Heidi DeCoux

My Travel System (How I Pack + Tips and Tricks)

My Travel System I’m obsessed with efficiency. One of the best ways I’ve found to be efficient is to have systems, so I have a system for pretty much everything.    Below is my travel system.  If you travel regularly, I recommend adopting a system that works for you.  I’m sharing mine to inspire you Read More

5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started My First Business

Starting and growing a business is both challenging and exhilarating.  As someone who’s done it a few times now, I can tell you it gets a little easier each time.  Below I’ve outlined 5 things that I wish someone told me at the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey.  My hope is that one or more Read More

My Why

Several years ago, I did a major renovation project on a large property I had purchased. In addition to the professional tradespeople I’d hired, I used Craigslist to hire a crew of people, all in their early twenties, to help with general labor. As I got to know the people on my general labor crew Read More

Starting a New Chapter

It’s with a heavy heart that I share with my friends and loved ones that Farukh and I have decided to end our marriage.  While this is for the highest good of both of us, we’ve created some incredible memories over the last decade together that we’ll treasure for a lifetime.  We’ve shaped each other Read More

Uncommon EntrePReneurs

I live by the adage, a rising tide lifts all boats, and love to bring people together for the betterment of all.  So I joined forces with Uncommon EntrePReneurs to help build bridges between all of the Act Folks across the island and with successful Puerto Rican entrepreneurs.  Uncommon Entrepreneurs is a great way for new friendships and Read More

Hope & Possibility

I’m wired to see possibility. From the time I was a little kid, I was always noticing how things were and imagining how they could be. I’m always curious about creative ways to solve a problem or achieve a goal — not the way everyone else is going, but my own way. Efficient solutions are Read More

The Start of the Biggest Adventure of My Life

A long time dream is coming true, and you’re invited to the party. I’m embarking on the biggest adventure of my life. What I believe to be my life’s work. My team and I are revolutionizing schools starting here in Puerto Rico, then throughout the U.S., in India, and eventually worldwide. #smallgoals As you may Read More

An Easy Way To Help Girls Living in Poverty Manage their Periods

Many of these girls currently miss school for the entire week of their period, every single month, putting them at an even greater disadvantage in life. We have a goal to provide every girl in the village of Saoli, India who currently has her period (about 1,000 girls) with a period kit which includes 6 Read More

Making a Small Dent in Reducing Plastic on Our Planet

We purchased a house in Puerto Rico in November of 2018 in a beautiful little community on the east side of the island known as Palmas del Mar.  We officially moved in and made Puerto Rico our home on January 1, 2019. In February of 2019 I set out on a mission to get a recycling Read More

Great Things Are Never Achieved Alone

Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech was more than just a speech – it was an iconic, transformational moment in human history. It was a speech that’s now permanently embedded in our hearts and minds. And, here’s something you might not know: Dr. King didn’t write that speech all by himself. He Read More

The Pain & Beauty of Our Human Experience

I love learning about history through stories of everyday people living, growing and navigating through it. I only vaguely knew what apartheid was until reading Trevor Noah’s book – Born a Crime – which was a collection of fun, hilarious, heart-breaking, riveting, inspiring stories from his childhood growing up a “colored” boy in South Africa Read More

Our New Life in Puerto Rico

We made a BIG dream come true. For years we’ve been dreaming about having a winter home near the ocean. We scouted out options from Mexico to Bali looking for the perfect location… and last year we settled on the magical island of Puerto Rico. This is some drone footage my hubby took of our Read More

Do You Nurture Yourself?

Heidi DeCoux

Don’t you hate it when you go to a party and eat a ton of not-so-healthy food, or maybe have a few too many drinks and feel terrible afterwards? You have a great time at the party but that over-indulgence hangover is the worst. I threw my husband a birthday party last Saturday and decided Read More

How To Quickly Get Into The Flow (aka The Zone)

Do you ever struggle to get in the flow?  The Flow (aka The Zone) is when you’re so hyper-focused that you’re able to accomplish a TON of quality work quickly. It’s my favorite way to work.  I’m crap at multi-tasking, but I’m at pro hyper-focusing. Vishen Lakhiani, founder of Mindvalley University, recently sat down for Read More

Birthday Bash

We used Farukh’s birthday this year as an excuse to enjoy the last bit of summer by having good friends over for some good food, good drinks, and great conversations on the terrace. We were having so much fun that we ignored our phones and only took a few quick not-awesome pics (those are generally Read More

Book Review of I’ve Been Thinking

Heidi DeCoux

On our 4-hour flight from JFK to San Juan I read Maria Shrivers new book… I’ve Been Thinking . . . Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life — and I highly recommend it. In the intro, Maria writes: “This book has but one purpose: to get you to think about what constitutes a Read More

Fail Often & Fail Fast

Fail Often Fail Fast

I recently wrote a letter to one of my nieces who was scared of going for something she really wanted because she thought she may fail. Here’s part of that letter… I have a few things to say about failure. Did you know that Venture Capital Investors, known as VC’s, plan on losing 9 out Read More

Renovating Our Home

We purchased this home in November of 2015 and renovated it while planning our BIG Fat Indian Wedding, AND while flipping another house, doing a major launch in one of our businesses, plus we purchased another business… all in a six month period. Suffice to say, those were the busiest 6 months of our lives Read More

The Baa Foundation

. The Baa Foundation is a charity we started with Farukh’s mom, Raziya.  We self-funded it for a few years, and then set it up as an official non-profit in 2018 so that we could accept tax-deductible donations from friends and family and use them to expand the work. 100% of every dollar donated goes Read More