Learn How a 40-something Turned Her Passion into a Highly-Paid Coaching Business

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6 Steps to Turning Your Passion into a Highly Paid Coaching Business: 6 Figure Exit Strategy Revealed

Have you thought about becoming a business coach, but worried you don’t have the chops to make it? I was once like you. Drowning in self-doubt, fear, and negative mindset.

Now, I coach and empower women to thrive and live the dream. I run a WILDLY successful portable, profitable $30K per month coaching business from Kauai, Hawaii.

woman-making-money-leverage-income-med-sizeGetting here wasn’t easy. Like many people who start a coaching business, I spent thousands buying other people’s programs — and still struggled to find my first high end coaching client!
Here’s how I transitioned from fear-ridden, self-doubter, to empowered, motivational coach.

1. Commit Long Term & You’ll succeed

From the beginning, I felt like an undeserving fraud, doubting I had the chops to make it… I went through every emotion but was determined to succeed.

My job laid the foundation for being a successful entrepreneur, and being my own boss. I worked in direct sales, doing product demonstrations for mops and lint removers. (Think: Sham Wow guy – but with live audiences on a non-stop transcontinental tour.)

My pay was 100% commission, so I got good at selling – FAST. No sale = no money. I trained my brain to believe, “If it’s meant to be it’s up to me to make it happen.” (Cliche but true.)
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I had to pick the right stores – with PLENTY of traffic or I would waste my time pitching to no one. I set up my booth and stage, looking the part, making announcements every 30 minutes over the loud-speaker, attracting extremely skeptical people, and winning their trust to buy my novelty mops.

I gave demonstrations and SOLD (Hard Sell) ALL day long. It was intense and high energy. I went into my “mop job” with a GED in sales, and came out with a PhD in hard-core, direct marketing and sales . . . so I thought.

2. Make a Departure Plan; Set a Date & DO IT!

I made a plan, saved my money and worked my butt off until the “dry season.” (Yes, mops have a dry season.) I had 3 months to give this coaching thing a REAL gung-ho shot. If I failed, I could always go back to selling mops in the spring.

But selling mops didn’t motivate or invigorate me. I needed self help CD’s to handle the drive to work.

I had taken a course (twice) on how to run an online business. It was a launching program and I jumped into totally unfamiliar waters, learning new strategies and absorbing mind-blowing technology.

3. Grasp Your Self Worth & Master Your Money Mindset

The “employee to business owner/entrepreneur” transition was a radical transformation!

Here’s something I discovered . . .

girlfriends-celebrating-champagneYou have no choice but to embrace a completely different mindset if you want to succeed as an entrepreneur. No one is telling you what to do. YOU are 100% responsible for everything you generate. LEADS, MONEY & SALES.

You got to be comfortable taking RISKS. You won’t make ANY money without taking risks and being VULNERABLE. Highly paid coach = being vulnerable, having opinions and banishing negativity. Want to be a paid expert? Act like one. Get comfy having opinions and making offers — LOTS of offers.

Next I worked on my SELF worth — which is directly proportionate to net worth. Looking at my bank balance back then, I didn’t feel like I was worth much.

I discovered selling transformation coaching FOR THOUSANDS of dollars was very different from selling $30 – $60 products like I did in my “mop job.” It was a whole different conversation because “MY wisdom, MY experience, My expertise” were the “products” people were buying.

I remember feeling “Holy crap, what if clients don’t receive value from our work? What if my coaching doesn’t help them, what if I fail?” Plagued by the “what if” syndrome, I worked on uncovering ALL the limiting beliefs hiding in my brain. And there were lots.

I studied the mechanics of money mindset and mindset mastery, and overcoming fear.

4. Change Your Perception of Failure

One time I had 16 sales calls go BUST. I had enough sales experience to know it takes a combination of know-how, sales skills, and moxie to start closing deals.

Screen Shot 2016-05-12 at 1.00.09 PMI had the foundation; the know-how and the sales skills, and one day I had the GENIUS idea to apply my “moxie” from my mop job to my coaching business … and it worked! It was like flipping a switch!

I hosted my first workshop using my mop sales attraction formula and made $4100.

That winter I left chilly Canada for sunny Costa Rica with my laptop and played on warm sunny beaches in the mornings and worked on my coaching business in the afternoons. It was perfect!

5. Hire a Mentor – Save Time & Money to Fast-Track Your Success

I returned from Costa Rica with a tan and the realization I needed more clients and consistent cash flow. I hired a mentor and committed to a 1 year mastermind program. It was a lot of money I couldn’t afford to lose.

I remember patching up my rusted old mini-van with duct tape, thinking, “I’m spending $1500 a month on this mentor (more than rent). Vanessa, if your family finds out you’re spending this money on a mentor and still driving this clunker, they’ll have you committed!”

6. Sales Attraction System

Luckily, the mentoring investment paid off. My mentor taught me how to set up sales attraction systems and attracting high paying clients.

My business quickly went from a $600 per month “hobby” to a fully fledged $15,000 per month coaching business. I moved to Hawaii and never looked back. Yep, this little Canadian traded in a red mop for a red bikini 🙂

A real profitable coaching business has a solid, well planned, dialed in SYSTEM for attracting leads and turning them to paying clients.

Whether it’s online or offline marketing, you need a well-defined, executed “A – Z system” that helps you. . . .

1. Be visible

2. Deliver value

3. Make offers to people who can say yes


Master the discipline of consistency. People pay EXPERTS. Real experts are trusted and have consistent marketing and sales efforts.

Now you know how I built my highly profitable coaching business while still working a 9-5.

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“The Secrets of Creating a Mindset for Success and Attracting High-Paying Clients.”

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Decide your dreams — however big or small — are worth it! Decide YOU are worth it! TRUST yourself, it’s the BEST gift you could ever give yourself.

To Your Love, Expansion & Freedom
Vanessa Simpkins xoxox

Featured on FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC television for her best selling books “Take Your Power Back Now” and “From Bankrupt to $900 a Day Selling Mops” Vanessa is not only passionate but also effective about inspiring entrepreneurs to sky rocket their confidence and cash flow with solid sales attraction systems and MINDSET mastery tools that help her clients prosper.

Rules and Rituals for Manifesting Your Dreams

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I’m writing you today from Sunny San Francisco after speaking yesterday at a Woman’s Prosperity Day event one of my clients Sumati hosted. It was her DREAM to have a business sharing law of attraction principals and masterminds and events at her home and yesterday was a FABULOUS experience witnessing this birthing into reality! I love celebrating my clients WINS!

Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 10.14.16 AMSpeaking at this event on the topic of prosperity really helped me remember that it was this law of attraction idea that we can truly create whatever experience, we want – and that is was this incredible curiosity and HUNGER to change my life that really helped me create my business into existence. The law of attraction and welding, creating our reality has always been a BIG passion of mine.

Recently I used the law of attraction AGAIN to manifest the love of my life and I couldn’t be happier! I’m telling you it just gets better and better! This weekend I met Alex’s kids ( I have to tell you I was a tiny bit nervous about that one!) and we all had a grand time together at the beach. Insta family!

I mean for years I was feeling like I majorly missing out on having a family of my own – my 3 best friends ALL had kids last year and then BOOM now I have 3 little munchkins who love and adore me and remind me to play and be in the moment. I am amazed at how FAST this experience is here. From no where to NOW HERE. Simply amazing…

So I want to share with you HOW I manifested Alex in my life, and his 3 amazing kids in hopes that it inspires YOU to really go for what you are wanting and deserving in life, whether it be a new business, a new career or a new job or new romance, a trip around the world a new home YOU CAN HAVE IT!

Rules & Rituals For Manifesting Your Dreams

I’ll let the cat out of the bag and share with you my secrets for how I manifested Alex this wonderful loving man and relationship in my life. I have to tell you I was CLEAR on what I wanted. I got clear because RIGHT before I met him I attracted another man into my life WHO was ALMOST what I wanted but really missing some key points. Number one this other dude (we’ll call him other dude) had an 11 year old son but was not wanting to get remarried or have any extra children. His wife had passed away and he just didn’t want any more kids. Deal breaker for me.

What was new and interesting however is that when my roommate asked me “how do you feel about having kids being a step mom to an 11 year old?” my answer kind of surprised me and my answer was “I think it would be a barrel of fun!”


So that relationship ended and I was clear about a few things…

  • #1 I was OK with having kids in my experience
  • #2 what I was NOT OK with was a man who didn’t want to get married or have more kids
  • #3 It forced me to take a LONG hard look at my beliefs about relationships and what I could and couldn’t HAVE.

This relationship with Mr. dude brought up inside me certain feelings and thoughts that were quite painful.

Take 100% Responsibility For Your LIFE

If we are to take 100% responsibility for everything we create in our world WHY was I creating impossible relationships with people that couldn’t give me what I want?

So I asked myself the question: What would I have to believe in order to have produced this result on the canvas called my life? And the answer was shocking. The answer was … “I can’t have what I really want no matter what I can’t win.”

WOW, talk about a limiting belief right?!

But there it was staring me straight in the face.

This ugly, limiting, self depreciating, nearly thought was running around in my mind on some subconscious level and was the cause of my pain and suffering.

How is ANYONE supposed to have a fabulous relationship with thoughts like that running around in their brain?

RADICAL Responsibility

Now I have done a tremendous amount of personal development work so finding this little gremlin was really surprising.

But I took RADICAL responsibility for it and made a NEW decision around this topic my new decision is “every part of me is rejoicing that I am married to the partner of my dreams” and “ I Vanessa Simpkins am so happy I am engaged to the most wonderful man by October 11th 2015 I am thrilled!”

There was ANOTHER gremlin in the deep recesses of my mind a decision I had made based on my past experience with relationships. I was so terrified of giving my power away in another bad relationship that I decided I would NOT ever have a relationship again until my business was up and running smoothly, perfectly until I was a super success I would only focus on my business.


I asked myself … “Vanessa there are TONS of people around the world figuring things out as they go, why not you? Why do you have to have everything perfect before you can allow yourself the pleasure and expansion of being in a fabulous relationship?”

Bingo, the doors to my closed heart flung wide open and all of a sudden I was surrounded by men noticing me and wanting to take me on dates.

I met men EVERY where from the little Mexican rest down on Laguna beach to the grocery store, to the gym men were all of a sudden noticing me and approaching me to ask me out on dates.

Amazing what one radical shift in your THOUGHTS and a NEW decision can bring, immediate results.

Radical Self LOVE

Next I wrote down my “Man Plan”. In Napolean Hill’s book “Think and Grow Rich” and “Outwitting the Devil” he talks about directing the mind, and programming the subconscious with a very specific PLAN.

It starts with a GOAL by a definite date, backed with what you intend to give in order to get what you want ( because you can’t have something for nothing) and finally a plan to achieve your desired outcome.

One more thing – you must take ACTION on that plan every day to show your mind – “hey, we’re doing this!” this is the part that commands the mind to give you what you want. This is where the NEW belief gets created. So I wrote it down, I read it religiously, and visualized and felt what it would feel like to be married to an amazing man.

Rules and Rituals For Manifesting

Here are some of the things I have done differently this time around.

#1 I made a list of how I wanted to FEEL in my ideal relationship versus how I wanted the guy to show up.

I had been obsessed about the “type of guy” I wanted, he had to be tall dark and hairy.

HA, Alex is bald, he shaves his head every day! And I really don’t mind one bit he makes me feel like an absolute queen and we have a wonderful mutual attraction, respect and adoration for each other, hair or no hair!

img112#2 I bought wedding magazines and placed them at the foot of my bed and each time I hopped into bed I would see them and so would my subconscious mind.

I also put pictures of the FEELING I wanted to have, the attraction and chemistry I wanted to feel with this person.

#3 I created a love altar in my room and on it I placed…

A wedding basket I had received at a tribal gathering – a basket to put wedding things on ( which I had secretly trapped all around the world with me for the last 2 + years of my life!). This was a symbol for me to walk past and SEE everyday.

imgg– A Congratulations on your marriage card that I bought for myself waiting for my truck to get washed. YES, I am that cheesy. I love reading greeting cards they so brighten up my day! This one day I stopped and almost cried reading this simple little card so I bought it put it on my altar. I buy cards for everyone else why not buy one for myself?!

Since then I have added a few other things, candles Alex has given me and a wedding thank you card from a best friends wedding I went to this year as well as a fun pair of glasses we all wore at the wedding because manifesting should be FUN!

imgggI took my wedding cups out of storage about a week before meeting him. Last year in Hawaii I had bought these beautiful wedding cups at Starbucks with the specific idea in mind to drink coffee or tea with them with my husband. How synchronistic that I had taken them out of storage about a week prior! Synchronicity or preparation?

#4 I listened to this very FEELING oriented music by Tracy Chapman I heard this amazing song during a yoga class mediation – the CD is called “New Beginning” he song called I am READY… how fitting.

There is something to be said about READINESS – being ready and also being unattached to the outcome.

This is where people have the MOST difficulty with manifesting.

How do you create excitement, expectancy, desire and at the same time are being completely detached from NEEDING it to come into your experience?

How do you GET to a place where you HAVE this thing/ person /experience already before it’s actually in your experience?

How do you make your mind to accept that it’s TIME now to bring this amazing thing or experience into your life?

Simple to do Simple Not to Do

Manifesting your goals and dreams is about doing simple habits every day and guess what, it’s not rocket science, it’s simple to do and simple NOT to do. You must decide to do these rituals every day until this new vibration becomes your dominant vibration and then it simply shows up!

Here’s what to do:

With a PLAN for making your mind ACCEPT your new goals and decisions.

Begin practicing the feeling of HAVING it now every day. Write a list of how you want to FEEL when you receive your goal. Most importantly hunt out the gremlins that are keeping you from having your desires – the gremlins that are in direct opposition of your goals and dreams and creating NEW beliefs, install those regularly.

I call this the Radical Honesty, Radical Responsibility and Radical Self Love Workshop and I’ve been helping my clients with these exact same processes to command the mind, hunt out gremlins and create new positive belief structures. The results have been astounding.

Detaching from the outcome.

Detaching From the Outcome

So on my PLAN I had put down ALL of the things that I never had time to do like get onto all the dating sites, get into a match making service, reconnect with all these people, go to live outdoor music concerts and do fun outdoor adventures and weekend getaway and go paddle boarding.

Now I had DONE all of the things on my list, all of them. I had taken the time and I was on all the sites, I had called up this match making service and found out ALL about their procedures.

I met Alex at a live outdoor music concert.

I was feeling all weekend that I would meet my husband. I’m serious I had even connected with this one dude with dark hair on a dating site and he was going to come and meet me with my friends at the concert. So I told my friends “my husband is coming to meet me here” I was saying that all day. Well, that guy never showed up.

But Alex did.

How funny is that?!

I decided to just let go and have fun with my friends and not worry or look or be preoccupied one bit about relationships, I just decided to HAVE FUN and let loose and then he showed up.

On our second date we discussed marriage and kids. Everything is in alignment and feels fabulous. He is open to getting married and having more kids and this man is simply the BEST father in the world. Really, he is amazing!

So there you have it folks, my rules and rituals for manifesting your dreams.

I’m considering hosting a small intimate group for people who would like to implement this radical honesty, radical responsibility and radical self love rituals into practice in their daily lives to have more SUCCESS with manifesting their goals and dreams, whether it be for romance, more money, creating a fertile entrepreneurial mindset and having support accountability and guidance in the process. If this interests you put your name on the waiting list here.

Thank you for reading and being a part of my community I love you! If you enjoyed this post please like, comment and share it with your friends and fans. Help me share the LOVE.

To Your Love, Expansion & Freedom


“How to 10x Your Business Using Speaking”

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  • If you’e ready to attract a never ending flood of high paying clients, position yourself as an expert BE SEEN and heard and command higher fees this training is for you!
  • Join the conscious entrepreneurs at a LIVE 3 day event in San Diego where we’ll help you get crystal clear on your personal story, craft both your signature talk and offer AND practice it LIVE in front of an audience and get feedback from the team of rock stars ready to support your growth.
  • If you’re ready to 10x your business using speaking THIS IS THE EVENT for you! Join me and award winning speaker trainer Jon Block for this life changing 3 day event.
  • Through his training & networking organization HERE & NOW, since 2011 Jon Block has personally mentored over 300 entrepreneurs to master public speaking and successful joint ventures. These entrepreneurs discover their fullest power on-stage and their greatest contribution, while earning hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  • Jon has spoken on 100+ stages, sharing the stage with the biggest leaders in the entrepreneur and human potential movement. Jon was named 1 of the Top 20 Conscious Entrepreneurs of 2013 in the annual Tera Awards. And Jesse Koren of Thrive Academy said: “Jon cares so much about making a difference for people – he is willing to risk anything. An incredible man.”
  • Jon is most proud of Here & Now’s signature 3-day event Speaker venture, which participants have called “life-changing” and “the best event they’ve ever attended” for the breakthroughs they experience with public speaking and for the lucrative business relationships they form.
  • Learn the ideal speaking business model that fills your practice with the right clients
    Discover the biggest mistakes that new speakers make that cost them thousands of dollars
    Be fully confident to present compellingly and charge what you want!
  • JOIN us for a 3 day LIVE event and save $500 off of your tuition when you mention my name Vanessa.

Play and Prosper In Paradise

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unnamed (1)To fill you in I have been settling into beautiful Laguna beach California more and more each day and attending rock star events here ( more on that coming soon!).

Moving from Hawaii to here has been a HUGE transition, awakening and re birth and it’s gotten me to contemplate my life and what I am grateful for.

I can remember there was a time in my life not too long ago maybe 4 and a half years ago when I was stuck, dead broke and bankrupt in a relationship that was emotionally abusive. I was totally wrapped up in fear, and shame and I was terrified that THAT was all I was going to get.

I was sold on this lie that I didn’t deserve any better and I doubted myself and myself worth.

I felt trapped like I had no way out, there was pain on one side and extreme fear on the other, terrifying gripping fear that held me down like a big brick shit house.

Scary but true, that’s where my thoughts were.

Thankfully today my life is VERY different.

I have written not one, but two books on inspiration and empowerment.

Each day for the last 4 years I have picked up and chased and sought after and actually LIVED my dreams.

I now work with some of the finest spiritual rock stars, women’s empowerment leaders and beautiful souls on the planet to help them bring their visions and dreams to life, help and support them saying YES to a life filled with adventure, purpose and prosperity.

I feel so blessed to have lived in some of the most magical and enchanting, creative, beautiful and inspriring places around the world, St Sauveur Quebec, Kauai Hawaii, now Laguna beach, pranced around Costa Rica, South east Asia, and Thailand.

I am a speaker and I now get paid to share my stories and inspiration with the world.

I get to fill my soul with whatever experience delights me, and attend some of the BEST personal develpment events with the worlds finest leaders.

And more than anything I am tremendously grateful that I have successfully created a business that has allowed me to keep the adventure alive.

I have created a business that supports my freedom seeking traveling soul happy ( yes she loves to go for long beach walks and contemplate the magic and simple wonderness of life) and I now have healthy supportive, and enriching relationships with others (it always starts first with me first 🙂 and the freedom to continue pursuing what lights me up and fuels my creativity.

Last week I had a wonderful rock star soul sister Laura Booker word of mouth marketing specialist come down for 3 days to Laguna Beach to spend time masterminding, networking and enjoying some FUN in the sun soul sister time with me.Watch the video above

We worked on her new service offerings for her growing business that will enable her to continue making a deep impact for her clients but also allow her to have more free time, to travel and be with her family and lovely daughter Sophie.

The best part is we whipped out our lap tops from the Surf and Sand beach resort, had drinks on “The Deck” ( a fab ocean side resto ) and enjoyed BEING in the sun and on the beach while gaining clarity and focusing in on the things that needed to get done in her business.

unnamedWorking on your business can be fun! We played and prospered and brainstormed ideas to continue expanding and growing it into her vision in a way that truely honours her priorities.

When you’re immersed in beauty and in the flow of life everything comes together almost by magic. #WIN we had a blast together and got shit done!

That being said I had so much FUN that I am considering opening up some more VIP play and prosper retreat weekends with me here in Laguna beach.

This would be 2 days of fun in the sun meets clarity coaching to help you get crystal clear about the next steps to grow you business.

If you would like to combine a mini vaca and get clear and revamp or package your services in a way that feels fabulous, create new visibility strategies and boost your confidence and cash flow then hit reply on this email let me know.

I’ll be taking applications from serious soul sister rock star entrepreneurs who are ready to play and prosper more!

Let the Adventure Begin!
Apply here to play and prosper with Me!

Oodles and oodles of love

Embody Your Truth Webinar for Women Visionary Leaders

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Dear Sister Pheonix Rising From the Ashes to Create a NEW…

Can you feel it?

Have you been AVOIDING “dealing with it” all of the uncomfortable emotions, maybe you call it in words “a depression” or a “melt down” a “breakdown” or a “shut down” or what I reffer to as a “DARK NIGHT of the soul or DEATH” …

Perhaps you are like me and several women I have been connecting with who are feeling extreme jumps from intense joy, PEACE, freedom, BEING in the present moment and DEEP inner trusting to all of a sudden swinging back to instense and gripping fear, feeling confused and at the mercy and in the strongholds of the mind and all it’s wondering, grasping, figuring out…. thinking to yourself what that!??! And what do I do now!!


I get it and I get you. I am not laughing at you I am laughing and crying right along with you love. And I have something profound, and profoundly simple but none the less PROFOUND to share with you.

Join me and your fellow sisters in this webinar transmission where you’ll discover:

  • 3 Keys to embodying your truth to create a deeply fulfilling and lasting career that is the expression of YOU, (not just fragments of you the REAL YOU ) and why embodying your truth is IMPERATIVE to your success and impact as a visionary leader.
  • 2 ways to unleash your INTUITION, love and deep knowing for guidance, serenity and peace in each and every moment.
    How to process emotions, and close the door to the past and break the ties of KARMA ( those repeating patterns, people and painful experiences that keep circling ack again) so you can truly BE an artist with you life, rise up like a fierce and feminine phoenix from the ashes to create the next evolution of you.
  • 1 thing you must understand if you want to drop the EGO your mind ( by mind I mean the self doubt and the FEAR the non truth and separation the suffering in your experience) and invite magic and miracles to be a part of your everyday.
  • How and why the tribes are gathering around the world and what this means to you.
  • How to ease the anxiety of this HUGE calling you have and the truth of what your soul is trying to awaken you to.
  • This plus a ton of learning, love and laughter with grace ease and HUMUOR (I love to laugh this as you get to know me I will always deliver. Yes even TOUGH spiritual lessons can be fun.


for the Phoenix Rising Program Rise Up From The Ashes to Create A New YOU



Loads of love,

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How to NOT let people take advantage of you?

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Have you ever felt angry and bitter because you’ve fallen victim to someone’s manipulative ways again? Having the confidence in yourself to honor your feelings, to respect yourself and the knowledge that your true source and power comes from God – is a fast track out of letting others hoodwink you with their deception.

Look, there are manipulative people out there and the range encompasses outright scam artists, to black magic, to the boss at work that always has you agreeing to do more than you want, to that family member or friend who uses you, taking, taking, taking and never giving back. I liken it to how some people sell their homes and give the money and their life up to a cult leader! There are all kinds!

You MUST, must, must develop unshakable confidence so you don’t fall prey to these jerks. If you let people take advantage of you it will never end until you prove to yourself that you won’t die if you don’t get everyone’s approval. Being confident and taking your Power Back, knowing where it comes from, gives you the ability to discern and discriminate between who is manipulating you or not.

Loads of love,

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Are you ready to BE the artist in your life? [video]

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Here are some realizations I discovered during my long night of the dark soul that lasted several weeks here throughout the holidays.

Cycle of life and death that women go through with our creative work and endevours and I do believe entrepreneurs are by their very nature artists.

Enjoy xx may 2015 bless you with an abundance of creative passion and delicious expansion!

Loads of love,

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