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Success Can Look Like a Number, Especially if it’s 6-Figures

As a community of women who have come together with the same common goal of enhancing our lives, we each have our own individual WHY that keeps us progressing forward toward that goal.  And, while we each have our own perspective of success that we aspire to achieve, we all agree that attaining six figures as mothers is nothing short of life changing.  As we come together to empower one another with real stories, real inspiration, and real resources, we find ourselves asking, how many women in the US have actually reached the ‘big exhale’ on the other side of earning six-figures? And, perhaps more importantly, how can we help more women experience that same success, stability, and sense of peace that comes with the ‘6-Figure Safety Net’ for themselves?

In a recent study conducted by SmartAsset, experienced financial writer and CEPF®

Ben Geier states, “Fewer than one in every eight female workers in the U.S. are six-figure earners”.  This means that throughout “the largest 100 U.S. cities, the average percentage of female workers who earn at least $100,000 is less than 12%”.  When considering the data, initially it may seem as though, as women, we’re making significant headway in achieving financial security and success, but with a closer look, it becomes obvious that we still have a long way to go in shattering those ever-elusive glass ceilings.  According to Kristin Myers, reporter for Yahoo Finance, in IRS reported figures for the tax year 2016, “of the 9% [of the population] earning at least $100,000 or more, more than twice as many men earn a six-figure salary than women”.

That should not sit well with us, particularly when we consider that leading non-profit organizations like Heifer International, know and practice what we already know intuitively as successful women and mothers: “when women have control over their assets and incomes, they reinvest in their families”.  That is wildly powerful.  The ‘6-Figure Safety Net’ is more than a number, and it is more than a goal we set for ourselves; achieving six-figures means modeling for our community and our children that financial security is a pathway to ending significant global issues like hunger and poverty.  And when empowered women, particularly mothers, have both financial and social capital, “Everyone eats more nutritious food. Kids go to school. Families get better access to health care” and, as further affirmed by UN Women, they begin to have “control over their own time, lives, and bodies; and increased voice, agency and meaningful participation in economic decision-making at all levels from the household to international institutions”

We have work to do: for ourselves, for women, for our children and for our communities.  Attaining a higher salary provides us with financial independence in the short term, but also allows us to pursue long-term financial goals and to make significant strides forward for humanity and equity.  On the heels of a particularly devastating year, it is more important than ever that we enable and empower women to chase after, and to achieve a six-figure salary.  Over “thirty-one percent of both millennials and Gen X-ers [don’t] believe they [will] ever achieve a six-figure salary”.  Let’s change that narrative starting within our own homes.


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Success is a process.

Success does not happen overnight. Despite what we all see on Facebook, Instagram and every other social media app you can think of, virtually none of the messages shared in those posts tells the whole story.

In fact, oftentimes I think we are all just selling each other lies, even though it’s often unintentional.

For example, the post of my two smiling daughters hugging and my caption about what a wonderful day we had spending time together, while true, completely whitewashes the days when I cannot convince those two little…darlings to get in the car without fighting over who is riding “shotgun.”

And with regard to travel, doesn’t it sometimes seem like everyone (except us) is going on these wildly romantic or adventurous vacations, painting the picture that their lives are perfect?

When I find myself going down this mental path, I’m usually quick to stop and remind myself that that post or photo is just a snapshot in time, and that I’m not seeing the whole, real story.

In the context of business, the same adage holds true; what you see in that post or article about someone’s recent success only captures a small part of the picture. I liken it to the iceberg metaphor; the success or breakthrough that captivates our attention is the tip, and all the blood, sweat and tears poured out over years of grinding it out is below the surface, hidden from view.

Make no mistake, however, it’s all there below the surface and consciously acknowledging that fact when we see such a post helps us to truly appreciate all that went into that person’s story of success, not just the climax.

At this year’s Oscar awards, actor Brad Pitt shared with everyone that he recognized his success did not happen overnight and that his success was in part due to those around him.

During his acceptance speech, Pitt shared how several people significantly impacted his professional life and helped him to become the successful actor he is today. Regarding close friend and fellow actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, Pitt stated: “Leo, I’ll ride on your coattails any day, man.”

With this one statement, Pitt acknowledged that some of the skills he has developed over the years were learned from observing fellow actors and incorporating aspects of their craft into his own “repertoire.”

I appreciated what Pitt said because it supported the truth that success is the result of building a solid foundation, working hard and developing relationships. This statement is true for any career path and in any industry.

In my business, seeking out people who support and encourage me to grow has been instrumental to my success. In turn, when I support and help others to grow, not only do they succeed, but my success is increased ten times over.

Guess what? This process takes A LOT of time. So, when you see a post of mine celebrating a success, please know that it was months – and possibly years – in the making.

I don’t use Facebook and Instagram or other forms of social media in search of likes, loves or influencer status. My purpose is to convey that MomsMakingSixFigures is a platform with which hundreds have had real success and that same success is available to you, too. I invite you to come grab ahold of our coattails and see where you can go.

Moms Making Six Figures supports, educates and mentors other women entrepreneurs as they walk their path to success. For more information about Moms Making Six Figures visit

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I just have always believed in entrepreneurship!

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Miriam! She owns a successful vacation rental business in Victoria, B.C. Victoria is a capital city located on Vancouver Island. Miriam has always had a love for working with people, along with being an entrepreneur. Read on to learn why Moms Making Six Figures was the perfect fit for her!

Can you tell us a little about yourself and your career background?

I’ve always considered myself a transformation coach. I love anything to do with helping others be their best selves and seeing change for the better! In my corporate career, I worked as an Account Executive with Franklin Covey enjoying 3 tenures over 20 years. In this position, I would help senior-level executives, directors, and business/organization unit leaders to increase productivity, help with business execution, leadership and employee performance improvement. Alongside my amazing corporate career, I have always had a “side-gig.” It’s always been important for me to have multiple streams of income and I love being an entrepreneur. From the time I was a little girl, I had a newspaper route and sold Regal gifts. I just have always believed in entrepreneurship.

After I retired from the corporate world, I started a vacation rental business. I own four properties and manage another for a client, as well. For a long time, I had a dream of owning a Bed and Breakfast, so this business is the perfect way to fulfill my dream and welcome guests to our beautiful city of Victoria, B.C. I see guests from all over the world and feel very blessed!

How did you first learn about Moms Making Six Figures?

About a year and a half ago, one of my friends reached out to me and introduced me to the Moms Making Six Figures Team. After learning about the company and their mission to help others lives healthier lives, I was very intrigued.

With my vacation rental business, I always ensure guests visiting my properties have everything they need. From seasonings to cookware, laundry soap and much more, all my guests need to pack is their clothing. Making sure that my properties had safe products was a top priority, so partnering with Moms Making Six Figures just made sense.

Although partnering with Moms seemed to make sense, did you have any initial reservations?

At first, I was hesitant to join the Moms Making Six Figures team because I had been pouring so much energy into my vacation rental business. After I spent some time getting familiar with the company, everything truly seemed to fall into place. My business was doing extremely well, I felt financially secure, but I started to miss some aspects of having a side-gig. I also missed being able to work with people like I did in my corporate career…

I woke up one day and it kind of dawned on me that working with Moms Making Six Figures would add so much to my life. I would be helping people, goal setting and continuing to nurture my entrepreneurial side! I couldn’t be happier that I decided to take the plunge and work with this amazing team of women.



The team support of MMSF!

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?!?


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.

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 or contact us at (858) 837-1505, and together we can make your dreams a reality.