I feel a change coming. These first four months of business, I’ve made slow and steady progress - a few small jumps, but mostly just small decisions every day... a continual string of small decisions over and over again. When in need of some inspiration, I fall back on some words heard from the mouths of (mostly) female entrepreneurs who are father along on this journey than I: “Don’t compare my middle to your beginning”, “Done is better than perfect”, “Perfect is boring”, “Start Somewhere”, “Sweat equity”, “remember your WHY”, “Just get off your lazy ass and do what you know needs to be done!!” (Ok, that last one is mine...) I’ve been doing all that. I’ll keep doing all that. And I think I’m getting a little momentum behind me now.
#butfirstcoffee #massagetherapist #lmt #grantspass #southernoregon #evermendingstori #evermendingarrangements #farmerflorist #mompreneur #entrepreneur #startsomewhere #BOOTSTRAPS
Last summer I spent a lot of time at the gym. I was commuting over 120 miles a day (round trip) and felt that it was the only way I can get fit. I love the gym, always will, but the is just something about Crossfit that I can't get shake. It is almost like an addiction. It challenges me in ways I didn't think were possible as an athlete. The excitement when I hit a PR just fuels my passion and makes me hungry for more.
Whether you are a gym junkie or a Crossfit fiend, find YOUR passion. Find what fuels you, what drives you, what makes you crave more. While injured I'm anxious to workout without restrictions again and counting down the days before I can refocus on my goals. What drives you?
#crossfit #fitness #fitnessmodel #fitnessmotivation #gym #cardio #fitnessblogger #health #passion #drive #motivation #strength #love #crossfitathlete #hustle #grind #athlete #bossbabe #entrepreneur
You never fail one of God’s test , you keep taking them until you pass. 🔄☑️
Cover up 🌹 healed since feb 13th...starting to love doing 🌹s...the healed tattoo is what matters...hit me up for all your 💉TATTOO💉 needs... @ernie_earnz_ink
Entrepreneurship is about combining your passion and your talents to create value in the world. That’s exactly what we strive to do. #ShiftSquared
IBM is reportedly looking into a cryptocurrency that’s tied to the U.S. dollar, which will rely on a platform developed by Stellar.
IBM Experiments with Stronghold
The American multinational technology company is turning its attention to cryptocurrency. Teaming up with fintech startup Stronghold, IBM is hoping to use a stablecoin.
The stablecoin, Stronghold USD, is backed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), according to the tech company. In a report from CNBC, IBM is going to see how it can use the stablecoin to aid banks to process payments faster and cheaper.
With the aid of stablecoins, however, it hopes to reduce the volatility that is often linked to cryptocurrencies. Tether is a well-known stablecoin backed by the U.S. dollar. Notably, though, it has received much criticism in recent months. This is due to the fact that it has been accused of boosting Bitcoin’s price up, particularly during its 2017 price surge.
Additionally, there was speculation that Tether didn’t have enough U.S dollar reserves to back its coins in circulation. However, a June report attested that it did have enough.
According to IBM, Stronghold’s stablecoin will rely on the platform developed by Stellar. It will use Stellar’s blockchain protocol to issue and transact Stronghold USD.
Embracing the Blockchain
Prior to turning its focus on the use of stablecoins, the technology company has been embracing the blockchain.
So much so, that in March, it was reported that IBM was working on 400 blockchain projects with 63 clients. These included the likes of Walmart, Visa, Nestle, and HSBC.
At the time, Jim Kavanaugh, IBM chief financial officer, said:
For us, blockchain is a set of technologies that allow our clients to simplify complex, end-to-end processes in a way that couldn’t have been done before.
Other areas where IBM is working in include the supply chain industry. Last December, Walmart, JD.com, IBM, and Beijing-based Tsinghua University came together to launch the Blockchain Food Safety Alliance in China. Add to that its success of completing a trial using the technology to track and trace a cargo supply chain with Pacific International .
You are the average
of the five people you
spend the most time with.
I CHOOSE to spend my time
with like minded women who
motivate & challenge me
There are events & groups
I truely give my thanks to for
allowing me to find these supportive women.
It’s now time for me to give back ;) Watch this space.
#network #womeninbusiness #together
I absolutely loved this saying on the notebook. It is so true! Do you agree?
3 ways to make passive income! 💰
😊🇯🇲✨🕶 Best words I’ve heard so far today.
🌟Los Sueños No Se Cumplen
💪Se Moldean A Base de Pico Y Pala
❤Buenas Noches Hacedores
Overthinking is just like fear...and is often caused by fear! It is extremely sneaky, most times we don’t even know that we are doing it.
When we overthink, we usually are constantly doing it. When we go to the grocery store, at work, worried about what others will think.
It can become really serious when we tell ourselves that we aren’t good enough, we don’t deserve it, we aren’t lovable...those are strengthened by overthinking. When we go through a breakup and we tell ourselves that we aren’t lovable, we start to think about all the ways in the past that we (think) we aren’t.
Start by catching yourself and choosing to end the though. This will likely take a radical change to do so. Jump in a cold shower, do something crazy, blast music and dance and scream!
You are a beautiful person.
Share this with another beautiful person. 👇👇👇
Early Coppr Bank icon mock up
Grams turns 94 today!!! After nearly losing grams a few months ago, I can’t help but be anything but grateful. Grams was born in 1924. She suffered abuse and a childhood filled with hard labor. When she was 14, her dad tried to marry her off to a man who was older than her parents. Her mama helped her run away. Grams never, ever saw her family again. She found herself living in a yurt type home- it caught fire and she lost all of her family photos and memories. She found a job at a restaurant and worked so hard to make a life for herself. At such a young age, she was an adult. She met my very handsome grandpa. They had four kiddos- Grams was a jack-of-all trades. She was so smart and brilliant. She designed so many amazing clothes during her time in Hawaii. When my mama was 14, grandpa died of a very painful bone cancer- when he sneezed, a rib would break.. he could break a finger when buttoning his pants. It was a really painful time of her life.
Grandma became a single mom, with a rough life, and turned it into something so damn beautiful. Today, I am grateful. This woman is history. She is hard work. She is grit. She is intelligence. She is beauty. She is everything that our family is made of and she is why we are the family that we have become 😘😘 #pacnw #fit #workout #purpose #entrepreneur #believe #conquer #bestself #girlboss #military #beauty #fitness #fishing #sunshine #god #goals #race #divorce #mom #outdoors #birthday #beer #weekend #daughter #spartan #ocr #seattle #girl #heels #birthday #family
Glad I’m not stuck inside at a 9-5 in this perfect weather.
Capsule (noun): a small case or container, especially round or cylindrical one.
This definition may seem simple but it is representative of so many things. Each of us have our own internal Capsule and this internal Capsule that we hold helps us navigate through life.
Some may say that they are led by their heart, but I say we are led by our Capsule. As entrepreneurs, we need to learn the importance of our Capsule and we need to learn how to navigate it.
Our Capsule will not only help us navigate our creative self, but it will lead us to our purpose, and will help us deliver the impact we desire. ✨🙌🏼
How I changed my money story + how you can do the same👇💸💸💸
(Warning ⚠️ this isn't a believe in abundance and money will shoot out of your ass post. If you're looking for that, keep scrolling 😬)
Here's a taste of my before: (Girl, it was BAD)🙈
My credit cards were maxed, I wrote bad checks, the overdraft fees were racking up... I was in tons of debt, defaulting on my student loans, owed several people money and got kicked out of not one, but two different apartments for not paying rent on time.
💥 Here's how I got it together 👇
1) I reframed my story about my “job”👔
For those of you who don't love your job/ still need a side hustle to make rent: .
Stop believing your job is killing you💀
Instead, chose to see it as an opportunity to support your growth and development.
2) I got honest about my spending
Notice what you actually need to feel supported
Rent and groceries ✔️
Therapy and coaching ✔️
Expensive takeout, craft cocktails, louboutins 🚫
3) I bossed the F up. .
Cut the excess. Show up. Take care of the expenses that are in service of your grounding and growth. (Not glamorous, but Necessary)
💥If your relationship with money is chaos, more cash = more chaos💥
Well that’s pretty much what happened to me. 🤔
I turned my fat into an agent of transformation!!! 😎
Even cooler is I helped people do the same. Then all of a sudden they helped people do the same, so on and so on. 👏🏼💵 Then I quit my job. 🤩🤩 Want to help change your life while changing others? We are open for business 24-7!!!