Tell us about your latest Mompreneur Moves!
My name is Dr. Kiiyonna L. Jones. I am a Registered Nurse with over 12 years experience at the bedside, while simultaneously growing within nursing leadership and starting my own business. Currently, I am a professor at a large private university, still work 4 days per month at the bedside, and own a Beauty and Wellness Boutique, Luxe Beauty and Wellness in Artesia, California. I am a wife and mother of 5 wonderful children who are the Why for everything I do. During this quarantine I have started a t-shirt business which focuses on putting positive thoughts on t-shirts and I have enthusiastically began working on my training course for nurses who are interested in sidepreneurship.
How do you balance entrepreneurship with motherhood?
My family is my number one priority, every thing I do and have done is for my family as a result, finding balance can be challenging. However, I wake up before my family to have uninterrupted time building my business. It is important that in the evening when we are spending family time together, that I put aside everything and am present and focused on experiencing my family. Our children are 23, 21, 13, 12, and 3 (blended family) and as you can imagine, the 3 year-old requires the most time but between my husband and I we manage to enjoy our time her as well.
What 3 steps helped you to become successful as a Mompreneur?
The first step has been my dedication to maintaining a disciplined life, where I have eliminated anything that does not add value to my life.
The second step is making time for my health, this includes exercise, eating healthy, meditation, and most importantly investing in self-growth courses and coaching.
Any advice for mom's who are considering a pivot into entrepreneurship right now?
I emphasize, to mothers especially, stay focused on your why which most often is your family. Use your love for your family as leverage and a source of strength to push through the hurdles that WILL COME during your entrepreneurial journey. Take the time to discover your passion, whenever you decide to start your business make sure you are doing something you love and find true pleasure in.
Please share how readers can support you and connect with you online:
I can be reached on Instagram @sidepreneur_nurse, the website to my boutique is www.luxebeautyandwellness.com, as well as Facebook www.facebook.com/kiiyonna.white