Life Lessons:
Elizabeth Miner


1. Are you happy at the moment?

Absolutely! I¹m also a little nervous and excited all at the same time since embarking full-time on my own business venture, however happy is my predominant feeling.

2. If you could go back and say anything to your 16 year old self now ­what would it be?

I think the most important thing I would say to my 16 year-old self was that it would all work out. There will be highs and lows in the years ahead, but they will make you stronger and help you to become the person you are meant to be.

3. What is the most important thing you’ve learned this year?

The most important thing I¹ve learned is to trust myself. I always have known it, however being an entrepreneur, I’ve had to rely on my judgment alone.

4. What do you most want to achieve in the next 12 months?

In the upcoming year I want to reach more people with the work I do. I want to be able to coach more clients individually through their transitions and begin to speak to large groups providing hope and guidance.

5. What’s your secret to happiness?

I grew up with a mother who battled four cancers and one catastrophic illness. I learned as a child our tomorrows are not guaranteed and it has ruled my life. I live for today while pursing goals for my future.

6. What one ritual or practice keeps you grounded?

When I turned 40 I realized that gravity is a real bummer! I began running at that time (one block at a time) to combat my love of eating and desire not to gain weight. At this point in my life, running is something I do more for my mind almost as a form of meditation. It is a win, win for me.

7. What is your biggest regret?

I work very hard to live life without regrets. I believe that the things that have happened in my life good or band serve some purpose. That is not to say everything has gone right for me, I have simply tried to focus on what I learned when I had struggles or made bad choices.

8. What is the most important lesson you’ve taught your kids?

Follow your dreams!

9. What bad habit would you most like to change about yourself?

I am still given to procrastination at times. I have made substantial improvements on it because I am a solo-preneur and if I don¹t do something no one else is going to tell me it¹s late or remind me.

10. Aside from motherhood and marriage, what are you most proud of in your life?

Aside from motherhood I am most proud of taking the leap to make my coaching business my full-time pursuit. By doing so I show others it is indeed possible. The freedom running my own company provides is that I am able to schedule client meetings around other events that match my values.

11. When were you the happiest?

There are two times in my life I would describe as my most happy times. One is when my son was born and I was on maternity leave. I just had my two children and the time to play, cuddle and enjoy them. The other would be right now. I love what I am doing in my business, it fulfills me in a way no other job has and I am overjoyed to be able to help others.

12. What ten words describe you?

Loving, Loyal, Dedicated, Driven, Empathetic, Tenacious, Extroverted, Passionate, Optimistic, Caring


Elizabeth Miner, a life-long student experienced in taking the road less traveled, has developed a unique and practical coaching practice based on studying the greats in personal development. She has combined the theories of the masters with the struggles of her challenged life.

Elizabeth has created a business around her experiences and knowledge which brought her from a single mother living in poverty to running her own business and living life to its fullest. Thrive This Day was developed to bring the tools and information needed to live a healthy, happy more abundant and fulfilling life through mentoring, coaching, and community building to the lives of individuals working through life transitions.