I have to limit the number of books on marketing and mysteries that I buy, or I'd get nothing done. My kids, staying on top of my duties as a mom. As the mother of 3 girls, I know all about Taylor Swift, Hannah Montana, and Dora.
Getting my kids to and from 3 schools every day. Lots of basketball, softball, ice skating, and play dates for the kids. A nice night out, like dinner and a movie with my hubby, is always welcome!
Elizabeth George (mysteries) Dick Francis (mysteries) Tom Peters Seth Godin (couldn't live without this man!) Stephen Covey Anthony Robbins
"I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him." -- Eleanor Roosevelt
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I'm rumored to be the tooth fairy, but shhhhh don't tell!
Actually, I'm a mother of three girls who works from home. The road of home-based-business has been pretty bumpy, still with lots of ups and downs. You too?
Let's see. I started out after college with a whole bunch of tedious jobs, eventually went to grad school to become a social worker, and ultimately learned that I'm a really terrible bureaucrat. I tend to ask "why" too much. After about 20 years of working for other people and the government, I took advantage of my last chance to be "mom" and stay at home after my third daughter was born.
After about 6 months of being at home with the baby, I must admit I was going pretty nuts. It was clear that neither the dog nor the baby were ready to work on ego development. So I started my own business in spring 2006. At the beginning it was a very traditional private therapy practice. The practice plugged along fairly well, and I only recently stopped seeing clients in December 2009.
Now between you and me, being a therapist day in and day out is not as fun as it sounds. The "Bob Newhart Show" really doesn't give an honest portrayal. I loved my clients, but I'm a very take-action kind of person meaning that long-term therapy bores me to tears. After a while it was clear that I needed at least one more outlet, and I soon found it.
Part of what developed with the therapy practice was a fascination with marketing. It started with a little e-book about child behavior, which led me to market it online. That led to other online marketing niches, blogging, and much to my amazement often helping other people create their own blogs and online marketing programs. I still have those in place, and while they aren't making me rich they're at least keeping me in lip gloss, which is a nice perk.
This fall, I started working with a network marketing company. I must admit that I got involved because my enroller is a terrific woman who has become a good friend. I also love the products and feel truly good about using them.
Unfortunately, the whole "go talk to everyone you know and start conversations at the grocery store" just wasn't working for me. And most of my friends and family could care less about signing up. Go figure.
So, after a few months of feeling silly and struggling and convincing my husband that this IS going to work, I realized that I needed to trust my instincts and find a different solution to my marketing issues. I was worried that no one in my organization was really using comprehensive internet marketing strategies to generate their leads.
Thus I find myself with a new blog, a new marketing plan, and tons to learn. I'm not gonna pretend, it's a little overwhelming. So if that's you, too, I'm glad we can share this experience together.
Well, that's probably ten times more than you wanted to know about me. I'd love to connect with you, find out more about what makes you tick, and see if there's anything we could help each other with. Feel welcome to send me a note or leave a comment in my guest book!
All my best to you,
My Location: Evanston, Illinois
Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I'm a pretty social work-from-home mom, always up for a good cup of coffee and a chat. Feel free to leave me a comment or send me a message. I look forward to hearing from you!