This week we spoke with Paula! She gave us the run-down on what it takes to be successful when building your business from the ground up. Enjoy!
Between balancing a successful business and being a full-time mom, how do you do it? (No, really! We want to know – what’s the secret!)
My Village! That’s my secret.
When I first started my business, I didn’t let any opportunity get in my way. That meant I had to lean on my village constantly. When you have $111.00 in your bank account and your husband works 70+ hours a week, you’re determined to change your situation. I listened to my business partner and got to work. I didn’t make any excuses and didn’t allow my crazy busy life interrupt building my business.
I think most people would look at my life and think “how do you fit it all in?” I didn’t want to miss an opportunity to change people’s lives, save them time and help change their financial situation. I attended every in-home, business lunch, celebration dinner, company trip, launch, convention, super Saturday and training available. I kept my children always as my priority. However, the truth of it is sometimes I had to miss soccer and baseball games, dance recitals, school luncheons, etc. But guess what? I had my Village for support and they were present for my family in the beginning stages of my business. Now, I can be present for my Village and the payoff is awesome!
What motivates you each day?
My children! My family! My health!
What do you hope your kids learn from watching you build your business?
To see that hard work pays off! Having a strong work ethic is a must to success. In life, nothing worth having comes easy. I love that my kids get to see me work hard and still be their Mom!
Paula mentions the importance of her “Village,” or her support system. Having a strong support system is crucial in the beginning stages of starting a business. Reflecting on her story makes us even more grateful for the team we have built at MMSF! A big “thank you” to Paula for shedding some light on this very important aspect of being a #Mompreneur