Jumping from being an employee to an entrepreneur is not easy. The two worlds are too different that some people don’t bother try. But there are few who will. Lucia Mock is one of them and she shares with us today the joys of becoming one.
Background and Family Life
I am Lucia Mock, future ENVP with Arbonne International. I am also a wife to a wonderful man, Brenden, and a mother to an energetic little girl, Addison, and a gentle giant named Kolby. I jumped in to Arbonne by fluke.
I was a full time high school math, physics, and P.E. teacher and loved spending hours with my students coaching and mentoring them in all aspects of their young vibrant lives. Teaching to me is just another job to pay the bills, I love it don’t get me wrong, but it’s the extra stuff I really love. The coaching during mornings, evenings, and weekends, the noon hour chats or tossing a ball with kids, but the stuff I loved to do would eventually impact my growing family.
I started so unprepared and I had no clue how to own my own business, but I am a numbers person. My husband was working away 6-8 weeks at a time, and every 2 months I might get to see him for 4 or 5 days. I knew that no matter how much extra time and effort I continued to put in teaching, I would not bring in any extra money unless I was going to be the classic young teacher working evenings to make up the difference. I felt if I could somehow contribute more it would allow him to be home more to enjoy the things he was working so hard for. I needed to do something. I needed to make that brave move to be an entrepreneur. And it paid off!
What life is like now
Fast forward 4 years, my husband has taken a different job which allows him to be home every other week with our family so our kids will never have to know what daycare is. I can be a mom, a wife, and a professional business woman without compromising. The bravery I see daily on my little one’s faces keeps me brave too. The exchanges I see my husband making and the light in his eyes as he learns how to dream keeps me rebounding through the dips.
So for those of you comfortable with life, doing the do, getting by – I ask you to let the thought linger in your head that if you keep doing what you’re doing for the next 1, 5, 10 years – where will you be and will you be happy? Once I let that sink in, it scared me – I needed a vehicle to get out of my hamster wheel life.
I am so thankful for finding my brave and the daily lessons my business and team continue to teach me. I have learned to dream again, to desire more, to face challenges with a smile, and that a supportive and loving community of people does exist.
The hope for our future is so bright and exciting now. Above all that, I am grateful that my kids will be growing up with this environment as their normal. They will be constantly surrounded by people who are passionate, encouraging, positive, big goal setters, and huge goal getters.
Entrepreneurship is not for every one. It is for the brave and courageous. It is for people who are willing to sacrifice now for future gain. It is for people who are willing to go out of the box and out of their comfort zone. Are you one of them?
One piece of advice I can give you is this: work around the business you are most passionate about. This way, working hard won’t be as hard! But if you are at a point where you are still clueless about what to pursue, this Online Course can help: Find and Pursue your Passion. Enrollment is still open.