I am a CPA, a wife and the mother of a 20 year old daughter and a 17 year old son. I had my own CPA firm for over 20 years and decided to walk away from my practice when my son was in elementary school and described tax season as the “season of the year when he didn’t get to see his Mom”. I transitioned over to work with two of my existing clients as the CFO for a real estate advisory services firm and a real estate investment firm. I also sit on the board of a private charitable foundation.
6 ago my sister-in-law had started a new business and wanted me to order some skincare. After I tried a sample, my skin felt amazing!! The next day I was going to order some product and she sat me down and shared more about this company. I listened….and I liked what I heard! So instead of just ordering product I decided to jump in as a consultant. That was one of the smartest decisions I ever made!
In my first month I almost doubled my investment in this business. As a CPA with tons of entrepreneurial clients I knew this was not the normal profit cycle for new businesses. Within 6 months I became a top leader in Southern California and when I look back at this I have to laugh...I was a super busy Mom and CFO, with a very active life. I jumped in with both feet and squeezed this business in around my busy life.
Now I’m able to pay for my daughter’s private college tuition, my son’s high school and club sports programs, fund retirement plans and accelerate paying off our mortgage! And the best part is I’m able to help others achieve their dreams, whatever they may be. I get to change skin and change lives by helping others start and grow their own business- around all the other things in their lives just like I did.