Why I Became An Entrepreneur – To Be A Better Mom

Wed, Oct 12, 2011

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Ever Wonder How People Become Entrepreneurs?

I did!  Ever since I was young, I always wondered why some people could spend time with their children, travel the world, and have the freedom to do “what they wanted, when they wanted”.   :roll:

Go To School, Get A Good Job 

I thought if I “climbed the corporate ladder” and got promoted, I was doing the best thing for my family because we would have more money, more stability, and we would have the “American dream” right? 8-O  What really happened was I ended up working so hard and got promoted, however, when I “looked up” one day, my son was 8 years old!!  Where did the time go?  8-O  

 I Woke Up To What Really Mattered

I realized that if I continued to work outside of my home, I would live with the regret of not having a close relationship with my son and my husband.  I decided I wanted to “Work from Home” and I started my home based network marketing business.  I left my job shortly after that in 1995 and have been home ever since.

 Here’s a video where I explain Why I Became An Entrepreneur:

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Listen To Your Heart

Are you happy everyday?  If you had 6 months to live, would you do the same things you do everyday?  If you have a yearning in your heart to do something else or to be with your family, please take some time to “listen to your heart“.  It’s telling you, you are not doing what your purpose in life is. I know it’s easier to just keep doing what you are doing, however, please take some time to “listen“. :-)  Click on the highlighted words in this post for additional posts on those topics.

Having Gratitude & Being Happy

I feel so grateful that I listened to my heart in 1995 and learned to become an entrepreneur.  I know that anyone can learn if they have the desire to learn. Sign up for our free video lessons below which will give you the fast track to becoming an entrepreneur (the lessons I wish someone told me when I started).  Everyday, I am so grateful and I feel so blessed to be at home with my family.  I am doing what I want to do, with the people I want to be with, each and everyday!   :lol:

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8 Comments For This Post

  1. Debra Agoo Says:

    Thank you Kellie for listening to your heart and singing my song. Your story inspired me to take the leap and listen to my heart to become the Mom my kids deserved. Kids truly do equate love with the time you spend with them, especially when they’re still young and impressionable.
    You showed me and continue to be the example that Moms can make a living from home and design a life around those that matter most to us. Watching the life and relationship you have built with your son and Glen truly is priceless. I want the same for me and my family. Thank you for assisting me on my journey as an entrepreneur and helping me to get better so that I can assist others to do the same. With much love and gratitude, <3 Mom to Joie and Jase

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    Kellie Reply:

    Aloha Debra!

    You have been an inspiration to so many people too Debra. When you took the leap to be home with your children, you became the story for for many parents in Hawaii. Congratulations on your courage and leap of faith. When I see how happy your children are, I see the priceless gift you gave them and you will see it blossom as they grow up. We are so blessed to be able to work at home. :) Thank you for being an incredible example of a Mom who had the courage to do “what makes your heart sing”. Aloha :)

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  2. Donna Merrill Says:

    Hi Kellie
    What a great message to send out to Moms! I was always an entrepreneur!
    It was always in my heart. It started when I was Living the American dream and worked on Wall St. Yuck! It just didn’t make sense to me that I had to work there, had two days off per week and two week per year to do what I wanted to do. So I started re-furbishing antiques on the weekend and selling them. I made more money that way (doing something I loved) than I did in a week. I stood in corporate America until my child was born, and worked from home helping my husband in his business. I still didn’t have the guts to do my own business, until I divorced him. I had no choice. I finally went into business for myself so I could stay at home with my three year old daughter which was more important to me than ANYTHING!
    Since then, I have run 4 successful businesses in 30 years. All of which I Enjoy. Now most of my time is focused on Internet Marketing.
    I found it a place where people like you, are so incredible and have the same values as I do.
    I do work with so many moms, and they don’t believe that they can do it until I tell my story. Here you are telling yours, an it is a powerful way to teach people.
    Yes I Can! they will say after reading this.
    God Bless,
    Donna

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    Kellie Reply:

    Aloha Donna!
    I love seeing your beautiful smiling face on our blog! Thank you for visiting us. I so appreciate your comments and I love your journey and your life! You are truly an example of what can be done when one follows her “calling”.
    Thank you for your kind comments. I want other mothers to know they can do it too and that the years go by so fast, and having a close relationship with our children is so important and so fulfilling. Aloha :)

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  3. Cat Alexandra Says:

    Dear Kellie,

    My first time visiting your blog (I’m in the Empowered Tribe with you). I love this personal account you’ve shared. You know that part about “if you had 6 months to live” is such a fantastic point to bring up. It’s that kind of perspective which really puts relevance to how we choose to conduct ourselves in any given moment! Thanks for bringing that up because I will indeed use that today! :)

    Have a fantastic rest of your week – looking forward to reading more of your work!

    Best regards,
    Cat Alexandra
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    Kellie Reply:

    Aloha Cat,

    So nice to meet you and thank you for visiting us today. And yes, I am so glad you gained value from the 6 months to live question. That one changed my life forever! As Steve Jobs stated, if you live each day knowing you will dead one day, it’s the greatest lesson (paraphrased).

    I look forward to getting to know you better. Thank you for your comments. Aloha :)

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  4. Lani -Fundamental Marketing Methods Says:

    Aloha Kellie, what an awesome post and gosh you got me emotional when I saw your eyes getting teary. Almost made me get emotional and you made me think about how I would miss that better life to share with my children.

    I believe God has given each of us, natural talents to pursue what is best for us. And not to give up and keep focusing what direction we have to take, no matter what the situation may appear. Even with the short amount of time I have spent with marketing online, I can appreciate all the aspects of it. Things I never knew I had in me, but I am happy I took action and know an empire will come from it. Glad I came by and thanks for sharing, my friend! Mahalo, Lani :)
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    Kellie Reply:

    Aloha Lani,

    Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I know, even I was surprised at the emotion that came out in that video. That’s what happen when I think about my son (you know too), and I feel sooo grateful and blessed.

    Yes, I agree with you that we all have talents and innate gifts. And you my friend have extra special ones! I too, am glad you took action and continue to take action. You inspire me and many others by your courage and I see your immense love for your sons. :)

    Thank you for being such a special friend Lani! Much love & gratitude :)

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  5. Melissa Says:

    Kellie, I don’t know if you realize how much you inspire me, but I am so grateful that you have come into my life. Your voice is forever etched in my brain, supporting and guiding me as I figure out which path to take. Thank you so much for sharing yourself so openly and generously through your blog posts, videos, and conversations! You hold such a special place in my heart and you always will!

    I absolutely love the picture of your son with the puppy! What great motivation to take control of your time and your life!
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    Kellie Reply:

    Aloha Melissa,

    Thank you for your kind comments and yes, I don’t think I really know, however, it brings me great joy to hear you saying that. :) I am so glad you have gained a lot through our posts and videos. I am doing my best to “just be me” and I get a little bit better at it each day.
    I have learned so much about blogging because of YOU and your limitless patience with me!! LOL! I am grateful to you and what you taught me.
    You are incredible Melissa and you have so much to offer the world! Listen to your heart and trust yourself. You’ll hear the whispers and it’ll feel so good to “follow your calling”! I’ll always be here “routing for you”! You are really very, very Special!
    I too love that picture of Brent with his puppy. Moments like those are worth everything, and Brent and I have videos of all of those precious years. You deserve it all Melissa! Much love :)

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  6. Miriam Buhr Says:

    Kellie,
    What a heartfelt message for moms in this video!

    You seem so proud to have created such a beautiful opportunity for you and your family. And to think you followed and trusted what was in your heart and then just went for it!!

    Learning to listen to these types of messages takes courage. How great to think that they point to doors that can hold your freedom. And yes… and to think it starts with one simple question: Are you willing to learn?

    Great post Kellie!

    Ciao,
    ~Miriam

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    Kellie Reply:

    Aloha Miriam!

    Thank you for your beautiful comments. It means a lot to me. :) I am so happy to connect with you here and in our tribe. You are a very special person and I love your blog! You are listening to your heart too and yes, it does take a lot of courage. All I can say is, it’s worth it cause the lessons we learn from truly walking through those doors are actually the way our wings are developed to “soar”! Much love :)

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  7. Nathalie Villeneuve Says:

    Great video Kellie,

    I know how it feels to be here for our children as i started working from home in 1997…My son was only 2 years old and i actually had my daughter in 1999 while our home base business was booming ;)

    Yoy have a great message here and I am glad you are sharing it with so many other mom. Many of them wish nothing less then to raise thier children and produce an income from home… Thanks for sharining!

    Nathalie
    Nathalie VilleneuveÃ�´s last blog post ..Create Outstanding Outcome Through Setting H.A.R.D Goals…My Profile

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    Kellie Reply:

    Aloha Nathalie!

    Congratulations on your success in working from home too! Oh, you and your children are so fortunate to have had all of those years together. You are such a great role model for mothers Nathalie!!

    Thank you for kind comments on our post and video. I love helping parents work at home and be there for their children. It’s priceless! Much love & gratitude :)

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  8. Jacqueline Gates Says:

    The best mom is a happy and fulfilled one!
    Whatever it takes to make you happy – do that, and your kids will thank you.

    Deeply powerful post, Ms Kellie.
    And what an inspiring example you are of a truly successful mompreneur.

    Bliss-ings,
    the goddess known as Jacqui
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    Kellie Reply:

    Aloha Jacqui!

    Thank you for your very kind comments. It is true, if we are happy, our children are happy. As my son said to me at 16 yrs old, when I asked him why some teenagers/parents struggle in their relationship and we had such a great relationship, and he said “Children do what parents do, not what parents say”. And that said it all for me, as he was growing up.

    Much love & gratitude Goddess :)

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