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Today I have some very important information to share with you.

I know that these are trying times and first & foremost, our focus is on staying healthy and COVID-19 free. I am praying for that!

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“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” — Jimmy Dean

During today's COVID-19 pandemic and all the uncertainty that surrounds us, it would be easy {and understandable} to just want to bury our heads under our pillows and just wish time to fast forward until we can all be lock-down free again. But when you surface, where will you find yourself? I'm guessing exactly where you are today.

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In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are faced with having to close their doors in the spirit of not further spreading this terrible virus that is devastating to us globally.

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This morning I was listening to Good Morning America (GMA) as a part of my normal routine (I know, life is anything but normal right now), & one of my favs – Rachel Hollis – was on streaming live from her home, along with her husband, and had some great advice that I felt was worth filling your in-box with today. Hey, it’s some feel-good advice to consider!

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As of today, more than 91,773+ people have been afflicted globally with the Coronavirus COVID-19 according to the Center for Systems Science & Engineering (CSSE) at John Hopkins University (JHU). In the United States alone, we have over 1,701 confirmed cases and growing.

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How many times have you been sleeping in on the weekend or working from your home office when the loud and painful noise of your neighbor mowing or the landscaping comes whizzing on by? Come on. We’ve all been there at one time or another. And there is literally nothing we can do about it. Until now. Meet your new best friend – The “Mowbot”.

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Trust me. You are not alone. Recently many of the clients that I have been working with are having these same thoughts. You love the concept. You have done your due diligence through the discovery process. Everything tells you this is the perfect concept for you. And you are ready to make the investment. But then, second thoughts start creeping in. What in the heck should you do now?

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Heck yes. I am.

2019 was certainly a year for the books. As life always
does, it came up with its ups and downs but mostly it reminded me that no
matter what, I am in charge of creating the life that I want & I can do
anything I set my mind too.  And believe
it or not, so can you.

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A little fun fact. Did you know that rather than feeding randomly, lemon sharks display a high degree of preference for certain species and size of prey. They also tend to prefer a prey when it is more abundant and available. They will only dine on the best fish they can find. Ones that are the healthiest and quite simply, only the best.

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There are many different types of business ownership. A business owner can be a passive owner, meaning that they have made the financial investment in the business but rely on a general manager to fully manage it. Or there is semi-passive ownership. This is where a business owner works part time in the business, yet still relies heavily on someone else to manage it. Finally, there are owner-operators who make the financial investment and work in the business day-in-and-day-out managing all aspects of its operations and having a daily presence. This is how Michelle & I have run Burst. As owner-operators.

With only one week to go with Burst as it is today, I thought it only fitting to share some thoughts as to what Burst has meant to us. And it has meant so many things.

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