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Morning Routines of Successful Entrepreneurs, Authors, and More!

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Today’s minisode we’re talking about morning routines! I love hearing about people’s morning routines. It’s so interesting, because there’s no one right way to conduct your morning.

Some Day in the Life guests wake up as early as 4am, others don’t start until 10am. Some have a strict morning routine of writing in their 5 Minute Journal, others leisurely get up and see where the day takes them.

One main takeaway I’ve had over the past year of recording interviews is morning routines is specific to the individual. What works for one person might not work for another. And isn’t that the beauty of life?

I compiled a variety of clips from past episodes talking about morning routines and my hope is that you get some inspiration to try something new for your morning routine. Or maybe you’ll realize morning routines aren’t your thing and that’s okay too!

Morning Routines of Entrepreneurs, Authors, and More!: Ever wonder what a successful entrepreneurs morning routine is like? Or what about an author or actor? This is the podcast episode to listen to! This is a compilation of interviews sharing the best morning routines! Click to listen in! #routine #morningroutine #motivation #inspiration #dayinthelife #beforework #productive #healthy #miraclemorning #selfcare

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Day in the Life of Kelly Parker Smith, Owner & Creative Director of Hello World Paper Co

On today’s show, I have Kelly Parker Smith, Owner & Creative Director of Hello World Paper Co, located in Belleville, Illinois.

Kelly and I started working together earlier this year and guys, this woman does it all! She not only runs a product-based business selling customized stamps and laser engraved goods, but she’s also the co-host of the popular podcast Creative Biz Rebellion, designs fabrics and illustrations, runs online courses and workshops for creative entrepreneurs…the list continues!

Kelly and I talk about how she started Hello World Paper Co, what it’s like living with a chronic illness and how she manages her autoimmune disease while running a business, what she thinks people misconceive about being an entrepreneur and a whole lot more.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Kelly Parker Smith | Owner & Creative Director of Hello World Paper Co: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for an Owner & Creative Director of an online stationary and stamp shop? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Kelly Parker Smith to find out! #entrepreneur #smallbiz #smallbusiness #etsy #etsyshop #chronicillness #autoimmune #health

Kelly Parker Smith | Owner & Creative Director of Hello World Paper Co

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • How Kelly started Hello World Paper Co and the steps she took to quit her full-time job as a teacher.
  • How she balances all of the different projects she has her hand in and how to set up systems for your business (or life!).
  • Advice she would give to anyone who wants to start a product-based business.
  • The struggles she’s had as someone living with a chronic illness and advice for anyone listening who currently struggles with having an autoimmune disease.
  • What she thinks people misconceive about being a product based small business owner and an entrepreneur.
Kelly Parker Smith | Owner & Creative Director of Hello World Paper Co: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for an Owner & Creative Director of an online stationary and stamp shop? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Kelly Parker Smith to find out! #entrepreneur #smallbiz #smallbusiness #etsy #etsyshop #chronicillness #autoimmune #health

Kelly Parker Smith is a laser engraving wizard and fabric designer living just outside St. Louis with her husband, her three boys and their rescue kitten Katniss. She has grown her shop, Hello World Paper Co. with the idea that great products become even better when paired with top-notch customer service, a little surprise and delight, and of course the perfect packaging! 

You can also find Kelly co-hosting the Creative Biz Rebellion podcast where she and Caroline Hull show other product-based business owners how to build, maintain, and grow a profitable product based business through their podcast and online courses. 

In her free time, Kelly enjoys painting and drawing on her iPad Pro. She also loves to read young adult novels (preferably with vampires and wizards), watch her sons play sports, and will see any superhero movie as long as her 7-year-old snuggles with her. 

Kelly Parker Smith | Owner & Creative Director of Hello World Paper Co: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for an Owner & Creative Director of an online stationary and stamp shop? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Kelly Parker Smith to find out! #entrepreneur #smallbiz #smallbusiness #etsy #etsyshop #chronicillness #autoimmune #health

Key takeaways from this episode

I think everyone is so focused on doing things the way everyone else does it. - Kelly Parker Smith Click To Tweet I'm a very creative person but I'm also like routines and structure. - Kelly Parker Smith Click To Tweet

I could only eat string cheese and applesauce for weeks at a time. I was very, very sick. – Kelly Parker Smith

One allergic reaction I had landed me in the hospital for a week because they thought I had a flesh-eating disease. - Kelly Parker Smith Click To Tweet

Once I left [my job] and got rid of that stress, my symptoms have improved so much. – Kelly Parker Smith

Listen to your body. Rest when you need to rest. Don't push yourself to the point where you're getting sick. - Kelly Parker Smith Click To Tweet

You can’t get more upset at yourself if you’re not feeling good one day. – Kelly Parker Smith

With Chron's disease, your joints are affected. There are some days my joints hurt so bad that I can barely walk. - Kelly Parker Smith Click To Tweet

When I feel good and I can do good work, then that’s when you need to be the most focused. – Kelly Parker Smith

My biggest piece of advice would be to just start something. It doesn’t have to be perfect in the beginning. – Kelly Parker Smith

With Chron's disease, your joints are affected. There are some days my joints hurt so bad that I can barely walk. - Kelly Parker Smith Click To Tweet
Kelly Parker Smith | Owner & Creative Director of Hello World Paper Co: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for an Owner & Creative Director of an online stationary and stamp shop? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Kelly Parker Smith to find out! #entrepreneur #smallbiz #smallbusiness #etsy #etsyshop #chronicillness #autoimmune #health

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How I Paid Off My Student Loans & How You Can Too

Today’s minisode we’re talking about student loans.

I know, I know, student loans is not the most exciting topic to talk about but I have a lot of thoughts on it and wanted to share

As you may already know, my husband and I paid off all of our student loan debt in 2015. It was something that was important to us and while it was one of the hardest things we’ve done thus far in life, it was also one of the most rewarding.

In this episode, I share how we paid off our student loan debt and how you can get started if you want to pay off your student loans.

Hope you enjoy!

How I Paid Off My Student Loans & How You Can Too | Want to learn how I paid off almost $30k of student loan debt and how you can too? Click to listen to this bite-sized podcast episode! #payingoff #studentloans #payoffplan #debt #finance #tips #refinance #consolidation #repayment #daveramsey

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Day in the Life of Travis Hornsby, Student Loan Expert & Founder of Student Loan Planner

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On today’s show, I have Travis Hornsby who is a student loan expert and the Founder of Student Loan Planner from St Louis, MO.

The student loan industry is massively overwhelming and confusing and a serious issue in our society these days. Travis helps people who have significant amounts of debt, we’re talking at least 6 figures and I’m so excited to bring you his episode as I think it will be eye-opening to many.

We chat about how he went from being a bond trader at Vanguard to starting his own student loan consulting business, the mistakes people make when it comes to student loans, the biggest misconception people have about student loans and so much more.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Travis Hornsby | Student Loan Expert & Founder of Student Loan Planner: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a student loan expert? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Travis Hornsby to find out!

Travis Hornsby | Student Loan Expert & Founder of Student Loan Planner

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • How Travis became an expert on student loans.
  • The biggest mistake people make when it comes to student loans.
  • The most common misconception people have about student loans.
  • What Travis would tell young adults going into careers that require a lot of schooling.
  • His advice for parents who want to help their children and lessen the student loan burden.

Travis founded Student Loan Planner to help the top 2% most indebted Americans save money on their student loan debt. He’s consulted on more than a quarter billion of student loans for over 1,000 clients. He lives with his wife Christine in St. Louis, MO, and they recently just paid off her $124,000 of med school debt.

Travis Hornsby | Student Loan Expert & Founder of Student Loan Planner: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a student loan expert? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Travis Hornsby to find out!

Key takeaways from this episode

Basically I didn't want to work in corporate America anymore. - @StudentLoanTrav Click To Tweet

I’ll tell you honestly what it’s like. Some days I’m really productive. Some days I just play video games. – Travis Hornsby

I answer email way too much. I’m always in my email. I want to respond to everything as it comes in and I know that that’s bad. – Travis Hornsby

A lot of people want to refinance their student loans that shouldn't. -@StudentLoanTrav Click To Tweet Debt, especially big debt relative to your income, causes a ton of complex psychological issues. - @StudentLoanTrav Click To Tweet

If you look at some of the professions that I advise, they have significantly above average rates of suicide. – Travis Hornsby

The psychology of it can cause you to do things that are very irrational and not helpful because of the lack of financial literacy. - @StudentLoanTrav Click To Tweet

Sometimes I have people that are crying on the phone, they’re letting all of their emotions out about how they feel about *the debt that they have. – Travis Hornsby

I've had people realize that their marriages were falling apart and they needed to try and save their marriage. - @StudentLoanTrav Click To Tweet

Maybe I influenced a decision that could end up saving a life. – Travis Hornsby

The pain that I’m solving by offering this kind of service is very real, you can cut it with a knife. – Travis Hornsby

If you can find a pain that you can use your specific skills to solve, then you're going to have a fantastic business. - @StudentLoanTrav Click To Tweet

Professional degrees, in general, are becoming a worse and worse proposition from an ROI financial perspective every single year. – Travis Hornsby

When I help somebody that had no clue how to handle their debt and it changes their life. – Travis Hornsby

Travis Hornsby | Student Loan Expert & Founder of Student Loan Planner: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a student loan expert? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Travis Hornsby to find out!

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Travis Hornsby | Student Loan Expert & Founder of Student Loan Planner: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a student loan expert? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Travis Hornsby to find out!

How To Be Better At Asking For Help

Today’s minisode we’re talking about asking for help. Yes, I know how hard it is. But we have to start asking for help otherwise you’re going to hit burnout (please, learn from my mistakes).

I’ve always had trouble asking for help, even from a young age. I’ve always felt this pressure to never ask for help, almost like it was a failure or weak to enlist someone else to help me, no matter what the task was.

It’s difficult to ask for help because we fear rejection. We fear being seen as “less than” or “found out.”

But ultimately, it’s important to know where our strengths lie and where they don’t. Sometimes, the most efficient way to move forward in life is to focus our efforts on what we do best, and leave the rest for someone else.

In this episode I share more about my struggles asking for help, research behind why it’s so dang hard to ask for it, and 3 tips to help you…ask for help!

How To Be Better At Asking For Help: Do you struggle with asking others for help? This podcast episode is for you. Click to hear how you can be better at asking for help in all parts of life!

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Day in the Life of Devon Smiley, Negotiation Consultant

On today’s show, I have Devon Smiley who is a Negotiation Consultant located in Paris, France.

I’m not going to lie, I didn’t really know what a negotiation consultant actually did before speaking to Devon. Of course, they help with negotiating but …what does that exactly mean? Devon shares all about how she got into negotiating as a career, the mistakes most people make when it comes to negotiating (whether it’s for a new contract with a client or increase in pay at work or more), her best tips on negotiating and what to do if you’ve lost the upper hand, and so much more!

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Devon Smiley | Negotiation Consultant: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Negotiation Consultant? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Devon Smiley to find out! #entrepreneur #smallbusiness

Devon Smiley | Negotiation Consultant

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • How Devon got started as a negotiation expert.
  • How you can better negotiate throughout your daily life.
  • The most common negotiation mistakes people make and to not make those mistakes yourself.
  • The biggest struggle Devon has as a negotiation consultant.
  • Her best tips on recovering when you think you’ve lost the upper hand in a negotiation.
  • What people misconceive about negotiation consultants.
  • Devon’s advice on pitching yourself and putting yourself out there.
  • How to be better about asking for help when you need it.

Devon Smiley is a Negotiation Consultant for entrepreneurs, startups and professionals who are tired of feeling overworked and underpaid, and are ready to go after what they want, need and deserve. 


She’s distilled nearly 15 years of negotiation experience into accessible and actionable guidance that helps you build the skill set you need to #maketheask with confidence.


Devon’s expert advice has been featured in Glamour magazine, the Chicago Tribune and has helped clients including Mars Chocolate and Rolls-Royce. A strong believer that negotiation isn’t just about boosting bottom lines, Devon works with pro bono partners including UN Women and The Clinton Foundation.

Devon Smiley | Negotiation Consultant: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Negotiation Consultant? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Devon Smiley to find out! #entrepreneur #smallbusiness

Key takeaways from this episode

I actually used to really hate negotiation. - @DevonMSmiley Click To Tweet

It’s more about building relationships and being a good communicator. – Devon Smiley

I think the biggest challenge was finding my voice outside of the corporate world. – Devon Smiley

I’ve actually gotten at least 75% of my most recent clients from Instagram. – Devon Smiley

Make sure that whatever it is that you're pitching, make it crystal clear how it will benefit the other person. - @DevonMSmiley Click To Tweet

Really ask yourself, “what’s the worst that could happen?” – Devon Smiley

I still have occasionally a fear that I’ll make a total fool out of myself. – Devon Smiley

I had this big fear that I'd be the butt of a joke and to this date I've not known that to ever happen. - @DevonMSmiley Click To Tweet

If you’re being professional about how you’re asking for things in the first place, you tend to get a professional reaction back. – Devon Smiley

The first mistakes I see people making is not bothering to ask for things because they think they're too small. - @DevonMSmiley Click To Tweet

I wish people would take time to prepare before they negotiate. – Devon Smiley

The number one thing to practice is to be able to spot opportunities to negotiate. - @DevonMSmiley Click To Tweet

It’s one of those things where people don’t want to ask for help, they don’t want to admit they need a break. We aren’t robots. We don’t have to power through at all costs. – Devon Smiley

The best part of my day is when I get home at the end of a long day and I'm exhausted but very satisfied with all that I've accomplished. - @DevonMSmiley Click To Tweet

If you’re going to be quick to complain, be quick to compliment. – Devon Smiley

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Are You Doing What You Love Most?

Today’s mini-sode we’re talking about following your passions and doing what you love most. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do career-wise after graduating college but I quickly realized working in a traditional corporate 9-5 job wasn’t for me.

I never really felt like I “fit in” in each of my corporate jobs and always knew there was something else I was meant to do but I had no idea what that was.

In this episode, I share questions you should ask yourself if you’re trying to figure out exactly what your passion is, how to not get bogged down with the “hows” of following your passion, and my own experience figuring out what I was most passionate about.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Are You Doing What You Love Most?: Are you doing what you absolutely love the most? Are you passionate about the career path you're on? If not, or if you no clue what your passion even is, this podcast episode is for you. Click to tune in and find out how you can start figuring out what your passion is and how you can make a plan to follow your dreams! #entrepreneur #thatsdarling #motivation #journal #routine #habits #quotes #inspiration #career #goals #morning

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Are You Doing What You Love Most?: Are you doing what you absolutely love the most? Are you passionate about the career path you're on? If not, or if you no clue what your passion even is, this podcast episode is for you. Click to tune in and find out how you can start figuring out what your passion is and how you can make a plan to follow your dreams! #entrepreneur #thatsdarling #motivation #journal #routine #habits #quotes #inspiration #career #goals #morning

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Day in the Life of Abrah Shapiro, Television Producer

On today’s show, I have Abrah Shapiro who is a Television Producer on the Fox show The Four, located in Los Angeles, California.

Abrah was introduced to me by Day in the Life podcast guest Hollywood actress Mojan Nourbakhsh. The entertainment/Hollywood episodes on Day in the Life seem to be very popular, and I, of course, am so interested in hearing what it’s really like to work behind the scenes in the entertainment industry.

Abrah shares how she got started interning for the Ellen show and how that led her to work in the casting industry and television production, advice she’d give to people who want to work in the entertainment industry, what people would be most shocked by about her career, what it’s like to work behind the scenes working in unscripted programing and so much more.

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Abrah Shapiro | Television Producer: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Television Producer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Abrah Shapiro to find out!

Abrah Shapiro | Television Producer

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • How Abrah landed an internship at the Ellen Degeneres show and what it was like working on set there.
  • How she got into the casting industry which then led her to becoming a producer.
  • The most stressful parts about her job as a television producer.
  • All of the responsibilities she has as a television producer.
  • Advice she’d give to someone who wants to work in the entertainment industry as a producer.
  • The craziest experience she has had as a casting producer.

Abrah is television producer based out of Los Angeles, California. She works in unscripted programming where her focus has been a combination of casting, field, and segment producing. Her credits include The Ellen DeGeneres Show, America’s Got Talent, American Idol, MasterChef, and Little Big Shots. Currently, she is filming the second season of FOX’s singing competition show The Four: Battle for Stardom. 

Abrah Shapiro | Television Producer: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Television Producer? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast interview with Abrah Shapiro to find out!

Key takeaways from this episode

This business is built on relationships and networking. – Abrah Shapiro

I often say it's 80% of who you know and 20% skill. - Abrah Shapiro Click To Tweet The reason I got into this business was because television is such a powerful medium and you can use it to do so much good. - Abrah Shapiro Click To Tweet

What’s great about this current generation is that lots of people do utilize the internet to share their stories. – Abrah Shapiro

I think starting your day with a workout and doing something for yourself allows you to get centered before the day's stress starts hitting you head on. - Abrah Shapiro Click To Tweet You are taking a performer or taking an act and you are managing every single component of that performance. - Abrah Shapiro Click To Tweet

When you send a 5 year old out onto the stage, you cannot control the outcome. – Abrah Shapiro

Every day in entertainment is different. That’s what’s challenging. There are no two days that will ever look exactly the same. – Abrah Shapiro

For the positions that aren't regulated by unions, it is a very tough environment to navigate because you have to look out for yourself. - Abrah Shapiro Click To Tweet

Whenever you tell someone you’re a Hollywood producer, the automatic response is usually “how glamorous!” – Abrah Shapiro

It is no frills, it is hard hours, it is hard work. – Abrah Shapiro

The best part of my day is getting to go to a job that I love. - Abrah Shapiro Click To Tweet

There’s so many people that wake up and go to work and dislike what they’re doing. – Abrah Shapiro

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How To Take Care of Yourself

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Today’s minisode we’re talking about how to take care of yourself. I’ve really struggled with this, especially after becoming an entrepreneur. After the news came out about Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain’s suicides, I was in complete shock. The news really hit me hard in an unexpected way.

Mental health is something I care deeply about and I think should be spoken about more openly. Hence why I’m sharing my own experiences, thoughts, and advice on this mini-sode on how to take care of yourself.

This is something that I’m constantly balancing, so I’m no expert but if I can help one person out there I’ll consider this a job well done.

If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It is a free, 24-hour hotline, at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Your call will be connected to the crisis center nearest to you.

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How To Take Care of Yourself: If you constantly struggle with self care and want to learn how to better take care of yourself, be sure to listen to this episode on the Day in the Life podcast! #selfcare #entrepreneur #selflove #thatsdarling #motivation #journal #routine #habits #mentalhealth #anxiety #wellness #counseling

MINI-SODE | How To Take Care of Yourself

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Day in the Life of Amber Runyon, Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.

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On today’s show, I have Amber Runyon who is the founder of Eleventh Candle Co, which is a social enterprise who helps redeem, restore, empower, and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation and addiction.

Amber and I talk about how a trip to Ethiopia led her to start Eleventh Candle Co and how she got involved in helping people who have been abused or exploited, what people misconceive about human trafficking and what she wants people to know about those who are trafficked, abused, and addicted, how to be a better listener, tips on unplugging and self care when you run an emotion-heavy business and so much more!

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Amber Runyon | Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a social entrepreneur running a non-profit company? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Amber Runyon, founder of Eleventh Candle Co. to find out!

Amber Runyon | Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • What led Amber to start Eleventh Candle Co even though she had no prior business experience.
  • The most difficult part of running a business that helps people who have experienced sex trafficking.
  • What people misconceive about human trafficking.
  • The one thing Amber wants people to know about human trafficking.
  • Tips on how you can be a better listener.
  • Self-care tips for people who struggle with “unplugging” from their work.
  • How she continues to stay motivated and encouraged while running an emotion-heavy business.
Amber Runyon | Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a social entrepreneur running a non-profit company? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Amber Runyon, founder of Eleventh Candle Co. to find out!

Amber was previously a Hospice Nurse who became a social entrepreneur. She founded Legacy and Eleventh Candle Co. out of the desire to bring hope to women both in the United States and in Ethiopia who’ve been vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and addiction. Focusing on providing therapeutic work setting that allows all women a fair chance and opportunity to grow.

She believes that if we teach little girls to dream they will the force that changes this world, she believes more than that; that if we can teach broken women to dream like little girls again it will be a force that the world has yet to see.

Key takeaways from this episode

The way you make real, true, change is that you narrow in on a specific task. – Amber Runyon

If I'm trying to fix all of their problems, from raped to redeemed, I'm not going to fix any of their problems. - @11thcandleco Click To Tweet

For me, it’s a true challenge to stay super focused on what we do, which is employment and trauma care. – Amber Runyon

Healing happens in small communities. – Amber Runyon

Therapy is a priority. One, for myself. And two, for my company. - @11thcandleco Click To Tweet

We have to stop making it like it’s a bad thing. The best and most healthy people I know are in therapy. – Amber Runyon

I don’t make any decisions after 6pm. There’s no decision in my business that is going to be life or death after 6pm. – Amber Runyon

I don’t check my email repeatedly because then I can’t be present where I’m at. – Amber Runyon

Often people just want to be heard. They don't want to be fixed. They want to be heard. - @11thcandleco Click To Tweet

It’s not necessarily about the number of people that we affect, but how deeply we affect the people we have the opportunity to help. – Amber Runyon

I can’t serve from a place that’s empty. – Amber Runyon

Every person is going to fall. The question is, how do you rise? - @11thcandleco Click To Tweet

We have to begin to be people that do things before they effect us. – Amber Runyon

Amber Runyon | Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a social entrepreneur running a non-profit company? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Amber Runyon, founder of Eleventh Candle Co. to find out!

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Amber Runyon | Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a social entrepreneur running a non-profit company? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Amber Runyon, founder of Eleventh Candle Co. to find out!

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Amber Runyon | Founder of Eleventh Candle Co.: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a social entrepreneur running a non-profit company? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Amber Runyon, founder of Eleventh Candle Co. to find out!

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