Mom & CEO
When I had my first son, Ben, I was still working in corporate america. I was able to take 12 weeks off for maternity leave, 5 weeks were paid at 60% and the rest was taken unpaid. Those were some stressful weeks. Tom and I were already living close to paycheck to paycheck and having to give up one source of income for so many weeks in a row, it was really challenging and added so much stress to a really beautiful season of life.
We budgeted our money, spent most of the 12 weeks cooped up at home and we made it work. I will never forget when the hospital bill arrived in our mailbox. We were focusing on just surviving and making ends meet so I could take off the time to be home with Ben and had no idea where we were going to find the extra money to pay off the bills. I called the hospital and begged them to lower our monthly payment and even then, the amount was tough for us to find a way to pay.
I was one year into my business at this time and I remember vowing to myself that I would never again be in a situation where I had to choose between spending time with my precious newborn and helping provide for our family.
Mama got to WORK. Like any business, mine wasn’t a get rich quick thing. The first year of my business was a LOT of hard work, a lot of training and learning the business. I was starting my online fitness business with almost no followers, no network of clients, etc. I worked my business throughout my unpaid maternity leave and even harder once I returned back to work. I was busy with a newborn, working 40+ hours in corporate america and had a long commute...but that time with my baby was SO important to me, that I was willing to hustle in every crack of my day to assure that one day, mama would be HOME for good, rather than juggling a job outside the home and mom life.
When Ben was a year and a half, I gave my notice and quit day job so I could be my own boss.
Now, I work for ME. Maternity leave is paid at 100% for as long as I want. My hours are determined by ME. Vacation time is determined by ME. The work I choose to do is determined by ME. And my job now feels more like self care and something that gives me purpose, rather than work.
I am grateful I hustled because now, this mama never has to choose between her kids or a paycheck. I can have both.
I have been a full time fitness coach for over 3.5 years and I love that I never have to miss out on a field trip, school drop off, pick up, class party, doctors appointment…or Brady’s first smile, first giggle, first word, etc.
I am hosting two webinars this week for anyone who is curious about what I do for a living and how you can do it too. Our team is #8 in the entire network of over 400,000 teams and we are extremely passionate about helping others, paying it forward and working hard for our dreams and goals.
I will be mentoring and partnering with 10 new women starting next week. I am specifically looking for someone who wants MORE. Someone who is a hard worker, self motivated and is willing to work for what they want. I have been able to turn my dreams into my reality and I want to teach you how to do the same.
I will discuss:
What I do for a living
What my day to day looks like
How much it costs to start your business
How you can earn income
Info about our team of Fearlessly Fit coaches
What my mentoring and training looks like
Interested in learning more?
Can’t wait to chat with you!