Checking things off of your list can help you to feel more accomplished and less stressed. Try to stay organized and plan ahead so that you are not waiting until the last minute and rushing around.

2. Engage in Meditation and Deep Breathing

Meditation can be an effective way of refocusing yourself and clearing your mind. It only takes a few minutes a day and can start working immediately. Close your eyes, sit up straight, and recite a positive mantra while letting troubling thoughts and stress roll away. Combine this with deep breathing that forces you to slow down and focus. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth, feeling your lungs expand. This can be a great way of releasing tension and lowering blood pressure.

3. Exercise

Whether you enjoy running, walking, biking, tennis, yoga, or any variety of other activities, get moving. Physical exertion can help you to burn off excess energy and frustration and reduce muscle tension. Exercise naturally boosts serotonin which can enhance your mood. It also gives you a chance to put your focus on something else and distract your mind for a while.

4. Eat a Healthy Diet

Filling up on processed foods that are filled with starch, sugar, and fats can leave your body feeling worse. Focus on eating a balanced diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains to give your body the healthy fuel it needs. Ionix® Supreme can be a great pick-me-up to combat stress and fatigue. Filled with natural vitamins and minerals, it gives the body more energy, neutralizes free radicals, and supports improved focus and clarity. It can help you to build your endurance and overall performance, leaving you feeling better.

5. Do Something You Enjoy

Take a break just for you. Dance to your favorite music, read a new book, focus on a hobby, or just spend time with friends. Everyone responds differently to stress, so find what works for you to make you feel calmer, more relaxed, and more joyful. Build time for yourself into your day and make yourself a priority this holiday season.

As you make a conscious effort to reduce your stress, you may find the holidays to be more enjoyable and less chaotic. Be realistic with your expectations and don’t overextend yourself. You deserve to be healthy and happy. To find out more about how Isagenix® products can help you to maintain better health by reducing stress, releasing fat, and combating the effects of aging email me at rachel@wellnessridge.com or call (704) 819-3054. To help you get started, here’s a healthy holiday recipe for homemade cranberry sauce.

Building Your Business Network and Increasing Brand Awareness

Building SuccessBefore you can succeed in business and build your customer base, people need to know who you are and what you offer. This involves not only maximizing existing connections but also pursing new ones. The first step is to know your product or service and the demographic that you are targeting. Your efforts will be better spent focusing on a market where you know you have some pull and can make an impact.

Starting your own business, it can be challenging to get the ball rolling and figure how to continue growing your reach and attracting new customers. Here are some helpful ways to enhance your networking efforts:

Start with family and friends. Talk to those closest to you about your business and what you have to offer. Get them hooked so that they can then share with their friends and colleagues. Their firsthand experience can make them more credible resources. As word spreads, you can gather new referrals and start to build those relationships.

Participate in local events. Festivals, conferences, and other local events can be a great way to promote your business. Do a little bit of research to verify that you will be reaching the right demographic and then set up a stand. This gives you the opportunity to get your name out to the public and interact with potential customers as they walk by. Have samples, demonstrations, and information to draw in their attention and showcase your business. Consider a sign-up where people can leave their email address if you offer newsletters or promotional and educational emails.

Capitalize on social media. Social media has skyrocketed in recent years. Use this to your advantage. Set up pages on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and more to extend your outreach. Update your pages with fresh content that is informational and engaging. Your page doesn’t have to be (and shouldn’t be) all about self-promotion. While it’s okay to talk about current sales or new products occasionally, also provide blogs or article links to related content that keeps people informed. This can help to establish you as a more trusted resource.

Don’t underestimate word of mouth. Daily interactions with people can segue into potential customer relationships. Make the most of in-the-moment opportunities to discuss how your business could benefit someone. Even if they don’t take you up on an offer immediately, the next time the subject comes up, you will hopefully come to their mind. Others nearby or in the group may also be listening to what you have to say and take an interest. You never know when you’ll run across potential customers.

With some creative thinking and planning, there are a multitude of outlets that business owners can take advantage of to enhance brand awareness and build networking contacts. Know your product or service inside and out so that you can pursue different angles and appeal to a broader range of customers. A lot of sales have to do with making connections.

If you have a knack for networking or want to refine your skills and become your own boss, I have a fantastic business opportunity for you. Put your efforts and energy into a product that you are proud to stand behind and promote to others. Contact me at rachel@wellnessridge.com or (704) 819-3054 to find out more and start leading a more abundant life.

The Importance of Stress Management in Business

stress management for adults with autismStress has become fairly common place in many people’s lives. With increasingly busy schedules between work and family, important projects, and other engagements, it is bound to happen. Some stress can be good and acts a motivator, keeping us more focused and driven. Too much stress, however, can be a bad thing and take a toll on health, productivity, and overall business. When you are a business owner, it is essential to be able to keep stress in check and find a happy medium that allows you to be productive without feeling overwhelmed.

Stay Organized

Effective organization can help you to manage tasks and deadlines and keep from being overwhelmed. Create a schedule that outlines projects, time frames, meetings, and other business essentials. This can also help you to plan your day in a way that allows you to be more productive and maximize the time you spend working so you have time to focus on family and other obligations and be in the moment rather than worrying about business.

Create a system that works for you so that you are able to feel more in control. With more structure you can decrease stress and more effectively handle the unexpected because you know how it will impact other aspects of your work and can adjust things accordingly.

Meditate

Meditation can be a very beneficial way of relieving stress, feeling more relaxed, and gaining focus. There are several different types of meditation depending on what you prefer and where you are. Techniques often focus on deep breathing, mindfulness, imagery, and guided movements. It can allow you to clear your mind, focus your energy, and release tension.

Exercise

Exercise has a plethora of benefits. Not only is it a great way to burn off excess energy and relieve frustration and stress, it also releases endorphins which are a natural mood booster, helps to enhance the immune system, and can reduce risk of other health conditions. If you are feeling stressed, go for a walk or run, take a break for a quick workout, or participate in a class at your local gym. Regular exercise can help you to maintain a more balanced lifestyle and feel more energized and focused.

Try Supplements

A well-balanced diet can have a big impact on the way you feel and perform. It can affect your mood, memory, focus, and more; all of which are related to stress. Natural supplements can help you to feel more energized and support better health so that you can deal with stress more effectively and it has less of an impact on your overall wellbeing.

Manage Expectations

Keep your expectations realistic. Trying to achieve too much in too short of a time or without the proper planning or resources not only increases stress but can have a negative impact on business. Set goals that are challenging yet attainable. You can always readjust as you progress, and each time you reach a goal, it can give you more confidence and drive to keep going. Understand what is feasible and plan accordingly.

Knowing how to effectively deal with stress and not let it negatively impact your performance and productivity is essential in business. If your job is taking a toll on your health and not providing you with the options you need to achieve a more acceptable work-life balance, I have a wonderful business opportunity for you. You can become your own boss and have more control over your schedule and income while also improving your health and wellbeing. Manage your stress so that it becomes a motivator in your career as opposed to something that’s holding you back by contacting me at rachel@wellnessridge.com or calling (704) 819-3054 to find out how.

5 Tips for Boosting Productivity as your Own Boss

Being your own boss gives you the flexibility to set your own work schedule. But because you don’t have someone looking over your shoulder, it can be easy to slip into some bad habits that hamper your productivity. You still must hold yourself accountable to your customers and to continuing to build and grow your business. To help keep yourself on track and maximize your productivity, here are some tips to keep in mind:

1. Create a separate office space. Working from home, it can be tempting to do your work wherever the mood strikes you: your kitchen table, the couch, your bed, or a variety of other places. One key to staying productive is setting up a space devoted to your work. It could be an entire room or just a small section of a room. Create an environment that has everything you need to get things done. Reserve this space as your office and don’t use it for other tasks. That way when you’re there, you are focused on your business and the projects at hand.

2. Establish a schedule. It is great to have flexibility, but becoming too laid back can mean less time is devoted to your business. Set up a schedule for yourself where you know you will start and end at a certain time each day. This can be adjusted according to your obligations, but it will help you to get moving and stay on track. It can also be beneficial for creating balance between work and family. As your own boss, you have the option of working whenever you would like, but this can also lead to long hours if you have trouble disconnecting yourself. Having a schedule can make you more aware of how you are spending your time.

3. Get dressed each day. This may sound silly since you’re not going into a professional office, but it can put you in the right frame of mind to be productive. You don’t have to put on a suit and tie or a nice dress every day, but make sure you get up, shower, and change out of your pajamas. This helps to differentiate between time to relax and time to work. Also, if you have to run out to a meeting, you’re already prepared to go. Being dressed in work attire can make you feel more confident and motivated as you tackle each task on your to-do list.

4. Set goals. This goes along with establishing a schedule. Break up your work and set targets or goals for what you need to get done and when. As you meet each goal, it will boost your sense of accomplishment and keep you pushing ahead. Having deadlines can also enhance productivity because you know that time is limited, so you must plan accordingly and stay on task.

5. Take breaks. Although this may sound counterproductive, it can actually help you to be more productive. Taking short breaks throughout the day can reduce stress, boost energy, and improve concentration. If you’ve been spending a lot of time making phone calls or pouring over a project, give yourself a brain break and get up and move for a few minutes. When you come back, you’ll feel more refreshed and be able to refocus on getting things done.

Knowing how to keep yourself productive and motivated can help you to thrive as an entrepreneur. If you’re ready to take control of your schedule, set your own goals, and maximize your income potential as a result of your self-motivation, I have a great opportunity for you. Enjoy watching your business grow and thrive as your own boss and create a work environment that best suits your needs and goals. If this sounds like the career you’ve been dreaming of, contact me at rachel@wellnessridge.com or call (704) 819-3054 to find out more.

How Network Marketing can help you Thrive as an Entrepreneur

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Have you ever thought about what it would be like to leave your old job behind and become your own boss, doing something you love? The thought of becoming an entrepreneur can seem overwhelming at first with many “what ifs,” but getting involved in a network marketing business can allow you to thrive and live the life you imagined.

You get out of it what you put into it and have the opportunity to enhance the lives of others, increase your earning potential, boost your communication skills, and improve balance in your life. Through network marketing you are your own boss but there is less risk than creating a start-up from scratch and you receive the training and support you need to excel.

  • Promote the products you use and love

You are selling products that you can stand behind and are a first-hand example of the impact they can make. When talking to others, you can share your own experiences and speak from the heart. This can help you to make more meaningful connections because others can see your honesty and that you use the products you are promoting. You are giving others access to these amazing products as well so they can enhance their own lives.

  • Unlimited income potential

No longer are you capped by a specified salary. All of your hard work pays off and you are in control of your income. Through new clients and residual income from existing clients and fellow team members, the sky is the limit. You have the opportunity to earn a six- or seven-figure income depending on the amount of time and energy you put into growing and maintaining your business.

  • Connect with like-minded professionals

Although you are your own boss, you can increase your potential by developing a high-performing team of other professionals who share your passion and drive. You choose the people you work with and together you help each other to thrive and succeed.

  • Low operating costs

There is minimal investment to get started and you can quickly recoup these costs as your business grows. While you invest in the products that you showcase and demonstrate to others, your money is not tied up in excess inventory. Clients order exactly what they need and it is delivered to them. Your marketing efforts pay off by helping you to network with potential clients and increase awareness about the products you love.

  • Extensive flexibility

As an entrepreneur, you set your own hours. You can work as much or as little each day as you choose and are not restricted by set business hours. Networking opportunities can present themselves anywhere and at any time and this flexibility allows you to capitalize on these opportunities. You can work from anywhere, so whether you are traveling to see family or just for fun, you can continue elevating your income, building your presence, and expanding your market reach.

Take control of your future, your financial security, and your job satisfaction through network marketing. Let your determination, drive, and passion work for you. If you are ready to pursue your dream of becoming your own boss and creating a more balanced work-life environment, I am here to help. Ask me about how easy it is to get started and become part of an incredible team that will help you succeed by calling (704) 819-3054 or emailing rachel@wellnessridge.com.

Do you have what it takes to be an Entrepreneur?

indexBecoming your own boss is not taking the easy way out. In fact, it is quite the opposite. It takes a great deal of drive and motivation to run your own business and be successful. You have to be disciplined to set goals and deadlines and stay on task. You have to be creative to get people interested and overcome challenges. Not everyone has what it takes to excel.

As a successful entrepreneur, I have had the opportunity to work with many talented individuals who possess the same passion and drive that I do. Together we have helped each other to discover our strengths and thrive as entrepreneurs. During this time I have come to realize that we share many of the same traits:

  • Determination. To run your own business, you must have a go-getter attitude. You have to know what you want and figure out how to get there. You will run into challenges and setbacks, but you can’t let them keep you down. Instead, you find ways to overcome and make goals a reality. Passion and the desire to succeed drive your forward and help you to focus on each step along the way.
  • Desire to help others. Helping others is very rewarding. Seeing how the products or services that you offer make a positive difference in their lives is a strong motivator. With Isagenix, it’s about helping people to get healthier, have more energy, release fat, and take more control over their own wellbeing. The results speak for themselves. As an entrepreneur, you are giving people access to life-changing opportunities.
  • Positive attitude. Not every day will be easy. But you have to go into every meeting or presentation with a positive outlook, envisioning success. Make the most of each opportunity and see the progress you are making, how you are helping others, and the difference it is making in your own life. Your encouragement and optimism can be a strong influence on others.
  • Think outside of the box. In order to keep your business growing and thriving, you have to think outside of the box and come up with creative strategies and approaches. You want to engage customers and get them interested. If your technique isn’t producing the results you are looking for, come up with a way to switch it up. Not everyone responds to the same tactics, so know your audience and find a way to connect.
  • Confidence. Believe whole-heartedly in what you are promoting. Others can sense if your interest is genuine and this can build trust and respect. You can’t go into entrepreneurship hesitantly, waiting for others to guide way. Know that you have what it takes and stand behind your decisions and message. If you appear unsure of yourself, others will be unsure of you as well. Even if you are nervous on the inside, radiate confidence on the outside.
  • Networking skills. Sales and brand identity are reliant on networking. Capturing an audience is essential. Leverage your connections to keep expanding your outreach. You want to be able to keep building on a solid client base. Developing an influence and positive relationships will support your efforts.

Financial freedom. Flexible scheduling. Making a difference. These are all possible with the right mindset and opportunity as an entrepreneur. If you feel as though the traits above describe you and you are ready to make a change in your life and pursue your dreams, I encourage you to join my team. Promote a product that you can confidently stand behind and use your networking and communication skills to help your business thrive. Find out more about what it takes to be your own boss and how you can take advantage of an amazing entrepreneurial opportunity by contacting me today at (704) 819-3054 or rachel@wellnessridge.com.

5 Benefits to Becoming Your Own Boss

be_your_own_bossDo you ever feel stuck in a rut in your current job? That you are limiting your potential and not making the most of all you have to offer? It’s time to stop living by other people’s schedules and decisions and start taking control of your own. By becoming an entrepreneur, you open yourself up to a world of opportunity.

If you have ever considered what it would be like to become your own boss and have more control over your career and schedule, then maybe it is time to take the plunge and explore your options for becoming an entrepreneur. There are many reasons why people are turning to this amazing career opportunity:

1. Flexible Scheduling

Trying to balance work and life can be exhausting. In a traditional corporate or retail position, you may miss out on important events in your family members’ lives. It can become challenging to try to arrange transportation and coordinate busy schedules. As an entrepreneur, you set your own schedule. This flexibility makes it possible to attend special events or functions and schedule appointments. You decide when you work and how long you work.

2. Reap the Benefits of your Efforts

Do you feel as though you are fully compensated for your work in your current job? Do you make the same regardless of your effort or contributions? As your own boss, your compensation reflects your efforts. The more work you do and the more you achieve, the better the pay off. There is no limit to how much you can earn. With the right drive and determination, you could significantly increase your yearly earnings.

3. You are in Control

Set your own goals and make your own decisions. As an entrepreneur, you are empowered over your career. Whether you want to work part-time, full-time, or take a vacation is up to you. You answer to yourself and plan for your own success. If you love competition and striving to achieve more, the opportunities are limitless.

4. Experience New Challenges

Every day is different. There is no hum-drum routine. You can develop innovative strategies to attract new customers and grow your business. As your own boss, you see the results and impact of your efforts and can determine how to proceed.

5. Share your Passion

As an entrepreneur, you are able to share your passion with others. You are introducing people to products and lifestyle changes that you can confidently stand behind because you know from experience the impact that these products can make. Not only are you improving your own health and wellbeing, you are empowering others to do the same. As part of my Isagenix team, you can increase access to the products you love to others and help them embrace positive changes in their lives.

Does all of this sound like your ideal career opportunity? Are you ready to take back control of your life and put your energy and motivation into a job that you love while living a more abundant life? If so, contact me at (704) 819-3054 or rachel@wellnessridge.com to learn more about this amazing opportunity.

Take 30 Days to Build a Better You

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While summer may be winding down, fall is ramping up. The kids are back in school and the holidays are just around the corner. Trade in your bathing suit for skinny jeans and laying by the pool for power walking through the park. If you have been looking for the right time to make a change in your life and have fun doing it, the time is now. On September 29, the 30-Day Weight Loss Challenge begins.

Challenge Yourself

Whether you are looking to shed a few pounds, tone your muscles, gain more energy, or simply look and feel better, what are you waiting for? Not only can you start making positive changes in your lifestyle, you can win cash while doing it. We all have the best of intentions and say that we will start once we finish this or after that happens, but when do you really get around to it? Challenge yourself to make September 29 the day you turn it all around.

Change your Habits

If you’ve had trouble sticking to programs in the past, I am here to help. Throughout the 30-Day Weight Loss Challenge, you will receive free coaching to help you overcome obstacles, maintain motivation, and learn how to incorporate better dietary choice and exercise into your daily routine. I want to see you succeed and maximize your health and wellbeing so that you can realize what a positive impact it has on your life.

With the 30-Day Cleansing and Fat Burning System, you are provided with a variety of meal replacement and natural health products by Isagenix. This system can support you in making healthier meal choices, curbing cravings, cleansing your system, and boosting your energy. Previous participants have found that this is a great way to jumpstart their health and improve the way they approach eating and exercise.

Boost your energy

What you eat can impact how you feel. The 30-Day System is entirely organic and gluten-free, meaning you are not putting unnecessary chemicals into your body, or filling up on processed foods. By replacing two meals a day and making healthy choices for the third meal, you can release fat naturally and help your body to feel more energized. It is amazing how increasing your physical activity and paying attention to the foods you are eating can impact your health. I will help you to align your choices with your weight loss goals so you start seeing results.

Feel better about yourself

As you start to notice your clothes getting looser, your muscles getting stronger, and your energy increasing, it can give you a new perspective on life. You will build confidence and self- esteem knowing that you can succeed in maximizing your health and looking and feeling your best.

Win cash prizes as you change your life

Not only are you improving your health and shedding pounds as you participate in the 30-Day Weight Loss Challenge, you are also eligible to win fantastic cash prizes. Your hard work and determination can pay off in more ways than one. The top three finalists with the highest percentage of weight loss can win up to $700 in cash. Who wouldn’t like some extra money to put toward bills, the holidays, or pampering themselves, simply by getting in better shape?

If you are ready to change your life and get in shape, I urge you to participate in the 30-Day Weight Loss Challenge. See for yourself what a difference 30 days can make in your health. I will be there to coach you along every step of the way and help you to make the most of your decision to jumpstart your health.

To sign up for the 30-Day Weight Loss Challenge and learn more about the Isagenix product line, please contact me at (704) 819-3054 or rachel@wellnessridge.com. The challenge starts September 29, so don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Wanted: Motivated Young People Looking for an Opportunity of a Lifetime

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Do you think you have what it takes to work in a motivated environment that allows and inspires your financial goals and life dreams? Young people are often on the lookout for that golden opportunity, that chance they have at working alongside likeminded professionals. That’s where I come in, a self-starter who rebuilt her life by following a few basic principles:

Forward unto success. Create fulfillment in life. Gain financial freedom. Have the time and freedom to live the life you choose. Be the healthiest, happiest version of yourself.

I’ve worked with countless young professionals and up-and-coming, career-minded entrepreneurs throughout my life. I’ve done my time as a business owner, too, and held down jobs and grinded out paychecks with the rest of you. The difference is that I now love doing what I do — Helping others create the life of their dreams.

Do what you love, find what you’re passionate about and you will find your purpose. For me, doing what I love is enabling young, excited entrepreneurs by providing them with opportunities. I help clients find fulfillment and become healthier, happier people.

My lifelong goal is to succeed with inspired people looking for career fulfillment. It took me years to find this opportunity. Now that I’ve taken it, I wouldn’t trade what I do for the world.

Professionally speaking, there are three reasons why my career path is one I want to share with others:

  • Finance: Your financial stability is paramount to your wellbeing, self-esteem and social happiness. With me, you can find new ways to unlock your entrepreneurial spirit to make more money than ever without selling yourself out to a suit-and-tie desk job you don’t want to wake up for every morning.
  • Networking: How you interact and fit into the grand scope of society is essential for accomplishing your goals and becoming who you want to be. Networks, as you already know, grow exponentially with each new member. This is just one reason I’m seeking eager, financially-motivated young professionals to combine their talents.
  • Health: Mental and physical health – that is what matters in our lives. With a career you are passionate about, you are closer than ever to a life you want to live and share with others.

How A New Career Improves Your Life

Career stability and financial prosperity — what more can we ask for? I began this new career to reach these goals and want to help others do the same. Here’s what I need from you:

A career-minded, independent self-starter with a strong desire to help other succeed.

Are you someone who fits this description? I know — even if you are, it may be frightening to rebuild your life by making a simple career swap. Or you can join this opportunity and work on a part time basis. The differences are the in the results, the life benefits my colleagues and myself bring to our customers and anyone looking for an opportunity to transform their health or wealth.

Besides, the only obstacle that stops you from reaching your goals is your inability to dare yourself to try.

So ask yourself this: Are you prepared to impress yourself every day by leading your own success, making more money and living a healthier, happier and more abundant life?

If you are, email me at rachel@wellnessridge.com or call (704) 819-3054 today!