If you have been on the look-out for handy and practical tips that can help you run your business better, Alec Delayno Martin has a word or two for you.
Delayno has started and successfully scaled multiple businesses across the fashion, entertainment, real estate, and finance industries.
In June 2020, he created Tranquil Store, a US-based CBD company with a range of premium and quality products, from CBD Gummies to Vegan Granola bars.
Here is a quick run-down of his top tips for growing and running a business.
Have A Winning team
To successfully grow your business, you must have an unwavering commitment to excellence. Invest in developing services and products that are in high demand, and complement that with recruiting a winning team. The set-up of your team can make or break your business.
Alec Delayno Martin speaks of his team at Tranquil Store below;
“My team works around the clock to come up with new products to release to the world. We also put dedicated time and effort into coming up with solutions for anyone in need.
Our success depends on making consumers happy. Once consumers are giving us positive feedback, we see that we are climbing up the ladder.”
Don’t be afraid to be different
Many leaders come into a new industry, armed with innovative solutions for deep and pressing problems. However, they allow fear of being seen as too different or radical to stop them from chasing their bold ideas.
When Alec Delayno Martin decided to launch Tranquil Store, he noticed that many CBD companies did not have diversity in their product lines. There was a limited variety of products available in the market.
Hence, he decided to make Tranquil Store a one-stop-shop where everybody could find a product that would suit their lifestyle.
Tranquil Store offers a wide variety of products including, CBD Gummies, Vegan Granola bars, premium quality flower, several different Tincture flavors, soft gels, and Lollipops.
“Tranquil Store was started to help ourselves, friends, and now the world. Our products are available around the globe for everyone like us. We have something for everybody ”, the founder says.
Plan to Succeed
Entrepreneurship, in this age, has become synonymous with a public show of wealth and figures. Many people who desire this lifestyle descend into a panicked rush to launch a business as soon as possible. Then, they discover the sweaty and hard part of running a business that is rarely talked about or displayed; the failures and endless trials.
“Come up with a plan,” Delayno advises. “ You should have a plan A, B, C, and even D. Don’t rush into getting off the ground but don’t delay either. Try to execute your goals as much as possible. Do not be afraid to reach out for a helping hand.”
Arooba Najaf Talks About Making It As A Video Editor
Today, we are in a conversation with Arooba Najaf. Arooba is a video editor who agreed to sit down with us and talk about how she started off her career as a video editor. Read on!
1. Who is Arooba Najaf in real life?
Arooba – Who am I? Personally, sometimes I ask myself the same question and think I am just a simple person making the world a better place. I’m just an ordinary girl from the Jersey Shore editing videos and always sharing the love of my pets. I would describe myself as an ambitious, humble, and caring person. With a story told through visuals. If you ever see me in person I am the girl who smiles and makes sure you leave with some wisdom and tend to listen then speak. I would say there are many words to describe me but I’ll let you decide on that.
2. Why did you decide to get into video editing as a profession?
Arooba – Personally, I was about to become a dental assistant and follow a path I didn’t settle in my heart. After editing some vlogs and just learning more I decided to take this full-on after university. You can say it was a literal huge leap of faith. I had 4 years of no luck or even clients and learned a lot from editors like Justin Odisho. I knew in my heart as well as my gut I had to do something creative so I took that leap as soon as a felt it. Working wasn’t for me and I felt like I needed to do something that kept me going.
3. How did you start out as a video editor?
Arooba – Video editing was something I actually learned from watching YouTube and just taking my own pace on it. When I first started I had no clue and turned to Youtube to develop my knowledge. Was it easy? Nope, but I didn’t give up on making sure I learned every detail. As my vlogs grew and did some small gigs I got better and built on the craft. One of the key series that helped develop this skill was through the entrepreneur series and I wanted my videos to look and feel like Gary Vanerchuck videos. Through, patience and practice all the small details made sense.
4. What was that one moment in your career that gave you a sense of accomplishment?
Arooba – I honestly can’t choose one moment because every accomplishment to me matters in making the creative work matter. I’ve grown through every video and growing every day so I would say it keeps me humble for the skill and what every video brings along. Videos just tell the story but the creativity just makes it worthwhile.
5. What would you say to someone who is just starting out in your field?
Arooba – Personally, I would say to learn and just be patient with yourself. Being, creative isn’t easy but the years you put in will eventually pay off. There will be unexpected ups and downs and you never know will the work will take you. You just have to take it a step at a time, build relationships, and keep learning.
6. Is there something you would like to say to our readers?
Julia Ehrlich Talks About Making It As A Fitness Entrepreneur
Today, we are in conversation with Julia Ehrlich, a 24-year-old fitness entrepreneur. She was kind enough to take the time out and talk to us about her journey & how she was able to make it as a fitness entrepreneur and how her CHEERBOD Challenge is helping more people inspire change and grow.
1. Who is Julia Ehrlich In Real Life?
Julia Ehrlich: My name is Julia and I’m probably the world’s first Cheerleading Entrepreneur. I show High-Achieving Women how to have FUN when they work out, by using the same cheerleading techniques that I used in my Division 1 College cheerleading career.
My life revolves around the definition of FUN. I explore how to find fun in every aspect of my life, which creates positivity & consistency each day. By using tight sharp cheer arm motions, jumps, and core tightening cheer moves, women would be in better shape if they just did these fun exercises. And I choose to show them FUN through cheer. I am a 24-year-old entrepreneur that is living in St. Petersburg Florida in a house full of other awesome business owners.
First off, I absolutely love any sort of active movement: Cheerleading, Dance, Gymnastics, Beach Yoga, Acro, Hiking, Runs, Kayaking, Skiing, Ice Skating, Gym, and challenging myself to try new and exciting activities to move my body.
Secondly, I crave learning. Attending networking events, meeting new people, and cultivating new experiences, which allows me to grow and accomplish things I never thought I would. I challenge myself to learn something new every day which entices me to share with others. @troyeriscon @Joshsnow.
Third, I love travelling and spending time with her family and friends. My goal is to visit as many topical places as possible and one day make it to Bora Bora.
2. How did you start your career as a Fitness Coach / Entrepreneur?
Julia Ehrlich: I was raised always doing some sort of sport, whether it was dance, gymnastics, or even tennis. In 7th grade, my friend asked me if I was going to try out for our middle school cheerleading team. From that point on and being a part of winning & champion cheerleading teams, I was always able to stay in such great shape. My legs were strong, my booty was toned, my 6 pack abs were popping, and my arms were elongated & tight. In college, a bunch of my friends were asking how I was able to “stay in such good shape” and “If I could help!” come up with a game plan to achieve the same toned features.
I made an Instagram account @juliaehrlichfitness to start showing people my fun exercises. Funny enough, I didn’t even own a gym membership at the time. I mainly used bodyweight training from the past handful of years of Cheerleading. It was easy to stay in shape because I was just having fun and doing what I love.
In college, I worked as a personal trainer for a fitness boutique & learned a lot about the body, the way food affects you, and how important consistency was.
I was on a roll. I founded and scaled the CU Boulder – The Boulder Buffs Cheer Team over 2 years, personally trained clients, and even had my own personal training side hustle.
After college, I received a job offer as an Executive Assistant for a world-class direct response copywriter. This really opened my eyes to see what was possible as an entrepreneur and the amount of work it took to run several multimillion-dollar businesses. After about 9 months of learning at lightning speed & absorbing from 6-9 figure entrepreneurs, I was able to go out on my own. I realized that sitting at a desk all day had made me less flexible and was replaced by more cellulite on the back of my legs, droopy butt, flabby arms, and no abs. I figured if I could work out as a cheerleader again, maybe I’d get back to my “cheer bod” & be happy with my body like I had when I was younger.
As I started creating at home cheer based < 28-minute workouts a few times a week, I realized I was having a blast. The best thing was that I started seeing vivid changes: tightened back of legs, bubble butt, toned stomach, and strong toned arms, all happened over 12 weeks.
My friends noticed the transformation I had gone through, and asked if Cheerleading was really the reason why… When I thought about it, the reason it works is that it’s FUN. Most people quit working out because it isn’t fun. But when you’re having fun, how can you possibly fail?
I realized that millions of other women also struggle to work out because it’s not enjoyable, so that’s why I created the CHEERBOD Challenge – to show women how to have fun & lose weight at the same time.
3. What is the most important thing you’ve learned on your path to becoming a fitness entrepreneur?
Julia Ehrlich: Adaptation. When I first had the idea of the CHEERBOD Challenge, I had pictured something completely different from what it is right now. My idea was to show past cheerleaders that there is still an option to do cheerleading as an adult. Although, it turns out that because cheerleading is a newer competitive sport, many women just don’t know about how the sport tones your body. So I have adapted to educating all women that there is a new FUN way to work out & get shredded through cheerleading. Adapting has led to many open doors and added value that has led to the early success of my CHEERBOD Challenge.
4. When did you realize a career in fitness was best suited for you?
Julia Ehrlich: This year! Working under a marketing expert, as his executive assistant really allowed me to understand what all goes into running a business. I have been very lucky to have made so many amazing and supportive connections, which has elevated me to help me share my mission that women can have FUN & lose weight with fun cheer workouts in under 28 minutes a couple of times a week.
5. What advice would you give to someone who is just starting out? (In this field) Fitness
Julia Ehrlich: Have Fun! You will no longer feel like you are working out. First, ask yourself what is it that you actually enjoy? Where times slip away, you are smiling, having fun, and when you feel accomplished. Once you realize that, you are able to focus on enjoying yourself and working out becomes a lot easier! It sounds cheesy, but doing what you love brings momentum as it becomes easy to want to do it again. Just remember that life is too short to do things that you don’t enjoy, so why waste your time?
6. Is there something you would like to say to nwsppr?
Julia Ehrlich: Thank you for this opportunity! I think it is amazing that NWSPPR is sharing that fitness can be FUN through unique cheer workouts. It is inspiring to see how much NWSPPR cares to help humanity live healthier lives through new cheer fitness to positively change lives.
7. Is there something you would like to say to our readers?
Julia Ehrlich: If you want it, go after it now. There is no better time than the present to take action and start enjoying your life. If you wait, you are only holding yourself back from what you actually want.
Mentors, my parents, and books have all told us this from a very early age. So I live a life of challenging myself & putting myself out there no matter what may happen. Sometimes it was scary, I’m not going to lie about that. And you know what? Uncertainty is scary. However, taking initiative is far more rewarding.
That is why I am reinventing how women see fitness! The past years of Fitness Coaching, being a Division 1 Cheerleader, Coaching Cheer & Funding the Boulder Buffs Cheer Team, all over the past 12 years, has led the establishment of the CHEERBOD Challenge.
I’m pumped that I have taken mentors’ words with me to this very day. Wanting success & going after it, has led me to build a FUN lifestyle that shows women how to have FUN with their workouts. So why make excuses and continue to wait? Remember that you are the only person that can hold yourself back.
Come learn to have FUN when you workout with the CHEERBOD Challenge:
You are personally invited to Julia’s FREE facebook community as she shared tips on FUN fitness, nutrition tips, and accountability hacks.
Aashman Foundation making less privileged females ready for periods with Voice Brand Ambassador VJ Aman
Aashman Foundation is a Non-profit Organization that works for the upliftment of the families of single income widows which makes it one of the kind. It not only supports the womenfolk but also helps them built skills which would enable them to become the bread earners of their family. Skills like Stitching, beauty parlour, patient care, computers etc are taught by the NGO.
Menstruation or commonly known as periods is the monthly cycle of bleeding. Every month a women’s body prepares for pregnancy and in case no pregnancy occurs, the womb sheds the lining. This process takes 4-6 days normally. To ease the process we use sanitary napkins which soak the blood. The usage of sanitary napkins has proven to be easy as well as hygienic.
It is said that India lives in many centuries at the same time. And it is proven every day by the women of India. While the middle class and the upper class have the privilege of comfort and hygiene when they are menstruating, the lower class sadly does not.
Even today many women in villages resort to old clothes, grass and even ashes. This is not only uncomfortable but also a grave danger to the health of those women.
While Covid rages across the country, we tend to forget the many problems we had before this pandemic arrived at our doorstep. Women of India suffer from the problem of unawareness which takes a toll on their health. If not taken care of, this unhygienic way can even lead to many diseases and ultimately affect the families too. If they apply grass and ashes, the cleanliness is not taken care of and also it has a long term affect the health of the women which would result into many diseases and the infants and children in the family would suffer too. This makes it imperative for us to help such women to have a better reach of sanitary napkins.
Let’s be ready for Red a campaign by Aashman Foundation. The aim of the campaign is to distribute Sanitary napkins as well as underwear to the women who are underprivileged and do not have the means to purchase such commodities.
The campaign rests at the heart of the issue that many women in India do not even have the privilege of owning underwear and helping them understand more about hygiene would lead to a better standard of living.
The Voice Brand Ambassador of the foundation is VJ Aman. She has played a pivotal role in the campaign as she voices the concerns of such women through her videos being a video jockey in the film industry and helps spread awareness of the campaign on the social platforms which helps the campaign to gain momentum in the public eye.
Aashman Foundation and VJ Aman had gone to the village of Haryana named Toka. They help bring the ground reality in the public domain which happens to be entirely different from the government stated facts. It was said that 80% of the women are aware of the usage of sanitary pads but only 30% use them. But in the village of Toka, 0 women had sought the usage of sanitary napkins because they didn’t own underwear. The foundation distributed many underwears as well as sanitary napkins to the women living in the area. Many such endeavours are planned by the foundation in the coming times to help the cause of sanitary napkins.
While we sit in the comfort of our homes while in pain, it is important to realize that many women do not have the comforts of going back to their places as the means of earning their bread is hard. And to do labour in pain is not an easy task. To help them ease their pain, we can donate sanitary napkins and underwear. This may help them have a better life and better hygiene and better health.