From sofa surfing to a film producer in LA - Mikaela Phillips made the big time!
At the age of 16, Mikaela Phillips' mum sold their car and all their possessions, packing up their lives to follow her dreams in LA. Single mum Chrys and her teen daughter flogged their belongings at a garage sale before leaving Melbourne for the bright lights of the US, eventually selling their house too.
Both successfully broke into the film and TV industry - making all their struggles worth it.
You can read the full story over in The Sun...
From cleaning toilets in the U.S. to leading a mission on Mars, Diana Trujillo became a NASA Director
At age 17, with $300 in her pocket and unable to speak English, Diana Trujillo left Colombia in search of a better future for her and her mother. It was the year 2000, a science career with NASA may have seemed about as likely as setting foot on a faraway planet. These days, however, Diana Trujillo is an aerospace engineer who leads a 45-person team at the NASA laboratory that’s responsible for the robotic arm of the latest Mars rover. You can read more about this 'out of this world' story at the Good News Network...
Life-changing revelations can come when you least expect it. Check out these unexpected weight-loss lessons from women who have been battling their weight for decades and now have the results they have been chasing! You can read more over in The Healthy...
Sami Wunder is not your typical chief executive. The business she runs is a love and relationships coaching service. Today it makes over a million pounds a year. However, when she started out she had to contend with questions that trouble almost every first-time entrepreneur: should I set my prices low at the beginning to attract customers? And if I do, when do I dare raise them? You can read more over at BBC News...
Twins, 20, pay off their mum’s mortgage after making £200K a year from playing video games!
Twin brothers, Matt and Ben Horton, both 20, have paid off their mum's mortgage after making £200,000 a year from playing video games. You can read more in The Metro..
Brendan O'Shea started the 'Just Clear' house clearing business with his wife back in 2017 and now looks to turnover £7m this year, employing almost 70 staff nationwide. You can read more over on This Is Money.
For many parents, the sight of their children playing hours of video games while school is out thanks to the coronavirus lockdown might drive them to despair. Ben Noble, 17 has become a successful gaming coach who is now earning almost £1,000 a month. You can read more over in This Is Money...
For the first six years running Stitch Fix, Katrina Lake wasn't comfortable with being labelled a female business leader and this followed on the many knockbacks from male investors didn't quite understand the full potential of what Stitch Fix could deliver. BBC News has the story...
Billy Alwen and Julian Bracey both left their jobs behind to become circus performers and in 1999, Bristol-based Cirque Bijou was created. BBC News has the story...
Kerrie Aldridge is one of the many participants in this year’s London Marathon who is defying societal expectations of a runner. As the last official finisher in the 2019 London Marathon, the 39-year-old mum is now on a mission to improve her time. You can read about Kerrie's inspiring story over at Runner's World..
Keeping track of the calories!
McKenzie Colf struggled with depression and was on medication before following the CICO diet with some weightlifting and running which resulted in losing 100 pounds in a year. Women's Health has the story...
The coronavirus pandemic has hit businesses hard, leading to sweeping numbers of redundancies and millions of workers being furloughed. Despite the downturn, some people have decided to take the brave step of starting a business. BBC News has a feature on four women who made something of their lockdown experience..
Penny Streeter, 52, is a managing director and lives in Cape Town and West Sussex, with husband Nick, 65, who works for the family business. After becoming homeless when she lost her job and her first marriage broke down, Penny reveals how she turned her life around to become a successful businesswoman worth £208million. The Sun has the story on this one...
Black Girl Sunscreen founder Shontay Lundy became a millionaire by taking risks!
After spending 12 years working within the corporations, Shontay Lundy took some risks and not only quit her job but created the 'Black Girl Sunscreen' brand. You can read more in Women's World...
Extreme fasting to lost 8st!
A YouTuber who lost 8st through extreme fasting says people don't believe the photo on her ID card is real because of how much weight she lost. Rachel Sharp-Olsen felt ashamed after a two mile hike with her boyfriend left her out of breath. You can read Rachel's story in The Sun...
Dean Shaw and Danny Conroy, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, set up Tradie Giveaways during lockdown and are hoping to give away bigger and better prizes as the company grows.
The pair host a variety of competitions through the site, giving tradies the chance to win the likes of Makita 10 piece kits, DeWalt bluetooth & DAB radios and Festool circular saws - all they have to do is buy a ticket to be in it to win it. You can read more over at LADBible!
In the midst of enjoying the party lifestyle and then losing £60,000 won through gambling, Josh Lock was losing track of his life. You can read about Josh's turnaround in life with LADBilble...
Elena Green wanted her confidence back, wanted the energy to play with her babies and just wanted to be free! You can read the rest over on Women's Health!
Joan MacDonald - The 74-year-old woman who went viral for her incredible fitness transformation!
There’s no age limit on beginning to prioritise your health and well-being. For Joan MacDonald, motivation to strengthen her body came two years ago - when she was over 70.
Now at 74 years old, Joan has gone viral for her incredible fitness journey, amassing a following of more than 800,000 fans on Instagram. On her page, her bio has a single simple phrase: “You can’t turn back the clock but you can wind it up again.” Women's Health has the story!
A 28-year-old former pizza delivery boy has become one of the UK's wealthiest young entrepreneurs after agreeing a deal which valued his business at over £1bn. Ben Francis was a 19-year-old student when he founded Gymshark, a fitness clothing brand, from his parents' garage in 2011. You can read more over at Sky News...
As the UK's number one ranked CrossFit competitor, Zack George knows a thing or two about hitting the gym! George is widely regarded as Britain's fittest man, and is currently in training for the upcoming Games. In the run up to his next competition, George has shared his advice to help you get in the shape of your life - both physically and mentally. Joe.co.uk has the story!
Danielle Hioshia, 26, from New Jersey, couldn't fit in an 'ordinary chair' and was pre-diabetic, so she lost 150lbs! The Daily Star has the story!
How to save your balls!
Teenager Tyler Ball had a mission - his father had told him he was only allowed to quit studies if he had a £100,000 in the bank first.
But after inspiration struck, his dad was left eating his words as Tyler, now 20, pulled in half a million pounds in a month selling a male-grooming product.
You can read more in The Mirror!
When her marriage broke up and her dog died within the same fortnight Michaela Morgan had to make some changes. Now she runs her own (highly lucrative) digital art business, Mimo Arts. You can read more on Wales Online...
Jordan Henderson has captained Liverpool to the title and been named the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year, but it was always so straight forward for England ace. Sky Sports has the story...
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