Happy Meal Prep Sunday everyone! If you read the caption on my post yesterday you saw that my new cookbook is out! Just in time for meal prep Sunday! If you are looking for something to cook today, check it out! It’s available for purchase on my website www.mealprepmanual.com Many of you have asked how I got started in all of this and I’ve never shared on here so prepare yourself for the longest caption ever. .
I started this page just before 2017 and began selling my first book around that time. In the fall of 2016 I made a huge pivot in where my life was headed. I was planning on attending the University of Arizona to get my PhD in Physiology. The day before classes started I changed my mind and was left jobless, without a plan, and drowning in student debt from my undergrad education. Grad school was something that I had always thought was the next logical step. During my undergrad everything I did was to prepare myself for that next part of my life. I feel like I always knew that Grad school wasn’t for me but it solved the equation of what I was supposed to do after college. In March of 2016 I read a book called The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss and it singlehandedly changed the direction of my life. It made me realize that you don’t have to work for the man or follow what society says you have to do. I can’t remember a single time throughout my schooling where a teacher or professor told me that being an entrepreneur was an option. Sure, I’d heard of the term and knew what it was but I didn’t really know what it meant. After reading The 4 Hour Workweek, it put some meaning behind what being an entrepreneur meant and I realized that if I wanted to be successful, I could make that for myself. In the book he talks about just starting. Find something you’re good at, solve a problem, and just start. He calls it a muse. I chose meal prep because it was something I was already doing, knowledgeable about, and I saw a gap in the market. This isn’t my full time job, far from it but I’ve made enough over the last year or so to pay off one of my student loans and for that I am incredibly grateful. I truly appreciate all of your support in this!
Kansas City, Missouri