Hey there! I'm an award-winning, internationally published senior expert cosmetologist. I'm also a blogger, educator, and coach in the field of Beauty & Business!
I started off as a teen model in my area, nothing huge, just a few gigs here and there. I LOVED the beauty field! I loved the hair, the makeup, the nails…everything. I was fascinated with the history and the science of it!
I decided to get from the front of the camera to behind the scenes. I became a stay at home mom, but I still wanted to live my dream of being a salon owner. I was determined to get my license and build a successful business.
Isn't funny that whenever you're set a goal and are ready to take action, LIFE kicks in and things happen to pull your focus? Well, that's exactly what happened to me! Just a few months after I started school, I discovered I was pregnant with my 2nd child. Like my 1st pregnancy, it was high risk, so I spent the majority of my pregnancy on bed rest.
After having my son, I put school on hold just for a few months…or at least that was my plan…but again, life happened. My hubby and I were going through some very difficult times, and I ended up calling it quits for everyone's sake. It was difficult, but it all turned out for the best.
So there I was, a single mom of 2 trying to figure out what to do next. I made a decision to go back to school and bust my buns to finish ASAP. Most people take 18-36 months to complete cosmetology school. It took me a total of 7 months.
I then worked in a salon where I built a steady, loyal clientele in just a few months. Shortly thereafter, I started my own salon and began platform artistry & educating stylists and students in my region.
Finally! The dream of being in business for myself and having financial freedom was a reality!
Then I realized one very important missing piece…
I realized although I had financial freedom, I did NOT have time freedom. I was accountable for everything, so I had to physically be there to handle many aspects of my business. This meant I didn't have the time with my kids that I though I would. I was always busy, and if I could've cloned myself, I think I might have tried.
One of the biggest reasons for starting a business was to give my kids everything–including their mom. So, I needed to figure out what I could do to be more available for them.
That's when I read a quote from financial expert, Warren Buffett:
“If you don't find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.”-Warren Buffett
I thought, Oh em gee! He's absolutely right! Especially having your own business, where there's no retirement. Heck– even having retirement, people still find they need supplemental income. I felt totally screwed!
I discovered I could own a business in beauty WITHOUT having to physically be there to make money. No more “time in exchange for money” for me. I discovered passive income!
So I sold my salon and began working from home. It was at the perfect time, because I ended up having to homeschool my kids. So we all ended up together after all! As my home business grew, I not only had my financial freedom, but I finally had the time freedom. Now, we can go anywhere at any time we want. No having to make up school work, no having to ask permission, no need to sacrifice income to take a vacation.
Now, I make money blogging, and coaching women on how they can can tap into their inner strengths & talents to build a life of their dreams as well!
It's my mission to continue impacting, inspiring, and empowering women to do live their dreams!
If I only help a person by giving money toward their problem, that's temporary. It doesn't solve the underlying issue. If I help a person learn the skill sets to earn her own money, create a better life, and achieve victory…THAT is true impact!
If you're anything like me, and you want more time with your family, you want to define who are, create your own circumstances to reflect your beliefs, if you want to be independent and create your own financial freedom & stability, then you'll want to know what I'm doing and work alongside me! Let's further the mission to give more kids their moms back!