We had the good fortune of connecting with Barbara Gunnells and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Barbara, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
That it is about helping other people and building community.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I started my business after a personal journey with constant pain. I learned that my chronic inflammation was affected by our food that is inherently toxic and nutritionally deficient. My life was overrun with shopping, cooking and cleaning up to prepare all of my meals so I could avoid as many toxins, preservatives and artificial ingredients as possible. After almost a year of this, I knew I needed a better solution. I was so blessed to be introduced to a nutritional rebalancing system that changed my life. As I began to have less pain and experience many other health benefits, I knew I couldn’t keep it to myself. Nor could I keep all I had learned about how food and toxins, from food and otherwise affect our health and wellbeing. That’s when Get Healthy With Barb was formed. At first, it was easy. I was feeling so much better in so many ways, that people were literally coming up to me and asking me what I was doing. I began to share what I know in small business groups for women and started speaking. Then, it seemed I was spending all of my time doing business administrative items, networking all of the time, but not making connections with people I had met at all of these events. There was a time where I coasted for awhile. I did some quiet time, a lot of personal growth through books and pod casts, re-discovered what music really motivates me and most importantly, I got crystal clear on why I was doing this. Then I went to work, I decided to make it work and why I wanted it to work. Now my business has evolved. My heart and passion are still to help people feel better, look better and be better. It all starts with nutrition that feeds our entire wellbeing. What sets my business apart from so many others is the simple solution in our products. Yes, I can still teach you how to do it with food. But the results aren’t the same and it’s so much work. Now, I teach people to eat for pleasure and get nutrition with our science back, 3rd party tested products that taste amazing. What I have also discovered, is that financial health is part of wellbeing. And we have a solution for that too. If we have learned anything during 2020, it’s that no job or salary is guaranteed and it’s just smart to have multiple streams of income. I show people how to do that in the pockets of time in their lives, without opening a business or taking on a 2nd job.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take them to downtown Aiken. The shops are so quaint and there are some great restaurants there, both locally owned and franchise. We like to support local so definitely La Parisienne French restaurant and bakery, Betsy’s on the corner and Aiken Brewing Company. They also have a trolley tour on Saturdays that is very informative and fun. We also like North Augusta, at the ball park and walking or riding bikes on the greenway. Since we have a week, I would recommend going to Charleston for a couple days. It has so much history and beauty and lots of fun places to eat and drink. We like to stay at local bed and breakfasts near the battery and down town, do our own walking tours from pub to pub and have a beverage and appetizer at each. They have a fabulous horse drawn carriage tour, I recommend the private ones, if there are 4 or more people it’s only a few bucks more than the large group ones and it’s more interactive. We are typically able to grab a community show while we are there too.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Global Exec Team. They have empowered me as well as other people all around the world to take our health back. I am so blessed to be part of such an amazing community of like-minded individuals who not only are changing the status-quo of healthy living, but mentoring and growing amazing leaders with a proven business model to build financial independence.