For Morgan native, Rachel Denning, her creativity and drive to succeed were two of several ingredients that helped her earn a spot on the Premiere Season of the groundbreaking online competition reality show “Prosperity’s Kitchen.”
Rachel is the powerhouse behind Discover Share Inspire, a blog she started in 2011 to support her family’s travel habit. The six of them have been traveling full-time – a husband and four small children – and sharing their adventures; travel tips; and ideas for creating ‘freedom income’ for a Ridiculously Awesome Life. They’re currently in Guatemala in Central America.
Rachel Denning didn’t begin traveling until she was a mother, but it soon became a long-term addiction, and a tool for educating herself and her kids about all the things she never knew about the world.
Rachel says becoming an entrepreneur hasn’t been easy.
“It’s been a long hard road for me,” she says. “I knew very little about being an entrepreneur from the outset (in fact, I knew very little about proper money management). In 2008, we experienced major financial disaster, losing almost everything we had and almost declaring bankruptcy. We’ve been bootstrapping ever since, but business is now on the up and up.”
Rachel says she applied to be a contestant so she could, “Get some much-needed mentoring/coaching to help take my website traffic and sales up another few levels.”
She made it through three rounds of eliminations before being selected as one of 15 contestants for the show.
While competing for a $10K prize package as they learn to market themselves online, the contestants will be mentored by 12 guest experts including Gina Bell, Tara Gentile, Diane Conklin, Deborah Gallant, Danny Iny, Erika Napoletano, Mike Michalowicz, Pamela Slim, Ann Smarty, Lori Taylor, Johnny Truant and Steven Washer.
The premiere season of “Prosperity’s Kitchen” has been dubbed the solopreneurs’ edition and is being presented by BIGSTOCK.
Tea Silvestre, the executive producer and host of the show, said the contestants will be in “class” and tackling missions for 12 weeks beginning Jan. 21, 2013.
Each week contestants are given real marketing tasks and within 48 hours to a week the task is completed and a review of the task with prominent business executives is done in the “kitchen.”
Contestants will work together in teams of three and accumulate points for best job on a particular mission – both as a team and as an individual. Judging criteria are based on task profitability, leadership skills, communication, innovation and exploration of new opportunities.