Dorothy Stover

Everything I do in life, I do for Love.

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LoveBlog -Freedom


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✨Freedom✨

Years ago, my friend Doug Smith planted the freedom seed within me. Over a decade ago he was making moves to be able to work from anywhere with his business True Nutrition . This inspired me. About five years ago, I also began moving toward that type of occupational freedom. I wanted to be able to work from anywhere and to be with those I love, to travel freely and not be tied to just one spot. 

Now I have that freedom. I can be anywhere in the world, do what I love and contribute. I work every day and a few times a week, I wash my hair, throw it in rollers and plug away just like this. This is what I look like behind the scenes.  I work from my bed when I'm home because my cat Jack will climb all over me if I work from a desk. So I brought the desk to the bed. He lays on my lap or beside me and I work away. I love it! Plus, the bed is where I get all my good ideas 💕

Last year I was able to pack myself and Jack up and help my family. While my mother was in the hospital, I was able to be with her and not think about an office I would have to get back to. Being with her during that time, and then having that freedom in the first few months of mourning her, was such a blessing. So many people don't have that luxury to really dig deep into their grief. I remember getting off the phone with a new client and then bursting into tears. I was alone with my cat.  I could break down completely, then slowly put myself back together and go back to work when I felt ready to. 

My office is always with me. In the coming months I'll be moving back to San Diego, but I’ll always have time for Nantucket. People ask, "what will you do out there?". 

And my reply, "Same thing I'm doing now"! 

Working from anywhere does have its challenges. I wake up and I start working. This isn't so much a challenge per se because I love what I do, but the boundaries are not quite clear. There are also days I'm not motivated and if you work from home or have your own business you need to stay motivated. No one is going to cover me or do the work for me. I am 100% responsible. Freedom is precious.💕

One of my gigs that allows me to work from anywhere is with a great company called @tawkify. I'm a matchmaker with them. If you're interested in learning more about being a matchmaker, direct message me and we can chat. If you're into love and helping people, this will be perfect for you! 

I have spaces left for The Love School Feedback group. You'll have access to The Love School for life as well as a bunch of great goodies! Email me if you're interested dorothy@dorothydstover.com

LoveBlog: Entrepreneur Escapes

I love now and always have passion.  I love when someone believes in something with their whole being.  I love when someone sets goals, even if they never come close to achieving them.  I love dreamers, risk-takers and those that don't color between the lines.  As someone that has tried and failed on many occasions as well as succeeded in business, health, and all areas in life, I understand what feeling the great lows and great highs are like.  

What am I loving right now?  3E Escapes.  The focus of this retreat is work, wealth and wellbeing.  Taken from their website: A 3-DAY RETREAT FOR ENTREPRENEURS LOOKING TO CREATE HARMONY IN 3 CORE AREAS: WORK, WEALTH, AND WELL-BEING. THIS IS AN EXPLORATION OF CUTTING EDGE IDEAS THROUGH PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES WITH AMAZING PEOPLE. ESCAPE THE NORMAL CONVENTIONS OF EVERYDAY LIFE AND EXPERIENCE A WEEKEND CRAFTED FOR YOU, THE ENTREPRENEUR.

If you have the entrepreneur spirit and you're looking to not only have the experience of the work/life balance but you want to be able to achieve wealth in all areas of your life, I highly suggest looking into this weekend.  I believe they are almost completely sold out.  If this is the case, join their mailing list to be ahead of the game for next year's event.  Here is their website to check out the schedule of speakers and workshops.  You'll find a beautiful group of people are coming together over the love and passion for work, wealth and well-being.  

I feel very privileged to be guiding the morning meditation this coming Saturday.  The focus will be yoga and meditation for busy entrepreneurs. A brief yoga session to warm up the body and a brief meditation session that can be done any where at anytime.  Perfect for those on the go.  

Peace, Love & Hugs!

Dorothy

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40 Days of Love - Day 38 - Reading +Giveaway ++Reading Challenge

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I love to read! Now, with technology, I am able to read at a fairly normal pace. I'm dyslexic, so it can take me a wee bit longer to read than your average person. Sometimes I have to go over things a few times to understand or to actually be able to read what's on the page. I find reading is easier for me when done on my phone or tablet. Even with this challenge, I love to read. Knowledge, education and sheer entertainment are what fuels me to get past a fear of not understanding. I always have a few books in rotation at any given time. I love it!  There is nothing like the love of a good book. "You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend." –Paul Sweeney

With the new year about to begin,  I have a challenge for you. I want 2016 to be your greatest year yet! (And if you're reading this after 2016, I want whatever year you are in or about to be in, to be the greatest yet!) I think you can achieve this with some inspiration from certain books. Here is my 'Have the best year ever' reading list challenge. With these books, by 2017 you will have improved relationships, success, less stress, feel at peace, be balanced, have a heart full of love, feel heathy, exude passion, travel and be a goddess/god in the kitchen. In short, your best year ever! (A big thank you to Jason Bridges of The Handlebar Cafe, Nantucket Bike Tours and Social Bridge Consulting. Over the years he's suggested books for me to read and each one was a jem!  There's at least two books off this list that I read because of him.)

 

January:  How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

Almost everyone on this planet has interactions with people. It doesn't matter what you do for a living, this book will help in your day to day relationships in and out of the office. 

February: The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle 

This book was difficult for me to read, because I'm still working to fully grasp the concept of living in the now. It's not a 'just read once' kind of book. You could read this book a few times throughout the year and gain more insight each time. It's the perfect book for February, when many are thinking about romance, as this book will help you drop your ego. Ego is usually what's holding each of us back from happiness.

March: The Emotion Code By. Dr. Bradley Nelson

This book is easy to read and very helpful. It discusses and then demonstrates how we keep emotions in our body, and how that is usually the cause of the troubles within our lives, including diseases. The book gives an easy 'how to' on how we can easily discover and then release these trapped emotions.

April: The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris 

This book is a great book to read over and over as well. It's going to piggyback off of the power of now, but it won't be as daunting to read. It really helps in gaining that whole mindfulness people keep talking about!

May: The Five Languages of Love by Gary Chapman

Everyone loves differently. When you discover how you express your love as well as how others around you express their love, you'll have a deeper understanding of how to interact as well as understand your relationship. This works for couples and singles alike.

June: Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen

Ok, so by now you should be having better relationships, and feeling more mindful in your everyday life. You're now ready to know how to handle any difficult conversation from work to romance to your family. If you've ever had an interaction with a human being, you should read this book.

July.: The Four Hour Workweek. By Tim Ferriss

It's July, it's time your life was more in balance so you can enjoy...life! This book helps you create the sought after work-life balance. We all know the key is to be productive. This book will help you do this! You'll end up getting more accomplished in four hours than most do in a week. This way you can enjoy your time with family, friends and playing on the beach.

August: Outlander. By Diana Gabaldon

Man or woman will love this book series! History, A strong female character and a main male character who is what I believe every man wants to be like. This will be the perfect laid back reading you've been looking for. You deserve it! You've done a lot of work these past few months, time to relax with some adventure, history and romance.

September:  Within by Dr. Habib Sadeghi

Coming out of the summer for the Northern Hemisphere, or going into summer for the Southern Hemisphere, usually sparks the reminder to eat right and take care of your body. This book takes an approach that continues with the mindfulness theme we've had all year. You'll feel ready to take on the challenge of the new, healthy self-lovin' you!

October: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

I believe that the past eight or so months have changed you and you're ready to take things to the next level. You're ready to make a promise to yourself and the world. You've become more mindful, your relationships have improved, you have balance in your life. Now it's time to make a full agreement with your heart and soul. This book will help you do so. 

November: Comfort me with apples by Ruth Reichl

It's time to travel! Even if you can't physically leave wherever you are, this book will help you do so in your mind. Plus, much of the book takes place in the 1970s.  Ruth has a way to her writing that makes you feel as though you are right there with her, experiencing the love, food, heartaches, and smelling the air and aromas. Incredible!  Each chapter has an amazing recipe.

December: The Time Traveler's Gift by Andy Andrews

You've made it to the end of the year! Congrats! The Time Traveler's Gift is an easy, quick read that is going to help remind you of what you already know and have learned through this year. The book takes you to parts of history,  and you are able to meet historic figures as they are about to embark on something great. They question themselves but they power through. This book will help you end the year right and feel empowered for the new year.

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Share this challenge with whomever you think may benefit from seeing it. I also suggest picking up these books from your local book store or library. On Nantucket, we have two very wonderful book stores! Mitchells Book Corner and Bookworks. Check them off if you're on island. They are a slice of reading heaven.
Today's giveaway will be of my upcoming book, War on Love. This book is about my love lessons, mistakes, love stories and how I learned that the true war on love is an inner battle. My goal is to help you find the ultimate love in your life. When the book is released, you'll be the first to receive it! To enter to win, share this post or comment below mentioning a book you love or whether you prefer to read on a tablet or the old fashioned way, a paperback. 

Peace, Love & Hugs!
Dorothy

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