Working from home as an Entrepreneur is amazingly freeing, but we all know that if you are not careful you could put on some unwanted weight - pretty quickly.
Sitting in front of the computer for hours, munching on crackers and sugary treats, reading your favorite novels in between client calls; for some, envisioning this might make you feel stir crazy, but for a quiet somewhat introverted gal like me, these last few years have been HEAVEN.
the unfortunate side is that all that goodness resulted in my gaining 15+ lbs over the last few years - which was on top of the weight I already had to lose (see pic below) and with the rise of Live Video, my confidence started to wain - which was not a good sign for my business or my bank account.
CONFIDENCE IS EVERYTHING.
...So I took action, and what I experienced brought me more benefits than just shedding a few pounds.
My experience might benefit you if you are a fellow woman entrepreneur who feels like...
I guess I should have brushed up a bit more on my French before committing to travel around France.
My husband and I stood underneath a beautiful building ledge in Paris to shield us from the unexpected rain, when a group of Parisian women with aprons on stepped out of their bakery and started shouting at us "Viens de la pluie mademoiselle !"
Now I have to say, coming from New York, I thought these shouting women were telling us to move away from their store. If there is anything that annoys shop owners on the east coast - it is loitering in front of their place of business. You can barely use the bathroom on the Jersey shore in a pizzeria unless you buy a whole pie.
So naturally, we were preparing to find another space to keep us dry from the down pour.
When the women saw that we were walking away, they looked to each other and said "Americans?"
We smiled and one of the women said loudly in English "Come in from the rain Madame!"
They motioned for us to come into their...