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Lessons learned throughout my business

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Faviola the CEO HUSTLER

Lessons Learned Throughout my Business

#TheRiseTheFallTheComeback 

Faviola the CEO Hustler

By FAVIOLA ARANDA 'THE CEO HUSTLER'

MAKE IT HAPPEN! 

 

TRUE STORY📖 I started my business in 2000 all with a Dream & Vision, but NEVER in my wildest dreams did I think I had it in me to build a Top-Notch Corporate Business, but I did it! (I built a 6-figure business in less than 3-months)😱

 

▶️I didn’t have a plan, BUT…

▶️I did have a Vision & Dream

▶️I didn’t have a degree, but had tons of experience in Business!

▶️ I never let ANYTHING STOP ME 🛑 or get in my way to succeeding!

But then something happened…

“The Rise, The Fall, The ComeBack, I am Faviola #TheCEOHustler”

Life happened; I suffered an auto accident while coming back from San Francisco, CA.  I had all 3 of my kids in the car with me when we got rear-ended and I almost lost my small child, but Thank God, he’s OK, unfortunately, I ended up with severe neck/back/tissue/tendon injuries (still suffer from these same pains)!

 

A few months after we were at the Lake (our favorite place to relax) where unfortunately our middle child suffered a severe fracture (Jetski injury) and was in a body cast (femur fracture) for months!!!

 

And, if things couldn’t get worse I was pregnant (which it’s supposed to be the best time for a mother, right?) unfortunately for me it was such a horrible time and such a bad experience because I almost lost my Baby Girl due to a bad pregnancy due to (severe cholestasis), I was in/out of hospital 🏥 for 6-months until finally my husband couldn’t handle me anymore and had to get me hospitalized (admitted into hospital) for care and treatment and well my daughter was finally born (premature baby at only 32 weeks), but as you all see from my family pics thank God she’s a beautiful miracle princess!  

 

Unfortunately during this same time frame, my father was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, we were so devastated with everything going on…I was recovering from Auto Accident, Son in Body Cast, then I got pregnant 🤰 almost lost my daughter all while my poor father was slowly dying from Brain 🧠 Cancer and all while the economy was collapsing…S*** 💩was literally happening all at once!

 

⚠️Unbeknown to us the business was also starting to go downhill all due to these

⚠️”Life Situations and Unforeseen Circumstances)!

⚠️And of course, things just got worse I started getting sued left & right, getting harassed, threatened (interpreter literally coming to my home threatening me!!!

😢) who FREAKING DOES THAT?!!!  I had 100s of clients who owed me money 💵 who were not paying, the government shutdown affected my business so000 bad, yet I wasn’t at my client’s homes/doors/place of business harassing them or threatening them, but hey we are ALL DIFFERENT, RIGHT?!

 

And then S*** 💩😢happened my father passed📿 all while on verge of losing my house, losing everything I worked so hard for 💔no money, in pain, sick, devastated, defeated, etc…It felt like a knife “ripping through my chest”💔!

 

Life was happening behind the ‘scenes’ but sorry to say that the “ruthless” interpreters/contractors’ who for years I provided work too, who I always put first, took them to eat, gave them awards, stipends, opened the doors to my house, invited them to workshops (for free), provided them with FREE Training  (because without them my business would not have grown as big as it did), but when S***💩hits the fan everything I did for them went out the window and they forgot who I was and smeared my name like I was nothing!

 

Now I have forgiven because I’m sure (they were going through similar situations due to the economy) but honestly they were being brutal & didn’t understand or cared about my situation…They didn’t care that 1. My family was depending on me 2. 10 other employees & so many others were too…

 

Unfortunately, after my Dad passed I no longer gave a S*** 💩😢 and had no choice but to file for Bankruptcy and Closed my Doors! 

 

I felt like a total failure, defeated, depressed and just TIRED!!!

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BUT!!! I #NeverGiveUp if my father taught me anything that was to Never Give Up!

 

After a few months of therapy, counseling and letting the storm pass, I decided to get up and #BossUpandRise 💯🔥I dusted my self off and went back 🔙 to the drawing board!

 

Looking back I don’t regret ANYTHING, but wished I could have done better, been better prepared, but hey God does things for a REASON!

 

I NOW appreciate that experience because;

1️⃣ I understand that God does things for a reason and this experience was necessary for me to learn & understand that we must prepare for the future & for ‘unforeseen circumstances’, but also take care of ourselves before being able to take care of others.

2️⃣ It helped me so that I can help others AVOID these same struggles, challenges, but more importantly, help them prepare for the future and give back through training and development!

3️⃣ It helped me to be the person I am today. Share+Learn+Grow+Prepare+Plan for the Future and continue to Help Others!

You see, we all make mistakes, but we can all learn from them & help others AVOID these same mistakes.🙏

We have 2 Choices..Get up ##BossUpandRise or Stay down and be defeated!

 

Regardless of the circumstances #KeepOnGoing

🚨#TheRiseTheFallTheComeback @theceohustler ™️🚨

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Best Health apps of 2019

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Best Health apps of 2019

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Some two-thirds of American adults’ new year’s resolution included fitness goals. A shocking 73% gave up on their objective. It’s no secret that staying active and eating healthily while juggling chaotic work and home life is not easy. However, it’s disheartening to know that under a quarter of Americans are satisfying the recommended amount of weekly exercise — just 150 minutes.

That’s under three hours of exercise per week, which isn’t a lot in the grand scheme of things. Even just 30 minutes of jogging or running per day could make a difference in your life. Living a healthy lifestyle will make you feel better and improve your overall quality of life.

That’s why the Bestow team picked the 12 best fitness apps for 2019. With these smartphone applications, you’ll be so inspired to work out that you’ll look forward to it. Keep scrolling for the highest-rated health and wellness apps.

We break down the prices and features of the top apps in the following categories:

  • Weight loss
  • Running and cycling
  • Strength training
  • Competition and gamification

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For more Health and Fitness Tips, or for Business Opportunities visit my site today!

If you or anyone you know is suffering from; health issues or stress, depression, and muscle aches/pains or, is looking for a Business Opportunity I invite you to visit my site to learn more!

Thank you!

Faviola the CEO Hustler who is ready to help you #BossUpandRise

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Never Give Up

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As the holidays get closer, the bills pile up, the cost of living goes up and the problems don’t go away and now the year end comes to an end, so we may feel like #givingup – right? WRONG!

Like many of you, I have problems, I have struggles, I cry, I lock myself in the room and cry my self to sleep, I ask myself time and time again “Why Me, Why Me” and just can’t find a way out.  I feel that things just keep coming my way and more things keep thrown my way, more problems arise, more issues, etc… I sometimes say to myself “Why do I even try, Why do I continue, Why even do it, Why, Why, Why”…Well, I’ll tell you why!  Because, life is beautiful, life is great, life may have its ups and downs, life may throw things at us that we don’t like, but guess what? Not many, have the luxury of being alive!  There’s so may men, woman and children that wish they had one more day to go through the daily life struggles that we complain about everyday!

I know my father would have wished to be here one more day and would have preferred dealing with the daily struggles, drama, problems, so as long as he was able to see his grandkids alive, see his children get married, go camping, fishing, etc…So, STOP COMPLAING and STOP saying YOU, YES YOU!  That you want to GIVE UP!

Stopit1. Every problem has a solution

2. There’s a solution to every problem

3. Life is Great

4. Life is Beautiful

5. Life is Precious

6. No problem to big

7. As long as we have life, there’s HOPE

8. Have FAITH

9. Love Yourself

10. Love Life

 

NEVER GIVE UP, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE THROWS YOUR WAY!

God does things for a Reason, you may not know the reason NOW, but TRUST ME – you will see it – sooner or later…So DON’T GIVE UP!

 

 

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Trauma, how do you deal with it?

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Have you had a Traumatic event – either recently or in the past? Death of family member, friend, teacher, pet, lover, divorce, physical pain or injury, illness, war, natural disaster, terrorism, moving, parental abandonment, witness death, rape, domestic abuse, prison, or other

Have you just dealt with it, or received help?

Or are you like many who just “sweeps it under the rug” with the hopes that it will just go away, or that it will get better?

I myself have had many events and never in my dreams did I think I would ever need help.  I know many of you reading this will agree that you or someone you know have at one point-or-another have suffered, experienced one of the above.

As state above I’ve had many events, but I will start with the most “recent” one(s) just to give you an idea of what I’ve gone through and what it took to overcome some of these problems and what I had to do.

The most recent one started in 2009, I was feeling so sick that I kept going in/out of the hospital and to the doctors and the doctors just kept telling me it was nothing, just stomach flu, constipation, acid reflux, etc and they would send me back home with medication, drink lots of fluids, etc.  A few months went by I was feeling the same when all of the sudden I felt like my stomach was just going to burst, I was rushed to the hospital where I was told that it was my gallbladder 🙂 and that it needed to be removed.  I was so scared, unprepared especially because I had my little one who at the time was only 6 and was just crying and crying making it harder for me to deal with this.

Well, as I was getting my gown on, getting ready for the pre-op and having some tests done and my kids and hubby sitting there waiting for me to go into surgery then all of the sudden minutes later the doctors come in and tell me “sorry ma’am, but we can’t do the surgery because it’s not your gallbladder, it’s your pregnancy”, My what??!!! Yes, you are pregnant and that is why you are having these pains.  It left me baffled of course because we thought we were done having babies and the thought of having to start all over with diapers, sleepless nights, the crying the feeding, etc.. I couldn’t believe that this was happening, but couldn’t believe that this baby was causing me so much pain!  I cried and cried I didn’t know if it was of happiness, scared, afraid, shocked, it was just too much for me to bare – especially because of all the issues I had with my other babies.  So, I put on my big girl panties and said to my husband “we can do this, if this is what God wants, then we will find a way to get through it!”.  So, 3 months into the pregnancy I started to feel even worse, the pain, headaches, I couldn’t’ keep anything in, I was in/out of the hospital and all the doctors could say is “Ma’m please prepare yourself, your baby might not make it!”.  This went on for 5 whole months – yes!, 5 whole month’s going into the clinic to get my fluids until it came a day where they could no longer find my veins and they had to put in a shunt and of course that didn’t go well, it was so painful and discomforting that they had no choice but to remove it.  To make matters worse I was also going on a 1 month and 1/2 half of no sleep (sleep deprivation), I was going crazy, then my body was itching all the time, it felt like it was burning inside, I couldn’t handle this pregnancy to the point I felt I was going to literally go crazy.  I knew this was NOT NORMAL, so my husband and I pressured the doctors to please run some more testing, so they did and found out that I had a case of severe Cholestasis apparently my case was one of the severe ones because none of the medication or treatments that they had for this was working for me and since I was pregnant and the pregnancy was a risky pregnancy they couldn’t remove my gallbladder which is one of the procedures that they could do! So yeah, they say 1 out of 1,000 pregnancies suffer from severe cholestasis  cholestasisSo, yeah I was a lucky one 🙂 So, it got to the point where my husband could no longer care for me, run a business, care for the kids and handle the day-to-day issues, so he talk to my doctor and had me checked into the hospital until I gave birth.  I was so mad, hurt, felt deserted, isolated, angry, etc., at the time “I hated my husband”, I couldn’t believe that he was doing this to me, I felt like he no longer loved me, I felt like this baby was tearing my family apart.  I remember trying to sneak out of the hospital, I wanted to run away, I wanted this baby out!  Words can’t describe how miserable I was and how much I hated myself for feeling like this – especially knowing I was going to have a Baby Girl, the little girl I always wanted.  Well, they even made me a “Medication Cocktail” (don’t try this at home, only under the care of your treating doctor) trying to get me to sleep and get some rest especially because I was getting closer and closer to giving birth, so I needed my medication.  My Daughter KhloeWell, thank God everything worked out fine, I had my baby girl, but then I had to deal with the fact that she was a premature baby and that they had to leave her in the hospital until she could eat on her own, that was devastating for me because I felt like if only “I could have kept my big girl panties on and held on to this pregnancy full term, instead of crying and begging for them to take her out, my baby could have come home with us”, I felt useless, I felt like part of me was staying in that hospital, like I could not breathe, sleep, eat but I also made my little ones feel worse, torn apart, I felt like I was being selfish!  But, thank God after 3 weeks she was finally home with us, but I never dealt with that Trauma, we never talked about it at home, we never sat down to find out how this whole episode made my children feel, or how my husband felt, we just “swept it under the rug”...

part two soon to come, this is NOT the end of this horrific nightmare – stay tuned!

 

 

 

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the Great Escape

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The beauty of life is learning to enjoy each and every moment that we are on this earth.  More importantly, enjoying each and every moment you have with your family and friends.

We all deal with the day – to – day daily life struggles always feeling rushed, kids sports, work, bills, problems, but we all need to take a moment and GET AWAY!  A moment to enjoy life and the beauties mother nature has for us.

Many think that Getaways are expensive, but that’s NOT the case, at least NOT for me.  Why, How?

Well, I take advantage of my outings – for example when we have to take our kids to their sporting events, instead of sitting and waiting we take advantage of our day/weekend out and while the kids are prepping for their sport, we go out and explore and learn about the new cities, counties, states and/or countries that we may be in.

So, how do I do it? Well, we travel a lot with our 13-year-old son who’s an amateur boxer, we have to take him to his boxing events that sometimes are local, or out of town.  These events are all day events, meaning that we have to arrive very early and leave very late :).  Example: This past month my son was scheduled to fight in Sonoma and while he went through the routine of; Weigh-ins, seeing the Doctor and waiting to see if his opponent showed up from the Central Valley, my husband, daughter and I decided to explore the beauties of Sonoma County (sometimes our other children opt out on participating, they rather wait and mingle with their friends, which is perfectly OK). So, we had a couple of choices, we could either sit and wait for hours till the Boxing Showtime started, or we could go explore beautiful Sonoma.

So, we decided to go and explore #Sonoma AND it was all FREE, yes FREE!

Take advantage and find FREE SPOTS;  Beach is Free, Lighthouse tour was Free, Walk along the Beach was Free, the View was Free 🙂  We always pack lunch, drinks, snacks, so we don’t have to spend a fortune on eating out!

We started to drive and decided to jump onto HWY 1 and followed it all the way through and this is where it took us – to the end of the Pacific Coast, isn’t it breathtaking???

 

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We went and visited Bodega Bay and stopped by some of the other Sonoma County Beaches and enjoyed our walks in some of the most beautiful beaches.  We decided to take a walk and enjoy the warm and soft sand while enjoying every moment watching and hearing the sound of the waves.  We sat for a while relaxing and enjoying the fresh, and cool ocean breeze and reminiscing with our daughter our visits to Santa Cruz, Petaluma, New York, Las Vegas, etc…mean while my husband relaxed and napped in the beautiful sandy beach!

Words can’t describe the beautiful moments we spent on those beautiful beaches and seeing the blue water and sunshine and nothing around just the beautiful Pacific Coast waters.

The Point Reyes Lighthouse on the Sonoma Coast is the place to visit it’s surrounded by “33,000 acres of coastal wilderness is a wild seashore that should be on your must-see list.”

Follow me to see more of my adventures, or to see the products I use, or to learn on how to start your own business!

I learned so much since the closure of my Corporate Business, Life taught me so much after the Economy Crash, God gave me another opportunity after my multiple accidents and here I am enjoying life and it’s beauties with my little family while doing what I love!

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Depression is a Killer

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Why???

Well, how many of you suffer from; Depression, Anxiety, Stress, or PTSD? How many can relate to this image?

How many of you struggle waking up and getting up every morning, or for that matter doing the “Daily Life Things”; cooking, cleaning, shopping, etc.?

How many of you have to deal with the Daily struggles that these Chronic Illnesses and pain brings you?

How about dealing with your “Family and Friends” who don’t understand what you are going through?

Well, let me tell you – I have to deal with it all the time, so you are NOT ALONE! 

When you come from a strong bloodline who don’t believe in; Therapy, Counselors, or seeking help – it makes it very difficult to express your feelings with others, do you agree?

After going into a severe deep depression my husband suggested I seek help and go to a Therapist / Counselor, I told him: “Me to a therapist/counselor, you are crazy!

What is my family/friends going to say when they find out, they are going to think I’m crazy!”

Unfortunately, we are so worried about what others think or say vs NOT GIVING A F*** and doing what’s right for us, right!!!

Well let me tell you we shouldn’t care what other people say or think at the end of the day – it’s our lives, right?

Well, I took my husbands advice and finally made it to the counselor and according to my therapist I was suffering from PTSD, may be caused by the passing of my father.  And again, my husband was right… I shouldn’t feel ashamed, embarrassed, afraid, or scared to seek help!  Because, we are stronger when we recognize that we are human, that we too need help and that it’s OK to seek help from a professional.  It shouldn’t matter what others think, say or do!

As a wife, a mother (of 4 beautiful children) and businesswoman, three years ago in (2010), I had a major breakdown (as mentioned above). 

I remember waking up one morning feeling so down; I had this horrible knot in my throat, this pain in my chest, I started to feel anxious – like I wanted to just; run, scream, cry, get away, run away, or for that matter “blow my brains out” because my head was just spinning with crazy thoughts, my brain would NOT shut off… The sweat, the fear it just felt so horrible, I felt hopeless, I felt fear and for the first time in my life, I felt useless and WEAK!

I felt like I had let all those who loved me down like they were going to see me as a weak person like they were no longer going to love me or see me the same way.  If you are like me who has at one point or another felt this way, PLEASE, PLEASE seek some help – It’s NEVER too late!

Tips on what helped me:

  • I searched for a Counselor – one who I felt comfortable talking to and expressing my feeling too! (You will know when you find the right one, you will feel that personal connection).
  • At night drink some nice Chamomile Tea it will help you relax and sleep
  • Use natural sleeping supplements such as Melatonin Sleep Now this is natural and will help you get a good night rest (Seek advice from your Doctor before taking any medication and or supplements)
  • Eating healthy meals especially in the morning will help you get the nutrients that your body needs.  As you may notice when you DON’T EAT, how does your body react? You start feeling jittery, anxious, dizzy, etc., Sign Up and Order Your Delicious products and start getting a discount. 
  • Exercise such as Yoga has been a great exercise for me, jogging, running, walking…Many studies have shown that Yoga can provide stress reduction and anxiety relief. It can also enhance your mood as well as the overall sense of well-being. (Find something that you like to do)
  • Music can be very therapeutic and soothing, calming and a distraction to the brain.  It’s believed that music can provide; stress relief, alleviate feelings of stress, anxiety, and tension.

When I start to feel down, anxious, depressed I tell my children that mommy needs some “me time to relax”, trust me at first my children would tell me: “Mommy, why don’t you love us, why do you always cry, why do you lock yourself in the room, why this, why that” and that made me feel even worse, it made me feel like I was a bad mother, or that I was neglecting my children.  But no, that is NOT the case, as parents, children, teenagers, adults, etc., we all have our own “Daily Struggles in Life”, this may be with School, Dating, Work, Peers, etc., so it’s OK, to have some “Me Time”!  So, go into a quiet room, turn on some soothing music, light an aromatherapy candle, dim the lights, do some meditating, yoga, breathing exercises, or just take a warm bath, or go for a walk, a jog find something that you like to do and JUST DO IT!

Remember PAIN IS TEMPORARY, but if you quit and don’t seek help it can BE LASTS FOREVER!

Depression is a Killer but your not alone

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