Here's me straight up ;)

I'm someone who just goes for it! 

I'm a work hard, play hard, love my family more than anything in the world kind of girl.

I hate being told what to do, or that I have to do things a certain way (whether that's with parenting, life or business lol). I guess you could say I'm wild at heart.  Can you relate?

I have 5 brothers and I'm the only girl so I always felt like I had something to prove. That led me to a successful six figure career in corporate sales, but while it all looked great on paper, I lost myself along the way and woke up one day completely unfulfilled by my job and what I had worked so hard to build.

I always knew I wanted to work for myself and once I had kids I knew I couldn't be the mom I wanted to be while working 80+ hours a week. 

I flat out refused to choose between business success and kids so I knew I needed to find a way to do both.

I wanted total flexibility with my time, to work from anywhere, to enjoy my life while I built my business, and to work in an industry where women supported one another instead of the cut throat sales world I had come from. Is that really too much to ask for? 

Most colleagues around me laughed or rolled their eyes and said "sure Mara, if that existed everyone would be doing it."

But I'd heard that before. I believe that's the difference between people who need to be handed something and people who go after what they want and get it.

"I don't know yet, but I'll figure it out" has always been my attitude and this was no different. There's always a way!

If you're like me, you've probably heard someone say that you're impatient, or that you don't stick with something long enough. That might be a strength as an employee (40 hours a week for 40 years for the same company) but I believe it's a strength as an entrepreneur, not a weakness. 

We just see things a different way. We know something can be different so we set out to create that new world for ourselves and others, even though we have no idea how when we start. 

Sometimes you just need to hear this from someone else. Here it is: "Guess what? You can figure it out and create any life you want!"

Build off your prior experience and skills. Trust me, you've learned tons along the way. It's not wasted if you shift to something new, it was groundwork for what you'll do next.

I am now a real estate investor, a business consultant and coach, and I run my own online health & wellness business. Not bad for an insurance broker hey?!!

If you're a driven, ambitious kickass woman who wants to build success your own way, you're in the right spot!

"If we don't change our direction, we are likely to end up where we're headed."Chinese Proverb

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