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?!?