We have been entrepreneurs for almost 17 years now. Our main focus for over 11 of these years was being owners of a contract bookkeeping and accounting services practice named The Holst Equation Inc. We worked with hundreds of business owners and their accountants during that time period. We had access to some brilliant and successful individuals, as well as business owners who struggled not only with their business, but their personal lives as well.
Seeing both sides of the coin, so to speak, has given us amazing insight into what to do and what not to do with our own business endeavors. Having said this, we had our own up, down and sideway issues to deal with. Trust me, we made our own mistakes along the way. This included putting health and living life far down the priority list. Being in business tends to do this to people.
Owning a business can either exhilarate your life or suck the life right out of you. Adding the challenge of being husband & wife as well as business partners only added to the pile of “delicate discussions”. At times, our pet names for each other were not so cute and cuddly!
After we sold The Holst Equation Inc. in 2013, we started “Quantum Holst Inc.”, a writing/advisory business and website, as well as a bookkeeping educational business and website called “Fiscal Integrity Group Inc.”. In both businesses we found many people looking to us for guidance, advice and inspiration. It most certainly made us feel warm and fuzzy all over inspiring people to succeed and go forward with their dreams and aspirations.
So where does The Holst Continuum comes in? We will roll our business offerings on these two websites into our Holst Continuum website. A bit of a consolidation move. At the same time we will focus on finding that healthy balance of living life well. Simply put, our services when it comes to fiscal and financial strategies as well as copy writing and editing will continue. We will occasionally divert our blogs towards lifestyle with a bit of leadership advice thrown it. This may yet be our greatest contribution.
Health & balance is where Herb and I didn’t do so well when we were stressed to the max and knee deep in deadlines. We have learned to work smarter and now it is time for the health side of things to push forward too. We both need to lose some weight and desperately want our old active lives back. Our mission is to integrate the health and balance part of our lives successfully into the business mix.
So how we would fit in the business side of things to keep food on the table and a roof over our heads. No matter what you are doing in life, that’s the challenge, isn’t it? This is where we are at. Full speed ahead!
Herb will be focusing on inspiring you to work less, earn more and be a good leader. Good leadership goes a long way to helping you be successful, happy and healthy. I, on the other hand, will be focusing on inspiring you to think about YOU first and put your health at the top of the priority list. As we have learned, if you don’t have your health, what are you working so hard for in the first place?
Both of us are very confident that we can show you how we are going to accomplish all of this. In doing so we are putting ourselves out there for all to watch. The word failure is not in our vocabulary!
Our direction for losing weight and getting healthy is very simple, low cost, and a lot more sane than what we feel is suggested by the “diet” industry. Rest assured we will not be buying pills, potions, pre-packaged foods or the newest revolutionary products for weight loss. Instead our focus will be on NUTRITION, MOTION and PATIENCE.
I am sure you have heard of the phrase “Mind, Body and Soul”. We wish to tweak this phrase just a little bit. We believe the order should be: ”Spirit, Mind and Body”. If you can find your spirit, you will be in charge of your mind and then your body simply follows.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
Consider becoming a part of our community and follow us on our journey. It is our true hope that you will start your own journey and come along with us. Support is always strongest in groups.
The Holst Continuum website and initiative will officially launch in March, 2017. In the mean time, we will blog our journey from our Fiscal Integrity Group website.
We look forward to this adventure and hope you will join us.