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Own it Mompreneurs!

We had the opportunity to talk with Melanie this week! She had some awesome pieces of advice for other Mompreneurs everyone that can take something from. We hope you enjoy her story as much as we did!

What is your favorite “perk” about being on the Moms Making Six Figures team?

My favorite perk about being on the MMSF team is having a true work “family.”  Like many of our business partners, I have had other jobs outside the home. No matter how great the job is, no other working environment truly provides the family feel we have at Moms Making Six Figures. Working with our team has provided a nice balance of business partners who provide support and push for success, but at the same time love you like family. Our team gets to know each other at a much deeper personal level and will stick with you through thick and thin.

And… if I could have a second favorite perk, it would be the amazingly diverse team we have access to.  Our different backgrounds are wonderful resources not just for building a business, but also for all of the new customers and business partners we meet.

What are the top three pieces of advice you would give to other aspiring Mompreneurs?

  1. Have realistic expectations.  If you are a mom with little kids still at home and not in school, you may not be able to dedicate full time hours, or even part time hours.  It is OK! It is the benefit of being your own boss!  Decide what kind of schedule works best for you and know that you can revise your goals and your time commitment each year.
  2. Regardless of your time commitment, be consistent.  Unless you are simply looking for a hobby, the on-again off-again doesn’t work.  It is a hard lesson I’ve had to learn.  Being a consultant Dietitian, I’ve taken on contracts that required more of my time than I really wanted.  The result was a significant amount of time taken away from Moms Making Six Figures halted my momentum and as you can imagine, my paycheck took a big hit. I realized working hard for someone else, away from home, missing out on the job and income I enjoyed the most.
  3. Own it!  Being a working mom is tough. Working from home and building a successful business takes some serious organization, time management, flexibility (those kids don’t always cooperate with our plans!) and dedication.  Be proud of what you accomplish!

With any job, there will be somewhat of a learning curve. What was that experience like for you? Do you ever wish you could go back and change anything from when you first started with MMSF?

There definitely is a learning curve with this job. I’d say it’s a continuous learning curve! Life changes, the people you encounter are always unique and there is always a need to learn to adjust.  When I first began working with MMSF, my life was a bit hectic to say the least. I kind of flew from the seat of my pants with my mentor, Stacy Fiske taking the lead.  I’ve grown so much from this job. I have gained more courage to reach out and talk with people, I am more confident speaking/presenting to groups and I have become far more self-sufficient.  What I wish I had learned sooner (and sometimes I am still learning) is to embrace confidence.  I am good at what I do, I have knowledge and information that people need – and so do each one of our team members.  We all bring something valuable to the table and should never doubt that!

 


 

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Building your personal brand!

We recently caught up with Stephanie, who is another one of our beloved mentors at Moms Making Six Figures. Stephanie is one of the kindest, most genuine human beings that we have the pleasure of knowing. She has had great success with Moms Making Six Figures based off the personal brand she has built.

How did you know it was the right time in your life to partner with Moms Making Six Figures? 

I was at a pivotal moment in my life.  I had recently sold my business, relocated to a new state, and was a brand new “empty nester.” I was seeking new career fulfillment, as I love to help others. Moms Making Six Figures has given me purpose by doing just that, and so much more. I am truly blessed with living life on my own terms and my husband and I are enjoying becoming more adventurous, as he has recently retired from his full-time job. We are having such a great time during this phase of our lives!

How did you go about building your own personal brand and how would you describe that brand? 

In whatever I do, my goal is to always provide value. No matter if it’s being a part of a networking group or volunteering for my community, I will always do my best to help others. My personal brand is that others know me as a giver and dependable. I am of the motto, “It’s much better to give than to receive.”

What are some things you do every day to help create your environment of success? 

I love to engage with others. Because of my love of people in general, I’m meeting someone new every day.  It’s amazing how you can change someone’s day by just providing a simple smile or a kind word.  By motivating others and by genuinely caring, a fantastic platform for success is provided. Life is much better when we love what we do and know why we do it.

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Thinking of changing your career?

Making a career change can be scary and extremely uncomfortable. Sometimes, fear of the unknown can be enough to keep us from aspiring for something different and chasing goals. This week, Kara explains to us some of the challenges she faced when making her career swap from the Media industry over to working with Moms Making Six Figures.

Is there anything you would change about your career path and where it has lead you?

I do not think I would change a thing. I had a great career in the media industry. The only thing I can think of is that I probably stayed in the industry a couple of years too long, but no looking back now!

What has been your biggest obstacle since making the transition from a corporate career to becoming an entrepreneur with Moms Making Six Figures?

At first, I struggled with leading people instead of managing people and understanding why people did not always do what they said they were going to. In media, my employees worked for me. With Moms Making Six Figures, my team works alongside me. It was also challenging to get used to truly scheduling business hours. There are so many distractions that can come up when you work from home. You need to know how to prioritize your time.

What are the most important life lessons you are teaching your sons and how has being a stay at home mom impacted your relationship with them?

The biggest life lesson I am teaching my boys is showing them you must work hard to accomplish your goals. You must have a plan and be accountable. I don’t like to say I’m a stay at home mom, rather I work from home around my children’s schedule. For the last seven years, I have been a very present working mom. It has been a blessing.

We are so inspired and can completely relate to Kara’s experiences. She said it best: “you must work hard to accomplish your goals.” At Moms Making Six Figures we have found that one of the hardest (but most rewarding) parts of pursuing your dreams is pushing past fear and facing any struggles head on.



 

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Get To Know The Moms at MomsMakingSixfigures.com!

We’re excited to share some new features on our website! We’re here to encourage you and share the day to day life of a Momsmakingsixfigure mom. This will be a place for sharing it all. In line with our mission to come together to enhance our lives… we want to encourage you through the transparency and authenticity of team! Check back weekly for new photos and stories. Thanks for stopping by and please if you want more information don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We would love to talk you. Visit our online contact form here.

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“Is This Job Right for Me?” Making the Right Career Choice for Your Family

One problem many of us face in life is picking a career. Either we have so many options, or, for whatever reason, our options are extremely limited. Do you go with what you really want to do, or do you go with the more “sensible” choice?

Making the right career choice becomes even tougher when you become a parent. Your priorities change, meaning your career values may change also. How do you make the tough decision between fulfilling your career goals while maintaining that work-life balance that will allow you to focus on your family as well? We’ve put together a list of questions you can ask yourself to help guide you through this difficult decision.

Does My Job Compromise My Responsibilities at Home?

Before you became a mom, your job was probably the main focus of your life. Now that you are a mom, your priorities have changed. Does your job fit into your lifestyle? Consider the following points:

Do company policies allow for flexibility in your schedule?
Does your job permit you to go to your kids’ school plays, football practices, or even sit down and eat dinner as a family?
If you have a newborn, are you still expected to travel for work?
What about dropping off and picking up kids at school?

In other words, does your job give you work-life balance, or is it slowly draining the life out of you and making you miss out on your children’s lives? Sure, that’s a loaded question, but try to be honest with yourself when answering.

Is it Adding Value to My Life?

Your career should allow you to make progress as an individual. So many of us stay stuck in the same job for years and years without challenging ourselves, mainly because it’s comfortable. Are you teaching your children to chase their dreams, or are you teaching them to settle? For many of us, it’s important to lead by example as parents.

Are you doing what you love and learning along the way or are you simply doing what you must to pay the bills? Does your job meet or even exceed your financial needs? Remember that you’re not only a mom, but you’re an individual with interests and goals. Going after those goals will make you—and your family—happier in the long run.

What’s Stopping Me From Making a Change?

Sure, we all have bills to pay, but don’t let that be your go-to excuse for staying in a job that doesn’t bring fulfillment in your life.

Oftentimes, we get in our own way. Either we think we’ll fail and won’t take the risk, or we convince ourselves that our goals are unrealistic. Check in with yourself to see if fear or uncertainty are standing in the way, or whether you are truly fulfilled in your current position.

What Are My Options?

Perhaps you chose your career because you wanted to help people. Find out if there are other ways you can serve your community that fit into your life as a mom and match your personality.

For example, as a doctor, you may find that the working hours are simply too demanding.
Why not venture into another branch of healthcare—one that would allow you to work from home and spend time with your family while still allowing you to help other people? Do some research into what these types of alternatives might look like.

You Do Have a Say!

The mere fact that you’re questioning whether your current job is right for you should serve as a red flag. Chances are that one or more aspects of your life are suffering because of your lack of fulfilment. Perhaps you rarely see your family because your working hours are demanding; maybe your career is at a standstill because of your family commitments; perhaps you barely have time for yourself because of both and so you’re unable to give your career or family the attention they deserve. You feel caught between a rock and a hard place. We get it!

We at Moms Making Six Figures are here to tell you that you don’t have to stay stuck. You can take back control of your life and do what’s right for you and your family. Work-life balance is within reach! Contact us at (858) 837-1505 or www.momsmakingsixfigures.com to learn more about joining our team.