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Today we’d like to introduce you to Erin Woodward.

Hi Erin, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
Thank you so much for this opportunity. I’ve been a resident of Nashville for almost 10 years now. I left my corporate job in Finance and relocated from Chicago to Nashville to co-found my first company in medical diagnostics. As I was growing that business, my husband and I embarked on a 7 year long world tour, chronicling our journey across all of the continents, writing a book called The Wanderer’s Compass : A Definitive Guide to International Travel.  Once we completed our world tour, I solo-founded two more medical businesses locally, and then sold them off last year to make more time for play and travel.

A lot of serendipitous events happened along the way to make it all possible! Entrepreneur Magazine asked me how I did what I did without an MBA.  Forbes interviewed me about my skin care boutique.  Yahoo Finance asked me to share how I got from point A to point B. Tech Times asked me to identify key traits of Entrepreneurs. Kivo Daily asked me to discuss accepting Bitcoin as legal tender for body contouring services and how cryptocurrency fits into the beauty industry.  NY Weekly highlighted details of the charity-contest I founded to boost men’s and women’s self-esteem.  Starter Story had me explain how to retire young!  In sharing all of this,  I certainly hope I have helped people. At present, I travel, consult, and sit on the Board of Directors. I help people explore their options, the feasibility and sustainability of their ideas. My specialty is implementation and getting new concepts up off the ground.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Haha. Nothing is smooth in life. If entrepreneurship was easy, everyone would do it.  Overcoming challenges is just a way of life.  Regulations are always a challenge, allocating time and resources is an ongoing balancing act, burnout is real, but you just keep going, keep your eye on the prize. The hardest part of any endeavor is getting started.  The other hardest part is believing in yourself when no one else does.  The other, other hardest part is staying the course when the cards are stacked against you.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I’m a dog mom, in-love wife, fitness and health junkie, world traveler, and fine dining enthusiast. I like faraway, hard-to-get-to-places, diverse culture, and unique food. I love creating and helping people build businesses and self-esteem. I love medical science. I love branding and professional development.

There’s a fillable form on my website ebwoodward.com where anybody can ask me anything. I get a lot of inquiries and am always excited to respond. With a background in finance, start-ups, marketing, medical laboratories, aesthetics, sales, international travel, fine dining, and business planning, I gradually shifted into a consulting role.

Contact me anytime, and I’m pleased to make your acquaintance.

So maybe we end by discussing what matters most to you and why?
Living a fulfilled life is most important, as it benefits me and my family simultaneously. I wanted a lifestyle that enabled me to control my time.

I can be fully present for my aging parents, focus on my nieces and nephews, and give my full attention to my husband and our dog.

I’ve made time to reconnect with friends and nurture new relationships. I’m in the care-free phase of my life now, immersing myself in feelings-based experiences and prioritizing fun, which I decidedly postponed until my professional aspirations were met.

Personal reinventions are equally as important for new dreams as they arise. I’m not done learning and growing. I may wake up tomorrow and decide I want to acquire a new talent, or start a new endeavor. Any change in direction or new skill set requires a reinvention. I sorta live for that.

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