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Let’s face it, creating a business plan can be a daunting task especially for busy mom entrepreneurs! However, if you don’t self fund your venture you will be required to have a written plan. Even if you do self fund you will save tons of money and unnecessary mistakes if you take the time to create this document upfront and think things through.

Thanks for stopping by. I am Joyce Bone, millionaire mom and tour guide into all things entrepreneurial. I have an extensive business background and am a wife and mom of three boys. I understand what it is like to juggle work and family. My goal within this blog is to teach you the art of successfully raising a business and a family at the same time. What separates me from others is my network. I am the “millionaire mom reporter”. I have interviewed dozens and dozens of these millionaire moms this year alone.

I read this and thought it was worth posting.

 

Bob Parsons – Founder of Go Daddy Group (www.GoDaddy.com)

I was working this morning when my five-year-old came and announced he wanted “mac and cheese” for breakfast. I figured “what the heck” and we went to the kitchen to get it going. He sat on the floor as I pulled out the appropriate pot and lid.

Here is my millionaire mom way of doing business. You have seen in earlier posts that I like to do what I like to do when I like to do it… like taking the afternoon to go bike riding with my son. So how do I get as much done as I do? It’s simple really. It’s called laser focus.

It is great to hear “follow your bliss” in your career. For many people, though, identifying what that is can be as difficult as the decision to follow it! How can you go after it when you don’t know what it is?

I like to read “self help” books. I think this entire genre has been mislabeled and should be called “personal development” books. Why? Because I have noticed that the people who really could use a little self help don’t read the books! The most motivated, smart and successful among my circle of friends do.  They are constant learners. Anyone who reads has an edge.  Think of all the knowledge you would gain if you read one book a week. That’s 52 annually and 520 in ten years!!

I don’t know about you but my life is lived in the fast lane. For me a day is a minute, a week is a day, a month is a week and a year is a month, a decade a year. I used to not worry about the speed of time. That is, until this past January 9 when my older brother, Joe (just 41) died in my arms.

“Mom, what does the middle of nowhere look like?” my five-year-old asked me the other day. The question made me laugh. I answered, “It depends on the person and where they are.”

Kim Kiyosaki in her book “Rich Woman” throws out some pretty sobering statistics when it comes to women and money: