How To Live Fearlessly and Dangerously In Your Business

Many people have asked me for advice on how to become the next “Homemade Millionaire”.  I’m excited to share the formula that I believe got me there. It is simple, but will get you results and can be used to achieve almost anything!

I turned 40 two years ago – when I woke on my 40th birthday I made a decision to live my life fearlessly for one year to see what would happen. I took risks I wouldn’t have normally taken, and I committed to doing at least one thing every day to follow my dream and to move my product forward. That commitment included waking up one hour earlier at 5am every day. 365 days later, to the day, I had not wavered from that commitment – each day I made one phone call I didn’t want to make, or I scheduled one meeting, or entered one product search – the point is, when I woke up on my 41st birthday, I couldn’t believe what had happened in my life in just one year!

Not only did I win Homemade Millionaire, but I was in the midst of launching two products on HSN with several more in development. I truly believe it is all because of that commitment I made to myself only a year earlier.  Over that year, I auditioned for other inventor shows and entered nationwide product searches. I received lots of “no’s”, but with each one, instead of being discouraged as I might normally have done, I reminded myself of my commitment and forged ahead. I do believe in the saying, “when one door closes, another opens.”

Today I’m so thankful for those doors that closed, because the Homemade Millionaire one might never have opened. Something that seemed so overwhelming and insurmountable just one year earlier became achievable because I made a commitment to putting one foot in front of the other each and every day. If you have a dream that seems too big to achieve, make that commitment…you just might be surprised by what happens.

Today, as I prepare to head to HSN to launch my winning product from Homemade Millionaire, The Style & Go Hair Care Valet™ on July 25th, 2012 on HSN,  I’m so grateful for that year of living dangerously.  And yes, to answer your question…I am still living dangerously and plan to do so for the rest of my life!  I challenge you to do the same!

marcymckennaMarcy McKenna is the product innovator and energetic entrepreneur behind Simply Solved Innovations. Born into a family of inventors, she knew since childhood that inventing was her calling. Inspired by problems she encounters as a female, a business woman, a homemaker and a mother of three she began creating solutions that make life easier, better and a lot more fun. One such solution garnered the attention of Kelly Ripa, and her TLC television venture, Homemade Millionaire. So much so, that her invention, The Style and Go™ Hair Care Valet ended up beating out thousands of others to become the winner on Homemade Millionaire’s premiere episode. A slate of other highly creative and innovative products are currently in development. The first of her products to hit the market was The Cambia™ Collection clutch purse, which debuted on HSN in November 2010. Now sold out on HSN, the Cambia™ Collection is an interchangeable clutch purse that allows women to effortlessly stay on the forefront of high fashion at a tiny fraction of the cost.  In September Marcy is launching an exciting new coffee brewing product on HSN that promises to revolutionize the single cup brewing craze.  Another of her products, which is still under wraps at this time, just became the winner of Edison Nation’s “As Seen on TV” product search and will be launching nationwide via infomercial in the near future. Her Homemade Millionaire winning product, The Style and Go™, will have its world launch on HSN July 25 @ 6:00 am EST. For more info visit,


  1. says

    What an encouraging statement of commitment and dedication. I will hold on to these examples:  "That commitment included waking up one hour earlier at 5am every day. 365 days later, to the day, I had not wavered from that commitment – each day I made one phone call I didn’t want to make, or I scheduled one meeting…" Thank you for sharing your story!

  2. says

    Thank you Kim for featuring me on your post today. I truly appreciate you expertise, advice and support. I look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with you as a coach, mentor and partner! Marcy McKenna

    • adminadmin says

      I am soo proud for you Marcy! I am thankful that I have had an opportunity to assist and look forward to continuing working with you as you SOAR! I know you are going to!

  3. Kristin Bunn says

    So inspiring!!!!  Love her products and her thought process!!!  Can't wait to purchase the Style n go!!!

  4. Carolyn SKENDERIAN says

    I loved her story, especially her commitment to goals. I know that is the way it should be done, and for the first time in my life I am going to make that commitment starting tomorrow morning at 5 am!!
    Very inspiring!
    Thank you for bringing us such useful and inspirational stories.

  5. says

    One commitment and your life is like a roller coaster that only climbs higher. Your article is truly inspiring, and makes me really believe that ‘when one door closes another opens.’ I have just come out with some new <a href="">hair salon training</a> courses and to see your success, gives me faith that I can be just as success. You are an idol and I congratulate you for keeping up with that huge of a commitment for a year, which is not something achieved easily without determination. So, thank you for sharing and making anyone, especially me, believe in never giving up.

  6. says

    Awesome post, Marcy. I like your suggestion of living dangerously for one and see how it all turns out. This is a culture that I'm going to imbibe in my life. I look forward to changing my life in the next 12 months and you've just shared what it takes to do that. Thanks for sharing!

  7. says

    This post reminds me that great success goes to those who are willing to go the extra mile, the extra phone call and the extra hours. With a bit luck you can be a millionaire when you wake up. Thanks for sharing this!
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