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My Life To-Do List
Currently on my Life Wish List:
Would peace on earth be too lofty? Ok, how about just using my God-given gifts and talents to make the world a little bit better?
Goals I am working on:
Helping women in developing countries to discover and capitalize on the empowerment of entrepreneurship
Projects I am working on:
Mentoring women in Iraq, training aspiring women entrepreneurs in South Africa
Did you become more or less risk averse after having children? How is it manifesting itself in your life?
Answered on 18th December 2007:
Contrary to what most people think, we entrepreneurs aren't all-out risk takers: we take calculated risks. For example, I did a tandum parachute jump when my kids were 8 and 6 and have no regrets. Of course if it hadn't turned out fine, I might, but when I looked at the chances of something going wrong with that versus just driving to the grocery store, I decided to do it. I didn't change once having kids, though I agree that the opportunities are temporarily fewer and farther between.
Do you think it's possible to have a demanding career and spend enough time with your family?
Answered on 29th November 2007:
I don't know about a 'career', but I've been able to have my own business and make it work.I started my business when my oldest was 6 months old and then had another a year later. I think it helped that we kept them in child care (though not full time) and then my husband joined me a couple years into my business. When that happened, we were able to coordinate our schedules (and the kids) better. Sometimes, I think our instinct says keep it 'smaller' instead of making it bigger and hiring people to help keep things running. I started hiring people so I could send THEM out to travel and allow me to cut back on it. Growing my company actually gave me MORE balance...