It’s the end of the week! Let’s celebrate with our friends!
Here’s a little profile of a Strawesome friend who is also a entrepreneur: Erin Romero with TotalLifestyle.com. We love her tag line, “Feeding the mind, body and spirit with what you need to live a happy and healthy lifestyle.” Check them out on Facebook
1. If you could choose your last meal on earth, what would it be? It would have to be a big bowl of chicken feet soup. For desert, I would have lots of chocolate with peanut butter and eat it with a spoon. 80/20 right? 😉
2. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you take with you? My Bible, water, and music.
3. How did you get started in the business? I have traveled and been around the Major League Baseball world for over ten years and have found that there are so many people in this country that are brainwashed by the Standard American Diet. I want to do everything in my power to help these people smile and become happy and healthy. Every time I am out in public, I study people and try to figure out what it is they are suffering from because I desperately want to help them.
4. Are you working on any current projects? My current project is to finally launch my website. This has been an idea of mine since 2008. I’ve had some ups and downs over the years and finally have found the right team to get everything going. I am also an unorganized traveler, mother and wife and am desperately seeking to make the necessary changes in my life to reach my goals.
5. What type of advice would you give other entrepreneurs? Do one thing at a time. You can have goals but if you try to reach them all at one time, you will be setting yourself up for failure. I am learning that I am not superwoman and cannot please everyone. It is ok to say no, although I’m still working on this. 🙂 Network! I’m not just talking Facebook, Twitter, etc. I’m talking about real life conversations. Every time you meet someone knew, consider it an opportunity to change someone’s life.
6. What is your favorite pastime? I was a two sport college athlete and tremendously miss every second of it. I also love seeing photos of how the food system used to be back in the day (think grandparents/great grandparents). Real unpasteurized milk, real meat, real organic fruit and veggies without the certification and price tag, JUST REAL FOOD.
7. Are there any current events that really irk you right now? The Politics of FOOD. I often have to take a step back because I do not want myself or my readers to focus on negativity all the time. I do believe the food industry and big companies are ruining our health but I also believe we live in a free country and if I have to illegally grow a farm in my backyard to keep my family healthy, I’ll do it!
8. What type of satisfaction do you get out of your work? If there was just one person a year that tells me their life has changed because of my help, I consider that success and a complete feeling of joy. I see so many people walking around today that are just unhappy. I want to wear a sign on my forehead that reads, “I want to be your friend first, then let me help you become happy!” Many people do not realize the connection between the mind and the gut. I love making the necessary changes in a person’s lifestyle to see the result of health and happiness. That makes me smile.
9. What motivates you on a day-to-day basis? My faith, my family and my friends. Without any of this, I would be nothing.
10. You’ve got $10 to buy lunch – where do you go? hmmm, I’d rather fix my own meal at home but if I have to choose, I’d say a nice organic salad with lots of meat on top plus avocado! I thrive on fat! There was a place in Denver I used to go for lunch called Parsley. YUM!
11. What made you decide to do what you’re doing? Growing up in Alabama, I consider the state to be way behind on health and resources. I want to touch these people and educate them. I also travel a lot and see health deprived people throughout the country. I want to educate and help!
12. What’s the longest time period you’ve gone without taking a shower? haha, random. Um, maybe one day without a shower, longer without washing my hair. When I was in Puerto Rico with my family, there was no water so we had to shower with the pool water for quite a few days. (Don’t know if this counts)
Thanks Erin! You’re a great friend who has supported me in so many ways and been my emotional support in many times of need. You’ve definitely made a difference in my life and I appreciate you SO much! Someday I’ll get out to Denver – Parsley sounds like a great place to dine!