Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Support Small Business!!!

This is what happens when you just did a
ginger juice shot with all of your friends.

I've recently had the great pleasure to come into
contact with two great individuals who have
had the courage to take the leap and went into
business for themselves.
They now work for their own dreams and goals...
not someone else. Think about this.
Think about how much more productive you would be in life
if all of your actions were going towards YOUR goals.

My first friend is Glen Colello of Catch A Healthy Habit.

He just recently opened the wonderful
Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe.
Specializing is Super Smoothies, Green Smoothies,
Salads, Soups, and Raw Desserts...
it really a great place to visit.

If you are anywhere near West Haven Connecticut, or even if you arent,
I would highly recommend stopping by. He has events all the time and
it is now the hub of Living Foods in Connecticut.
Way to go Glen!!!! GREAT place!!!

My other good friend is Dawn of Aerluxe.com.

Dawn had a well-paying job out in California,
but found it unsatisfying and saw no light at the end of the tunnel.
She had the immense courage to walk away from a position
that people would devote 10 YEARS to reach, and moved to New York.
She opened up an online boutique and is now living the life she dreamed of.
There is nothing for guys at her site, but for all you raw ladies out there,
I have noticed some pretty hot pieces that Im sure you would all look great in.

My favorites so far are some of the pieces from Flux Nouveau and Elijah.

Support these brave individuals if you can. Support all the brave souls
who have left the corporate world of cushy security and took the plunge
into the ocean of running their own businesses.

Let us all be inspired by them and try to structure our lives so we can
devote all of our time and energy towards our own projects
and to our loved ones and fellow citizens...

Hacking away at those shackles....



Anna said...

Lovely post Anthony! It's sooo important to support small business! Not only will you be helping these people get their feet off the ground, you'll be forming great relationships that will last forever. When you buy an item from a small business owner, the appreciation and gratitude is immense; and in return, you'll have a fabulous product full of love.

"The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives." -Buddhist Proverb

Bueller said...

You're too funny. I love that picture. It makes me laugh!


Glen Colello said...

Thanks for the props!
It's 1:20am Wednesday morning
and I'm making chocolate for a Valentine Gig Thursday!
Loving what you is fun!

Chocolate Girl said...

"when you love what you do, you never work a day in your life"

taking the plunge is the only way to get past the breakers to the clear waters!

since i started my counseling practice and choc company it hasnt been straight sailing - long, long hours and lots of alone time - but I love it.

we have a duty to our community to bring forth our best efforts - and when we follow our passion we produce what is needed in this community.

its clear that our best efforts are needed NOW more than ever - to fulfill our potential not only for our own satisfaction (it feels sooo good) - but because when i follow my passion, i feel like i'm reading from a blueprint.

its not easy to help people understand and try raw vegan lifestyle when Atkins and Coke have been drilled in by the media and gov't. but because it's my passion, my sessions are working and my clients are trying raw.

i am so happy i took the plunge and would love to support anyone who wants to come along to incite the shift in the marketplace and in our consciousness!!!!

thanks for this post, a!

Leira said...

I love this post. It's nice to see people following their own dreams and becoming entrepreneurs. One of my fears is being stuck into a 9 to 5 job and absoluting loathing every second of it. It's scary though to venture so far.

S. said...

Just two quick questions...

1. Do you travel with the WFOOOF program? If so, do you like it? If not, how are you getting to go to some many wonderful places!?

2. This might be a little personal (but I think blogging is pretty personal ; )...) did you go to college?

Anonymous said...

I have to say your blog is totally rockin even for a mom with 3 kids (got a kick about the mention of moms relating from you post last year). I am about a month and half in raw from vegetarian...your smoothies and other recipes really simple. Your travels awesome to follow and my 13 year old son loves reading about them also.
Thanks so much for your truly inspiring words...

Meow Mix said...

hey Anthony! Check out our blog.. g and k

britanie said...

haha I LOVE that picture :) rebounding is where it's at!