Melissa Cherry Dreaming Big: 15 in 15

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 1, 2009

At the age of 22 I started Executive VA Solutions, because I was passionate about helping businesses. As an entrepreneur you have to work hard, believe in your vision, and share your experiences with the world. In order to live the dream, you have to visualize your goals, create an action plan, and be driven to succeed.

Travel to Europe for the summer and visit as many countries as possible.


Guinness Storehouse

National Museum of Ireland

Buckingham Palace

Windsor Castle

The Eiffel Tower

The Vatican

The Colosseum

*Pizza is my favorite food. It was birthed in Italy and I have to try an authentic piece.

Take a cooking class with a top chef and learn how to sizzle and shake up the kitchen with this mouth watering dish.

Other places I want to visit:
Greece, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, and Egypt
Greece GermanyThe Netherlands Poland Sweden

2. Become a contributor at:
Women Entrepreneur

3. Start a foundation that rescues animals and gives them a sanctuary to live their lives full of peace and love.
Cats Dog

4. Learn how to speak Español Français, and Italiano.
Learning a new language allows you to experience the cultural diversity of humans.

5. Become an industry guru in the business world like Paul Graham.
Paul Graham
Company: The Y Combinator

6. Read the Harry Potter Series and watch the movies. It’s silly, but I want to understand the craze and see what the big hype is.

7. Marry the love of my life.

Having a career and financial success is great, but not sharing yourself with someone on an emotional and spiritual level is unsatisfying.

8. Write a book about living the entrepreneurial life and achieving your dreams.

9. Scuba Dive

10. Buy a beach front property.
I could wake up to this peaceful setting everyday. Whether I was working or relaxing, the sounds and sight of the ocean would put me at ease.

11. Donate time and money to help save the world.
Green RecycleCHARITY
Eyes on Darfur
The Water Project
The Homeless Emergency Project
No Child Left Behind

12. Mentor, Inspire, and Speak across the world to people about my experiences as an entrepreneur.

Ali Brown is one the best marketers in the world.

13. Learn how to paint.

14. Visit Antarctica.
It’s freezing cold, but I would love to experience the breathtaking views and listen to nature in it’s purest form.

15. Find inner peace, live in the moment, and live a healthy lifestyle.

*A big thanks to Matt Wilson and Jared O’Toole at Under30Ceo

Contact Information
Twitter: @ExecVASolutions

About The Author


Matt Wilson is Co-Founder of Under30Experiences, a travel company for young people ages 21-35. He is the original Co-founder of Under30CEO (Acquired 2016). Matt is the Host of the Live Different Podcast and has 50+ Five Star iTunes Ratings on Health, Fitness, Business and Travel. He brings a unique, uncensored approach to his interviews and writing. His work is published on, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Reuters, and many others. Matt hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time and buys all his food from an organic farm in the jungle of Costa Rica where he lives. He is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.

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