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VIP Entrepreneur Spotlight: Mel Wilhelm

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Today our VIP Spotlight shines on fellow solopreneur, Mel Wilhelm. She has harnessed the power of effective time management to transform her business from a mere concept into a booming empire. Mel's story is proof that with the right strategies and a dash of determination, you can achieve the work-life balance and financial success you've always dreamt of.

We're uncovering Mel's secrets to success, the strategies that have propelled her to new heights, and the lessons she's learned along the way. You won't want to miss this exclusive glimpse into her world, as it's brimming with insights and wisdom that can supercharge your own business endeavors.

Let's dive into the interview!

What are you currently doing as an entrepreneur and how long have you been involved with this particular endeavor and what inspired you to pursue it?

For almost six years, I've successfully run a network marketing business, enabling me to retire from my horse training career in 2020. Now, I'm expanding with a personal brand, “Live In Your Arena,” promoting living in alignment with one's values, and advocating for the intentional use of time to foster lasting happiness and success.

Describe your typical daily routine, including your morning and evening habits? Are there any specific habits and/or routines that particularly contribute to your business success and your peace of mind within your busy schedule?

I usually wake up naturally by 7AM and follow my non-negotiable 45-minute morning routine: tea, supplements, meditation, prayer, journaling, and goal reviewing. After breakfast and planning my day, I walk the dogs before starting work at 10AM. Post-lunch involves tidying and reading, before resuming work from 1:30 until no later than 6PM. I respect boundaries not to work outside 8AM-6PM and never check messages before completing my morning routine.

What are the top three sources that inspire you in your business journey, whether individuals, experiences, locations, etc?

  1. Freedom, allowing for time, financial independence, location choice, and emotional autonomy, is my primary inspiration due to past career constraints. Greater work effort must increase my freedom.
  2. Indirectly mentored by Brendon Burchard through his High Performance Coach, Denise, I gained the mindset and bravery to change my life. Consuming his books and being part of his Growth Day community fuels my enthusiasm for inspiring and communicating like him.
  3. My husband, Wayne, embodies hard work and discipline, building his farming and ranching empire from scratch. Despite constant effort, he prioritizes enjoying life and adventure, like our annual trips to Costa Rica.

Are there any business tools or resources that you rely on to facilitate your day-to-today operations?

I love using Canva for content creation and daily use Google Docs and Sheets, enjoying their accessibility. I'm migrating my branding to Laptop Lifestyle Funnels for streamlined business management.

Throughout your journey as an entrepreneur, what are key lessons you have learned that have steered you to your current success?

I think the biggest key is getting clear on what your definition of success is and then staying true to yourself in pursuing it. Life is not a competition, so find your lane and stay in it. Don't try to be anyone else, but you.

On challenging days, weeks, or months, have you ever contemplated giving up? If so, how do you gather your strength and remain resilient to continue to pursue your entrepreneurial journey?

Indeed, entrepreneurship can feel isolating. Whenever doubts arise, I look to a digital collection of testimonials and encouraging words from those I've helped. Their positive feedback, saved for “dark days,” motivates me, reminding me that my work has impact.

To round off, let's bring in a few personal aspects. What's your definition of success? Do you have a personal mantra that you live by? Can you also share a recent or favorite book you read that provided you with new insights or perspectives?

My definition of success is created around my core values: health, happiness, abundance, contribution and peace. 

Success for me means achieving genuine happiness through physical and mental well-being, making a meaningful impact, enjoying financial stability, and staying true to my spiritual and personal values.

I often say, “Life is too short to be too busy all of the time” and “If you say it's important, prove it to yourself.” 

My favorite two books this year so far are both by Shawn Achor – “Big Potential” and “Before Happiness”

Where can others connect with you online? Please provide links to the social media platforms you are most active on and a link to your website, if you have one.

Beyond The Boundaries Of Solopreneurship

Every solopreneur's success story is a symphony of hard work and dedication. By sharing these interviews, I aim to not only honor these exceptional individuals but also to impart actionable insights to fellow solopreneurs who aspire to optimize their businesses and create more time for what truly matters.

I invite you to take a moment to reflect on the pearls of wisdom our VIP Solopreneur, Mel Wilhelm, has generously shared. Her journey is a reminder that success is often a result of aligning passion with strategy, and that with the right tools and mindset, one can achieve the delicate balance of working efficiently while reaping the rewards of her hard work. So, whether you're just starting on your solopreneurial expedition or are a seasoned traveler on this path, remember that the key lies not only in your destination but also in the brilliance of your journey.

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