How do you balance entrepreneurship with motherhood?
Being a mom came natural to me and I knew that I needed freedom to be available for my kids. Entrepreneurship had to be the route for me; I didn’t want to have to ask to take vacations, attend recitals or games, missing a moment was a complete deal breaker for me when it came to my kids. My kids are into extracurricular activities and they both are academic scholars so there’s always an event or program to attend. My balance comes from dedicating time; I have family time and I have work time which is essential. I work only 3-4 days a week, weekends are non-negotiable unless it’s a speaking engagement.
What 3 steps helped you to become successful as a Mompreneur?
The 3 steps helped me to become successful as a Mompreneur are boundaries, time management and communication. I communicated to my family and clients, 'hey I’m going to be taking the leap of faith into full time entrepreneurship things will be different from here on out'. I set boundaries with my clients, company, and family. My boundaries include work hours, non-negotiable family time and delegating tasks in my businesses & at home. We all have roles and responsibilities to make life smooth for all parties. Time, the most valuable asset you have is time because no matter what you’ll never get time back; and time doesn’t always equate to money. Eventually your kids outgrow your lap and you could never get time back so it was essentially important to give them the best childhood experience while providing them with a childhood they won’t have to spend time healing from as an adult. I communicate my mistakes just as well as my accolades, teaching them how to become phenomenal women of society.
Any advice for moms who are considering a pivot into entrepreneurship right now?
Yes, stay in control even if things aren’t going as planned which they won’t always but starting with boundaries, pricing, time management and communication. What do I mean by this ? I’m not answering the phone if it’s family time. Vice versa I won’t be putting off work if it’s office hours. Decide your non-negotiables for your family dynamic. Entrepreneurship is hard but if you start how you want to finish you’ll be successful. Parenting doesn’t come with a handbook but you’re still doing your best, continue to let your kids know they will not be overshadowed by your business, involve them, teach them some new tasks; it helps with work life balance.
What is next for you in 2022?
My daughter’s birthday is May 13th she’s launching a lipgloss line as she turns 15.
Our biggest tax season ever is coming to an end and my Millionaire Makers Tour begins May 21 in Dallas Texas. Taxes in Tulum this summer July 29-August 2. Details of each city and state, ticketing and guests can be found on www.cartercapitalpllc.com under the events tab.
I plan to work on my personal brand more so my you tube channel has launched and I’m wrapping up season 2 of my podcast Comma Convos available on Anchor, Apple, Google, & Spotify. My goal is to continue to make an impact while making an income.
How can readers connect with you online and register for your wealth summit?
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