Chances are you know someone who dabbles in Botox, Fillers or some other type of beauty enhancement service. Maybe you've been curious about it, but haven't dived in because you've also noticed poorly done Botox, lips that look like inter tubes or have heard horror stories of botox gone bad!
You have to put a lot of faith in the injector to use high quality products, devices and skilled hands so you still look like your gorgeous self on your best day. Plus, when you invest your hard earned money, you have high expectations. There can be a lot of risk involved when trusting someone to give you the best look.. You may be wanting to smooth out a few wrinkles developing or prevent some from even forming, fill out fallen cheek bones or give yourself the body contour you've dreamed about, but with all the choices out there, who can you trust to take care of you, honor your desires and help you love the way you look?
Our friends at Body Concepts Health Spa are the dream team you've been looking for. Family owned and operated by Jerry Rodriguez RN, MSN-FACHE, Vera Rodriguez-Huth and Vanessa Hernandez. After spending two days experiencing several of their services, I can enthusiastically recommend them for all your botox, filler, teeth whitening and body contouring needs.
The family has deep Texas roots and big hearts. Jerry is wonderful at explaining how the services and products work so you feel fully informed and Vera beautifully performs the work. You can tell there is a lot of love, expertise and talent between these siblings and that's why I believe this powerful combination has created a successful business.
Originally from Rockport, Vera and her family lost everything during Hurricane Harvey. You immediately get a sense of positive determination and grit when she tells her story. Having experienced multiple sports injuries that left her bedridden, she knows what it's like to not feel like her beautiful self. However, she stayed on a path towards healing and has found her passion in helping others look and feel their best just like she does now!
I was fortunate to receive the following services:
I'm thrilled to share my journey, before & afters and honest experience with you so you can feel comfortable choosing the service that's right for you. I believe it's crucial to research the company, people and products before you invest so you can be positive you will get the best results. You're going to love this team!
I'm also SO excited that YOU get a special deal just for being one of our readers!
When you call them to schedule, ask for the Blog Specials! More details below.
Body Concepts Health Spa
(see Vera's own Before & After's below!)
Juvaderm Lip Filler
Even though I've noticed more and more overly filled lips lately, I secretly have always wanted fuller lips. I'm a lip plumper addict but those are temporary and at one point, I became allergic to all of them. So while I was so excited to try this service, I was so afraid I would end up with giant obviously fake looking lips. I brought in pictures of what I thought looked nice and described what I didn't want. Jerry and Vera are masters and showed me the different types of Juvaderm fillers. You can see in the photos how they use different products to produce different results based on the location of the fillers.
Over time the fat pockets in our face that give us a beautiful lift, begin to droop and sag. It's just a part of aging. The derma fillers are made up of hyluaranic acid which is something our body natural produces. This isn't silicon or some type of dangerous filler that your body might reject the way it does with implants. You can have different areas of your face enhanced to give it a more youthful fresh lift. When done well, it's SO natural and gorgeous looking.
They apply the same numbing cream they use for Botox to your mouth and have you rinse with a sanitary mouthwash. Once the numbing cream sets in, they will begin the injections. Vera explains what areas she will enhance and asks what areas you want improved. So I felt very clear going in what she was going to do. This was the most uncomfortable of all the services. Every couple injections, she would examine and then massage the hyluaranic acid in. She repeated these steps and would have me look in the mirror so she could show me the changes in action. I appreciated this so much!
Fillers will have the most downtime. You can see in the funny graphic above the process of healing. My lips were swollen the most on days 1-3. Bruises appeared on Day 1 and disappeared by Day 5. My lips went through a chapped stage as well and peeled. It was similar to going to some place like Colorado and getting dry lips. Nothing that was too bothersome and your experience might be different. I have small lips and never had fillers done before. Vera explained that over time you will adjust a little more quickly. The fillers should last anywhere from 12-18 months depending on each individual. I could tell by Day 1 that I was going to love the results. I used several doTerra oils like Helichrysum, Blue Tansy and Frankincense to help with inflammation, swelling, and bruising. I feel like using my doTerra products made a big difference in the downtime and healing.
Truth be told, I LOVE MY LIPS! My husband who was very apprehensive and thinks I'm just beautiful naturally (he's a keeper) commented on how much he liked them. They look SO natural as if they were always meant to just be a bit more plump. And just like they said, I do miss the swelling and wish they were a tad bit bigger lol. They gave me exactly what I asked for but they did warn me that I will probably want them a bit bigger. However, I'm grateful they respected my wishes because it allowed me to feel comfortable and warm up to the idea of lips fillers. I highly recommend this service because the results are beautiful and I promise you won't end up with duck lips (unless that's your goal which is totally fine!).
Service Cost: Juvederm Vobella XC 1ml Syringe $625
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Remember the frozen face skit on SNL with all the drooling? That was hilarious but so inaccurate as to what botox actually does nowadays. Admittedly though, I was super nervous about this one. What happens if my face does something weird after? What if I don't recognize myself or my husband is not a fan of my new look? Is it safe? All these thoughts ran through my mind and I expressed my concerns and worries to them. They answered my questions and did such a good job at describing the process, I felt completely at ease. At Body Concepts they use Botox brand injections. They do not source their products from places where you can get a generic or off brand cheaper. If it's your first time, they will start you off conservatively and see you for a follow up to adjust anything or add more. You can always add more but you can't take away what you've already done. However there is a reversal option now just in case. You will do a quick video consult with their off site physician who will give the approval and recommendations based off the consult.
First, you will wash your face first so you start with clean skin. They apply a special numbing cream formulated just for them to the areas of injection and give it time to activate. Everything done at the spa is very sanitary and by the book. I don't have a lot of wrinkles or deep lines yet, but I have been concerned with developing them. Many of my peers get preventative Botox and that has piqued my curiosity. I also have wished my brows were a bit more lifted. My eyelids sag a little and it can make me feel tired even when I'm not. Even though they can look at your face and give you educated recommendations, it's still important to express the areas that you're bothered or worried about.
After a few wipes with sanitizing alcohol pads, Vera carefully chose the injection sites. The injections feel like any other little prick. If you're afraid of needles, they have a fun little vibration tool to help distract your mind from the injections. I would described it as minor discomfort. Your appointment time might last anywhere from 1-1.5 hours depending on the consultation time and the numbing time. But the actually procedure is quick. There is a protocol to follow after you receive Botox because of the process going on under the skin. You don't want to do anything to your face that would cause the botox to move around. So no laying down, washing or facial massages or working out for at least 6 hours after. I felt very light bruising sensations in the few days following and the Botox kicked in about 3 days after for me. For others, I've been told it can take 7-10 days.
At my follow up appointment, we touched up a few areas now that I was much more confident in the process. I can definitely see a difference, but I still look like me! My brows are a bit lifted, the fin lines on my forehead don't show as much and the elevens (wrinkles between the eyes) have nearly disappeared!
We used 24 units total which is very minimal. 60 units is the recommended therapeutic dose, but as I said before, these guys want you just be your most beautiful version of you. They aim for natural beauty which I can totally appreciate.
In the videos below you can see my forehead wrinkles before and after!
Service Cost: $12 a Unit
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Cosmetic Teeth Whitening
You can read all about this service above on their website, so I'm going to share what my experience was. For every service, Gerry or Vera will explain in depth what to expect so you will never feel blindsided by any aspect. The teeth whitening is a very simple service, with no downtime and will only take 30 minutes of your time! First, we took pictures of my teeth next to the color swatch so we could see the difference for the before and after.. You will start by having a mouth expander placed in your mouth so your teeth are exposed. Vera squeezed a thick waxy substance along the gums to protect them. Then she squeezed a concentrated form of hydrogen peroxide gel along the front of my teeth. She also massaged Vitamin E oil on my lips to keep them hydrated since the stretching and light might dry them out a little. Before she aligned the special light in front of my mouth to activate the peroxide, she placed protective shades over my eyes. The light will sit in front of your mouth for 30 minutes. They have TV or music to keep your occupied during that time and Vera will check on you often to make sure you're comfortable or make adjustments as needed. She will even wipe off the drool running down your chin!
I'll be honest, my teeth are already pretty white. I use doTerra toothpaste and it works wonderfully on my teeth, but they definitely brightened up from this service. There was no discomfort and the time went by quickly. I suggest bringing headphones and have a good podcast saved to pass the time! This is a service my husband is looking forward to trying!
Service Cost: $110
BLOG SPECIAL: $75!
Ionic Foot Detox
Ionic foot detoxes are wonderful to assist the body in getting rid of toxins that are causing our normal detox process to malfunction or slow down. You can also learn a lot about your organ systems needing support by the color of the water and what is produced during the detox. This is a simple service where you just place your clean feet in a tub for 20 minutes while the ion machine does the work. I feel a pleasant tingling in my feet occasionally during the detox but everyone might have a different experience. My water color was definitely indicative of summer of my summer stress eating and drinking. Time to get back to my healthier habits!
Service Cost: $30
Venus Body Contouring
As a mom of three, my stomach does not have the tightness it used to. And burning fat does not happen easily even with my healthy habits and yoga lifestyle. Besides, even when I get all toned up, there are going to be areas I can't address selectively. We are all born with different shapes and after talking with many many women about their body struggles, it's not just about vanity or not loving our bodies enough. A front pooch can make it difficult to find shorts or pants that fit comfortably, or you are subjected to only high waisted swimsuits because "the pooch" likes to become "untucked" if you bend over. I dream of a thigh gap not for looks, but so my shorts don't ride up and have to be pulled down every ten steps. Wouldn't it be nice to shave off fat in those areas that give you trouble?
Enter the Venus Body Contouring service! The highly advanced non invasive FDA approved medical device will effectively resolve challenging body and face aesthetic need, such as body contouring, cellulite reduction, skin tightening and wrinkle reduction. Venus Legacy is powered by propietary (MP)2 technology (a combination of Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields) and cutting-edge VariPulse technology. The Venus device can also be used on your face to tighten and contour the neck area, especially if Botox is not your thing. We started by stripping down to bottoms and my bra and taking some before pics. I forgot to wear cute undies because it was also laundry day so enjoy my bottom of the barrel ripped undies. Hahaha!
Vera provides absolute privacy by locking the door and closing the blinds so you feel secure and comfortable. You lay on a table and she will apply a cool gel that helps the device glide over your skin. The actual procedure feels similar to a hot stone massage. The device gives her information about the surface fat underneath and it's reaction to the heat. She will spend approximately 30 minutes melting fat and contouring your areas of concern. There was one spot on my stomach that would get nice and hot and I just simply let her know so she could move onto other areas to give it a chance to cool down. They offer a FREE demo in case you have any concerns with the heat so you can try it out before you invest. I personally think it felt great and this is definitely a service that I will be coming back for! The pricing is fantastic and they have wonderful packages with discounts and a payment plan option.
I could tell an immediate difference after the service. I believe that combining this with a goal, healthy nutrition plan and a good exercise routine and I will see mind blowing results! I'm looking forward to investing in this once school starts and I can get back to my regular exercise routine!
Service Cost: $125-$200, Package of 8 for $972
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Thank you so much to the lovely Jerry & Vera of Body Concepts Health Spa for giving me the opportunity to test out the incredible services they offer. BCHS truly is a one stop shop for all of your beauty needs and you can trust that you're in good hands.
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SATX Housewives in the City had so much fun in the delicious Revolucíon Coffee and Juice Bar!
We celebrated our health with refreshing cold pressed juice, avocado toast, and chilly açaí bowls. The shop gave all the guests 15% off any order and made cool set ups for the Seersucker Gin.
Seersucker is a locally distilled southern style gin owned by the gorgeous Kim Azar and her husband. They gifted 2 mini bottles in every swag bag and passed out free cocktails at their pop up bar.
Seersucker is my personal favorite gin and has become extremely popular in local bars. It has more citrus notes unlike most gins that are plump with herbal botanicals. Be sure to check them out next time you stop into the liquor store.
Our guest enjoyed shopping from local boutiques, skin care and more. The CBD station did an amazing job at educating guests about the benefits of CBD, Jill of Ever Skin Care shared what makes natural skin care different and and Kaitlyn of Farmhouse Market helped guests pick out stylish home goods from her pop up shop (did you know they do interior decorating also?). I loved hearing from Rechelle from European Body Contouring on how you can address stubborn fat areas using non invasive treatments, drooling over the dresses from Common Roots Boutique and checking out the new bio cellulose masks from Mary Kay.
The first 50 guests received SWAG bags filled with fun gifts from the vendors, special deals and samples!
Common Roots Boutique commonrootsboutique.com
Mary Kay by Mary Pickering
CBD by James Henry
Perfectly Posh by Shanae Wursten
European Body Contouring
Ever Skin Care by Jill Trevino
DoTerra with Katie Daley
Guest we also able to take advantage of complimentary wine from Jack Cellars, a locally owned wine company by Rob Myers. My favorite was the crisp chardonnay, a perfect summer wine.
In the heart of the city you can find Alamo Beer Company Brewery, a chill place to enjoy some locally brewed beer, take in downtown views and play fun outdoor beer garden games like corn hole!
SATXHousewives took over Alamo Beer in May to host our Babes and Brews Sip and Shop!
Local businesses lined the space to connect with the community and have a good time. The Housewives in the City community loves to support local business and we find that these events are the best way to show our love!
Check out the list of businesses present below, give them some love on Facebook, Instagram and tuck their info in your back pocket the next time you need their services!
Much appreciation to Party People Photobooth (our favorite Photo Booth) for giving our guests a great time!
Many thanks to Mekel Mier for these great shots of our event!
Apple Pest Control
Jadestone Real Estate
The Dapper Doughnut
Rodan and Fields
The ladies showed up in white and we had an amazing evening making new friends, chowing down on free appetizers courtesy of The Rustic you've ever had and creating fun memories at the Party People Photobooth!
Local businesses like Jadestone Real Estate ran cool giveaways for a Stand up Paddle on the River Tour and showcased the value of their businesses to guests.
See all of our amazing featured businesses below!
Support local business and shop, connect, follow them on Instagram, like their Facebook page and help them grow!
Ana Jenkinson of Grapefruit Medley
Angelica Meza, The Wellness Room 210-901-8636
Jessica Valentin, Monat
Madeleine Ebling, Camp Gladiator San Antonio
Amanda Burns, The Rambling Rose Online Boutique
Christian Mueller, Club Pilates Dominion
Ashley Hillyer, Jadestone Real Estate 210-872-9100
Anna Linfoot Rosedale, Jadestone Real Estate
Axelle Parker, Le Petit Medspa
Janessa Sullivan, Double Side Toffee
Cindy Lemmon, Edward Jones
Lorie Smith, Edward Jones
Carol Jones, VIC Cosmetics
Tabitha Radkevich, doTERRA Essential Oils
SPECIAL THANKS TO...
Kelly Jo Photo for the gorgeous capture of our event!
Party People Photobooth for their services and giving all the ladies fun memories to keep!
The Rustic for the complimentary apps, beautiful space and stellar service!
Once you're in your thirties, date nights can get a little boring. Dinner and a movie? Done it a thousand times, We like to get creative with our kid free evenings and when we were invited to throw some hatchet followed by the letters BYOB, say no more.
Stumpy's Hatchet House has everything you need for a fun night out. It's only $27 to rent a booth for an hour or $40 for two hours. Considering you get to bring your own booze, which they put on ice for you (nice touch!), this ends up being a very affordable date night. The booth has two targets and two hatchets. Sign a waiver in case you do something stupid and chop off a toe and then one of the coaches will teach you different ways to throw the axe, how to stay safe and have fun. Most importantly, don't be an axehole. Fortunately, fun is the easy part.. There is a scoreboard and various games to play once you feel comfortable throwing an axe and a bell to ring when you hit the bulls eye
Bobby, the owner, is down to earth and you can tell he truly loves helping people have a good time. All of the instructors are cool and happy to serve, but I must say we particularly had a blast getting to know Q. Ask for him, he's one of the best throwers and is great at helping you adjust your throw.
There is a snack bar, but you're free to bring in your own food as well. They also have a private party room and is a great choice for your next birthday or corporate party. Or a my boyfriend just cheated on me and I need to throw an axe at his face party. They do those too.
FYI, I rang the bell three times. ;)
We welcomed Spring with a fun night at Kona Grill La Cantera sipping on Saké Sangria and munching on Kona's legendary apps.
Ladies lined up to get their swag bag tickets and meet our local featured businesses. Their first stop was Julia Artega, owner and designer behind Canela Jewelry. Her jewelry was so popular because of the trendy unique designs and affordable options. Julia's joyful smile and savvy business spirit drew us all in and my husband even picked out a few pieces for my upcoming birthday. Follow her on Instagram @canela.satx to place orders ands see all the pieces she has!
Ashley Hillyer, owner of Jadestone Real Estate and Melanie Anderson chatted with guests about making smart home purchases and gave tips for selling their next home. Jadestone employs over thirty eight licensed realtors in the greater San Antonio area and recently served the community by coming together to donate nearly 40k to local charity, SAMMinistries. They are the go to company to help you buy or sell your next home! Follow Ashley on Instagram @theashtangaagent and Melanie @mel_anderson92
As a business owner myself, I know the importance of making wise financial decisions especially when thinking long term goals like buying a new home or creating a robust retirement fund. Cindy Lemmon of Edward Jones knows how to help you do just that. As a women she understands how intimidating or confusing it can be to have those financial wellness conversations. What her customers appreciate about her is their ability to trust her with precious decisions and information as well as her commitment to helping them accomplish their goals. Contact her at 210-641-1490 to start your financial wellness journey today!
Guests had a wonderful time shopping Beaux Tresor, a local boutique's pop up shop owned by Kat Thompson. She featured high quality fiesta wear, gorgeous jewelry and durable vegan leather handbags. You can find her brick and mortar shop at 555 W. Bitters Road #124, San Antonio TX 78216
Stan Goodson of Apple Pest Control helped ladies understand why a regular pest control service is helpful at keeping unwanted guests out of your home. Apple has been serving the greater San Antonio area for over 35 years, is family owned and endorsed by Dave Ramsey. They have the highest rating by Angie's List, no contracts and a flexible schedule. The time of year has arrived for scorpions, spiders and roaches to start creeping in, so give them a call for your next service at 210-695-8946 and tell them I sent you for a $20 discount off your Initial Service!
Denise Davis and Adela Denise entertained guests with their exciting intimacy product line by Pure Romance. Pure Romance carries an array of products to help keep the spark alive in the bedroom!
Contact them at email@example.com to book a party or purchase products today!
Madeline Ebling represented Camp Gladiator San Antonio and brought some serious energy to our Ladies Night Out! She has been helping people get fit with CG for five years and is incredibly passionate about helping people commit to their health and find a community to stay active with. She will be at our April event offering an amazing deal so be sure to stop by her table! Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Doris of AdaOni Events is passionate about helping brides plan the perfect wedding for their special day. She offers a full event service for more than just brides though. You can find her on Instagram @ao_events or call her at (512) 910-8985
Every year St. Patrick's Day comes around and with it comes nasty green drinks made with dye, corn syrup and other ingredients that don't love on your body.
Try this simple recipe that both you and your kids will love, without any guilt.
Put it in a fancy glass if you need to.
2 cups of milk (whatever kind is your fave)
1 cup of ice
1-2 scoops of Spirulina powder
1/2 -1 dropper of liquid stevia (or whatever sweetener you fancy)
1/3 cup chocolate chips (I prefer sugar free chips sweetened with stevia)
1-2 drops of doTerra peppermint oil
1 scoop of collagen or vanilla protein powder to enhance protein content (I prefer Vital Farms collagen or doTerra's Vanilla Trim Shake powder)
1 cup of spinach for added fiber and veggie power
1 tsp MCT oil to boost fat burning power
These are approximate "measurements: cause I'm more of a throw it all in there and see what happens kind of chef unless I'm baking, so add more or less of any ingredient you love or tolerate.
Blend all the ingredients together at once and serve!
Top with real whip cream and sprinkle a little spirulina powder for fun!
Be like the Irish and make your own luck. Join us April 9th 5:30pm at The Rustic to make new friends, network and shop while sipping on delicious hand crafted cocktails. Did I mention the complimentary apps?!
The relaunch of the San Antonio Housewives in the City Ladies Night Out event was a smash hit!
We are only two weeks away from our next event "Spring Fling" Sip and Shop at Kona Grill of La Cantera.
Women were eager for the event to start, creating a line to get in and lasted an hour and half into the event. The first 50 women received Swag Bags sponsored by Athleta full of amazing goodies, including the cutest little earrings made by artist Maggie of Margrít Co. She donates 15% of her sales to Down With Business, a fund that benefits individuals with down syndrome. You can find her amazing handmade jewelry here!
Everyone who attended was able to enter in a chance to win a gorgeous black and gold doTerra backpack filled with Rosé, spa gifts and a $150 Recovery Day package to CryoFit of Leon Springs!
The featured businesses were busy connecting and sharing with the guests from the very start of the event! San Antonio is home to so many talented entrepreneurs and we were so fortunate to have some of them there representing the businesses they have built.
Every good business owner knows that networking and getting to know people in your city is crucial to a successful thriving business. These #bossbabes had a fabulous time growing their business and finding ways to serve their community even more. As a business owner myself, it was thrilling to watch their excitement as they met new people and listen their success stories after the event.
February's Featured Businesses:
Ashley Hillyer and Samantha De Le Garza of Jadestone Realty
Audria Acosta of Elite Chiropractic Rehab
Tiffanie Shield of Ruby Ribbon
Miriam Salas of TruVision Health
Mila Spencer of The Nod Boutique
Cindy Lemmon of Edward Jones
Krystal Tipton of Pure Romance
Katie Daley of doTerra Essential Oils
If you're looking for wonderful local services please check them out!
Throughout the evening, several guests approached me and raved about the time they were having. Guests loved the featured Galentine's Day cocktail specially created by Whiskey Cake for the event. They went home with cute jewelry and clothes from The Nod Boutique's Pop Up Shop, learned about the best alternative to a bra at the Ruby Ribbon table and and geared up for Valentine's Day at the Pure Romance station.
Many ladies took advantage of a fantastic deal given by Audria to get their first chiropractic adjustment for only $25! Cindy Lemmon helped educate women about the important of being financially savvy and future focused. Miriam Salas helped teach people about supplements and wellness.
Ashley and Samantha had a blast meeting new potential home buyers and helping people enter in their giveaway for the coolest basket of goodies I have ever seen! Ladies had the chance to inhale the aroma of the best essential oils and learn about natural ways to achieve wellness with Katie Daley of doTerra essential oils.
Guests stopped by to meet our special charity guest, Isabel of Gabriella's Smile Foundation. Isabel helps create awareness about the horrible disease that tragically ended her daughter's life too short. She has done a beautiful job of turning a loss into a way for the community to come together during their annual Cupcake 5k. You can learn more about ways to get involved at their website Strongerthandipg.org.
One of the highlights of the evening was playing with the crazy fun selfie booth sponsored by The Party People PhotoBooth. The ladies had a blast taking selfies, making gifs and more with the high quality LED ring lit camera and backdrop. My husband and I even got in on the action! If you're hosting an event like a wedding, you will be so happy you made this investment!
San Antonio Housewives is so grateful for the talented services of Esther at Pendo Photography and the many moments she captured of the evening. Please consider her talent the next time you're in the market for a photographer.
Lastly, we are so thankful to Whiskey Cake for hosting our event and taking good care of our ladies. Whiskey Cake was specifically chosen because of their phenomenal menu, hospitality and local culture that always leaves their patrons delighted. If you missed our event and haven't enjoyed the tastes of Whiskey Cake,, please be sure to give them a try!
Big hugs to YOU for joining our event and making it so special. As the host, my hope was to create a special evening that felt valuable to everyone who was there.
Please join us at our next event March 12th 5:30pm at Kona Grill La Cantera.
We will be "Flinging into Spring" with free apps, new businesses, classy cocktails, cool giveaways and more! Bring your friends and register for your FREE ticket HERE!
Be sure to find me at the event and introduce yourself! I would love to know who you are!
Connect with me on Insta and Facebook because I like to hang out there.
If you would like to be considered as a featured business for my next event email email@example.com
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I truly believe one of the most challenging skills when you run your own business (or two) is to have the discipline to step back and carve out time to work ON your business (not just in it).
I'm talking about GOAL SETTING. It's not a trendy hastag. It's ESSENTIAL to achieving financial success.
This requires you to intentionally ignore the never ending to dos, notifications, demands and that nagging voice that whispers to cross one more thing off your list.
Yet, less than 10% (give or take depending on what research you source from) of business owners actually write their goals down. And of those 10%, maybe 3% write down CLEAR and VIVID goals. Here's the kicker, in a Harvard Business study they found that of the 3% of graduates from their MBA who had their goals written down, ended up earning TEN TIMES as much as the other 97% put together, just ten years after graduation. Why the heck would you skip this crucial business step?
Every January, I lead a webinar where I coach others through a reflection of the previous year. We take inventory of win/challenges and the lessons learned. Then we look ahead and become very clear on what we desire more of, set goals and determine the habits and actions needed to accomplish them. Admittedly, it's easy to lead a call, but I still have to set aside my own time to practice what I preach. So I use an amazing guide to support this process called The Beautiful Life Blueprint by Ange Peters of Hol:Fit. You can download this yourself here!
Tips for making the most out of this sacred practice:
So dear business owners, entrepreneurs and side hustlers, WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS.
Make them visible where you can see them everyday. Share them with a like minded soul who will support you, be ecstatic when you crush them and hold you accountable when you feel like giving up.
May your 2019 be a year full of intentional living, more joy and MORE MONEY!
Introducing Cassidy holdsworth...
My name is Cassidy Lynn Holdsworth, Owner of Essential Principles, Inc.
I have a successful health and wellness business and am SOOOO darn excited to be the new Social Media and Event Director for the San Antonio Chapter of Housewives in the City.
I am a born and raised San Antonian and absolutely adore my city.
Friends, we have an amazing city. Our downtown is gorgeous, food is top notch and the people are the salt of the earth.
I'm a doTERRA Diamond, Certified Holistic Health Coach and yoga enthusiast! I enjoy staying active, eating at the best local spots, traveling for business and teaching others about natural solutions. What I'm most passionate about is empowering women to find their purpose and pursue their dreams. I spend a lot of my time in personal and professional development, have spent good money (worth every red cent) on business coaches and work hard to make sure that the people who come into my life are better because of it. Because for me, my village constantly inspires me and I am fired up to do the same for them. And I'm committed to do the same for you.
I have been married for ten years to Adam, the love of my life. We spend our days raising three little humans to make a positive impact on the world someday. We love the outdoors, fishing, lake life, eating really good food and playing family games.
I'm thrilled to have another avenue to create community among our city, elevate other business owners and network with awesome the ladies of San Antonio.
Stay tuned for my first event in January coming soon!
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HI! I'm Cassidy!