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Andrea Lasley – Taking it to the Next Level

Posted by on Friday, May 22nd, 2015

As we inch closer toward our goals, sometimes all we need is an extra push to take the final steps. Only when we leverage our resources and abilities, can our efforts materialize. After years of struggling to strike a balance between her personal and work lives, Andrea Lasley was determined to make a living without sacrificing time with her family. Open to new opportunities, Andrea explored a business model she hadn’t considered before and found that it fit the bill—all ... Continue Reading

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Angie and Thomas Hesser – Awakened to Greater Possibilities

Posted by on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Growing up, Angie Hesser witnessed firsthand the flexibility her parents and grandparents enjoyed from owning their own businesses. She always knew she wanted that for herself as well, but she also wanted the freedom to be home with her children. She eventually found an opportunity with a direct sales company and, for 17 years, she built her business from home. She was passionate about her work and grateful that it allowed her to fulfill her dream of being a stay-at-home ... Continue Reading

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Jauna Ellis – Finding Her Joy

Posted by on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Ever since she was a little girl, Jauna Ellis has found immense joy in singing and performing. She dreamed of being a Broadway star and knew it would take a lot of work, but was more than willing to put in the effort. She auditioned and was accepted into a performing arts educational program for both middle and high school, where she focused on developing her skills in chorus and dance. She then went on to study musical theatre at ... Continue Reading

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Jennifer Martin – Regaining Confidence and Reclaiming Her Self-Worth

Posted by on Friday, May 15th, 2015

When life surprises us, we have the choice to either complacently accept the unexpected, or to make a conscious effort to turn things around. When Jennifer Martin discovered that her family’s future was in jeopardy, she decided to make that effort.  She was determined to put herself out there in the hopes of overcoming the situation and regaining as much lost ground as possible. A few steps back Jennifer started her career working in sales and marketing at a Fortune 500 company. ... Continue Reading

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Jennifer McIntyre – Realizing Her Full Potential

Posted by on Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Amid all of life’s crazy demands, we often find ourselves merely going through the motions, barely making it through our daily schedules and “to do” lists. In doing so, it’s easy to lose sight of our strengths and we neglect to truly commit to being the best versions of ourselves. When we devote care and attention to self-improvement, the results are remarkable—and we can achieve more than we ever anticipated. Jennifer McIntyre was the perfect example of an educated professional and ... Continue Reading

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Laurie Garr – Building Her Business and Developing Character

Posted by on Monday, May 11th, 2015

At times, we may perceive certain things to be factual about ourselves. For example, we may think we don’t have the strength to do something or the ability to succeed—either because someone told us we couldn’t or because we’re too scared to try. However, more often than not, if we persistently do our best with the resources we have, we find that we can achieve those things we once thought impossible. Laurie Garr’s determination to build something significant and meaningful—for ... Continue Reading

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Leigh Barnes – Living Life to the Edge, With No Regrets

Posted by on Friday, May 8th, 2015

As the plane faltered, Leigh Barnes felt like she’d completely lost control. Narrowly avoiding a crash, she shakily exited the aircraft’s cockpit for the final time. She was too scared to complete her pilot’s training and never earned her license. Many years later, it stands out as her one regret. But the experience taught her the importance of honing the skills necessary to succeed. “Passion is important, but if you quit before you learn how to take off, you’re sure ... Continue Reading

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Elisa Noeske – A Lesson in Hard Work and Learned Success

Posted by on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Everyone has fantasized, at one time or another, about winning the lottery. It's fun to visualize what life would look like after striking it rich—endless possibilities and dreams abound. But the satisfaction of making our dreams a reality through hard work and dedication can be even sweeter, albeit more challenging. Elisa Noeske spent years learning the value of hard work—through her training as an actor and director and her experiences as an educator. When she finally achieved her dream of ... Continue Reading

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Laura Whittington – Full-Time Dreamer

Posted by on Monday, May 4th, 2015

Laura Whittington was enthusiastic about the vision she held for her future, but as time continued to pass, her life wasn’t exactly aligning with her initial plans. She’d always dreamed of being a mother, but pregnancy complications were making that prospect more and more uncertain. After several miscarriages Laura was concerned about her options. However, being open to an opportunity that allowed her to be more flexible with her time enabled her to start living her life more consciously. Able ... Continue Reading

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Chelsea Logan Holtzman – Living Without Limitations

Posted by on Friday, May 1st, 2015

If you refuse to allow perceived limitations to hold you back, you can discover enlightening experiences that can change your entire outlook. When Chelsea Holtzman is excited about something, she goes for it, and nothing can stand in her way. That’s exactly how, at the age of 15, she ended up in Ghana. “When I think about it now, it’s crazy that I jumped in and did that by myself at such a young age, but I was really passionate about taking ... Continue Reading