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Through both pictures and short stories, you’ll get to know who we are and come to understand that we’re just like you. Whether through stories of joys, trials, the general craziness of raising kids or (sometimes) just making it through another day, our team members will be sharing their lives right here. In line with our mission to come together and enhance our lives, we want to encourage you by being transparent and real. Check back weekly for new photos and stories.
Setting goals is the first step!
This week, we are talking with Courtney Sewell. She is a mom of three and a Moms Making Six Figures businesspartner with a serious passion for health and wellness. Courtney uses her social media platforms to highlight popular wellness topics and has found the balance between being a full-time mom and an entrepreneur.
Where did your passion for wellness stem from?
When I was first introduced to the Moms Making Six Figures and the US-based manufacturing company we represent, there were many things that really made me think. One of those things was the ingredients in the home and personal products I was currently using. So, I started to do some research and what I found was incredibly shocking. So many personal care products have ingredients in them known to cause cancer and other serious health issues that I had no idea about. I knew there were others like me, who were unaware of the potentially dangerous products on the market. Researching this topic sparked the love that I know have for health, wellness, and a passion to educate others. Not everyone loves to spend the time reading and learning like I do, so my goal is make it easier for them by educating on better and healthier ways to live while save time and money. And THAT is a fulfilling career.
As a mom of three young children, how do you balance working from home and taking care of your family’s needs?
I write down my goals and stick to them. Even if the goal requires some readjustment, I find a way to make it happen. There are millions of excuses to come up with on why I cannot work on my business, but I don’t let things get in my way. I have learned to work around whatever comes up instead of letting it stop me.
Even though older kids are on a year-round school schedule and we have a ton of breaks throughout the year, I have learned how to balance this challenge well. During those breaks when my older kids are home I will typically plan a lot of fun things to do, but they know that I must get my work done before we have fun.
Tips advice for aspiring Mompreneurs?
Tip #1: Get the Kids involved!
I tell my (older) kids what my next two big goals in my business are and we find a reward they would love to have when I achieve my goals;for example, going to Legoland. I explain to them what I need to do (in simple terms) to achieve those goals so they are on board and feel like they are a part of the journey!
Tip #2: Remember that it’s your business and your goals.
I treat my business like a business. If I was working for an employer, they would expect me to get my work done. That is how I think about my own business. I am the one who has set the expectation and I need to do the work to achieve the goal.
Courtney offered some fantastic advice that working moms everywhere can take something from! Whether it is goal setting, balancing her family/work life, or educating others with her passion for wellness, she is setting a great example to women everywhere on what can happen when you decide to chase your dreams!
Making a career change…
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.
Catching up with Michele
Being a working mom comes with a ton of challenges, that is no secret. Prioritizing who and what comes first in life is one of the toughest challenges of them all. This week, we are catching up with Michele as she answers some of the tough questions that many working moms face while she also offers some fantastic advice about putting family first.
Did you ever have any doubts about making a career change and partnering with MMSF?
I never had any doubts about my decision to leave my corporate career and partner with MMSF. While I enjoyed my successful, corporate job, I needed a way to put first things first. As my life evolved and my family grew my corporate job was squeezing out the truly important things in my life. Since joining the team at MMSF I’ve been able to put my family first, find professional and intellectual satisfaction for myself, and match my income from corporate America. I am reminded of the parable of filling our jars with rocks first (family and friends), then gravel (professional goals and achievements), and then pouring in sand (the small stuff). I used to fill my jar with gravel, day in and day out and there was no room for the rocks, the truly important people, in my life. MMSF gave me the power to control how I fill my days so I start with the rocks in my life and then everything else. It’s amazing how much better life is when you follow that order!
As an entrepreneur and a mom, have there been any significant barriers you’ve had to overcome?
We all have a sad story we can tell, and I have mine. But life doesn’t wait around for us to get over our hurts. What I love about MMSF is that we are real people with real lives, who would rather move forward than stay stagnant. While what we do is simple, it isn’t easy. Yes, I have to schedule creatively, my husband and I have to juggle family duties, and there are never enough hours in the day. But before bed when I reflect on my day, I am glad that what I’ve done is meaningful and that I’m helping real people move forward in their lives.
Who inspires you and why?
I am inspired by the woman I want to become. This woman is brave, loves fiercely, and shows up when others need her. She laughs deeply, believes the impossible is possible and rises through her fears to accomplish great things. In this vision lives memories of my beautiful mother, other strong women and professional mentors, all of whom drive me to be a better me tomorrow than I am today.
This statement resonated with us for many reasons. Being inspired by who you know you can become is such a powerful feeling. Embracing who you are and not fearing change is what we are all about at Moms Making Six Figures. We are so grateful to Michele for her thoughtful answers to the questions we had for her. She truly inspires us with her strong and beautiful approach to life.
She is not only one of our mentors at Mom’s Making Six Figures, but first and foremost, a dedicated mom to her two beautiful daughters. We asked Jennifer if she would be willing to share some advice as a successful working mom. Because whether you are a new mom, or a seasoned-pro, work and home-life balance is something that we are all in search for.
What is one thing you wish you would have known before you had your first daughter?
I have always enjoyed working and having a career. I envisioned myself as a “working mom” because my mom worked my whole childhood as did her mother with her. I had no idea how completely in love I would be with motherhood, I hated missing anything new. I wish I would have thought more about a career path that would have allowed me more flexibility in my schedule. I was always so envious of my friends that were teachers and had the entire summer off with their children.
What are the most important things you are currently teaching your girls?
Currently I am focus on teaching my daughters respect, simple things like helping someone reach something off the shelf at a grocery store, always greeting someone with a hello, please and thank you is a must! I want them to be self-sufficient, they help with things like laundry, cooking and cleaning. We set goals as a family and break down what it takes to achieve them.
One piece of advice to give to other working moms?
Do the best you can with what you have. Don’t compare yourself to other moms. Be present with your children when you are with them. They want your attention more than the latest trending toy. One on one time with each children is important. Most importantly, make sure your children know they are loved by you.
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