Why I was afraid to go to England and Italy


As I write this, I'm in Italy. Just got in last night after a week in England. Cool right?

I was actually kinda freaked out to make the trip to England.

To see family that I hadn't seen in four years.  To meet my godson for the first time.  To see family friends I hadn't seen since the 90's.

JBV1For a week it was gorgeous, green, lush English countryside complete with cows, breathtaking trails and tight windy roads, lined with tall hedges that you think will clip your side view mirror as you drive to the local pub for lunch.

Now, it's cappuccinos, table wine, sunshine and strolling underneath columns from Julius Caesar's time.

To think I was scared of going. To England and Italy.

I can't even claim first time air travel as my excuse. 


I'll tell you the face behind the fear.

I was afraid of not working.

Yup, I was afraid of not working.

I know. Totally, certifiably, nutty.

Believe me I am wincing just writing that.

Who do you know who is afraid of not working?

Afraid of spiders? Sure.

Rejection? Yup.

But not working? Not in a million years.

Like most everybody, going on vacation means asking the boss, getting their approval and taking off. You pack a suitcase, put your lights on timers and very deliberately leave work behind. Sure you might check email but you were on holiday. You can't set up that vacation reminder fast enough.

Well three years ago, I set out on a different career path. I enrolled at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. After a year of study in the world's leading holistic coaching program, I became a certified nutrition coach for runners.

Voila! I was now the big E, an entrepreneur.  No more big boss. Wahoo!

And then almost two years ago I partnered with USANA health sciences.

With those two choices, there has always been a clear vision to have more location freedom.

I enjoy working yet I wanted to do it on my own terms, in a field that makes me insanely happy and loving every minute of it.

Seen my website lately? Mission accomplished.

(Ultimately I just want to make enough money to buy workout clothes whenever I want, shop at whole foods with ease and buy plane tickets frequently. What's your 5 year vision?)

I had a plan and while frequent travel wasn't quite happening yet, its on the horizon. I am well on my way of seeing my 5 year vision come to fruition.

Then this summer my family decided to make a much overdue trip to England. And my dream of working while traveling became  a reality before I had planned it to be.

Gasp! This wasn't the plan! I wasn't ready! Not yet! Argh!

(You know how sometimes, no matter how ludicrous you're being, you freak out because things aren't going as you so carefully orchestrated?  I had  little  bit of that going on in the weeks leading up to this trip.)

Then a friend said to me, "Well your plan is coming together sooner than you imagined.  How cool."

And now that I'm over here, so many friends family and strangers have commented :

"Oh lucky you. You aren't tied down. You can work from wherever. How genius. I can't do that. I'm stuck to a desk and a J O B."

My friend was right. Following my heart, desires and passion to enroll at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and partner with USANA health sciences are proving to be some of the best decisions I've made yet.

Why? Because in order for me to make my 5 year vision come true, I need to start setting things into motion now. Today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow, but today. I can't sit around with my fingers crossed that it will all work out. Nope I actually had to make choices and change the direction of my ship, so to speak.

I could be in Portsmouth, New Hampshire running my Eat and Run program and coaching my clients. Or, I could be in Portsmouth, Hampshire county in England running my program and coaching my clients.

And so I am.

Working from one Portsmouth to another. And now in Italy.

So why am I sharing this?

Enrolling at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition was a game changer for more. It changed the path of my life and I haven't looked back since I switched from working 80+ hour weeks, 7 days a week on political campaigns. 

From campaigns to cappuccinos. 

The last class of 2014 for Integrative Nutrition begins October 20th.

And even better, I can provide you with the chance to save up to $1,000 off the cost of tuition.

This is a great opportunity to up your health game and become a healthier, happier, more inspired and engaged version of yourself. You'll seize lots of potential and create the most amazing life.

Here’s just some of the amazing rewards of enrolling at IIN:

  • World-renowned educators. You’ll receive an incredibly well-rounded education from leading experts in healthcare, holistic health, wellness, and entrepreneurship.
  • A state-of-the-art Learning Center. This online portal provides you all the tools you need to complete the program on a variety of devices. The cutting-edge technology will be your one-stop shop for viewing course materials, submitting assignments, and managing your account.
  • Access to continuing education. IIN’s university partnerships mean you’re eligible to receive college credits to any one of the school’s partnering institutions.
  • Admission to live events. You’ll have access to vibrant conferences where you’ll get to connect with the IIN community and hear lectures from all-star guest speakers like Dr. Oz, Deepak Chopra and more.

If you’re ready to enroll at Integrative Nutrition, simply call (877) 733-1520 and mention the Johanna Voss’s Ambassador Savings Offer. Or your can email my good friend Blair coachblair@integrativenutrition.com and her team will help you from there! If you know you want to enroll and are ready to get started, you can click here to join now and my savings offer will automatically be applied.

If you're not interested but know someone who is, go on and forward this to them. (They will thank you later.)

And if you're still looking for more information, click here to download their program guide.

Once you enroll at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, drop me a line so we can plan our next trip together!

That's all for now.  I'm off to explore the ruins of Rome.