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Is your passion making you poor? By Holly Barker

Holly Barker

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Hi my name is Holly Barker and I am a FitnessPreneur. I have a deep passion for business and for fitness and I enjoy a lifestyle that involves both of these aspects in tandem each day. My business is fitness.

As a business owner in the fitness industry, it has come to my realization that this industry comes a lot from the angle of fitness first and figuring out business second. Even worse, many business operators, athletes, enthusiasts, trainers, mentors etc…. think fitness first and sometimes never get to the business part and, ultimately, do not succeed to their full potential.

Many businesses come and go each year, but the truth behind anything you do is that it should be treated as business first. You are your own business with everything that you do, create, stand behind, represent. Don’t ignorantly float through life and let time pass, invest in your success and educate yourself on how to be the best at what you do.

If fitness is a hobby that is putting you into financial stress, don’t work harder at your job, educate yourself on ways to monetize your passion! Instead of donating your time towards building someone else’s dream, invest your time and start realizing your own! Push your limits, your mental limits, your physical limits, your emotional limits and dare to reach for the stars. There is never a fail, where there is a try.

To make the transition from paying for your passion to monetizing it is to start asking yourself
the right questions:

What is it that you are wanting out of life? What does a successful life to you look like? As a finance graduate who loves money and the opportunities it affords, I have always been an advocate to those world changers that go after it and work for what they want. I learnt early that wishing for things without a plan of execution most of the time led to being let down. Cause and effect taught me that if I quit wishing and just start acting that most of the time I will get what I deserve. The gratification of earning my way allows me to feel that success is in my ability and I can continue to work toward success with an ultimate result of achieving it!!

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The power to think differently has led me to this key ingredient towards succeeding as a
FitnessPreneur

Ask yourself the right questions.
Instead of saying, ‘I can’t’ commonly heard in phrases quoted by wishful thinkers:
‘I can’t afford that’
‘I can’t do that’
‘I can’t think like that’
‘I can’t’
‘I can’t’
‘I can’t’
Blah blah blah….gosh, this statement got old to me really quickly…because it is a friggin lie! The truth is that you can…but you just don’t want to! And that is totally fine. Just say you don’t want to and move forward!

However, many of us get hung up on the thought that they do want that thing they think they cannot have, create, afford, do…

Thus, I challenge you to correct your phrase every single time it starts with those words of ‘I can’t’ and change the statement into a question and instead ask yourself, ‘how can i?’

Changing the way you think changes the way you act. When you ask yourself a question of how can you, you start to think and strategic of ways to make it happen.

When you state that you can’t, you immediately shut off thoughts of strategy and limit yourself to the standards you have reduced yourself to. To succeed outside of the proverbial box, you must think in the space outside of it.

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Thor Ragnarok Prediction Movie Review

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Marvel films yet again bring Thor to the big screen with Ragnarok. Sporting a new short haircut, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returns to this action-packed film. Thor is imprisoned across the universe without his hammer from his homeworld. He must fight in a gladiator style duels. He fights one battle against his former friend the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) to win his freedom and return to his homeworld of Asgard. His brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has control of Asgard. That is until Hela (Cate Blanchett) the goddess of death comes to seize control of the Asgard throne from Loki. He must return to Asgard to stop Hela and the impending doom of Ragnarok which would result in the complete destruction of the Asgard people and the Asgard civilization. She is more powerful than both Loki and him combined. Will they succeed in stopping the goddess of death?

The fast-paced film takes the hammer-wielding character films to a whole other level. Ragnarok is once again another solid addition to the epics that Marvel brings to the big screen with their multi-verse of superhero films. Fans of the character and the multi-verse of comic book characters will enjoy this race against time adventure. On November 3, journey across the universe and time to see the survival or the collapse of Asgard society. This film will be worth it for those new to the Marvel-verse and those who are longtime fans.





The Beautiful Women of Thor: Ragnarok


Cate Blanchet as Hela
Cate Blanchet has established herself as one of the preeminent actresses and fashion icons of the last 25 years. She has starred in numerous performances and won several awards. Her new role in Thor: Ragnarok is somewhat of a departure from all the roles that she has played before. However, she brings with her a level of sophistication and beauty rarely seen in comic book movies, ensuring that even though she plays the villain, Cate Blanchet will no doubt be outstanding.


Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie
Tessa Thompson is one of the most beautiful up and coming actresses who star is on the rise. Garnering critical acclaim for her roles in ‘Creed’ and ‘Selma,’ she has vaulted her way to stardom and now features as one of the leading ladies in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. Even though she is a classical beauty, she brings a ferocity and underlying charm to one of the greatest warrior roles in Marvel Comics. Tessa Thompson is definitely an actress to watch because her star can only continue to rise.


Jaimie Alexander as Lady Sif
Jaimie Alexander has a beguiling beauty that underlays a strong edge that makes her an excellent actress in any kind of role. Having been an actress for the past decade, she has quickly established herself as one of the most beautiful action stars of the modern age. Now she’s back in her role of Lady Sif in Thor: Ragnarok. She’s played the role more than three times in three different movies and shows. Jaimie Alexander is one of the best physical actresses today and her inclusion in Thor is sure to be exciting.

It’s GO time. Get your tickets now to see Marvel Studios’ #ThorRagnarok in theaters November 3: [link in bio]

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Victoria’s Secret Angel Josephine Skriver is the sexiest member of Raider Nation

The Danish fashion model shares her LOVE for the Silver & Black

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Josephine Skriver is a Danish fashion model. She is a Victoria’s Secret Angel and since her modeling debut in 2011, she has walked in over 300 fashion shows, modeled for some of the world’s biggest fashion brands and been on the cover of and featured in magazines such as Vanity Fair, Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar… but she’s a HUGE Raider! Making Raider Nation a much more beautiful place.

it’s about one thing today: BEAT THE CHIEFS !! #raidernation

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rise and shine it’s football sunday!! #commitmenttoexcellence @raiders

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tailgate baby. 🖤💀 @raiders

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game freakin' 1 !!! We are back 💀#raidernation JUST WIN BABY!!!

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#raidernation 💀

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🖤📸: @ingefonteyne

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Megan Fox back for Frederick’s of Hollywood

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We love the partnership of Fredericks of Hollywood and Megan Fox. We do wish they would use her all over the place a little more. But here’s an incredible shot. She has one of the best bodies in Hollywood.

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