A local speaker is encouraging entrepreneurs to persevere through the tough times.
DeeAnne Riendeau, a guest speaker at Wednesday's (Jun.6) luncheon, shared some inspiration on keeping your personal life and work separate. 
"I wanted to challenge listeners so that they could look out of the box in terms of what do you do and how does it impact the people around. Not only that, but how are they being impacted? How healthy are they physically and in their business?"
Born in the Fort, Riendeau has run several businesses in the health care field and is an international bestselling author and radio host.
"We get kind of lost in our businesses. Your business will not succeed if you do not make sure you maintain your own health."
Affected by a near-death experience and chronic illness, Riendeau uses that as motivation to help build courage in locals who are working.
"We've got a really amazing community and with the heartland, it's such a significant hub and so we need those entrepreneurs and mentors. Paying attention, listening to what the business is telling you and what the environment around you is telling you is really critical in making sure that your business stays healthy and you stay healthy."
Riendeau's latest book The No B.S Truth: What It Takes to Build a Successful Business was published in 2016.

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