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The Mocha Mix
Mompreneurs Speak on How They Rediscovered Their Passion

Hear how other moms just like you reconnected with their passion to find business success.

 


      

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The Mocha Mix
Mompreneurs Speak on How They Rediscovered Their Passion

Hear how other moms just like you reconnected with their passion to find business success.

I figured out early on, that my mission was to remember why I’m here on this earth. What problems am I here to solve? For me, that meant looking at the intersection of my gifts and talents and what goods or service I could provide. –Karen Taylor Bass, President/CEO of Taylor Made Media, a professional empowerment agency in New York.  www.taylormademediapr.com

I remember annoying the hell out of my husband, with my need to organize, my love affair with a label maker and my fascination for color coded systems. I used to beat myself up about my obsession, and then I realized that it was a skill that unorganized people would pay for. I get such joy out of restoring order to a room or closet. I feel so good after conquering chaos. I know it’s a weird passion. But I finally figured out how to not view it as a problem and accept it as a passion that can pay.—Sheila Johnston, Atlanta, Ga., owner of OrganizeThis, an organizational and design service.

Just look at what you do well, focus on your strengths in any area and develop them into something you enjoy doing or something you always wanted to do. Understand your weaknesses so you can work around it. –Shaquanda Spivey, President of SOLUTIONS Drug Testing Services, LLC, a drug testing service in New Jersey; www.solutionsdts.com

When you see your passion and business venture come together, it feels like that moment in a movie where you hear chimes in the background and see a light. Everything becomes clear and you see how and why certain things happened in your past…they were to lead you to the steps you are at now.—Mia Sears, CEO of Posh V.I.P. Ltd, an entertainment, event planning and publicity company in Cincinnati, OH; www.posh-vip.com

I was nineteen, lying in the grass in the park with a good friend, discussing life, when I realized that the world was available to me… I was the only person holding me back. I didn’t know it then, but that realization and developing that kind of mindset was good  preparation for stepping into entrepreneurship years later.—Marsha Burnett, Musical Directions, NYC/Detroit/LA/London, provides tour production and management. Marsha’s client roster includes Beyonce, Faith Evans, Stevie Wonder and Mary J. Blige. www.musicaldirections.com

 

mochapb_rd3.jpgExcerpted
from The Mocha Manual to Turning Your Passion into Profit—How to Find
& Grow Your Side Hustle in Any Economy (Amistad/HarperCollins) by
Kimberly Seals Allers on sale everywhere January 2009.

 

 

 

 



      

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