15 Things I Learned in 15 Years of Internet Business


Fifteen years ago today, on National Carrot Cake Day, I started Carrots ‘N’ Cake! Here are 15 things I’ve learned in 15 years of internet business…

What started as a small blog to keep me accountable to getting in shape for my wedding day has turned into a full-fledged career, complete with a nutrition and functional testing business, team of coaches and practitioners, multiple cookbook deals, countless sponsorships , brand deals , and travel opportunities, a visit to the White House, a viral pug video, a YouTube channel, podcast, and so much more! ⁠

It was a wild ride! ⁠

15 Things Ive Learned In 15 Years Of Internet Business

15 Things I’ve Learned in 15 Years of Internet Business

1. Being real and authentic beats perfection and curation every time. ⁠
2. Burnout is a real thing, and if you don’t ask for help, your body will force you to. ⁠
3. Hard work will always outweigh talent. ⁠
4. Changing your mind is not a bad thing; it means you learn and grow. ⁠
5. There are many ‘right’ ways to run a business. ⁠
6. Energy and attitude are everything. ⁠
7. Not everyone will like you and that’s okay. ⁠
8. You can wish and manifest all you want, but action and execution is what really moves your business.⁠
9. You must enjoy the journey
10. You will never regret working for yourself. ⁠
11. Doing the right thing (versus shortcuts) gets you further in the long run.⁠
12. The fear of doing something is always greater than actually doing it.⁠
13. Success often comes when you do less better. ⁠
14. A coach is the best investment you can make.⁠
15. Failure is part of the process. What you do next is what matters most. ⁠

Thanks to everyone who has supported CNC over the years. I can’t even explain how much this means to me.⁠

Here’s to 15 more years of adventures on (and off) the internet! ⁠