Over the years I have ventured into many community based business opportunities.  Fortunately, I was exposed, early on, to a team of people who focused more on helping people than on money.

A true entrepreneurial mindset is focused on solving problems for other people knowing that by doing so they create success for themselves.

I love quoting Proverbs 11:25, because is matches the entrepreneurial’s mindset:

 The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed;
those who help others are helped.   ~The Message Bible

This blog post is #2  in a series that’s been inspired by an entrepreneurial class I’m taking.  The class is focused around the mindset of an entrepreneur.  Interviews of several entrepreneurs with humble beginnings make up the majority of the curriculum.  I want to introduce them here in hopes to provide inspiration and hope to those of you who have been sitting on the fence undecided and afraid of taking the leap to create a lifestyle of freedom!

Dawn Halfaker


A disabled veteran, Capt. (Ret.) – never thought of herself as an entrepreneur.  She faced humongous challenges after losing her right arm while serving in Iraq.  Feeling sorry for herself, like most of us would, slumped over with chin in hand while being wheeled to her first physical therapy sesion she witnessed a man who had lost both his legs walk for the first time on his prosthetic legs. Instantly, her mindset shifted and she realized how fortunate she was and if he could live with his condition so could she.  This mindset ultimately empowered her to succeed. Today she is the founder and CEO of Halfaker & Associates, a global consulting firm with more than 150 employees worldwide.

When Dawn realized that the workforce would not “cut it” for her she  started a company from scratch based on her passion and persistence.  She not only dealt with all the challenges that come in building a company from scratch she also faced many because of only having one arm.  So, here is a girl doing it all by herself with a handicap.

What I present is something community based, you are not alone.  The challenges have been worked through by someone else as far as building it.  There’s no overhead, there’s no employees to pay or watch over, there’s no HUGE start up capital needed.  We come into a system that:

  • has a proven success track record
  • develops our mindset – increasing the value we give others which increases our ability to make money
  • creates residual income
  • focuses on team building in so that by helping others you help yourself…

it’s a win/win!  Click the create a lifestyle of freedom link below for more info.

We all can come up with good reasons why we “can’t” do this or that, but underneath the pity party what’s really going on is the mere fear of either failure or success…yes, failure of success will stop some people from taking massive action to create a lifestyle of freedom.

But FEAR, as Zig Zigler said, is False Evidence Appearing Real.  In other words:


The key to Entrepreneurship is mainly MINDSET.  Thankfully, a mindset can be developed over time by surrounding yourself with the right people (community), right books, right audios, videos, environment.


Changing your life may involve changing who you hang around.

In closing, I remind you of my intention for this blog series that will be here every Monday for the next several weeks:

  • To provide inspiration through the introduction of average, ordinary people, just like you and me.
  • To provide hope through sharing their stories of triumph over their pitfalls.
  • To get you thinking how you, too, can create lifestyle freedom.
  • To create engagement through closing questions:

Do you want to become an entrepreneur?  Why or why not?

What, if any prior entrepreneur experience do you have?

What do you see as the greatest obstacle(s) to becoming an entrepreneur?

What do you think is required to succeed as an entrepreneur? (Brains, luck, money, risk tolerance, etc.)