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Living in the moment just takes practice.
We have classes in meditation, mindfulness, attitude, and positivity and this spring - a wellness center for your entire company or organization.
Get in touch today! 

Living in the moment just takes practice.

We have classes in meditation, mindfulness, attitude, and positivity and this spring - a wellness center for your entire company or organization.

Get in touch today! 

Sneak Peak!

8 Things in the Healthbox/Learn It Live office we couldn’t live without! 

Healthbox, a group of health tech startups, is made up of smart, fast-paced thinkers. We run on ideas and coffee. 

Our Keurig. Oh the pods are so fun! image

…and our espresso machine, where there is a line around 3pm.image

Our golf-themed zen garden really relaxes us. Sure, why not.image

We need our ideation board, or we may burst…image

Mega lava lamp? Yeah…image

10 foot cactus and little plants. Green is good! image

Surprisingly comfortable inspiration….. pillows! image

What inspires, motivates, and keeps you happy in your office space?

We connect your employees with live virtual wellness classes in topics such as nutrition, yoga, meditation, stress reduction and more! 

Drop us a message to get more info or visit http://lrnit.lv/lilpilot to start a free trial.

My Trip to the White House: Creatively Working with Government to Grow my Tech Company

Last week, I had the unique opportunity to attend a meeting on technology innovation and entrepreneurship at the White House hosted by Business Forward. I engaged in discussions with a variety of senior White House advisors and met with Congressman Jared Polis, founder of Techstars, and a representative from Colorado.

I was impressed by how our government officials understand the challenges the governmental system faces when it comes to innovation, and I was pleased to observe that they are proactively pushing for positive change.

Here are a few specific takeaways:

1.    Politicians actually want feedback from tech startups.

I have always thought that requesting feedback was a sort of lip service to what politicians think we (the people) want to hear. However, presenters at this meeting gave me the genuine sense that our representatives do want to hear candid feedback from entrepreneurs and small businesses to help develop and advance policy initiatives.

This reminded me of the “Lean Startup” methodology, which emphasizes the importance of feedback and validation before launching a new product or service - putting entrepreneurs one step closer to creating something consumers actually want. 

2.    Startups, speak up! It’s in your and their best interests.

Congressmen, governors and other local officials want to brag about all of the innovative, amazing work coming from entrepreneurs in their state, district or community. Not only will you get a public mention, but your feedback also helps your representative look good. It gives them something positive to talk about and it gives them validation.

The relationship is positively reciprocal; so let them know what you are up to!

3.    Get creative when looking for government services or financing for your startup.

The U.S. government is truly massive, meaning there are various avenues to access government-funded resources for entrepreneurs. Many of the tried methods can be very competitive and take a long time, such as applying for an SBIR grant via the SBA.  However, new programs are being launched (many under the radar) that support tech entrepreneurship. To identify and navigate these opportunities, speak with your local representatives (see #1 and #2)!

As the founder of Learn It Live, I know: there is no silver bullet for succeeding at starting a tech company. The journey is a complex web of connections, occurrences, and hard work. The event at the White House taught me that taking advantage of the government’s great resources, speaking up, and expanding your network outside of your comfort zone can be important steps on the road to a tech startup’s success.

Sidney Slover is president and co-founder of Learn It Live.

 

A beautiful poster of Ghandi-isms to inspire you today. 
It’s not too late to access “Turning Negative Emotions into Positive Energy” LIVE and FREE in our virtual wellness center.
Sign up now and we’ll send you an access code for you and 9 friends. 

A beautiful poster of Ghandi-isms to inspire you today. 

It’s not too late to access “Turning Negative Emotions into Positive Energy” LIVE and FREE in our virtual wellness center.

Sign up now and we’ll send you an access code for you and 9 friends. 

Spring is a great time to bust out that blender and try some new smoothie recipes!
What kind of smoothies do you like?
Check these out! 

Green Smoothie
Carrot Mango Smoothie
Kale Banana Smoothie
Chocolate Beet Berry Smoothie
Raspberry Almond Smoothie 


 

Spring is a great time to bust out that blender and try some new smoothie recipes!

What kind of smoothies do you like?

Check these out! 

Green Smoothie

Carrot Mango Smoothie

Kale Banana Smoothie

Chocolate Beet Berry Smoothie

Raspberry Almond Smoothie 

 

The whole world is drinking tea. What are the health benefits?
Two spring pilots left for virtual wellness centers! Message us for more info or visit http://lrnit.lv/lilpilot. 

The whole world is drinking tea. What are the health benefits?

Two spring pilots left for virtual wellness centers! Message us for more info or visit http://lrnit.lv/lilpilot

The Happy, Healthy Workplace

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We aim for happy, healthy workplaces. Check out the infographic for some fresh ideas! 

We do virtual wellness. Health experts for your employees - anytime, anywhere. Drop us a message for more info or visit http://lrnit.lv/lilpilot to see if you’re eligible for a spring pilot! 

It’s Monday and you’re tired, but do you know just how much sleep affects every aspect of your health? Learn more! 
Learn It Live connects your employees to live virtual wellness classes. Drop us a line for more info. 

It’s Monday and you’re tired, but do you know just how much sleep affects every aspect of your health? Learn more! 

Learn It Live connects your employees to live virtual wellness classes. Drop us a line for more info. 

5 Stress-Eating Snacks You Won’t be Able to Put Down (and You Don’t Have to!)

Frozen grapes dipped in coolwhip 

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Popcorn drizzled in olive oil and a pinch of salt 

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Celery sticks lined with natural peanut butter 

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Crunchy rice cakes with banana slices 

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Carrots dipped in hummus 

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Eating healthy snacks at work doesn’t have to be a challenge. Your employees can learn more simple health tips from expert health instructors at Learn It Live. 

This spring we have a handful of pilots for our virtual wellness centers. Drop us a note for more info.

See Dog Run: 8 Hilarious Photos of Dogs Beating Their Owners on a Run

imageCome on - that dog is tiny. Tremendous leg advantage. 

imageGood form, rocking sunset. Dog is winning. 

imageThis pup is killing it…with three legs! 

imageMouths open, tongues out. Not sure who is winning, but girl looks more panicked. 

imageDog wins for awesome running booties. 

imageDog beats entire Obama family (minus Michelle…who would probably win).

imageDog is winning. Lady unhappy. 

imageDog wins by a lot. Better luck next time. 

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