Sometimes in life we have to get downright miserable with what we are going through or creating in our lives to want to make a change. This was me a few months ago. My health struggles continued to get in the way of my business and personal success.In the Slight Edge, Jeff says “Success doesn’t come from nowhere; it can’t be conjured up out of thin air. It comes from a very small, tiny beginning-but there has to be a beginning. That beginning is the thing people miss, the thing they don’t see. And they don’t see it because it’s so tiny, it’s almost invisible.”


When I sat down and made my plan I was saturated with so much fear. This would be my 33rd time in 30 years trying to regain my health and gain control of my food addiction.

With small shifts I believed I could manage this; with continual effort I made progress each day. Yes, it was an hour by hour process for me. I was so deeply afraid of failing again. Have you ever felt that way?

I made sure and drank all 8-8 oz. waters every day and I stopped snacking after 7 pm. I also used a lot of positive self-talk and prayer.


Through this entire process I continually asked myself these questions when my wrong food choice was/is larger than me (which flipping happens a hundred times per day): 1. Will this decision empower or dis-empower me? And 2. Am I worth this?

I have to remind myself daily that 3 years from now I will still be here and these correct choices are changing my future. Ugh- it is so hard!


I kept/keep reminding myself that my body is a temple. I had to cut back on my schedule so I had more time for self-care. I printed some inspiring quotes about not giving up and taped those suckers to my bathroom mirror and just keep on having faith that I can do this!

Faith: allowing yourself to take the first step without seeing the staircase

Here are my before and after pictures of my last few years using The Slight Edge principles:

Here are my before and after pictures of my last few years using The Slight Edge principles

Kris before 2008 current 2017

Kris before in 2008 / In 2017


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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