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Very few things in life give as much pleasure as seeing your dreams come true. There is a sense of accomplishment, respect, and a desire to do more. As a woman, a soon-to-be step mother, a fiancee, and an entrepreneur, Rebecca Ijekah is seeing her dreams unfold before her eyes.
“Serendipity,” is how she said she believes she became a business owner. Not too long ago she would spend hours in front of a keyboard, pounding away on keys and working long hours into the night…all for someone else. In a large corporation an employee has no ownership, even if they own stocks, the amount is minimal. She worked hard and was dependable but, a day came when she decided she was no longer going to spend her life making someone else rich. Fortunately for her and her fiance, the timing was perfect.
“Why am I doing this for someone else” Rebecca said.
Rebecca’s fiance, Randy Partain, had been looking for a business to buy for more than ten years. Nothing was quite right. When they came across Everlasting Health, a store for all things health and wellness related, they saw its potential and took the plunge. They have five practioner’s who offer a wide range of natural health and wellness solutions: Sandra Gerhardt, a licensed aesthetician; Dr. Toni Fain, a doctor of natural medicine; Linda Tierney, a colon hydrotherapist; Steve Sharp, a licensed massage therapist; Dr. Harish Aggarwal, an ayurvedic specialist; and Rebecca is a licensed massage therapist as well as a Feng Shui consultant.
In addition to the wealth of knowledge, the store offers a wide range of products from homeopathics to natural herbs and other natural products for all parts of life. They also offer a far infrared sauna room, which is believed to help rheumatoid arthritis patients, as well as help release toxins stored in the body. This is especially helpful for patients who can not exercise due to medical conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome.
“If the economy was booming, this would never have been possible, we couldn’t have afforded it,” Rebecca said. With anything in life there are risks. A new business comes with a set of pro’s and con’s; an established business has a whole different set.
“It might work, it might not. But it’s mine,” Rebecca said.
Many people fear making any kind of radical change, especially in a time of an uncertain economy. However, Rebecca is finding, that despite long hours and little sleep, as an entrepreneur she is working harder and longer than she ever has before, but in the end, she is helping the economy grow and making Nevada a better place.