Waypoint Nutrition is now fully up-and-running. Despite still having a full-time "day job", I'm now seeing clients. It's really incredible and very satisfying to watch someone go from feeling terrible to feeling fantastic, all through the power of nutrition. The most disappointing/frustrating part of being an NTP is that I see so many people struggling with serious health issues, feeling run-down, lacking the energy to truly enjoy life. The "curse" of the knowledge and experience I have is that, in many cases, I know how I can help them. But, for whatever reason, they're not ready to make changes. Perhaps it's complacency. Perhaps it's fear of failure (or success). Maybe they've tried things in the past that didn't work. I often wish there were a way to show them how they would feel if they were just willing to put in the work and make changes to their diets and lifestyles. Hearing about the successes of others helps, but for some people, it's not enough. Unfortunately, many people need to hit "rock bottom" before they decide to do something.
Starting the business has been an incredible adventure, full of all kinds of new things to learn. It was overwhelming at times. But, being the type of person who loves to learn, I have truly enjoyed the process. Just a few of the things I learned about:
The differences between LLCs, Sole Proprietorships, and Corporations
Website creation and management
Creating and managing invoices and services
Sales tax requirements
Business bank and credit cards accounts
Business expense tracking and deductions
Now I feel like I could teach a little class on how to start a small business :).
Now that the business stuff is settled, I'm going to try to find the time to post blogs here. I'm not 100% sure what the content will be, but I promise it'll be fun and informative. So, stay tuned and check often for new stuff.