Molly Fienning was on the flight line waiting for her husband Ted, a Marine Corps fighter pilot, to fly home from a deployment in early 2010 when she had the "Aha!" moment for what was to become the start of her entrepreneurial life.
Molly describes the day:
Corey Colwell-Lipson took action on a feeling that many moms have, year-in and year-out, at Halloween. You know that feeling when your kid comes home with a pillowcase full of junk and expects to eat it all?!
This may be the year of the entrepreneur, but does that include franchising?
They say that in order to receive a smile you must give one away. Ruth Kaiser has given away thousands and in return has launched the Spontaneous Smiley Movement. She's all about optimism and choosing our lives by choosing our behavior.
My sister in law introduced me to her friend, Amy Creel who founded Smart Mom Jewelry and Teething Bling. This is one of those ideas that almost every mom will say, “Why didn’t I think of that?!”
Many people who start a business later in life - after raising kids - say that motherhood helped prepare them for entrepreneurship. This got me thinking because for me, it was actually the reverse: Entrepreneurship helped prepare me for motherhood.
I have wanted to attend CES (Consumer Electronics Show) for a few years now since tech plays such a big part in my life, but the show is traditionally only for people inside the tech world.
"I don't have time."
"I don't have money."
"I'm just too busy."
These excuses (that we all make at some point or another) are no longer valid. We've all been guilty of staying within our comfort zone, even if we aren't truly comfortable there. We spend time dreaming of better scenarios but then make excuses about why we can't change.
One of my favorite quotes is from Tony Robbins who said, "A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided."