I’m a freelance journalist turned real estate broker turned Etsy shop owner turned business mentor. Long story short …
I loved the rush and energy of freelance journalism, I loved helping clients navigate and negotiate the real estate process, and I loved the creative aspects of designing and running an Etsy shop, but ultimately, none of these career paths offered the unlimited time and financial freedom I coveted. In fact, in each case, as my business became more successful, I saw my freedom and flexibility diminish.
In the holiday season of 2015, as I worked 10-hour days to keep up with orders from my Etsy shop and attempted to balance that demand with being the kind of wife, mom, daughter and friend I wanted to be, I realized something had to change.
At the time, I was training for the Boston Marathon, my husband and I were involved in starting a new church in our community, and we were knee-deep in the international-adoption process. I had no spare time! But I also recognized that if nothing changed, nothing would change.
“If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die,” said Warren Buffett, who knows a thing or two about residual income. With that in mind, the entrepreneurial wheels started turning again. The result is the business I’ve built over the past two years, through which I’ve found my calling.