Serial Entrepreneur & Mother (hardest & best job on earth, this shouldbe on all Mom's resumes)
How did the idea for your business come about?
It came from common problem many people have. I was a cat owner whodidn't want to deal with a litter box, and I found the best solutionwas one we all have in our home (the toilet!).
How did you get to where you are today?
Since I was a teenager I have been passionate about problem-solvingconsumer goods and product branding. I stumbled into launching myfirst business at 24, which has allowed meto create and work at my dream job every day since. Now 10 years intoowning my own businesses, it is hard work, self-education anddedication that keep me moving forward.
What motivates you?
The constant feeling that any job can be done better then it is today.You just have to find a way.
What is your super power?
My natural ability to automatically forget how much effort is requiredto make something successful. It's like giving birth, you instantlyforget the pain and want to do it again!
How do you protect (and give back to) your community?
I have been helping educate and empower others that want to go intobusiness for themselves through sharing personal experiences andsuccess strategies. Only 1 in 2 businesses will make it to five years,and through education I believe this statistic can improve.
Who is your supporting cast of characters that help you to be so darncrush worthy?
With my latest product launch Top-Down Planner(www.topdownplanner.com) I realized I didn't thank those that helpedme enough. This time I have a whole page dedicated to my supportingcast -http://www.topdownplanner.com/pages/gratitude.
What do you consider to be your theme or "pump-up" song?
Such a great question! G Rated - Gimme Some Lovin' by Spencer Davis Group- My father was in a band in his teens and he headlined this song. Ialways picture him when I hear it. R Rated - You F'ing Did It by Jason Mraz- I played this on repeat after I finished Top-Down Planner (which tookthe longest development time of all my products).
What is the most difficult part about being an entrepreneur?
There is no time when you truly walk away from your business. This wasespecially hard when I ran my first company by myself and had threechildren. There was no such thing as maternity leave.
Who do you have a crush on?
My mother, she gave 150% into raising me and her efforts shaped who I am today.