Business Fit Magazine October 2019 Issue 1 | Page 2

I have now been the editor of Business Fit Magazine for just over a year, my first issue being September 2018. It has been an interesting journey. I have been the editor of other publications, but this one has been a little different. The articles we publish are varied, while some are informative and provide guidance, others are insightful and thought- provoking, causing me to reflect on the ways I view some things in my own life. Veronica, the publisher and founder of the magazine, has a strong sense of team spirit, after all her motto is Together is Better. We are only a small team, but our dedication and commitment to making BFM the best we can, makes us a powerful one. That power has enabled us to pull together to create a special edition, at very short notice. All working as a team, offering suggestions and ideas of how we can make it work, without compromising on quality and content. Today’s Inspired Latina is a book series of inspiration and hope, a poignant collection of 27 personal stories that will activate your passion in each book. It’s a positive, empowering read for anyone sitting on a dream and thinking it can’t come true. Today’s Inspired Latina shows that it can! Learn more at I have been very lucky in my working life to have had two bosses whose idea of teaching me was not by showing me what to do, but by encouraging me to think about how I could achieve the task in hand. I learned so much from these people, not least the confidence to find my own solutions and believe in myself. When you work with people who welcome new ideas and listen to suggestions, you cannot help but be more loyal and hard-working, even when sometimes the requirements are challenging. Teamwork is not only important in your working life it is vital in family life. I have been reading the book Becoming by Michelle Obama, it is a fascinating insight into her life and the transformation from a Chicago South Shore community area to entering into the Whitehouse. The support she provided to her husband, in order for him to become President of the USA, was without doubt a contributing factor to his success. However, she is also quick to point out his support for her when she wanted to make career changes in their early life together, and for the causes she chose to champion during her time as First Lady. Their belief in each other and their drive to make life better for people struggling with healthcare, education or racism is uplifting and inspiring. In this issue of Business Fit Magazine, we feature another amazing woman, Neli Vazquez Rowland, whose project A Safe Haven, helps rebuild the lives of people impacted by poverty, behavioural healthcare, substance abuse, prison re-entry, and homelessness. We hope you enjoy our special issue. acqueline Camacho-Ruiz is an award-winning entrepreneur, international speaker, philanthropist and author of ten books. She is founder of The Fig Factor Foundation and the creator of the Today's Inspired Latina book series and international movement. Claire Morley Editor FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: / 3