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Meet Krysta! She is mom of four, a full-time RN and has a business with Moms Making Six Figures. One of best aspects of having a Moms Making Six Figure business is that it works around your life. You set the terms and choose the pace of your success. This became apparent for Krysta when she realized she needed an additional income but didn’t want to sacrifice precious time with her children. Read on to learn more about Krysta’s inspiring story!

What is your personal and professional background? 

Though I’ve lived in the South Carolina Lowcountry for 13 years, I grew up in Atlanta. I attended college in Chicago to study Voice & Opera. I realized in college I am a good musician, but a hopelessly awkward performer. At that point, I decided to switch my major to Human Development. I got married in my twenties and had four kids in quick succession. I left the field of case management and social work to be a stay-at-home, homeschooling mama. About 12 years ago, I found myself (very unexpectedly) as a single mom with four small children. I had no choice but to go back to work. Case management, wonderful as it is, does not pay a supporting wage. I went back to nursing school to become a Registered Nurse, with the goal of becoming a nurse-midwife. I loved the idea of supporting women in their most vulnerable moment. I was excited to be the one to assist them while their bodies do the miraculous feats of growing, birthing and feeding their babies. I’ve always had a passion for supporting the body’s natural ability to function and heal. It was a perfect career choice for me.

I’ve worked in different aspects of women’s health for most of my nursing career. From a free women’s health clinic, to a fertility clinic, to a physical therapist’s office specializing in pelvic pain. What I’ve loved about all my jobs is the privilege of walking alongside women through emotionally fragile times. It is extremely fulfilling to know the work I do makes a difference for them and helps to meet their needs.

My kids are now ages 20, 18, 16, and 14 – three girls and a boy. They are my absolute joy; being their mom is the greatest privilege of my life! In addition to loving them fiercely, I also happen to really like the people they’ve become, which is a blessing. We’re all very musical and play multiple instruments. We do a pretty decent cover of Bohemian Rhapsody. 

Why did you choose to start a career with MMSF?

I had known for a while that I would need to take some steps to continue providing for my four kids. I contemplated graduate nursing school for career advancement, but it is three years of additional schooling and $90k in loans. Plus, I wouldn’t have had an income during school or time to spend with my kids. I’d also looked at nursing jobs that pay more due to overnight/weekend shifts. Balancing financial stability with the ability to be present for my children has always been a challenge, and the pressure was mounting. 

I had met Stacy Fiske about two years ago. Stacy is my sister-in-law’s close friend, and she flew across the country to help my mom launch her Moms Making Six Figure business. I was a VERY reluctant to hear what Moms Making Six Figures was all about. The only reason I listened to a presentation was because my mom had asked me to. I went into the meeting with zero interest in starting a business. I had dabbled in a couple MLMs during my stay-at-home mom years, as well as a short stint selling insurance in my twenties. I knew I was not made for sales. But about five months ago, it became evident I needed to take quick action to be able to make ends meet.

I have two kids in college, two going to college in the next three years, three teenagers on my car insurance and an unexpected dip in my income. So, I reached to Stacy. “Listen,” I said. “I’m thinking about starting a business with Moms Making Six Figures, but I am not willing to be the person everyone avoids because she’s always harassing people into buying her widgets. I’ve tried sales, and I’m not salesy. I’m not sure this could work for me.” 

The only reason I reached out to Stacy was because she was not one of “those salesy people,” yet she had a wildly successful business. Stacy took time to talk to me, answer my hard questions, and share what a MMSF business might look like for a single mom of four teens who works full-time. There was absolutely no pressure to give more than I was able to give; only support in helping me achieve the goals I had set for myself.

So, between being a single mom of four and working full-time, how do you make time for your Moms Making Six Figure business?

I reach out to people while I’m carpooling my kids, when I have 10 free minutes, or when I have a day off my nursing job. Some days I’m able to put in a couple hours and other days I only work 20 minutes. My business truly happens around my kids and my nursing schedule.

 The free support, accountability and training available through the MMSF team is shocking to me. Though my business is growing, I’m definitely not one of the Rock Star Wunderkinds who grow their business insanely fast. That said, the MMSF team is still investing in me. I cannot tell you how meaningful that is to me! This team really is there to help me reach my goals at my own pace. 

When I started my business, I expected to fail. Stacy told me if I was coachable and consistent, I would have success. And I am succeeding! Setting goals and being consistent is getting me to where I want to be. Each day, I choose to take the next step in my business, whether I feel like it or not. I choose to invest in myself and my kids by building a financial future for us. And, I am helping others get healthy, save time and money. How awesome is that?!?

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Make it a September to Remember!

We need your support!

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Let’s make it a September to remember by helping families in need. Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the United States. One of the organizations we proudly support is Savvy Giving by Design a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide comfort, support, and healing to families with a child facing a medical crisis by transforming the interior spaces of their homes at no cost to them. Click here to donate today. Thank you for giving Hope!

Childhood Cancer Facts

  • Childhood cancer research is vastly and consistently underfunded.
  • Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the U.S.
  • One in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20 years old.
  • Every year, an estimated 250,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide.
  • Two-thirds of childhood cancer patients will have long lasting chronic conditions from treatment.
  • Childhood cancer occurs regularly, randomly and spares no ethnic group; socioeconomic class; or geographic region. In the United States, the incidence of cancer among adolescents and young adults is increasing at a greater rate than any other age group, except those over 65 years.
  • Childhood cancer is not just one disease. It is made up of a dozen types and countless subtypes.
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Why a “Dream BIG” Mindset Can Get You Farther, Faster

Ask your 5 year old what they want to be when they grow up and be prepared for what may seem like a “ridiculous” answer. An astronaut or a movie star, really?!

Remember when you were younger and everything seemed possible? What happened?

Somewhere along the way, between our jobs and being moms, we let go of that dream big mindset. “Get your head out of the clouds; you’re being unrealistic!” we may have told ourselves (or even had someone else tell us).

Put aside all the negative thoughts you’ve been conditioned to believe about the pointlessness of dreaming big for a moment. We at Moms Making Six Figures want to make the case for why you should dream big. There really are some big benefits to having lofty goals.

Dreaming Big: The First Step to Success

Think about it. Without a big dream, you have nothing to work towards—and probably won’t achieve success, or achieve it as quickly, or reach as high. Sure, you may climb the corporate ladder, but chances are you’ll peak at what probably isn’t your highest potential. Why? Because you won’t challenge yourself.

“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall, at last, unveil.” – James Allen

Big Dreams Force Us to Make Long-Term Changes

Bringing that big goal to fruition requires us to make changes in our lives. Ask yourself, “What am I doing now that my future self will thank me for?” Or, “If I continue doing what I am doing, will I achieve my goal, and by when?”

Think of “now” as the foundation for your goals. Is your foundation equipped to support the end goal? If not, you know what changes need to be made in order to support that end goal. Do you want to buy a new home by the end of the year? Does your current foundation (job, income, credit rating) make this goal feasible? If not, a career move or some credit repair work might put you where you need to be.

These proactive changes are also likely to filter into the rest of your life, and self-improvement is always a good thing.

A New World of Opportunities

Speaking of making changes, working towards these goals will likely open up doors you probably never knew existed! For example, you may know that your goal is to work from home, but you’re unsure of how to make that happen. In your efforts to find a way to do this, you will push your boundaries, and possibly meet new people who can introduce you to new opportunities.

All of these opportunities would not be possible if you hadn’t dared to dream in the first place. You’d probably be stuck in your 9 to 5 job, missing out on what could have been.

Dreaming Big and Achieving Your Goals: Changing Your Mindset

Many of us dream big already, but not as many of us act on those dreams. The difference between those who dwell in the dream world and fail to realize their dreams and those who live in the real world and follow a plan to achieve their dreams is often their mindset.

The number of naysayers in your life is likely to outnumber those that encourage you to think big and chase your dreams, so your mindset really makes a huge difference. Here’s how you can stay positive and focused:

1. Constant Positive Reminders

From motivational quotes or images stuck on the fridge to more detailed vision boards, surrounding yourself with positive visual reminders can help keep you focused on the goals you are working to achieve, and why.

2. Create a Plan

Thinking big is great, but achieving your dreams requires a plan. Brainstorm ideas that will get you closer to fulfilling your dreams, and put them in a logical order of progression. A plan will help you feel less lost and will make the dream feel more within reach.

3. Surround Yourself With Like-Minded People

Your circle of friends can mean the difference between realizing your big dreams and not. Surround yourself with people who are inspiring, encouraging, positive, and even possibly successful in what they do. With a healthy support system, you are more likely to stay focused and your path to success will be less daunting.

Dream Big: No Limits!

When you lower your goals to something more “realistic” or “achievable,” you lower your potential for success. Don’t be discouraged by the enormity of your dreams—be curious and take a risk!

Take inspiration from your kids’ seemingly outrageous dreams, and encourage them to continue to dream big. There is power in your thoughts; they can take you from the mundane status quo to out-of-this-world possibilities. It’s never too late!

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve

We at Moms Making Six Figures want to help you achieve your big dreams. Visit our website www.momsmakingsixfigures.com or contact us at (858) 837-1505, and together we can make your dreams a reality.

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Can I Help My Child Be Smarter?

blog2 Yes, you can!  Fatty brain foods help developing brains, baby brains, adolescent brains and aging brains.  I’m talking about Omega 3 fatty acids primarily from cold-water fish such as tuna and salmon or fish oils.  And the specific Omega 3 fatty acid that improves brain development, cognitive function (higher test scores), visual acuity, as well as improving ADD in some school children, is DHA.  Unfortunately, western diets are far too low in Omega 3s.  While our diets are typically full of Omega 6s found in oils like salad dressings (think olive oil), prepared foods and corn oil, Omega 3s are harder to come by without supplementation.

If you have a child age 2 years or younger, his/her brain is growing rapidly, using more than 50% his/her calories for brain growth.  The needed building blocks for proper brain development in the womb and early on in life are imperative for optimal brain function.  Fats make up 60% of our brains and nervous systems.  A diet low in Omega 3s has been shown to lead to a smaller brain, a higher chance of MS (multiple sclerosis) and degenerative diseases, lower IQ scores and a higher risk of vision problems.

Adolescents also benefit from a diet rich in Omega 3s.  Their brains may not be growing rapidly but neural connections are still being formed – and lots of them. Omega 3 fatty acids may actually act as neurotransmitters for these connections, so these fatty acids are extremely important for the ongoing optimal health of our teens and their development of world-changing ideas (and, of course, our teens are smarter than us…just ask them and they will happily remind you).  Furthermore, teens are often either consuming the wrong fats with fast food or cutting out almost all fats (even the good ones) to optimize their appearances, whether due to a culture hyper-focused on physical appearance  or a heightened focus on eating more protein to improve athletic performance.

So, how do you add Omega 3s to your infants’, toddlers’, tweens’ and teens’ diets (and your diet, while we are on this subject, to minimize age-related memory loss along with helping control chronic inflammation, which causes heart disease, arthritis & degenerative disease)?  It’s not too complicated, really; we just need to eat more fatty fish and/or find high quality fish oil supplements that don’t give us disgusting “fish burps” and are actually palatable.  Look for fish oils that have (at a minimum) about 1000mg of EPA and DHA Omega 3 fatty acids combined per adult serving.  And remember to check the ingredient list so you aren’t duped into buying a product (and there are many) that claims over 1000mg of fish oil, but actually has far less EPA and DHA than 1000mg total per adult serving.

Admittedly, many of the fish oil supplements do taste fishy.  Yuck!  But there are a couple of products out there that are truly delicious (no, I’m not joking, just ask the young ones in my family and my husband).  Additionally, a quality fish oil supplement will have removed toxins such as mercury found in our fish these days from environmental contamination, so those of you who are pregnant can partake in the fish oil fest without concern.  Food sources high in Omega 3s include halibut, herring, salmon, tuna, trout, oysters, sardines and halibut.  Flaxseed and walnut oil also contain Omega 3s.  If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, your child receives her Omega 3s from your own personal intake.  Aren’t our bodies and their abilities pretty amazing?  We truly are what we eat, especially in the case of our beautiful brains!

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A Real Life Testimonial

hen Christina Thebeau gave birth to her second child, she realized she was no longer going to be able to work outside of the home and be a full-time mom. As a certified public accountant, Thebeau was used to working long hours, which took away from her family time in the evening. She was so excited when her friend Cheryl Toste introduced her to Moms Making Six Figures because she found the flexibility she needed for both her professional and personal life.

Moms Making Six Figures was founded in San Diego and now has a group of over 40 women, all who work from home. This group of moms created the marketing company Moms Making Six Figures to represent one primary organization, and they come from a variety of backgrounds including human resources, information technology and, like Thebeau, CPAs.

As a newlywed in her mid-30s, Toste was anxious to start a family. She is so excited that she is expecting her first child in January. “The lack of stress, and flexibility in my schedule gave me the opportunity to focus on starting a family. And I am very fortunate that I was able to get pregnant right away,” Toste said.

“I love working, and I am still able to work part time as a CPA to supplement my loss in full-time income with Moms Making Six Figures,” Thebeau said. “I am thankful that Cheryl shared the company with me, and I know that she will appreciate the flexibility when she has her baby.”

Thebeau and Toste have had many friends in Las Vegas who have lost their jobs or had their hours cut with the turn in the economy, and they are thankful that they are now able to share Moms Making Six Figures with them.

Through Moms Making Six Figures, Thebeau and Toste meet with interested women to talk with them about the specifics of the business. “A typical workweek can range from part-time or full-time hours, but I plan around my schedule,” Thebeau said. “There is no inventory, no party planning, no selling and no risk, but you do need to be self-motivated and have a desire to succeed,” she explained.

Both Thebeau and Toste work very hard and both say they have so much fun working together. “I am so glad that I am able to work with one of my best friends,” Thebeau said. “We have no cap in our income, and we work on our terms.”

“We truly are living the motto of Moms Making Six Figures,” Toste said. “We are ‘bringing women home to their lives.’”