Do you have a passion or an interest that you would like to pursue and turn into a business?
Maybe it is something you have been thinking about for a while but have put it off because of time or money.
Many times as moms we have big dreams and goals to start a business. Many times the process of starting a business can seem so daunting. Often time, even discouraging when we start to count the cost.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. That’s why I brought my guest, Laura to help us with these challenges. In this episode Laura shares:
- The biggest misconceptions that women have with starting a business
- The mistakes that us as moms make when we’re trying to make money from a passion or interest.
- Tips for working moms who want to pursue their dreams of starting a business, but are trying to figure out how to do this while having a nine to five.
- Tips on how to pursue your business without putting your family at risk.
If you are ready to start that business you have been putting off for a while, check out this episode before you do.
Laura Markz is a former online strategy executive, turned corporate dropout, entrepreneur, and mom of two. With over a decade of experience building businesses online and being in the trenches herself, she’s the founder of MyBizU, where her mission is to help moms across the globe build their own businesses.
She’s completely changing the game of entrepreneurship, flipping what’s notoriously known for being a high-risk and high-stress path on its head… Reinventing the game to work for the biggest bosses out there: MOMS.
So they can easily turn their passions and strengths into a profitable business that prioritizes what’s most important to them. And make it happen on top of an already busy schedule.
- Website: www.lauramarkz.com
- Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/lauramarkz
- Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/bizandbooze
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/lauramarkz
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/lauramarkz
- Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/lauramarkz
- Freebie: www.mylifemybiz.com/happy
- Book: Forget “Having It All”: How America Messed Up Motherhood–and How to Fix It (affliate link)
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/lauramarkz
- Freebie: www.mylifemybiz.com/happy
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Real Happy Mom 0:05
You are listening, the weekly podcast with busy working mums to get inspiration and practical tips for this journey calm. My name is Tony. And you are listening to Episode 154 y there and welcome back to another episode of the Raptor mom podcast. We’re excited to have you back again. In particular, if you are a mompreneur or an aspiring mompreneur, this episode is definitely going to be one that you are going to enjoy. Today, I have my guests, Laura marked, who is going to be sharing with us some tips to help us with pursuing our dreams of starting a business without putting our family at financial risk. And that is a big huge thing. Because a lot of times as moms, yes, we have big dreams and goals to start these businesses, but they kind of require a lot of time and money. And it seems like a lot to go ahead and invest upfront, especially if things are stable, or even if they’re not stable with your family financially. So in this episode, Laura is going to be talking to us about some of the biggest misconceptions that women have with starting a business. Also some of the mistakes that us as moms make when we’re trying to make money from a passion or interest. Then lastly, she shares with us some of the tips for working moms who want to pursue our dreams of starting a business, but are trying to figure out how to do this while having a nine to five. She also shares some other really great tips on how to pursue your business without putting your family at risk. So this is something that it’s of interest to you, you want to make sure you stay to the end of this episode, because it is jam packed with a lot of really good information. And I know that is going to help you out a ton. If you haven’t already, please make sure that you join me in the Facebook group. There you’ll find some more information as well as some encouragement, and just some fun, as well as some monthly trainings on Trello, a project management tool that is going to help you with getting your life systematized and organized. And in there, I’m going to show you different ways that you can use Trello to get things the way that you need to so that life is a lot more simple and streamlined for you. So go over to Real Happy Mom comm slash community to join me inside of the Facebook group. All right, now that we have that out of the way, let’s go ahead and jump on into this week’s episode. Well, Laura, welcome to the podcast. I am excited to have you.
I’m so excited to be here. I’ve been looking forward to it for so long.
Real Happy Mom 2:45
Yes, definitely, definitely. And you have a very fun and unique story. And I definitely want to hear more about that. But before we jump into our topic for today, I wanted you to share a little bit about you and what you do.
Yeah, I am a former online strategy executive turned a corporate dropout. I’m a podcast host as well, entrepreneur and mom of two little boys just like you a couple years behind you. I have an almost four year old and a one and a half year old. So we are busy over here. My schpeel used to include having to in diapers, but luckily the almost four and a half year old just decided he was a big boy recently. So we are done with divers are one. So down to one now with it. But yeah, crazy, crazy time. So you’re going to be my go to for all the advice on these boys. In terms of what I do, I run my own digital agency as well as my own online education business where I help moms across the globe, start and grow their own businesses. But my mission really is a lot deeper than that. The vast majority of moms who are interested in having a business or think about the idea of starting a business, it’s not necessarily because their life’s calling husband to be a business owner, there is a really a greater purpose behind it all. And it stems from what I call the mom dilemma, which I’m really excited to do, again with you. Where you know, society really doesn’t set us up to succeed. And, you know, we have desires and goals that seem impossible to achieve. Well, we are moms, especially those with young kids like us.
Real Happy Mom 4:38
Okay, yes, definitely. And I was just wondering, like how you even got into the space that you’re in now because I’m sure it was a journey. So I just wanted you to kind of briefly just give us a background story on how you even got here with helping moms.
Yeah, so I mean, it’s it’s a little bit of a scary story. So any any less They’re they’re planning on having more kids, which I am because I’m a glutton for punishment. Apparently, I won’t get into the details of exactly what happened. But I’ll dive into it for sure. So yeah, as I mentioned, I was a former online strategy executive. So it was a really demanding job. Like, I worked for multimillion dollar companies. And my job was essentially to like market and grow big businesses online. And as a lot of moms listening can relate to like throughout my 20s, like I’ve worked my butt off, like I was one of the first ones in last ones out was working 60 hour weeks traveled, climbing that corporate ladder, I built a team. And if I’m being completely honest, I didn’t hate it. Like I was great at it, it was rewarding. Until my tipping point that I alluded to a few years ago, almost four years ago, now I became a mom. And as everyone is aware, that alone is completely life changing. But on top of that, I had a near death experience following the birth of my son. Again, I won’t get into it because it was so traumatizing. But after emergency surgery, my third and final surgery in a matter of weeks, I stayed up all night in the hospital bed, like my mind racing about my life and the life of my new baby. And I thought, like, life is way too short not to go after what you want to like to not wake up every single day, like doing what I actually want to do. And to not be in charge of my own time like time that to me now as a mom, even though it was only a few weeks in felt so much more valuable. Now, I wanted to create something and to make an impact and really set an example for my child, like, what’s possible and live life how I wanted to live it without being limited to only after 6pm. And on the weekends, which all working moms know. That is what we’re limited to. And so I as I lay in the house, my hospital bed, literally, it was out of my movie, like I was in so much pain, like physically, like emotionally because they’d like cut me open again, because I had had a C section and then they had to go back in and fix stuff up that they screwed up. And literally the sun rose, like, into my room like crept into my sterile, gloomy room. And I said, EFF it YOLO let’s do this. Like I literally said that out loud. And my mom was on the couch next to me. And she woke up and was like, Honey, are you talking yourself? And I was like, Yes, Yes, I am. And it’s not the medication, I am quitting my job. And I’m starting my own thing. And she’s like, Oh, hey, that’s a sweetie, she probably did not take me seriously at all. But that is exactly what I did. Like, right when I was released from the hospital, I quit my job, spent a couple months neglected the roles of my fat little baby. And I began mapping out my plan for just living this magical life that I had envisioned, which ended up not being so magical. And we’ll get into that too. But skipping ahead a couple years. That is when I founded my company in my program my biz you which ultimately, like I said, that is to support moms across the globe in in building their own businesses. But to really flip what’s notoriously known for being a high risk and high stress path. on its head, like reinventing what entrepreneurship looks like for the biggest bosses out there, which is us monster giving us the ability to easily turn our passions or an idea into a profitable business on top of an already busy schedule, because we are, you know, the busiest people out there. And the way just like the way society kind of sets us up to fail, which I want to get into this whole moms dilemma as I call it. entrepreneurship as we know, it isn’t set up for us to succeed. So I’m excited to just get all into this. But yeah, that’s my story. It honestly I think with anyone in life, when you have something hard that you go through, you know, and becoming a mom is is can be challenging enough. But not everyone hopefully has to face a near death experience to wake up and realize that life is too short. I unfortunately needed to be hit over the head with a bat with it. But you know, with all hardships, you would hope that good things come out of it. And looking back. It’s the best thing that could have ever happened to me.
Real Happy Mom 9:23
Yes, yes. And I love your story. And I love how you put it. And thank you for being open and honest with me.
I mean, like I could like go into the story. But I’m like, we have too many moms on here. And it was such a fluke like it never happens. So I don’t want to like freak people out. Yes, yes,
Real Happy Mom 9:40
totally. No, are you have talked about the mom dilemma or actually just kind of like mentioned it. So I want you to kind of unpack that for us. What is it and and how is it affecting us when it comes to starting our own business? Yeah,
I mean, the working mom dilemma is Something that isn’t new what we know about it, whether or not we realize it. And it’s the issue that moms face in society around having to quote unquote, balance, working full time and being a full time mom, and Amy westerfeld, the author of the book, forgetting, forget having it all puts it, we expect women to work like they don’t have children and raise children as if they don’t work. Because if you think about it, like to get ahead in a company, you need to put in the work, which means like 50, plus hour weeks to climb that corporate ladder, and for many, although not lately, although kind of now. It involves long daily commutes, because people are going back to work now I guess. And leaving their kids to travel potentially. And part time isn’t really an option. In most companies, you if you have goals to climb that corporate ladder, because let’s be real, we would be left out of a lot of opportunities if we are not showing up every day. And to be a quote unquote, good mom, you need to put in the work to which means you know, being at all their events present with them at home, active in school, and I’m using air quotes for all this because this is obviously expectations that we put on ourselves and others put on us not reality of what it actually takes to be a great mom. But that’s how we feel. And that’s a lot of work for one person to squeeze into a 24 hour a day and a seven day week. So we’re left feeling like we are always failing at something because success at work comes at the expense of time with our kids and time with our kids comes at the expense of building our careers. And not to mention like our marriage, friendships hashtag self care. I mean it’s just ridiculous. And but again, it stretches further than just working moms like it is the same for stay at home moms. like growing up I don’t know about you. But I always looked at life as a stay at home mom through these rose, rose colored glasses thinking like they were just living their best lives like I aspire to be a stay at home mom, like I imagined their mornings would start with like little meditation, they would just read a little book in the den do fun things with their kids have a liquid lunch with the girls, I was like Sign me up. But in reality, we all know that being a stay at home mom literally is the hardest job on earth. And I experienced that firsthand those first few months after I gave birth. And you know, by job and didn’t have another one. Like we’re on duty 24 seven, and especially when the kids are young, you have to spend all of your time keeping them from turning into feral children. So it can like suck the life out of you more than a nine to five job would. So yeah, you either work your butt off all day with no time to spend with your kids or you work your butt off all day with no escape from them. And we’re stuck in this all or nothing scenario where to succeed in one area huge sacrifices have to be made at home with our careers or both. And the vast majority of us whether we’re at home or have a career can even get time alone in the bathroom, let alone spend on our own passions and interests. So on top of feeling like we’re failing in one area, or another of our lives, we’re left with like this huge void when it comes to like what we want, like what we want to do, what we want to learn what we want to accomplish. And it’s honestly mind blowing that these are our only options to be away from them full time or be with them full time because they’re not cutting that for everybody. Like we need a better option for those that that’s not working for like an option that gives us what we want out of our lives professionally. And personally, like an option that excites us and gives us some freedom and flexibility, frankly, in in our time and how we work and allows us to achieve our own goals and aspirations. while still being being able to thrive outside of that, and starting your own business can get you that. But there, there is a huge butt to that because that entrepreneurship as we know it today, as we as I alluded to, is not set up for us to succeed because the way we view entrepreneurship the way we have traditionally approached, starting and running a business is all wrong. That’s why so many people do who do pursue it fail and find that they find themselves working harder than they were in their nine to five and why so many, especially moms avoid it in the first place.
Real Happy Mom 14:26
Yes, you brought up so many good things there. And I love how you put it because I truly believe that as moms we’re we’re multifaceted. We’re not just a mom, we’re not just you know, whatever the position is that we hold at work so I love how you’re saying to you know be able to almost like say having it all but having a way to like balance it out so that we can have a little bit of everything without driving ourselves crazy because let’s just be real like it gets a little a little nutty sometimes with the little ones
Yeah, and I mean, some women were born to be moms. And that is a beautiful, beautiful thing. It’s just the the beauty of life too is that we’re all different. And a lot of us love, don’t love our kids any less like, we are obsessed with our children. But like, I would literally go and say, by attribute with them 24 seven and that and I know I’m not alone in that, like I’ve, I’ve heard women talk about the fact that they want that to be talked about more, because we are we feel guilty in a way saying that, like because yeah, we think that people will think like, oh, like I need to prioritize myself. Like that’s a selfish thing, quote, unquote, to do as a mom. And so it’s a scary thing to talk about, because you don’t want to be judged. But in reality, we’re all thinking it like we all most of us need something more. Something else for ourselves to pursue in order to truly be the best best versions of ourselves.
Real Happy Mom 16:05
As moms as well. Yeah, no, I totally agree. I’m raising my hand on that one. I love my kids. But no, not all day, at least a pandemic has shown me I do not want to do that.
thing. The pandemic showed us all that even you know, for those of us that weren’t stay at home moms that Oh, my God. Yeah, that’s it’s hard. It is hard
Real Happy Mom 16:25
is and one thing that I really love learning from you is about starting a business because I know that she’s seen a lot of people do it. Well, in some not so well. So I’m wondering, what are some of the biggest mistakes that she’s seen women make when it comes to trying to make money from a passion or an interest that they have?
Yeah, I mean, I’ll go through the three biggest ones. Number one is something that nobody ever talks about. And it is pursuing the wrong business, like the wrong idea, the wrong way to monetize that idea, the wrong offer the wrong positioning, or any number of these things. What new entrepreneurs have a tendency to do is find someone that they admire, or someone who has a successful business, or listen to someone who tells them to start a certain type of business, and
Real Happy Mom 17:18
go for that.
Because they think, Okay, well, if they can be successful, or if they are successful doing that, then I can be too. But the problem with that is that gets you to a great business side. Yeah. But that does not get you to your great business idea. Not only will it completely suck the fun out of the entire experience, it will make it really difficult to see it through. If you’re pursuing something that’s not right for you. It’s like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole like it can feel impossible, no matter how hard you try. The reason you if this is if this is something you pursue, the reason you pursue it is to create a better life for yourself and for your family. You don’t want it to be a struggle to succeed, you don’t want it to feel like more work than it’s worth. But if you are pursuing the wrong business, that’s how it’s going to feel. Because different businesses, different business models, they require different strengths. They require a totally different look at it from a day to day perspective. And if it’s not something you’re excited about, not something that you are good at it, it’s going to be impossible. And another key thing to consider when thinking about the business that you want to start is is it aligned with what you want, like will this particular business, this idea, this business model, this brand, will it enable you to achieve whatever your specific goals are like, everybody has different goals going into this. Some people want to make millions of dollars and live in a mansion next to one of the real housewives which may or may not be my personal goal. And others just want to make a side income. So they can free up some of their time to get childcare and spend time on something that they enjoy. So it’s be because we all have such drastically different goals as well as different passions and interests and strengths. That means it’s not a one size fits all situation, you need to be pursuing something that right for you. The second biggest mistake is this idea of kind of taking too long to make any money. That’s when you are getting your business off the ground. You’re kind of I see it every time that and I did it myself where you’re kind of fiddling away at things that are surface level that actually don’t have an impact on your ability to make any money out front. So like things like your branding, your logo, your website. And what happens is when you spend all this time on this, you feel like you’re making money. progress because you can visually see, and you can visually show people like, hey, look at how sick sick this branding is like, look at all awesome. My website is look at these brands, this brand shoot that I got, Don’t I look great. And that’s awesome from the surface. But where that leaves you is you’re spending months and months and often 1000s of dollars on getting these things designed and created and perfect. And you don’t have anything to show for it. So two things here is like you not you shouldn’t Yes. Do you need a website? Absolutely. But you could get that done in a day. Do you want branding? Absolutely. But there’s ways you can do that for yourself as well without paying for it, you can get all this stuff, streamline it, and instead free up your time to focus on what’s actually going to make you money. So that’s Mistake number two.
Mistake number three is once your business is up and running, we have a tendency, especially for those like me who just are you know, type A, like 13 like, I’m not afraid to work hard, like I’m going to get in here, I’m going to do it. They’re working hard, but they’re doing a lot of work that actually has no impact on their business and they’re actually spreading themselves too thin. So they’re getting on Facebook, Instagram, tik tok clubhouse, they’re experimenting with like all these hot new things like Facebook groups, Facebook Lives, Instagram reels, they post to social media every day for that their high school classmates and their mom to see, they create a whole bunch of content and a bunch of free resources, they push out all these emails like oh my god, the list goes on and on. The problem with that is like we’re sucked into this overwhelming world of this hustle mentality that we feel we need to be a part of in order to succeed as an entrepreneur. And ultimately, we end up spreading ourselves too thin. Like, again, going back to why you’re starting this in the first place, you aren’t starting a business to work harder than you were before and barely make enough money to get by. None of these things are the secret to your success. In fact, trying to jump into all of them at once, like spraying your energy across all these things with no clear strategy will only set you up for failure. I’m going back to my own situation. I did all of these things like I in which was news to me, because I was like, Okay, I have over a decade of experience. I do this at an executive level. Like I was working for big brands with big budgets. And that’s a completely it’s a completely different ballgame. What made me succeed in a corporate environment is not what’s gonna make me succeed and entrepreneurial by environment. And that is the same for anyone who pursues this. So you know, I personally was left in the same scenario where months and months and 1000s of dollars later I was burned out like literally in the first year of me trying to get my business up and running. It was like 10 different things I kid you not I started off thinking I was going to be a mom, blogger, which would have been a joke because I am like not I’m like a b minus mom. I love my little nuggets. But like I know nothing about like, buying organic, like, like sleep training or any of that. Like it was just hilarious that I actually I was just in it. So it was just glaring to me. And I was like, okay, maybe this is what I should do. And if everything was an uphill battle, and I spent too long on my website, and my logo and I worked too hard every day doing things that kept me away from what actually could have been making you money. And for me personally, I had to pump the brakes and I had to contemplate quitting and just like looking for a new job. But I was like, no like after what I had gone through like now that I’m a mom like I couldn’t imagine being off at work 10 hours a day rushing out the door every morning to get my son to daycare running around that night trying to get dinner prepared. Totally just joking on that I don’t cook at all. It’s on my husband, but you know, like, things like cleaning and again catching up on The Real Housewives getting my son ready for bed like let alone actually spending any quality of time with him. So I’m like, Hell No, I did not want that life. I knew I was meant for more just like so many women listening to this, like I had to keep going I needed to figure this out. And I actually spent over two years diving into like, what makes a successful business why so many people fail. And for the ones who didn’t like what that common denominator was. I also did like extensive research into like what activities impacted sales and more importantly, what what had no effect on profit at all. I live for this stuff like some probably call it a questionable obsession. But luckily my obsession paid off. And I was in a position where I finally found a way to turn my passions and strengths into a business that could replace my executive level salary from it without spending all my time and money trying to do it. In fact, I figured out how to do it in a fraction of the time and everything changed. Like I had a completely new reality and in thinking about How hard those first couple years were for me, as I struggled to figure all this out, I totally realized why so many other people fail when trying to start their own thing and why the vast majority don’t even pursue it in the first place. Because the way we are all approaching entrepreneurship, the way we see it today, is not set up for us to succeed. It’s this big, scary, time consuming and expensive thing. But again, like what’s the alternative, working a stressful job and never seeing your kids or staying at home full time with them and never chase your own dreams. Like, that’s no way for us to live either. And, you know, we, we need a better option as women as moms to be able to have it all to be honest, like, I know, people joke like you can’t have it all. But I’m like, having it all to me really is around figuring out what’s important to you, and making those priorities and figuring out how to make those happen. And when you can design a business around you, you and what you want. Everything can fall into place.
Real Happy Mom 26:02
Yeah, I love it of it. Now, I’m just thinking about the mom who has that business idea and is not going to make those three mistakes you just went through. I’m wondering What tips do you have for us when it comes to pursuing our dream of starting a business without putting our family at financial risk, because we really want to do things in pursue our passions and all that good stuff. But at the end of the day, we have obligations like we got to pay our bills. So how can we do that without putting our family at risk?
Literally, because I’ve talked to hundreds of women in this position, and I’ve talked to them that run the gamut. People who have a full time job have never even thought once about quitting and doing their own thing. And then people who are current business owners,
the vast majority of us, I would say 80 plus percent at one point or another. Think about the idea of like, oh, wouldn’t it be nice if I didn’t have to work on somebody else’s time and do something I don’t like? Wouldn’t it be nice if I could do something on my own. But then like screech reality hits, and like, that’s just not possible. Like you said, we have kids to keep alive, we have bills to pay, like, oh, as nice as that would be. That is just not that’s just not possible. First of all, the number one thing is, don’t quit your job as your first step into entrepreneurship, I do not recommend quitting your job until you have something that’s viable, I quit my job. Luckily for me, I rolled off a you know, executive level position. So I had a little bit of savings that I had a little bit of cushion. But boy, I if with all that failure that I had, I probably should have quit if I was looking at things logically. But again, I had faced death. So like I was looking at things much differently. So that’s number one, don’t quit your job. Number two is prioritize yourself. We as moms prioritize everybody else in our lives. If you are going to pursue your own business, it has to be perfectly designed for you. Your success at the end of the day is based on how good of a fit your business is for you. So instead of asking, like, what is the best business for me to start, ask what are the best business to start as what is the best business for me to start, you want a business that taps into your passions and leverages your biggest strengths. And that fits into your schedule and allows you to make the money you want to make and ultimately give you what you want out of your life professionally and personally. The second thing is find shortcuts. Your success is based on your ability to move forward to get quick wins and make those initial sales upfront to prove to you and to others that you have something that’s like actually worth taking seriously. You don’t want this process to be long and grueling, when you can shortcut or streamline your path to success. So instead of asking, okay, like what are all the things that I need to look like a legitimate business, you should be asking what is the shortest path to actually becoming a legitimate business. And this is especially important if you’re doing this on top of a full time job which most women will be in taking or taking care of kids all day, because you don’t have all day to be fiddling around with stuff. When there are cheaper, better, faster ways to get them done. And the third one is, don’t do all the things like take your hand off the mouse step away from the social media like you can market your business with one simple strategy. Your success once your business is up and running is based on your ability to work smarter, not harder. Put lesson get more out. I alluded to the fact that what makes a certain person successful in a corporate environment or in school is working hard. That is a 100% not the case in entrepreneurship. you impress people when you show up early, and when you stay late. And you, when you study a lot, you do better on your tests. But just because you are working the grind as an entrepreneurship, that does not equal success, because you are one person. And your success is ultimately how much you get out of your capabilities, and the time that you have. So that means you have to put less in and get more out. So instead of spraying your energy in all these different directions, trying to hit your goal, you want to direct it right at your target. And instead of asking what are all the things I can do to get clients and customers ask, what is the simplest way for me to get the most clients and customers. And that is one simple funnel. And a funnel sounds complicated it is far from it, it’s just the series of steps your customer takes up to a purchase. And if you can set that up properly, there is no need for you to bury yourself in an endless to do list to get customers, you can ditch all those things and replace it with that. And even if you’re not techie, and you have no marketing experience, if you can set that if you understand what your business is, you’re passionate about that you can clearly communicate that to others. And you have that funnel and that messaging setup in there for them to get it for them to attract them in and to get them to nod their heads and be like, Yes, I want this. That is all you need. And then you pursue finding them getting in front of them in a way that best suits your capabilities. Again, like it goes back to what are you good at, like if you love social media? Sure, that could be a way that you can drive people into your funnel. But if that isn’t something you love, you don’t have to do that. Like I cannot stand when you know gurus out there are like you got to be consistent. You got to be posting on social media every day. And it’s like, no, like posting to social media, especially the way that algorithms are today isn’t going to make anyone successful. So yeah, those are the probably the biggest three things get the business that’s right for you find your shortcuts, and to get it up and launched. And one simple strategy for marketing it as opposed to trying to do all the things.
Real Happy Mom 32:28
Yes, I love it. Love it. I’m sitting over here taking all the notes really good. You have shared so much good stuff with us, especially when it comes to actually getting started and really focusing in on what’s really important because I think a lot of times, we are kind of all over the place. And so you really helped me to see like how to really kind of streamline things and make it simple and not so complicated. So I’m just wondering, before we sign off if you had any last minute words of encouragement or inspiration for us Real Happy Mom.
Yeah, I mean, go after what you want. Don’t wait for a near death experience. Like I had to to get the kick in the pants, you need to realize that we only have this one life. And if we’re not doing it right, then why are we here? Don’t Another thing is don’t let other people dictate how you spend your days. And in order to do that, in order to be able to take that control back and go after what you want. You need to make decisions based on what you want, not what you’re afraid of. When you let fear dictate how you live your life, you will never get to a place where you are living to your fullest because living to your fullest requires taking some risks. And I’m using air quotes because, you know I’ve found a way to and to flip what’s notoriously a high risk path so that it’s not, but it is an untraditional path and an untraditional path can be scary. And we are biologically triggered to avoid risks like it’s a survival mechanism that goes back 1000s of years. But that part of your brain is outdated in today’s world. It’s designed to make you survive and not to thrive. We are in an environment in 2021 where we should be all thriving like we’re not in in America, we don’t need to be warding off things that are going to kill us. It is about thriving so we can’t let the fear part of our brain take over. We need to be aware that that is outdated and we need to consciously make decisions based on the magic that can come from them as opposed to the fear of potentially failing.
Real Happy Mom 34:53
Guess I Love it. Love it. Now Laura if we want to connect with you or more about you the programs that you have all that goodness Where can we find you online? Yeah, I’m
at Laura marks, that’s ma rk with a Z. At the end, everywhere, Instagram is where I hang out the most. And I actually put together a free training just for your listeners at my life, my biz.com slash real. And they can literally get the entire system the entire blueprint that I kind of alluded to in this discussion, where if they are someone who wants to pursue this or wants to dive into it a little bit more, I take them through that exact roadmap on how they can get started and how they can do it right, without putting themselves and their families at risk financially without overworking themselves. It’s the simple path to achieving what it is that they want to achieve. And that’s my life, my biz.com slash real
Real Happy Mom 35:58
Awesome, awesome. And I will make sure to include those links in the show notes. So Lloyd, thank you so much for coming on. And sharing all this. This has been so so good. Good. I’m
so glad this was so much fun. Sorry. I just I get on a roll and I just like blab.
Real Happy Mom 36:14
No, you are awesome. You’re awesome. Thank you. Yeah, of course not. That does it for this episode at the Real Happy Mom podcast to find the links and show notes head on over to Real Happy mom.com slash one by four. There you’ll find the links as well as some other resources that may be helpful for you. And do me a favor if you found this podcast episode helpful. Let me know by either send me a message on Instagram and sliding into the DMS on let me know Hey Tony, and that episode was a good one. I really enjoyed it. Or you can let me know by leaving me a five star rate and review. This helps me out more than you know and i’ll be so grateful if you did that for me. All right, that that is it for this week. Make sure you stay tuned for next week for another full day. Take care and with thoughts