Yes, these are my people!
(And yes, this is our 2017 Christmas Card.)
Here is my crazy family! Each year we get excited to create our family Christmas card! We brainstorm for months but never seem to be able to nail down the theme until the last moment so usually our cards arrive AFTER Christmas. I don't think we will ever be able to top this one you see above, it's our favorite! (Fun fact: we took this on our back porch, and yes I had a tripod set up and luckily it got the shot!)
You should know I'm a true Texan, and my hometown of Austin will never leave my soul. (Someday maybe we'll get to move back.) I attended Baylor University for 2 years and then transferred, and graduated from the Business School at the University of Texas - HOOK'em!
I'm married to a wonderful man and have 3 amazing children - my oldest and youngest are 9 years apart, so the range of topics in my home is quite exciting! I am obsessed with my 2 white little fluffy dogs, which are a Maltese and a Mal-shi. I might love them more than any human. (Just kidding!) (Not!) I am mesmerized by sunrises & beautiful beaches. My favorite movie is the Wizard of Oz and my 2 favorite hobbies are eating and laughing :)
Over the last 20 years, I ran 3 businesses - 2 e-commerce boutiques & 1 photography business. They have enabled me to stay home while raising my children. I have loved being in control of my career all these years while creating profitable businesses that have truly filled my soul!
In the summer of 2019, I realized I was poised for a new venture. I took the leap by starting this consulting business + podcast. I have been giving others advice for years regarding their small businesses, and realized this is what I should be doing! So, this here is my 4th business and somewhere deep inside I'm proud that I have put myself out there, starting something scary like a podcast. (I have no public speaking or radio experience or anything similar.) But, with prayer & tenacity, I embarked on this journey and am so excited! (I'm sure my kids are nervous I'm going to ruin their reputations.)
Are you taking some calculated risks in your life? Are you intentionally growing beyond where you are today? Do you love your career? If you are not feeling truly fulfilled in what you are doing now, and know you have always wanted to be your own boss...then start now! You can build a business on the side, you can start it small and you can do something you love - all built on YOUR TERMS! I know this because I did it and it's one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Know that you are capable of more than you ever dreamed. You can do more than you ever thought you could. It's time to OWN your future, and I can't wait to see you get started! XOXOXOXOXOX