Your Ultimate Desert?
I thought those words to myself the very first day I stood in front of a classroom. I was only 22 years old, but I knew it was true. I loved teaching and watching my students flourish. I was addicted to seeing the light bulb moments in my students’ eyes when ideas clicked into place inside their heads.
With the birth of my children, though, I thought I would leave the classroom behind. And I did, but the pull to teach followed, trailing beside me, tugging at me, reminding me I had a calling.
As I moved through life raising kids and starting a business, I discovered I didn’t need a classroom to teach. Women felt safe sharing with me their stories of how overwhelmed they were, buried under their to-do lists and burdened to wear a Badge of Busy, so I felt compelled to teach again.
Women don’t need more experts telling them balance is easy or that they just need to work smarter, not harder to get it all done.
THIS WELL-INTENTIONED ADVICE IS GIVEN BY PEOPLE WHO DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE THE CEO OF THE OFFICE AND THE CEO OF THE HOME.
It’s not enough for us to bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan. We feel obligated to raise that pig on organic acorns, take a charcuterie class in order to ethically prepare it, and then garnish it so we can appear Pinterest-ready. But why? Is this really what we want? Or is it what we think we are supposed to want?
We’re living under the pressure of being good at #allthethings, and it doesn’t have to be this way.
I understand today’s relentless pursuit of perfect, and I have learned to move beyond busy to find fulfillment in life. All women deserve this.
I want to help give you the life you really crave - a life with intention. Together, we can create a movement of light bulb moments for women everywhere.
Margarita on the rocks with salt
Mountain top after a long hike
Spending time outdoors
Read books all day long
Tonya Dalton is a productivity expert who believes that too many people feel overwhelmed with all that they have to do each day. She owns inkWELL Press, a business focused on helping women use productivity to pursue their big goals so they can end each day feeling satisfied and successful.
In 2009, Tonya started her first business working out of her home juggling two small kids. By 2011, she had grown the business to the point where her husband could leave corporate America and come work alongside her.
The company continued to flourish, but she felt unfulfilled. In 2014, she closed up shop to follow her true passion of starting a company centered around productivity tools, training and education.
inkWELL Press launched in November of 2014 and grew to a 7 figure business within 18 months. inkWELL Press grew its online presence and national retail partnership thanks to a commitment to quality and fiercely loyal fans.
Tonya’s messages about business management, productivity, and the pursuit of passion have impacted thousands and inspired her to launch her podcast, Productivity Paradox which has surpassed a million downloads. Her podcast has been featured as an iTunes’ New and Noteworthy podcast and regularly ranks in the top business management podcasts.
Tonya continues to spread her message of empowerment through productivity with her products, podcast and her course, The liveWELL Method.