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Episode 47:: Break Free From The Feast or Famine Cycle

Episode 47:: Break Free From The Feast or Famine Cycle

$50,000.

75% of women entrepreneurs earn less than $50,000 a year in revenue.

That might be fine as a salary… but as an annual revenue for a business? By the time you pay your business expenses and taxes, then figure out how much you’re actually earning per hour, it’s easy to see why 80% of entrepreneurs give up after 18 months.

And for the 25% who do earn more than $50,000… only 12% break the six-figure mark in their business.
I learned these stats a few years ago when I was invited to go to Washington DC to speak on a panel at the US Chamber of Commerce about women in business.

When the panel was over, for the next two hours I talked with women who had tons of questions about how I as able to not only create my business, but create a business that 100% supported our lifestyle and even allowed my husband to retire from his teaching career to be at home with our family.

Answering questions from the women at this event started the inquiry – What is keeping these women from breaking through from 5 to 6 figures?

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Episode 46:: How I Plan My Business Around My Family Life

Episode 46:: How I Plan My Business Around My Family Life

When I started my career in the traditional consulting world, if you were serious about your career – deciding to become a mom put you on the ‘Mommy Track’ if you weren’t willing to work the 10-12 hour days.

I started my business because I knew I wanted to be a mom with the freedom to spend time with my family and enjoy these precious early years of my children while doing work that I loved. I knew it was possible to have both a family and a career.

Over my entire career as an entrepreneur, I’ve experienced two high-risk pregnancies complete with bed-rest and IV fluids for hyperemesis, sleep deprivation, juggling babies then toddlers then school age children… and I’ve steadily built a multiple six figure business.

It hasn’t been an accident. But I have to say that looking back over it, I share a lot more perspective now on what worked, what didn’t work, and how I continue to move plan my business around my family as the mom of three little people.

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My Top 5 Lessons on Achieving More Balance in Your Life & Biz

My Top 5 Lessons on Achieving More Balance in Your Life & Biz

Work Hard Play Hard is my unofficial family motto.

Growing up with entrepreneurial parents, I watched them working tirelessly to build up businesses from scratch. Working 12 hours a day. Heading into the office nearly ever Sunday afternoon to prep for the week ahead.

I also watched them hit complete burnout. And spend their vacations desperately trying to recover from their insanely fast paced life {and no surprise – even before the invention of cell phones, they were still checking in with the office wherever they were}.

You’d think I’d learned from their experience… but no.

After a few years in a highly-competitive consulting career, I burned out my adrenals, started experiencing panic attacks, and realized that the Work Hard Play Hard path wasn’t the way for me.

I wanted to create a life and a living doing something that I loved… but also that allowed me to live in alignment with what was truly important to me.

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