Do you see the glass half-empty or half-full?

Most of my life, actually, until I was 41, I saw the glass half empty. I was a Negative Nelly. I had a lot of inner turmoil going on. I wasn’t confident in myself and I realized I needed to make some changes.

My first change, of course, was seeking inner happiness. I was happily married and had two healthy, wonderful kids, but I didn’t feel happy with myself deep down. In 2005, I started writing gratitudes and feeling happy with what I had.

I began gratitude journaling and worked on being present with my husband and kids. I stopped thinking the grass was greener on the other side.

I began thinking positive thoughts and living more presently. This truly takes a lot of focus!

When I got irritated with my hubby, instead of complaining or thinking negative thoughts about the situation, I learned to be happy and grateful that he was/is a great provider, for being honest and kind. I’ve learned to be content with what I have and who I am.

I don’t let setbacks define me or take me down. If something does upset me, I’m able to snap out of it quickly. The last 15 years, on my personal development journey, I’ve begun focusing on things that allowed me to grow and play big. It’s taken a lot of work and mindset work to build my confident foundation, but I did it. I can help you with this. 🙂

I’d be happy to chat with you! Email at

Kris Rudarmel

I am an (award winning) womanpreneur, artist, speaker, empowerment leader and knowledge seeker. I share my stories of adversity with fear, in business and in life, with vulnerability and being awakened and how I boldly built a company to new levels and took risks to soar. Along my journey, my belief in myself, tenacity, courage, confidence, hope and faith grew exponentially. You will hear my message of enlightenment and my life changing principles for fearless living that will assist and inspire others to jump to their greatest potential. I hope to inspire my community to find their strength to live courageously, ignite their flame and leap joyously. I believe we should continually upgrade our dreams to preserve our road to happiness. You need to believe it can be done- this will set your mind in motion to find a way to do it. I (along with my husband) bootstrapped our way to building a local, woman owned enterprise in Salt Lake City; Anchor Water Damage & Restoration. While building Anchor (2008-2016) I have been recognized in the community 8 times with the following: • Nationally Recognized 2016 Best of the Best -Top 3 ‘Women in Restoration’ 2016 Remediation and Restoration Magazine (October issue) • 2016 Enterprise 7 Award: Woman Business Owner • 2015 and 2014 Best of State • 2013 30 Women to Watch- Utah Business Magazine • 2013 Outstanding Entrepreneur • 2011 Woman Business Owner of the Year – NAWBO SLC • 2009 Small Business of the Year • 2013 Kris graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program • 2012 GE Capital Banking on Women program • 2011 Won the SCORE/Sam’s giveaway (2 companies per state were awarded this) I love being involved in the community. I help out by serving on committees and volunteering. I serve on the Granite Foundation Board and have held positions at Chamber West, NAWBO along with other organizations. I was a mentor (2016) for the Women of Worth foundation. I reside in South Jordan, Utah with my husband of 33 years and my 2 children.


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