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The Nicole Holland Show

Apr 19, 2018

If you were an entrepreneur first before you became a mother, you’d know that the struggle is real to keep balance inside the home and in the office. Summer Felix had her first child and had to run a business with her husband. She had always dreamed of being a mother and knew that it was the one task that will always be challenging. With four kids to take care of, Summer still doesn’t know what balance looks like, but believes it is more of a feeling rather than something you can physically see. She shares how the Entrepreneur’s Calendar helped her develop a level of commitment to her schedules to generate revenue and get tasks done. --- Thank you to Cardiff D. Hall, author of Tide Turners, for introducing today’s episode. What he loves about The Business Building Rockstars Show is that the level and the depth of questions that Nicole asks the guests are insightful and make you want to listen a little bit more as you drive or jog or walk or whatever you do, to listen to podcast. Her energy is contagious. If you would like to introduce an episode and share your love for the Business Building Rockstars show, go to Listen to the podcast here: [smart_track_player url="" title="Summer Felix of The Get Genius Podcast on Mommies in Business, What Does Balance in Home and Work Look Like?" image="" social_linkedin="true" social_email="true"] Summer Felix of The Get Genius Podcast on Mommies in Business, What Does Balance in Home and Work Look Like? Summer Felix, thank you so much for joining me again on the Business Building Rockstars Show. The last time you were here for a special bonus edition to highlight one of the things that you were doing, which is the Healing Addiction Summit. I'm really excited to have you back again with us to actually dive in to your own personal story and your own personal journey as an entrepreneur. Welcome. Thank you so much. Let's start out going all the way back to the beginning. When you think about your life, where you started from when you were really little, a lot of kids think about they want to fly, they want to be Superman or they want to do these things that as adults we say, "That's not possible generally.” Do you remember what you really wanted to be when you were a smallest possible? The first thing I wanted to be when I was the smallest possible was a mom. That was the first thing I think because my mom is so amazing to me, and so I wanted to have that myself. I was always fascinated with babies and kids. I loved babysitting and when I saw a woman who was pregnant, I was like, "I can't wait for that to be me one day."That's the first career. It's kind of a career really. I went through a lot of different phases. I wanted to teach. I wanted to be a party planner. I wanted to be an entertainment lawyer. I had so many different things, but the one that stuck for a really long time was I wanted to be a writer. Storytelling was everything. I saw movies with my parents all the time. I had both of my parents every day after school. It wasn't like dad came home late. He was an entrepreneur as well. My mom would take me to school. My Dad would pick me up from school and then they were both there with me all the time. A lot of the times during the week, we'd go and see movies. We did lots of road trips together and we listened to books on tape. Stories, movies, all of that was always a discussion for us. I started to just love characters and how you could totally influence and inspire people with stories, whether they were real or made up. I wrote a play in college. I wanted to write books. I wanted to write screenplays and eventually, that did evolve into copywriting, which really is storytelling and writing my own books and being a ghostwriter to tell other people's stories. Writing, telling a story. You became a mom.