“To exert oneself to do or effect something; make an effort; strive: We must constantly endeavor if we are to succeed.”

This is my personal life motto.  We must continue to strive towards the goals that are set forth for us to discover if we want to succeed.  God doesn’t call us to become stagnant and complacent.  No matter what job we have He wants us to do it with our whole heart.  Sure not all of us our going to conquer the world or do incredible things that might seem significant to the world, but some of us will….

I guess I thought I was like everyone else, wake up every morning and think, “Hmmm what new invention, creation, idea can I come up with today”!  Sometimes I wake up in the middle of many nights thinking of these great ideas or new creations…and then I think..yah right! Let’s stick to the handful of things I have going right now;)

So with that said, endeavors is big for me.  I constantly have new dreams, new ideas, new thoughts, new beginnings, and new creations.  I have been an entrepreneur from the start.  My father instilled that in me I believe a very long time ago.

Endeavor number one…

I have always wanted to start and build something for my future that I believed in whole heartedly and that would carry throughout generations to come.  Something that made a difference in other’s lives well being and financially.  Creating the awareness of well being and opportunity.  That something is called Shaklee.  I found Shaklee when I was very young…I believe I was 5 when I started consuming Shaklee products and have been consuming and using their products ever since.  Shaklee lifestyle products speak for themselves and their opportunity of creating your own income is one of the highest paid in the network marketing industry.  Dr. Shaklee created an incredible thing back in the day when Natural and Green were not even heard of.  To this day it stands alone and carries the Gold Standard in our country in the Health and Wellness Industry.  So believe what you will but Shaklee is the best and has been since 1956.  So endeavor number one, creating my own business that I can share with others and they have equal opportunity to do the same all the while sharing the incredible wealth of Health!

Endeavor number two…

Being able to understand what clean living and eating really means.  Passing the good word along to others.  That is the second part of my business.  Helping so many live a healthy lifestyle through clean eating programs, clean foods, and natural supplementation that together helps fuel your bodies defenses and promotes a higher quality of life! This is where Shaklee and Clean Eating comes together..and that is what “Dear Tara” is all about.

Endeavor number three…

I also work part time with a good friend and business owner, Mike Casey.  He is the Owner and Managing Broker of Homes Of Manitou Springs, in Manitou Springs, CO.  Mike is the best Realtor in the world.  He cuts the fluff out and gives you the facts straight on.  You should meet him.

Endeavor number four…

Creating the Manitou Running Club.  A place where runners run, connect with one another and our community.  I was compelled to start a running club in our great community called Manitou Springs.  My husband and I have lived here for about 5 years now.  Well obviously we both love to run and we love everything about our sweet community.  We are so inspired by the many other clubs we have here from the incline club to yoga classes in the park to our cycling groups.  Which is why I felt led to start a running club.  Something that brings community together and is a fun activity!  Here’s the best part, you don’t have to be a hard core runner, even if you are a walker, jogger it’s fun for all!

Endeavor number five…

To continue writing music and be inspiring for those to listen to.  I love to theatre, writing, singing, and playing piano. Music has been a huge foundation in my life since I was very young.  I aspire to further advance into the next phase of my music and write a full album.  Maybe collaborate with other artists and write an album with a story line that could be used in theatre someday.

Endeavor number six…

This might be a complete pipe dream, but someday I would love to be able to have a one for one movement and give to other countries in need of nutrition through Shaklee and my company Dear Tara.  Just like Toms Shoes.  I think it is a beautiful thing to give back to others especially those in need.  Nutrition, health, and well being are a vital part of life and it truly breaks my heart to see so many in need of it.  When all the while we have everything we need at all times when we need it.  So I would love to start a non-profit someday and be able to support a village through a ministry in other countries giving nutritional supplements to those in need of health and healing.