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Finding Light Beyond the Hustle: A Message to Fellow Business Owners and Moms

To all the incredible business owners and mothers out there, I see you. The overwhelm, the depression, the overstimulation – it’s a heavy load to carry. I’ve been there, feeling stuck and unsure of where to start.

I've always been a career driven women, working since I was 15 to make my own money. When my mom passed from cancer when I was 18, I really needed to make it on my own. I hustled hard in the hair industry because I was taught that the harder you work, the more money you make.

When I opened my own salon in 2019, I was thrilled, but the financial chokehold of making it profitable or just breaking even quickly set in. I survived my first year of business, while being pregnant with my first child and navigating the COVID pandemic.

but then 2023 shook me unexpectedly!

I had my second child, Wesley, and really struggled through postpartum depression. My husband decided to embarked on a major career change in law enforcement, and I had many health challenges with a thyroid cancer diagnoses requiring 2 surgeries for removal.

During this tumultuous time, my business mentor introduced me to the concept of “the next version of me.” I was the only one that could pull me out of this pit I was in. I realized I had two choices: remain miserable, depressed, overwhelmed, and overstimulated, or strive for a new version of myself and my life. It required a new set of rules, discipline, and accountability. It wouldn't be easy, but I had the power to shape my life.

I began to think about my business differently, putting more intention into my life, creating something that aligned with my values rather than finding my worth in my income. For me, this meant being fully present with my kids daily, developing stronger connections with my loved ones, and helping others beyond just giving them great hair. It meant becoming more in tune with myself, taking care of my body, and finding moments of peace in an anxiety-ridden, chaotic world.

Discipline can be tricky to keep up with, but investing in my coaches keeps me on track. Growth can feel slow, but when I look back at where I was last year compared to now, the mental and emotional differences are immense. No one changes overnight; it’s a long game. Sometimes it feels like it takes a while for momentum to pick up, but I stay committed to building good habits and checking in with myself and my coaches. There are times when I feel like I have zero capacity, and in those times, I rest. But then I push myself to get out of my pits, reflect

on the goals I set out to achieve this year (which can be as simple as drinking enough water or planning date nights with my husband. I try not to overthink it and just go. Making small steps to build better habits.

To all the hard-working mamas and business owners feeling like they are just handing on by a thread, you have the power to create a new version of yourself.

Don't neglect the desire to create your dream life. I know it can seem overwhelming or unachievable but I want to help get you closer to your goals!


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