This week, we had the chance to chat with Kellee! She is a wonderful mom, friend and mentor! With a hectic schedule, she knew life would pass by way too fast if she did not make a career change. Fortunately, Kellee found Moms Making Six Figures and was able to achieve the balance she craved. But, with every career comes a challenge of prioritizing what is truly important – read on to see how Kellee manages this task in her life!
So, we know you went to Europe this summer with your kids for vacation! Can you tell us a little bit about how you coordinated that with work?
This summer I took a three-week trip to Europe with my family. Luckily, I don’t have a boss, nor do I need to ask for time off. This allowed me to be extremely flexible with my travel dates and find the best deals for the summer. While I was there, I chose to work a little. The time zones made it a little difficult to do too much, but that is where our team comes in. Although, I don’t have a boss, I do have an amazing network of women who are amazingly helpful. I was mentoring a new business partner and didn’t want to wait my travel to keep her from connecting with the team and making progress. Stacy and Heidi were both quick to jump in and assist.
As a working mom, it can be easy to over-commit and take on too much at once. How do you find the balance between the commitments you’ve made to your kids, your work and yourself?
After working in a career that required me to work 70+ hours, I was adamant that I wanted to conquer the dream of work/life balance. I’ve learned quickly it is ok for me to say no, but more importantly it is also ok for me to say YES. It is all about priorities and calendaring my time. I use an old school planner. In pen, I lock in things that I am committed to, whether that is allotted time for work or a competition/game for my kids or the gym for me. When it comes to work, I have very specific goals each week that I complete no matter what! Around that, I have flexibility to live my life and achieve my goals.
What is the most rewarding part of your career with Moms Making Six Figures?
It’s going to sound insane, but the most rewarding part about my career with Moms Making Six Figures is that my children know who I AM! My kids are amazingly talented, smart and funny. I’ve been given a gift. I see them grow up, I help them develop and grow. We have time to laugh, play and learn together. Prior mornings were chaotic and rushed getting everyone ready and out the door. I often found myself yelling and frustrated because they were moving at a child’s pace and I needed them on turbo drive, so I wasn’t late for a meeting. We now listen to music, enjoy breakfast together and make it to school with smiles on our faces. Every time I look at my kids, see how well they are doing in their lives, it makes me so grateful that I took a leap of faith and pushed hard to have what I do now.