How long you have been in business for yourself?
About a year and a half
Business product or service:
Radio Host, Speaker, Author
What led you to start your business?:
It was something that I have always wanted to do, however I think I really needed a push and my kick in the pants came in the form of a diagnosis. About two and a half ago my son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and I was unable to balance the demands of a full time plus job and taking caring of my son. As a single parent I knew that I needed to be home more for my son to help him manage a life long chronic illness. So I took the leap and started my business.
What kept/keeps you going during challenging times?:
My best friend. I call her and she talks me through my challenges. Additionally, I have created my own unofficial network of women that have started their own businesses, and my network of mentors and business partners. Taking time to exercise. When I am outside walking or pretending to run, this is when I not only clear my mind, but have a moment to connect spiritually.
One lesson you’ve learned during your entrepreneurial journey:
That it is really tough to make big girl decisions. I think when we decide to go off on our own we romanticize it in our minds. I am at a transition point currently, a spot that I have always wanted to be in, however, I have to make a decision that is difficult to make especially as a single parent. I have to have trust in what I have built and that it will sustain me and my family.
One thing about your business that makes you smile:
Every time that I get on the air I smile! I love that I have created my show and I enjoy talking to some wonderful people, Rock Star Health Advocates and Caregivers. Also, In my first year of broadcasting my show was nominated for 3 WEGO Health Activist Awards.
Favorite motivational quote:
“The world only exists in your eyes…You can make it as big or as small as you want.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps (Can I say that?)