If I had to describe myself in one word it would be a Mompreneur.
What the heck is a Mompreneur?
I have to literally laugh out loud when I hear that word. I guess it is meant to simply describe Mom’s that are in their own business!?Why do I giggle you may say. Well, I guess I was a Mompreneur before it was cool and didn’t even know!
I have been an entrepreneur my whole life, never held a job more than a few days. You know the ones you get when your a teenager like McDonald’s (probably what spearheaded my hatred for the place!) or helping out a farmer (easy job to find when you live in the country 😉).
I was destined for this lifestyle!
I have always had more than one business going at a time. When my kids were born there was never a thought that occurred that I wouldn’t be “supermom.” I knew I would be able to keep the kids with me while continuing all of my business commitments. I can tell you life definitely changed.
How I juggled/balanced it all makes me simply smile today but when I was in the heat of it was a different story. Yes, many times I was crying at the end of a very long day! Would I change it? No way. The way I do it today, 26 years later is very different than all those years ago!
You may wonder why I consider myself a stay at home, work from home, Mompreneur now if I only had 2 kids and they are now 26 and 23?
Well my youngest son was born with some serious medical conditions. Initially, in life he did not show symptoms until 5 years old. He was fortunate to have had a slower than expected onset of the diseases than we were told to expect. By the age of 7, he was totally blind and developed seizures by the time he was 10. At this point in his life, he requires 24/7 care. Caregiving was an unexpected adventure in my life, but it has made me so much the person I am today.
All those years spent working from home with my boys right by my side allowed me to create systems, processes and develop businesses that were in alignment with the time I had and how I wanted to spend it. I sold off a very successful brick and mortar that was taking too much of my time at the physical location. With no set plan, I dove into trust head first. I took a bit of a break and wanted to study some new things a little deeper than I had been working in our lives.
The greatest wealth is health!
This new area of interest was health and wellness, from a nutrition standpoint especially. Increasing my families overall health became a priority. Learning how to do that became my passion. So for 5 years, I studied and (self & family) tested all kinds of things in our home. Making our home as non-toxic as possible and eating the cleanest most nutritious food I could find or grow. Then I came upon bringing back beautiful aromas into our home that had been lost in the scent of vinegar, baking soda, and castile soap! I dove deep into the effect of fragrances, “natural” senses and flavors that have such a huge effect on our brains let alone overall bodies. Essential oils proved to be the safest and purest sources of aroma on the plant and I was in!
…And then and Essential Oil business was born
Now fast forward to where I was going with the whole Mompreneur thing. I ended up starting my own essential oil business. No, I’m not distilling at home, but don’t think I didn’t look into that, lol! Here it comes I did the even more unthinkable…I joined an MLM, Multi-Level Marketing company, yes I’m a Network Marketer! Ok, so this may make you think less of me at first maybe it even made me think less of me, after all, I was a “school of hard knocks” entrepreneur, work hard both physically and mentally and eventually, it will all pan out nicely. And fortunately, in my case it did but that’s not the facts for many.
I would like to share a different thought about Network Marketing that may or may not resonate with you.
When I joined and started my essential oils business I was so happy to be able to share with other mama’s, grandmama’s, aunt’s, teachers and women what I was doing to take a bit of control of my families health and in turn providing the biggest and best component HOPE! Taking care of the family… for many mama’s is their most important job. I know for myself it is 100% important to me! I found a lot of people were in my shoes and were very thankful for my sharing my stories, my successes and giving them the support they were looking for to change their lives to a more non-toxic healthy lifestyle. This success allowed me to move my business forward while also bringing along with me others that were now also building their own business doing it their way and in alignment with their personal goals.
Long story short. Fast forward 26 years and I’m more a stay at home mama than when my babies were little. Taking care of a son who has special needs with 24/7 care needed. I am a full-time caregiver and wouldn’t want anyone else in my place. Mind you his needs have progressed considerably so I am able to do this alone but I am thankful to have the ability and resources needed to provide the highest quality of care for him. Thankful for all of the learning and decisions I have made in the past to allow this an option for my family.
I have a business that fully fits my families lifestyle. I am able to provide financial support for our family while I continue finding purpose for what I do (this is huge!). I have an amazingly supportive network of women helping women to succeed. This circle is not competitive like the old school thinking that there is only one winner, the boss! Thats just not how this business works at all. The many days the supportive team benefits out way any paycheck.
Women supporting women, Mama’s Loving Moma’s that what MLM’s means to me🌹
Over the last 6 years of engaging in the online marketing space, I have had much success. To be clear this didn’t come easy. People were not just contacting me without me having to put the time and work into my business. Building any business takes work, sacrifice, patience, and determination just to name a few but when you create your business from a place of love, compassion and service people will resonate with you very naturally.
This new-ish online space way to build your business from home is such an amazing opportunity for this new level of Mompreneur’s and can truly catapult your business in so much less time for a lot less upfront expense (if done well) opposed to starting a brick & motor business, which will require a much more substantial investment. I have found not only a successful essential oil business but I also do coaching as well, which has really become a huge passion for me. I am furthering my coaching business to now reach out to other women that would like the one on one experience of working in a life coaching program to help them in all areas of their life.
I will only have a limited amount of spaces available but promise you the results you will receive will be amazing in so many ways. Whether you are struggling with weight issues, relationships, or wanting to just feel happier I can help!
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