How would you describe yourself?
I’m one of those people who appears shy at first but it’s really only because I’m trying to decide if the other person can handle all of * this *. Hahaha! Okay, serious answer. I love reading and will even read all the labels on the backs of all the bottles in my bathroom if there is no magazine or book around. My husband thinks I should be on Jeopardy because I’m like Tyrion Lannister in the sense that I just know things. I cry whenever I see an ASPCA commercial. Giving back is so important to me and I love that I get to do more of that, thanks to my business. I am also a total nerd. I mean, my team’s name is Glow On And Prosper, a play off of Star Trek’s Vulcan greeting of “Live long and prosper.”
How long have you been involved in your business?
3 years and counting!
What keeps you motivated?
Focusing on creating the kind of life I want to give my family as well as helping my team achieve their goals.
Tell us a little about your family.
They are the reason why I work as hard as I do because they deserve everything I can give them and more. That includes our rescue dog.
How do you prioritize family and your business?
I set aside time dedicated to my family every day. For us, this is meal times. It is so important for me to have this time with my family, free of technology, so that we can talk about our day and reconnect with each other. I don’t have dedicated work hours yet because my team is growing so fast and I want to make sure we have established a solid leadership base before I create my “office hours”.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Traveling the world with my team and our families as we grow our businesses together!
Biggest life lesson learned?
Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way, you’re right. Also, Yoda is right on when he said, “Do or do not. There is no try,” I apply these two concepts in every aspect of my life.
Biggest lesson you’ve learned in business?
It doesn’t matter how badly you want it for someone else if they do not want it first.
What is your secret to success?
Show up to work every day and do the work. There really is no “secret”. Show up. Be coachable. Stay accountable to yourself. Do the work. Have fun doing it! Lather, rinse and repeat.
All Entrepreneurs encounter bad days. How do you handle yours?
I fire myself for the rest of the day and then I rehire myself the next day because I’m the CEO of my business. It’s good to reset but the key is to, you guessed it, get back up. Show up. Do the work. There are no excuses and no shortcuts to success.
What was your sweetest success story?
Every time I hear my team tell me that they got to cut down their overtime hours at work so they can spend it with their family or other milestones they reach…it’s an amazing feeling for me every time.
How do you relax?
I either read a book, enjoy a glass of wine or I spend it with my family outdoors. Maybe all 3 at once!
Please finish this sentence: If it wasn’t for my direct sales business, I wouldn’t have been able to… stay home with my kids, especially my son who has a heart condition and needs medication around the clock.
Do you send out a monthly newsletter?
Not yet but I will!
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