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Friday Spotlight: Suzanne McCurdy, Diet Technician

Working has always been my passion. I get bored easily and need to stay busy. I began working at the age of 15 after begging my father for a job and literally hanging out at the motorcycle dealership I wanted to work at every day for a month. The owner finally decided to hire me since I wasn’t going anywhere. Never really knowing what I wanted to do when I grew up I sought out new career fields and avenues for making a living. Once I mastered one I found myself restless for something new.

In 2006 I was offered branch manager of the small town bank I worked and I immediately turned in my 2 weeks’ notice and went back to school. It was there I earned my B.S. in Dietetics and commissioned in the Air Force. It wasn’t until the birth of my first child that I realized how badly I wanted to work from home. Skip ahead to baby #2 and there was no other option. I knew I couldn’t just stay home, I needed to work for my finances and my overall wellbeing. I started my own clothing line, dabbled in MLM companies, but nothing seemed to fit just right.

Until I was introduced to Mom’s Making Six Figures by a friend. We had both been entrepreneurs and shared business ideas from time to time. The proverbial light bulb went off and I had found what I had been hoping and praying for to come along. I now wake up each morning filled with gratitude and excitement. In an every changing world this business evolves with me and leaves no room for boredom.

This opportunity has allowed me to work from home with my babies, make my own schedule, and take my business anywhere in the world we want to go. It is said you can have whatever you want in life as long as you help others achieve the same. And that is what this is all about.

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Friday Spotlight: Dana Wikoff

I have always been a hard worker and at a young age worked in various management positions. I started in restaurant management at age 18, and then transition to the position of Warehouse Manager for a high-end women’s fashion line.

Realizing I hadn’t found my passion, I returned to college full-time at the age of 23 and after 4 years of school and 2 kids, I knew I didn’t want a job that would require me to be away from them all day! So, I specialized in health and fitness, obtaining certifications in both personal training and nutrition. I was able to work when I wanted and it was truly fantastic. With the birth of my 3rd child, however, I found I had less time to work but my bills were growing!

When I was first introduced to Mom’s Making Six Figures, I knew a lot about working from home but had yet to find a business that provided both the flexibility and income I needed. What I saw in Moms was an opportunity about which I could be passionate; the time freedom and income potential matched up with the ability to help other women like me achieve those same things for themselves!

My business has changed my life in so many ways, from having more time with my 3 kids, to easing the financial burden off of my husband’s shoulders, to teaching other women how to work from home. I’m so thankful for the amazing women of Mom’s Making Six Figures, and the wonderful opportunity we share.

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Friday Spotlight: Jennifer Becker

Jennifer Becker took an entire month last summer to travel with her husband and children. “My time was so well spent with my kids,” she says. “We were out in a cabin in the woods—it was the sort of thing I never would’ve been able to do in corporate America.”

Jen isn’t saying that hypothetically, either. She worked in corporate America for 15 years, building a career in supply chain management for big-name multinational corporations. She was, by most definitions, a “success,” but some days, it just didn’t feel that way.

“I had a busy career,” she says, “and I wasn’t seeing my kids very much.”

Fortunately, she met up with Heidi Bartolotta, who had accomplished precisely what Jennifer was looking for. Heidi had left behind a corporate America career and built a business, Moms Making Six Figures, that helped her come home to her own children and be with her family.

“When I first heard about what Heidi was doing, I thought, ‘Good for Heidi—she gets to stay home with her kids and make a little money,’”
Jennifer says. “Then I saw how much she was earning. I called her that weekend and said, ‘How can I do what you’re doing with your business?’”

It wasn’t easy, but with Heidi’s mentorship, Jennifer made the same leap and came home to her family. And she quickly learned that investing time and effort upfront could help her reap the benefits for long afterward.

Today, not only does Jennifer have more time for her children—she also has more time for herself. She’s healthier and healthier—and just better all around.

“In the corporate world, I worked in senior management, so I could never show my compassionate or emotional side,” she says. “I think it made me kind of a cold person, and that sometimes crossed over into my home life and my relationships.

“Now, I’m a more compassionate, more affectionate wife and mother. There’s so much more joy in the work I do, and I can truly say that the people I work with are some of my best friends. Moms Making Six Figures has made me a stronger, better person. And now I can be the kind of mom I want to be.”

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Home with your kids while earning an income? It’s possible.

Four years ago this month, the most amazing little boy entered our world and forever changed our lives.  I was a middle school science teacher and loved being in the classroom; it truly was my passion!  I always thought I’d be a working mom, but after Bryce was born, I struggled with going back to work because I didn’t want to miss anything in his life.  I eventually decided to go back because I had worked so hard for my degrees and teaching credential not to use them, plus I just couldn’t see myself not contributing financially to our family.  I told myself over and over that dropping Bryce off at home care would get easier, that I was so lucky to have holidays and summers off with him, but it just never got easier.  So, my husband and I decided that I’d finish off that semester, and then stay home with him.  I knew it was the best decision we could make for our family, but I really struggled with the idea of forfeiting my income stream and relying solely upon my husband.

I tried so many things over the last four years to generate income working from home.  I had my own accessory business, a direct sales company, plus so many other things, and none was ever as successful as I’d hoped or needed it to be.  One day, I was looking at work from home pages on Facebook, determined to find a way to create a meaningful income, no matter what it took.  That’s when I found my amazing business partner, Dana and her webpage, on which she lists different businesses that you can do from home.

I was on Dana’s sight one day and she had posted about an amazing opportunity she had found and had recently personally just gotten started.  I was very hesitant because I had just been burned by a direct sales company and I promised myself I was never doing that again.  But something about her post that day piqued my interest, so I checked out MomsMakingSixFigures.com to make sure this was a legitimate home-based business.  I absolutely loved what I saw and was very intrigued!  After speaking with Dana, I felt very comfortable and confident with the company.  I had finally found something I could completely see fitting in with my family, since I was already focused on eliminating toxins in our home to protect the health of my children and husband.  The products are truly amazing!.

Moms Making Six Figures has completely changed our lives in such a short period of time!  At first, my husband and I talked about how life changing just $500 would be for us.  But in just 3 months, I’ve achieved Director 3 and earned $3,568.29!  And because I know it’s real, I see such an amazing future with this company (though it still blows my mind)!  I know I was very hesitant at first because of my past experiences, but I honestly believe God put this company before me at the perfect time.  I’m confident that I can succeed in this business and so I’m simply not afraid to put in the time and effort it takes, while still enjoying the flexibility to be with my boys and family.    And what I love best of all is that through this business, not only am I helping out my family financially, but I’m able to help other women achieve the same goals, and it’s very rewarding!

 

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Have you found your passion?

“I’ve fought the fight – life lessons through a football great”

peyton manningYou may or May not be a sports fan. You may or may not be a football fan, but you would have to be living in a hole not to know who Peyton Manning is, and what significant event happened today.

You can call me different than many women. I grew up in sports. I now have only sons and our lives revolve around sports. I would not wish to have it any other way. I watched a man today cry his eyes out thanking the world for the career of a lifetime. I cried right along side him, by the way.

I’ve been lucky enough to meet a lot of professional athletes in my lifetime (including Peyton) – but I can tell you after the heartfelt speech that Peyton delivered today – I would be STAR STRUCK to meet him again. Not because of his stats of an incredible hall of fame career, but because of the man he is. Because of the role model of who little boys and young men should strive to be – OFF the field.

Father, brother, husband, son, friend, teammate, leader, ambassador to the community – he excelled at all.

Peyton thanked many, and had several quotes today that stick in my mind but a couple jumped out. First,

“There were other players who were more talented, but there was no one who could out-prepare me.”

There are so many lessons in this statement. He led from the front. He never asked his teammates to do anything that he also did not do first. He led with integrity, high standards, incredible determination and a no quit attitude. Everyone can learn from these attributes and apply to anything in life.

At the end of the day – Peyton over prepared – he was ready for anything that was going to be thrown at him , even adversity, injuries, critics, business politics, the media. But he never gave up. Peyton retired today after 18 years. He retired on top, with another championship. He’s leaving on his terms – no one else’s – the great people get to decide that.

It brings me to another thought. Training for football is what this man has been raised to do. So what now?

Yes, he has his wife and two young children, all the money in the world – but with his passion for the game – there will be a void. He answered that question best. To paraphrase, “I’m going to take a vacation. I am going to enjoy this time, but I know that whatever’s next its going to be the start of something great.”

This reminds me of a great quote I posted just the other day:

“The things that you are passionate about are not random. They are your calling.” 

So get out there and find your passion – I know #18 will.

Peyton also said, “football has taught me not to be led by obstructions and setbacks, but instead to be led by dreams. Because every moment, every drop of sweat, every bleary-eyed night of preparation, every note I took and every frame of film I watched was about one thing: reverence for the game.”

He concluded with a final thought. A scripture reading 2Timothy 4:7: “I have fought the good fight and I have finished the race. I have kept the faith,” I have fought the good fight. It’s time.

So I ask you this – what are you passionate about? Go find it. Because when you combine passion with a career – it’s a gift. NO one can take a gift away. I thank Moms Making Six Figures every day for giving me a gift no one can ever take from me.

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Bay Leaves: January 2016

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Ladies with strong ties to Whitefish Bay are now bringing their business to the area for our local moms to benefit from. The founder and owner of Momsmakingsixfigures.com is Heidi Bartolotta, who started the company in 2008 when her two daughters were both under the age of five, and the family was struggling after her husbands job had been down-sized. She was at a crossroads deciding if she should work outside the home, or if she stayed at home, what could she do to keep the family afloat. Fast-forward 8 years later and Heidi now was a team of women making six-figures thanks to the company she started.

One of these women is Jennifer Becker, who spends her summers in Whitefish Bay because her husband, Kurt Becker, hails from the area. Jennifer was looking for something that would allow her to work from home, but still give her that desired salary she had worked so hard to achieve in her corporate position. “Coming from the corporate arena with lots of work-related travel definitely did not give me the ability to make my two daughters my priority. Now I volunteer in the classroom, chaperone field trips, and still have income – the best of both worlds,” said Jennifer.

On how the company operates Heidi says, “Mothers today face so many pressures and questions, and the pressure to make the best decision weighs heavily on each of us. That’s where Momsmakingsizefigures.com can come in; we have a business model that has helped many women find their personal balance-point. Some women work 10 hours per week and others work 40, but each one gets to decide the amount of time that works for her and more importantly, when during each day she puts in that time.”

The flexibility of time was the biggest highlight for Jennifer to make the switch from the corporate world to the at-home lifestyle offered by Momsmakingsixfigures.com. “This is not a “get rich quick” thing, simply real women working together to create real income from their efforts. I would love to help you down this journey I have taken that has afforded me the ability to be at home with my girls,” said Jennifer.

If you or anyone you know are looking for something more, something different, Momsmakingsixfigures.com might be the answer you are seeking. “We developed a business model that requires no overhead, no inventory, and no selling,” said Heidi. Simply visit www.momsmakingsixfigures.com and submit a request for more information and a mentor, likely local Jennifer Becker, will contact you and help you get started on your new business.